Mitch Belisle

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Mitch Belisle
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1985-11-09) November 9, 1985 (age 29)[1]
Position Defense
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 190 pounds (86 kg)
NCAA team Cornell University
MLL Team Boston Cannons
Nationality United States
NLL Draft 13th overall, 2007
New York Titans
Pro career 2007present

Mitch Belisle (born November 9, 1985) is a professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse and for the Minnesota Swarm in the National Lacrosse League. Belisle was named to the 2014 U.S. Men's National Lacrosse final 23-man roster for the FIL World Championship in July of the same year.[2]

Collegiate career[edit]

Belisle is a graduate of Cornell University. As a senior he was awarded the Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defender.[3] He also received First-team All-American team honors, and was named to his second All-Ivy League team while leading the Big Red to the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Final Four. As a junior, he was awarded Cornell's "C.F. Morse Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award."[4] Belisle was elected to the Sphinx Head Society, the oldest senior society at Cornell.

Professional career[edit]

Belisle was selected by the Los Angeles Riptide as a second round selection (12th overall) in the 2007 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.[5]

The New York Titans drafted Belisle in the First Round (13th overall) in the 2007 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.[4][6] In Week 13 of the 2008 NLL season, Belisle scored his first and second career goals, and was awarded "Transition Player of the Week" honors.[7]

Belisle joined the Boston Blazers for their inaugural season during the 2009 NLL season. During the season, he was named a reserve to the All-Star game.[8]

He played in the 2012 and 2013 NLL seasons for the Minnesota Swarm. He was listed Inactive: Protected Player on December 7, 2013 and missed the 2014 NLL season.[9] He has returned to the Minnesota Swarm for the 2015 season.[10]

In addition to his professional career as a player, Belisle serves as the Director of Marketing for Trilogy Lacrosse, a leading lacrosse education organization based in Brooklyn, New York. [11]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2008 New York 12 2 2 4 48 16 2 0 2 2 9 2
2009 Boston 16 3 4 7 104 14 1 0 1 1 4 0
NLL Totals 28 5 6 11 152 30 3 0 3 3 13 2

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2007 Los Angeles 9 0 0 0 0 14 5.5 2 0 0 0 0 3 1
2008 Los Angeles 11 0 0 0 0 18 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Boston 12 0 0 0 0 12 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLL Totals 32 0 0 0 0 44 6.5 4 0 0 0 0 3 1

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Mike Culver
William C. Schmeisser Award
NCAA Defenseman of the Year

2007
Succeeded by
Nick O’Hara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Site of the Boston Blazers - Roster". BlazersLacrosse.com. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Team USA Names 23-Man Roster for FIL World Championship". laxpower.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  3. ^ "US Lacrosse Division I Awards". USLacrosse.org. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Mitch Belisle N.Y. Titans Bio". NYTitansLacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  5. ^ "Mitch Belisle L.A. Riptide Bio". LARiptide.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Q&A with New York Rookie, Mitch Belisle". NLLInsider.com. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Watson named Player of the Week". NLL.com. March 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  8. ^ "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Mitch Belisle Player Profile". Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  10. ^ "Swarm announce final 20-man roster". Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Mitch Belisle - Trilogy Lacrosse". Retrieved 2014-04-08.