Denver Outlaws

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Denver Outlaws
Denver Outlaws logo.png
Team logo
League MLL
Founded 2006
Home stadium Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Based in Denver, Colorado
Colors Black, orange, silver
              
Head coach B.J. O'Hara
General manager Tony Seaman
Owner(s) Pat Bowlen
Steinfeld Cups 1 (2014)
Website denveroutlaws.com

The Denver Outlaws are a Major League Lacrosse professional men's field lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado. They began playing in the MLL in 2006 as an expansion team. Since joining the league, they have been one of its more successful teams, having appeared in the championship game five times, though they have lost in four of those appearances. The Outlaws regularly post the highest attendance in the league. The Outlaws won their first MLL Championship on August 23, 2014, defeating the Rochester Rattlers 12-11.

Franchise history[edit]

The Outlaws had their inaugural game on May 20, 2006, versus the Chicago Machine at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game was played in front of a Major League Lacrosse record crowd of 13,167 (the record was broken again later that year at another Denver home game which drew 15,981), where the Outlaws won 24-14.[1] The Outlaws won the Western Conference championship in their first season.

On June 16, 2007, the Rochester Rattlers won a game in overtime 27–26 over the Outlaws in the highest scoring game in MLL history at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Denver hosted the 2008 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game in front of 10,124 people, with the Western Conference defeating the Eastern Conference 31–15.

During the 2012 season, a total of 59,465 fans came out for Outlaws home games, an average of 8,495 fans per game.

Historically, the Outlaws have led the MLL in attendance since their inaugural season in 2006.

The Outlaws won their first MLL Championship on August 23, 2014, defeating the Rochester Rattlers 12-11.

About the Outlaws[edit]

Part of Major League Lacrosse’s 2006 western expansion, the Denver Outlaws have posted winning records and reached the playoffs in each of the nine seasons that the team has been in existence. They are the only MLL team to accomplish such a feat, as the team’s 60-26 record is top in the league since 2006.

The team is managed by Edge Sports & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Denver Broncos Football Club.

In 2012, behind the strong veteran play of MLL MVP Brendan Mundorf and Defensive Player of the Year Lee Zink, Denver capped their regular season with a 15-13 victory over Chesapeake to finish the year with an 11-3 record, which represented the most wins in team history for a single season. Additionally, Denver entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed for the second time in franchise history and first time since 2009.

During Championship Weekend in Boston, the Outlaws trailed 12–3 to Long Island with 11:32 to play in the third quarter. It appeared as if Denver’s record-setting season had reached its end. Yet, that’s when Denver set another record with a 10–0 run to end the game, catapulting the franchise into the Steinfeld Cup title game with a 13–12 victory over Long Island. Unfortunately, in the title game versus Chesapeake, the Outlaws were unable to muster that same kind of comeback magic and fell to the Bayhawks 16–6, falling one win short of their first MLL Championship.

In 2013 the Denver Outlaws became the 1st undefeated team in the regular season in MLL history after beating the Hamilton Nationals 18-12. However, they fell to the Charlotte Hounds in the semi-finals.

In 2014, the Outlaws won their first Steinfeld Cup. They defeated the New York Lizards in the semi-finals, 14-13, in the first ever home playoff game in Denver. On August 23, the Outlaws defeated the Rochester Rattlers 12-11 to win their first MLL Championship in the team's 9-year history.

Independence Day Games with Fireworks[edit]

Season Opponent Result Attendance
2006 Los Angeles Riptide W, 22-11 15,981
2007 Chicago Machine W, 22-14 19,793
2008 San Francisco Dragons W, 10-9 20,116
2009 Boston Cannons L, 17-16 21,952
2010 Chesapeake Bayhawks W, 12-10 23,443
2011 Boston Cannons L, 15-12 27,184
2012 Ohio Machine W, 17-12 30,128
2013 New York Lizards W, 16-7 31,019
2014 Boston Cannons L, 17-13 29,718
2015 Boston Cannons L, 22-9 31,664
2016 Florida Launch

General Managers[edit]

  • Tony Seaman - General Manager
  • Jon Cohen - Assistant General Manager

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach - B.J. O'Hara
  • Assistant Coaches - Tony Seaman and Jon Cohen
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach - Chris Spangler

All-Time Head Coaches[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Jarred Testa 2006 12 10 2 .833 2 1 1 .500
2 Jim Beardsmore 2007 4 1 3 .250 5 - - -
3 Brian Reese 20072011 44 30 14 .682 7 2 5 .286
4 Jim Stagnitta 20122013 28 25 3 .893 3 1 2 .333
5 B.J. O'Hara 2014 28 16 12 .636 2 2 0 1.000

Roster[edit]

2016 Denver Outlaws
Number Player's Name Nationality Position Height Weight College
1 Ryan LaPlante United States G 5 ft 11 in 170 lb Denver
3 Johnny Rodriguez United States G 5 ft 11 in 180 lb Salisbury
4 Chris O'Dougherty United States D 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Rutgers
5 Austin Geisler United States G 5 ft 9 in 189 lb High Point
6 Max Schmidt United States D 6 ft 4 in 230 lb Maryland
7 Matt Bocklet United States D 5 ft 10 in 190 lb Johns Hopkins
8 Gregory Downing United States M 6 ft 1 in 185 lb Fairfield
9 Cam Holding Canada M 6 ft 1 in 210 lb Grand Valley State
10 Chris Bocklet United States A 6 ft 0 in 182 lb Virginia
11 Knute Kraus United States D 6 ft 2 in 205 lb Salisbury
12 Noah Molnar United States M 6 ft 2 in 215 lb Lehigh
13 Tim Cox United States M 6 ft 2 in 215 lb Albany
14 Michael Richards United States M 6 ft 0 in 174 lb Penn State
15 Eric Law United States A 5 ft 10 in 170 lb Denver
17 Mike Bocklet United States A 6 ft 0 in 180 lb Fairfield
20 Jeremy Sieverts United States M 6 ft 3 in 205 lb Maryland
22 Tom Kelly United States M 6 ft 0 in 185 lb Virginia
23 Drew Snider United States M 6 ft 0 in 175 lb Maryland
24 John Grant, Jr. Canada A 6 ft 0 in 225 lb Delaware
25 Chris May United States M 5 ft 8 in 165 lb Ohio State
30 Brent Hiken United States M 5 ft 10 in 205 lb Stevenson
39 Matt Hossack Canada M 6 ft 0 in 200 lb RIT
40 Matt Johnson United States A 6 ft 2 in 175 lb Oregon
41 David Dickson United States M 6 ft 1 in 182 lb Bucknell
42 Aaron Prosser United States M 5 ft 10 in 182 lb Drexel
44 Brian Kormondy United States M 5 ft 11 in 175 lb Delaware
45 Dominic Sebastiani United States M 5 ft 10 in 190 lb Delaware
50 Matt Kavanagh United States A 5 ft 8 in 170 lb Notre Dame
55 Wesley Berg Canada A 6 ft 1 in 180 lb Denver
66 Michael Simon United States D 6 ft 3 in 230 lb Stevenson
92 Michael Skudin United States D 6 ft 2 in 205 lb Hofstra
98 Callum Crawford Canada A 6 ft 2 in 196 lb Dowling


  • updated 2016-05-19

MLL Award Winners[edit]