Ohio Machine

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Ohio Machine
Ohio Machine logo.png
Founded 2011
Home Stadium Selby Field
City Columbus, Ohio
Colors               
General Manager John Algie
Head Coach Bear Davis
Website theohiomachine.com

The Ohio Machine[1] is a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men's field lacrosse expansion franchise that began play in the 2012 MLL season along with the Charlotte Hounds as part of the league's plan to have 16 teams by 2020.[2] The team's offices are based in Columbus, Ohio and the team plays its home games in Delaware, Ohio.[3]

Franchise history[edit]

In January 2011 MLL voted to grant expansion franchise to Columbus and Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2012 MLL Season.[2][4] The league announced on April 12, 2011, the team name will be the Ohio Machine, continuing the team previously located in Chicago. The Chicago Machine played the 2010 season as a traveling team playing their home games at neutral sites where the MLL did not have franchises. The Chicago Machine franchise that existed from 2006 to 2010 was moved to Rochester, New York and was re-branded as a continuation of the Rochester Rattlers franchise that moved to Toronto, Ontario in 2009. This franchise brought back the light blue and black colors of the Chicago franchise.[5] On May 19, 2012 the Ohio Machine got their first win and first home win in their franchise history against the Rochester Rattlers.

On June 24, 2013, two days after a 19-5 loss to the Denver Outlaws, Ted Garber was fired as head coach and replaced by Bear Davis. Garber had led the expansion franchise to a 3-19 record through its first 22 games and a 1-7 record in 2013.[6]

Season-by-Season[edit]

Ohio Machine
Year W L  % Regular season finish Playoffs
2012 2 12 .143 8th in league ---
2013 2 12 .143 8th in league ---
2014 0 0 .000 TBD ---
Totals 4 24 .143 Total Playoff Record 0-0


Roster[edit]

2014 Ohio Machine
Number Player's Name Nationality Position Height Weight College
1 Marcus Holman United States A 5 ft 11 in 185 lb North Carolina
4 Kevin Mack (lacrosse) United States M 5 ft 10 in 175 lb Ohio St.
6 Steele Stanwick United States A 5 ft 10 in 190 lb Virginia
7 Bobby Eilers United States M 6 ft 5 in 215 lb Syracuse
8 Max Schmidt United States D 6 ft 4 in 230 lb Maryland
9 Stefan Schroeder United States G 6 ft 1 in 180 lb Ohio St.
10 Eric O'Brien United States M 6 ft 3 in 220 lb Ohio St.
11 Jeff Ledwick United States M 6 ft 2 in 200 lb Colgate
17 Jackson Place United States D 5 ft 11 in 185 lb Bucknell
18 Logan Schuss Canada A 6 ft 0 in 210 lb Ohio St.
19 Matt Dolente United States M 5 ft 7 in 165 lb Johns Hopkins
21 Jim Connolly United States A 5 ft 11 in 175 lb Massachusetts
23 Dominique Alexander United States M 6 ft 2 in 215 lb Ohio St.
24 Greg Downing United States M 6 ft 1 in 195 lb Fairfield
28 Marshall Burkhart United States M 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Johns Hopkins
30 Brian Phipps United States G 5 ft 9 in 185 lb Maryland
32 Chase Carraro United States M 5 ft 8 in 170 lb Denver
33 Jake Bernhardt United States M 6 ft 0 in 190 lb Maryland
42 Scott Rodgers United States G 6 ft 4 in 250 lb Notre Dame
44 Greg Bice United States D 6 ft 3 in 215 lb Ohio St.
46 Kiel Matisz Canada M 6 ft 5 in 215 lb Robert Morris
55 Chad Wiedmaier United States D 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Princeton University
88 Connor Martin United States M 6 ft 1 in 180 lb Chapman


  • updated 2013-04-23

Head Coaching History[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Ted Garber 2012-2013 22 3 19 .136
2 Bear Davis 2013 5 1 4 .200 - - - -

Draft History[edit]

MLL Collegiate Draft[edit]

First Round Selections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ingemi, Marisa. "Columbus MLL Team Named Ohio Machine". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Babo, Zach (January 21, 2011). "MLL Expanding to Charlotte, Columbus for 2012 Season". Inside Lacrosse. 
  3. ^ Staff (January 31, 2011). Charlotte, Columbus in line for MLL. Sports Business Journal. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ McLean, Derek (January 21, 2011). "Major League Lacrosse To Add Two New Franchises in 2012". Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Smalley, Jerod (January 21, 2011). "Columbus Welcomes Major League Lacrosse Franchise". NBC 4. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Ohio Machine Makes Coaching Change
  7. ^ http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/press-release/4365/2012-mll-collegiate-draft-results/
  8. ^ http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/6531/2013-collegiate-draft-results/
  9. ^ http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/8798/2014-collegiate-draft-results/

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