2008 New York Titans season

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2008 New York Titans
League NLL
Division 3rd East
2008 record 10-6
Home record 5-1
Road record 5-5
Goals for 197
Goals against 186
General Manager Timothy Kelly
Coach Adam Mueller
Captain Casey Powell
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 9,660
Team leaders
Goals Mike McLellan (34)
Assists Casey Powell (54)
Points Casey Powell (86)
Penalties in minutes Patrick Merrill (61)
Loose Balls Jarett Park (147)
Wins Matt Vinc (9)
Goals against average Matt Vinc (11.35)

The New York Titans are a lacrosse team based in New York City playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2008 season was the 2nd in franchise history.

The Titans improved on their 4-12 last place finish from 2007 by tying for the best record in the league, though tiebreakers meant that the Titans actually finished 3rd in the east. They beat the Minnesota Swarm in the team's first ever playoff game[1] to advance to the division finals against the Buffalo Bandits. The Bandits' playoff experience proved too much for the young Titans, and the Bandits went on to the Championship game by defeating the Titans 19-12.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [3]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Buffalo Banditsxyz 16 10 6 .625 0.0 7–2 3–4 203 174 +29 12.69 10.88
2 Minnesota Swarmx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 6–2 4–4 199 196 +3 12.44 12.25
3 New York Titansx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 5–1 5–5 197 186 +11 12.31 11.62
4 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 7–1 3–5 225 220 +5 14.06 13.75
5 Rochester Knighthawks 16 8 8 .500 2.0 4–4 4–4 197 171 +26 12.31 10.69
6 Toronto Rock 16 7 9 .438 3.0 4–5 3–4 172 174 -2 10.75 10.88
7 Chicago Shamrox 16 6 10 .375 4.0 3–5 3–5 176 212 -36 11.00 13.25
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 San Jose Stealthxy 16 9 7 .562 0.0 4–4 5–3 185 172 +13 11.56 10.75
2 Colorado Mammothx 16 9 7 .562 0.0 6–2 3–5 184 167 +17 11.50 10.44
3 Calgary Roughnecksx 16 7 9 .438 2.0 5–3 2–6 183 178 +5 11.44 11.12
4 Portland LumberJaxx 16 6 10 .375 3.0 3–5 3–5 179 194 -15 11.19 12.12
5 Edmonton Rush 16 4 12 .250 5.0 3–5 1–7 141 197 -56 8.81 12.31

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 12, 2008 @ Portland LumberJax Rose Garden W 14–11 10,893 1–0
2 January 19, 2008 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 13–17 11,878 1–1
3 January 26, 2008 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 10–14 14,142 1–2
4 January 31, 2008 San Jose Stealth Madison Square Garden L 7–12 7,332 1–3
5 February 8, 2008 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center L 9–16 10,204 1–4
6 February 10, 2008 Buffalo Bandits Madison Square Garden W 10–9 OT 6,742 2–4
7 February 16, 2008 @ Chicago Shamrox Sears Centre W 14–9 4,427 3–4
8 February 23, 2008 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 14–11 10,118 4–4
9 February 29, 2008 @ Philadelphia Wings Wachovia Center L 12–16 11,419 4–5
10 March 14, 2008 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 14–10 14,233 5–5
11 March 22, 2008 Philadelphia Wings Madison Square Garden W 20–13 5,239 6–5
12 April 5, 2008 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center L 9–12 10,854 6–6
13 April 12, 2008 Colorado Mammoth Madison Square Garden W 14–10 6,337 7–6
14 April 18, 2008 Chicago Shamrox Madison Square Garden W 14–7 5,379 8–6
15 April 19, 2008 @ Philadelphia Wings Wachovia Center W 11–8 17,340 9–6
16 April 26, 2008 Rochester Knighthawks Madison Square Garden W 12–11 8,026 10–6

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[5]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal May 3, 2008 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center W 11–8 11,088 1–0
Division Final May 10, 2008 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 12–19 11,012 1–1

Player stats[edit]

Reference:[6]

Runners (Top 10)[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; LB = Loose Balls; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts LB PIM
Casey Powell 16 32 54 86 79 10
Pat Maddalena 15 33 52 85 66 6
Jordan Hall 16 24 45 69 109 18
Ryan Boyle 16 17 45 62 65 4
Mike McLellan 16 34 22 56 29 0
Brendan Mundorf 13 23 23 46 39 8
Jeff Ratcliffe 16 12 13 25 51 12
Jarett Park 15 5 5 10 147 24
John Orsen 16 3 7 10 126 59
Totals 301 498 359 1052 60

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP MIN W L GA Sv% GAA
Matt Vinc 16 888:06 9 5 168 .770 11.35
Erik Miller 16 74:23 1 1 17 .726 13.71
John McLellan 0 0:00 0 0 0 .000 .00
Totals 10 6 186 .765 11.63

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Adam Mueller Les Bartley Award[7]
Casey Powell First Team All-Pro
Matt Vinc
Casey Powell All-Stars
Jarett Park

Roster[edit]

Reference:[8]

No. Position Player
3 United States Def Alrich, Matt
41 United States Def Barrett, Bryan
36 United States Def Belisle, Mitch
Def Bigas, Jeff
14 United States Fwd Boyle, Ryan
32 United States Def Brzeski, Rich
United States Fwd Colsey, Roy
71 United States Trans Galbraith, Keevin
44 United States Trans Hall, Jordan
5 United States Def Hanford, Jamie
United States Def Horsey, Bobby
34 United States Def Kelly, Anthony
Fwd Lochte, Hunter
42 Canada Fwd Maddalena, Pat
Canada Goalie McLellan, John
19 United States Fwd McLellan, Mike
No. Position Player
16 Canada Def Merrill, Patrick
21 United States Goalie Miller, Erik
2 United States Fwd Mundorf, Brendan
56 Def Orsen, John
12 United States Def Park, Jarett
 ? Passavia, Chris
20 United States Trans Peyser, Greg
 ? Polanco, Nick
22 United States Fwd Powell, Casey
90 United States Fwd Ratcliffe, Jeff
 ? Smith, Rob
24 Canada Def Smith, Rory
 ? Spallina, Brian
47 United States Def Spano, Jeff
10 United States Fwd Tower, Brian
48 Canada Goalie Vinc, Matt
Trans Zash, Matt

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Season was Down to the Wire". NLL.com. April 27, 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Bandits to Host Championship Game". NLL.com. May 10, 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2008 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "New York Titans – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "New York Titans – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=55916&seasonid=1995
  7. ^ "Adam Mueller Wins Les Bartley Award". NLL.com. May 8, 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  8. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamroster.html?teamid=55916&seasonid=1995