Florida Launch

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Florida Launch
Florida Launch.png
Founded 2014
Home Stadium FAU Stadium
City Boca Raton, Florida
Colors

Blue, gold, white

              
General Manager TBD
Head Coach Stan Ross
Steinfeld Cups None
Website floridalaunchlacrosse.com

The Florida Launch are a professional men's field lacrosse team based in Boca Raton, Florida. They joined Major League Lacrosse (MLL) as an expansion team for the 2014 season. The team plays its home games at Florida Atlantic University Stadium.[1]

Franchise history[edit]

In November 2013, MLL granted an expansion franchise to Palm Beach County, Florida for the 2014 MLL Season. The formation of the Launch coincides with the dissolution of the Hamilton Nationals, and former National players have become members of the inaugural Launch squad.[2] Former Denver Outlaws assistant Stan Ross was named as the new team's first coach.

Ross faced his former team in the Launch's inaugural game on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in their home opener.[3] The Launch lost their first game to the Outlaws 14-10. Josh Amidon scored the first goal in franchise history. [4] The team's first victory came in their second game, an 11-8 win over the Charlotte Hounds. [5]

Season-by-season[edit]

Florida Launch
Year W L  % Regular season finish Playoffs
2014 5 9 .357 7th in league ---
Totals 5 9 .357 Total Playoff Record 0-0


Roster[edit]

2014 Florida Launch
Number Player's Name Nationality Position Height Weight College
27 Acton, Reid Canada Defense 6 ft 3 in 200 lb Loyola
15 Amidon, Josh United States Midfield 6 ft 1 in 182 lb Syracuse
14 Joe Cinosky United States Defense 6 ft 3 in 235 lb Maryland
33 Ryan Creighton United States Midfield 5 ft 11 in 205 lb North Carolina
29 Cunningham, Kevin United States Attack 5 ft 11 in 220 lb Villanova
51 Durkin, Tucker United States Defense 6 ft 2 in 210 lb Johns Hopkins
4 Fullerton, Adam United States Goalie 6 ft 0 in 175 lb Army
44 Hall, Jordan Canada Midfield 6 ft 0 in 190 lb Delaware
94 Harris, Matt[disambiguation needed] United States Defense 6 ft 2 in 218 lb Syracuse
28 Keogh, Stephen Canada Attack 5 ft 10 in 188 lb Syracuse
19 Lao-Gosney, Roman United States Midfield 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Lehigh
12 Lao-Gosney, Cameron United States Midfield 6 ft 0 in 190 lb Lehigh
5 LaPierre, Chris United States Midfield 6 ft 3 in 210 lb Virginia
65 Chris Mattes United States Midfield 6 ft 2 in 195 lb Rutgers
6 Kieran McArdle United States Attack 6 ft 1 in 175 lb St. John's
8 Meurer, Joe United States Defense 5 ft 11 in 180 lb Ohio State
11 Panarelli, Steve United States Defense 5 ft 10 in 202 lb Syracuse
92 Poppleton, Mike United States FO/Mid 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Johns Hopkins
22 Powell, Casey United States Attack 6 ft 1 in 195 lb Syracuse
23 Queener, Brett United States Goalie 5 ft 10 in 180 lb Albany
1 Ricci, PT United States Defense 5 ft 10 in 195 lb Loyola
7 Scalley, Andrew United States Attack 5 ft 10 in 180 lb Mt. St. Mary's
9 Thull, Garrett United States Attack 6 ft 3 in 231 lb Army
24 Ventiquattro, Mario United States Attack 5 ft 9 in 180 lb Ohio State


Head coaching history[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Stan Ross 2014- 15 5 9 .357 - - - -

Award Winners[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Rookie of the Year[edit]

  • Kieran McArdle: 2014

Offensive Player of the Year[edit]

Draft history[edit]

MLL Collegiate Draft[edit]

First round selections[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]