Steinfeld Cup

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The Steinfeld Cup is the trophy given annually to the winners of the Major League Lacrosse Championship. The trophy is contested via a 4-team playoff where the top teams (based on regular season record) compete in a single-elimination format during Championship Weekend. Championship Weekend is currently presented by Smartlink[1] and culminates in the awarding of the Steinfeld Trophy.[2] The award is named after MLL founder Jake Steinfeld. Since the league's inception, the championship has been played at a pre-designated neutral location.

Season Date Champion Score Runner-up Venue Location Attendance Game MVP
2001 September 3, 2001 Long Island Lizards 15-11 Baltimore Bayhawks Kennedy Stadium Bridgeport, CT 6,745 Paul Gait (Long Island)
2002 September 1, 2002 Baltimore Bayhawks 21-13 Long Island Lizards Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH 5,596 Mark Millon (Baltimore)
2003 August 24, 2003 Long Island Lizards 15-14 (OT) Baltimore Bayhawks Villanova Stadium Villanova, PA 6,593 Kevin Lowe (Long Island)
2004 August 22, 2004 Philadelphia Barrage 13-11 Boston Cannons Nickerson Field Boston, MA 8,279 Greg Cattrano (Philadelphia)
2005 August 21, 2005 Baltimore Bayhawks 15-9 Long Island Lizards Nickerson Field Boston, MA 6,829 Gary Gait (Baltimore)
2006 August 27, 2006 Philadelphia Barrage 23-12 Denver Outlaws The Home Depot Center Carson, CA 5,374 Roy Colsey (Philadelphia)
2007 August 26, 2007 Philadelphia Barrage 16-13 Los Angeles Riptide PAETEC Park Rochester, NY 5,288 Matt Striebel (Philadelphia)
2008 August 24, 2008 Rochester Rattlers 16-6 Denver Outlaws Harvard Stadium Boston, MA 8,481 Joe Walters (Rochester)
2009 August 23, 2009 Toronto Nationals 10-9 Denver Outlaws Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 7,003 Merrick Thomson (Toronto)
2010 August 22, 2010 Chesapeake Bayhawks 13-9 Long Island Lizards Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 6,445 Kyle Hartzell (Chesapeake)
2011 August 28, 2011 Boston Cannons 10-9 Hamilton Nationals Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 5,027 Jordan Burke (Boston)
2012 August 26, 2012 Chesapeake Bayhawks 16-6 Denver Outlaws Harvard Stadium Boston, MA 7,384 Ben Rubeor (Chesapeake)
2013 August 25, 2013 Chesapeake Bayhawks 10-9 Charlotte Hounds PPL Park Chester, PA 3,892 John Grant Jr. (Chesapeake)

MLL playoffs (2001-13)[edit]

Team First season Last appearance Last victory Last appearance in final Last championship
Boston 2001 2012 2011 2011 2011
Long Island 2001 2012 2005 2010 2003
New Jersey @ 2001 2003 Never Never Never
Philadelphia%@ 2001 2008 2007 2007 2007
Rochester 2001 2008 2008 2008 2008
Chesapeake* 2001 2013 2013 2013 2013
Ohio% 2006 Never Never Never Never
Denver 2006 2013 2012 2012 Never
Los Angeles # 2006 2008 2007 2007 Never
San Francisco # 2006 2006 Never Never Never
Hamilton $ 2009 2013 2011 2011 2009
Charlotte 2012 2013 2013 2013 Never
Florida 2014 Never Never Never Never
  • *Chesapeake was Washington (2007–2009), Baltimore (2001–2006)
  • %Philadelphia was Bridgeport (2001–2003)
  • @played 2001 to 2008
  • #played 2006 to 2008
  • $Hamilton was Toronto (2009-2010)
  • %Ohio was Chicago (2006-2010) did not play in 2011

All-time playoff records[edit]

Team GP W L PCT Championships
Boston 11 3 8 .273 1
Chesapeake 12 8 4 .667 3
Chicago 0 - - - 0
Denver 9 3 6 .333 0
Hamilton 4 3 1 .750 1
Long Island 11 7 4 .636 2
Los Angeles 3 1 2 .333 0
New Jersey 2 0 2 .000 0
Philadelphia 7 6 1 .857 3
Rochester 6 2 4 .333 1
San Francisco 1 0 1 .000 0

Championship game[edit]

MLL championship game appearance[edit]

(2001–13)

Num Team W L PCT Notes
7 Chesapeake Bayhawks 5 2 .714 2-2 as Baltimore
5 Long Island Lizards 2 3 .400
3 Philadelphia Barrage 3 0 1.000
5 Denver Outlaws 0 4 .000
2 Boston Cannons 1 1 .500
2 Hamilton Nationals 1 1 .500 1-0 as Toronto
1 Rochester Rattlers 1 0 1.000
1 Los Angeles Riptide 0 1 .000
1 Charlotte Hounds 0 1 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^  ,   (April 16, 2013). "Major League Lacrosse Partners with Smartlink". Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  2. ^  ,   (August 5, 2013). "Teams Set for Championship Weekend Presented by Smartlink". Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved December 4, 2013.