2013 Major League Lacrosse season

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2013 MLL season
League Major League Lacrosse
Sport Field lacrosse
Duration April 2013 – August 25, 2013
Number of teams 8
2013
Season MVP Kevin Crowley
Top scorer Chris Bocklet
Steinfeld Cup
Champions Chesapeake Bayhawks
  Runners-up Charlotte Hounds
MLL seasons

The 2013 Major League Lacrosse season was the 13th season of the league. The season began on April 27, 2013 and concluded with the championship game on August 25, 2013.

Milestones & events[edit]

Coaching Changes[edit]

On June 10, 2013, the Boston Cannons fired head coach Steve Duffy after a 1-5 start and replaced him with John Tucker.[1]

On June 24, 2013, the Ohio Machine fired head coach Ted Garber after a 1-7 start to the season and replaced him with Bear Davis.[2]

Name Changes[edit]

On December 14, 2012, the Long Island Lizards changed their name to the New York Lizards.

Neutral Location Games[edit]

The league will host three games in neutral locations.[3]

Date Road Team Home Team City Stadium Attendance
April 27 Chesapeake Bayhawks 17 Rochester Rattlers 14 St. Petersburg, Florida Al Lang Stadium 3,940
June 7 Boston Cannons 14 Rochester Rattlers 16 Kennesaw, Georgia Fifth Third Bank Stadium 4,417
June 22 Rochester Rattlers 11 Hamilton Nationals 17 Boca Raton, Florida FAU Stadium 4,464

In addition, the New York Lizards will play two of its seven home games at Icahn Stadium.

Other[edit]

On April 22, 2013, MLL and YouTube agreed to an exclusive fifteen-game schedule.[4]

On July 4, 2013, the Denver Outlaws broke the MLL attendance record for the eighth year in a row as 31,019 fans poured into Sports Authority Field at Mile High to watch the Outlaws defeat the New York Lizards, 16-7. Denver also became the first MLL team ever to start a season 10-0 with the win,[5] and they carried this on the finish with the first perfect regular season in the thirteen years of the competition. Previously, in fact, no team had gone through an MLL regular season with only one loss, yet alone without losing. The most recent teams to lose two regular season games were the Outlaws and the Philadelphia Barrage in 2006.

The 2013 season marked the last season for the Hamilton Nationals. The dissolved Nationals team will form the basis of the Florida Launch for the 2014 season.[6]

Standings[edit]

Playoff Seed
Major League Lacrosse
W L PCT GB GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Denver Outlaws 14 0 1.000 - 226 10 136 3
Chesapeake Bayhawks 9 5 .643 5 181 12 149 7
Hamilton Nationals 9 5 .643 5 170 10 168 10
Charlotte Hounds 7 7 .500 7 178 10 179 10
Rochester Rattlers 6 8 .400 8 152 9 171 12
Boston Cannons 5 9 .357 9 178 5 202 15
New York Lizards 4 10 .286 10 144 6 173 7
Ohio Machine 2 12 .143 12 130 3 181 6


Chesapeake and Hamilton split their two regular-season games. Chesapeake outscored Hamilton 28-22 in those two games to finish second.

All Star Game[edit]

Team Supernova defeated Team Eclipse 24-15 in the 2013 MLL All-Star Game, presented by Moe's Southwest Grill from American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C on Saturday July 13, 2013. Hamilton's Kevin Crowley was named the Most Valuable Player.

Playoffs[edit]

August 24 and 25 PPL Park, in Chester, PA.

Semifinals Steinfeld Cup Final
           
Denver Outlaws 14
Charlotte Hounds 17
Chesapeake Bayhawks 10
Charlotte Hounds 9
Chesapeake Bayhawks 13
Hamilton Nationals 12

Annual awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Kevin Crowley Hamilton
Rookie of the Year Award Rob Pannell New York
Coach of the Year Award Jim Stagnitta Denver
Defensive player of the Year Award Lee Zink Denver
Offensive player of the Year Award Kevin Crowley Hamilton
Goaltender of the Year Award Jesse Schwartzman Denver
Most Improved Player of the Year Award Drew Snider Denver

References[edit]

External links[edit]

2013 MLL season
Boston Charlotte Chesapeake Denver
Hamilton New York Ohio Rochester