2011 Major League Lacrosse season

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2011 MLL season
League Major League Lacrosse
Sport Field lacrosse
Duration May 2011 – August 2011
Finals champions Boston Cannons
  Runners-up Hamilton Nationals
' MVP' Jordan Burke
MLL seasons

The 2011 Major League Lacrosse season was the 11th season of the league. The season began on May 14, 2011 and concluded with the championship game on August 28, 2011.

Milestones & events[edit]

Team movement[edit]

The Chicago Machine moved to Rochester, NY and reestablished the Rochester Rattlers franchise. Hamilton, ON became the new home of the Nationals, and the team reflected it with a name change to the Hamilton Nationals.

On December 9, 2010, Commissioner David Gross, announced that in February 2011, there would be two expansion teams created for the 2012 MLL Season. Also there would be two more expansion teams for 2013. The long term goal is to have 16 teams by 2019. There were nineteen sites identified as potential markets including Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Later on January 21, 2011, Commissioner David Gross announced that Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio, had been approved as expansion teams for the 2012 season. Gross also announced that, with the adding of two more teams, (to bring the total to eight) the league will return to a fourteen-game season in 2012.

Standings[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, PCT = Winning Percentage, GB = Games Back of first place, GF = Goals For, 2ptGF = 2 point Goals For, GA = Goals Against, 2ptGA = 2 point Goals Against

Final

Playoff Seed
Team W L PCT GB GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Boston Cannons 9 3 .750 - 164 9 133 9
Denver Outlaws 7 5 .583 2 150 6 123 12
Hamilton Nationals 7 5 .583 2 151 4 142 8
Chesapeake Bayhawks 6 6 .500 3 129 10 160 2
Long Island Lizards 5 7 .417 4 124 14 140 11
Rochester Rattlers 2 10 .167 7 134 9 154 10

Denver defeated Hamilton twice during the regular season.

All Star Game[edit]

Team Warrior 21-20 Team Authority on July 9, 2011 at Harvard Stadium. Michael Kimmel (Team Warrior) was named MVP of the game.

Playoffs[edit]

The 2011 New Balance MLL Championship Weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland during Hurricane Irene. Jordan Burke of Boston was the MVP of the MLL Championship.

Semifinals Steinfeld Cup Final
           
1 Boston 14
4 Chesapeake 13
1 Boston 10
3 Hamilton 9
2 Denver 9
3 Hamilton 11

Annual awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Paul Rabil Boston
Rookie of the Year Award Jeremy Boltus Hamilton
Coach of the Year Award Bill Daye Boston
Defensive player of the Year Award Brodie Merrill Hamilton
Offensive player of the Year Award Paul Rabil Boston
Goaltender of the Year Award Drew Adams Long Island
Sportsman of the Year Award Greg Bice Rochester
Most Improved Player of the Year Award Stephen Peyser Long Island

References[edit]

Boston Chesapeake Denver
Hamilton Long Island Rochester