Mitch Belisle

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Mitch Belisle
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1985-11-09) November 9, 1985 (age 28)[1]
Position Defense
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
NCAA team Cornell University
Former NLL teams Minnesota Swarm, Boston Blazers, New York Titans
MLL Team Boston Cannons
Nationality USA
Pro career 2007present

Mitch Belisle (born November 9, 1985) is a professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse. 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] He is a former player for the Minnesota Swarm in the National Lacrosse League.

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 will miss the 2014 NLL season.[9]

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. [10]

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. ^ "Mitch Belisle - Trilogy Lacrosse". Retrieved 2014-04-08.