2004 Major League Lacrosse season

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The 2004 Major League Lacrosse season was the fourth season of the league. The season began on May 22 and concluded with the championship game on August 22, 2004.

General information[edit]

The Bridgeport Barrage relocated to Philadelphia and became the Philadelphia Barrage before the season started. They played their home games at Villanova Stadium.

The Baltimore Bayhawks moved their home games to Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Boston Cannons moved theirs to Nickerson Field. The New Jersey Pride moved theirs to Sprague Field.

Major League Lacrosse played the first-ever regular season games in the western United States as Baltimore defeated Rochester by a 24-18 margin in Seahawks Stadium in Seattle on May 22. Baltimore defeated New Jersey 22-19 on June 5 at INVESCO Field in Denver.

Regular season[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, , PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
American Division
Boston Cannons 8 4 .667 196 210
Philadelphia Barrage 7 5 .583 181 172
Long Island Lizards 6 6 .500 191 201
National Division
Rochester Rattlers 7 5 .583 196 166
Baltimore Bayhawks 7 5 .583 203 172
New Jersey Pride 1 11 .083 182 228

Rochester defeated Baltimore 2 of 3 regular season games.

All Star Game[edit]

There was no game played


Semifinal games August 20, 2004

MLL Championship August 22, 2004


Semifinal Steinfeld Cup Final
1 Philadelphia 18
2 Rochester 17
1 Philadelphia 13
3 Boston 11
3 Boston 24
4 Baltimore 16


Award Winner Team
MVP Award Conor Gill Boston
Rookie of the Year Award Ryan Boyle Philadelphia
Coach of the Year Award Sal LoCascio Philadelphia
Defensive player of the Year Award Nicky Polanco Philadelphia
Offensive player of the Year Award Blake Miller Philadelphia
Goaltender of the Year Award Greg Cattrano Philadelphia
Sportsman of the Year Award Kevin Finneran Long Island

Weekly Awards[edit]

The MLL gave out awards weekly for the best offensive player, best defensive player and best rookie. No Rookie of the Week award was given Weeks 1 and 2; rookies did not play until after the Collegiate Draft on June 3.

Week Offensive Defensive Rookie
1 Ryan Powell Peter Inge
2 Tim Goettelmann Jake Coon
3 Jesse Hubbard Brian Dougherty Chris Passavia
4 Ryan Powell Greg Cattrano Tillman Johnson
5 Gary Gait Tillman Johnson
Brian Dougherty
Ryan Boyle
6 Keith Cromwell Peter Inge Ryan Boyle
7 Michael Watson Brian Dougherty Walid Hajj
8 Michael Watson Kevin O'Brien Ryan Boyle
9 Blake Miller John Glatzel Ryan Boyle
10 Michael Watson Nicky Palanco Tillman Johnson
11 Tom Marechek Greg Cattrano Kevin Boland
12 Blake Miller Paul Cantabene Ryan Boyle