Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game

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Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game is the all-star game of the MLL.

Years[edit]

2001[edit]

The inaugural 2001 All-Star Game, was titled the Major League Lacrosse LacrosseStar Game. From 2001–2003, the All-Star Game had the National Division playing the American Division. It did not schedule an All-Star Game in 2004.

2005[edit]

The 2005 game took place in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, July 2, 2005. The format for the 2005 game was "Old School" vs. "Young Guns". The rosters were determined by both fan and MLL team voting. Team "Old School" was composed of players who began their MLL careers in the league’s inaugural 2001 season. Members of the "Young Guns" team began their playing careers in 2002 through the present.

2006[edit]

Team USA vs. MLL All-Stars in 2006.

The 2006 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game took place on July 6, 2006 at Boston University’s Nickerson Field. The MLL and US Lacrosse partnered to create the format for this All-Star game, pitting the MLL All-Stars against the United States National Team. The game was a final tune-up for the U.S. Team before they played in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship.

2007[edit]

The 2007 game was played on July 8 in Boston for the second year in row, but this time at Harvard Stadium and was the Western Conference All-Stars against the Eastern Conference All-Stars.

2008[edit]

The 2008 game was played in Denver, Colorado, in front of 10,124 people, with the Western Conference defeating the Eastern Conference 31–15, setting a league record for most points scored by an all-star team. Game MVP Ryan Powell scored a record six goals, and also had one assist.

2009[edit]

The 2009 game used the "Young Guns vs Old School" format. The "Young Guns" squad was composed of players from the 2007–2009 classes, while the "Old School" squad was made up by those players from the classes prior to and including 2006.

2010[edit]

The 2010 game switched it up from their past years teams by having the national lacrosse team, Team USA vs. MLL All-Stars.

2011[edit]

The 2011 game, the teams were selected by a pair of honorary captains, who earned the privilege after winning the "Ultimate MLL Fan Fantasy" Contest. "Team Warrior" by Nathan Solomon, a 14-year-old Chesapeake Bayhawks fan from Alpharetta, Georgia and "Team Authority" by Michael Hatala, a 13-year-old Long Island Lizards fan of Glen Cove, New York, selected the teams on the Friday night before the game.

2012[edit]

For the 2012 game, MLL returned to the Young Guns vs. Old School teams as in years past.

2013[edit]

The 2013 game featured new team names: Team Supernova vs. Team Eclipse.

2016[edit]

The 2016 game featured two new team names: Team Riptide vs. Team Rolling Thunder. With only 4,217 fans attending, it was the lowest attendance for a MLL all-star game.

2019[edit]

The 2019 all-star game, the 19th addition, players were voted into the contest by MLL fans and then drafted into teams called Fire and Ice. Team captains were Rob Pannell with B.J. O'Hara as the coach (Fire) and Lyle Thompson with Bill Warder as the coach (Ice). The game took place on Saturday July 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Team Ice won by a sudden victory overtime goal by 21-year-old rookie Brendan Sunday 16–15. Even though Team Fire was defeated, Dylan Molloy of Fire earned the MVP honors with a check for $10,000 from sponsor New Balance. Molloy had 5 goals, 1 assist and 6 points.

Year by year results[edit]

Season Date Winner Score Loser Venue Location Most Valuable Player Attendance
2001 August 2, 2001 National 23–18 American The Ballpark at Harbor Yard Bridgeport, Connecticut Mark Millon
2002 July 21, 2002 National 21–16 American Prince George's Stadium Bowie, Maryland Scott Urick
2003 July 17, 2003 National 27–12 American Mitchel Athletic Complex Uniondale, New York Gary Gait
2004 No Game
2005 July 2, 2005 Young Guns 21–20 (OT) Old School INVESCO Field at Mile High Denver, Colorado Michael Powell
2006 July 6, 2006 Team USA 18–10 MLL All-Stars Nickerson Field Boston, Massachusetts Kevin Cassese
2007 July 8, 2007 East 19–12 West Harvard Stadium Boston, Massachusetts Matt Poskay 9,581
2008 July 17, 2008 West 31–15 East INVESCO Field at Mile High Denver, Colorado Ryan Powell 10,124
2009 July 16, 2009 Old School 22–21 (OT) Young Guns INVESCO Field at Mile High Denver, Colorado Brian Langtry 10,123
2010 July 8, 2010 Team USA 13–12 MLL All-Stars Harvard Stadium Boston, Massachusetts Brendan Mundorf 11,771
2011 July 9, 2011 Team Warrior 21–20 Team Authority Harvard Stadium Boston, Massachusetts Michael Kimmel 11,186
2012 June 30, 2012 Old School 18–17 (SO) Young Guns FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Florida Stephen Berger 7,854
2013 July 13, 2013 Team Supernova 24–15 Team Eclipse American Legion Memorial Stadium Charlotte, North Carolina Kevin Crowley 6,184
2014 June 26, 2014 Team USA 10–9 MLL All-Stars Harvard Stadium Boston, Massachusetts Rob Pannell 10,327[1]
2015 June 13, 2015 MLL Gladiators 27–15 MLL Cowboys BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, Texas Jeremy Boltus 10,084[2]
2016 July 9, 2016 Team Riptide 21–20 Team Rolling Thunder Titan Stadium Fullerton, California Scotty Rodgers[3] 4,217[4]
2017 July 8, 2017 Team Stripes 21–20 Team Stars Papa Murphy's Park Sacramento, California Myles Jones[5] 7,761
2018 June 28, 2018 MLL All-Stars 15–14 (OT) Team USA Harvard Stadium Boston, Massachusetts Will Manny 6,589
2019 June 27, 2018 Team Ice 16–15 (OT) Team Fire Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, Maryland Dylan Molloy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 MLL All Star Game Box Score". Pointstreak. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "2015 MLL All Star Game Box Score". Pointstreak. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rodgers Named MLL All-Star Game MVP". Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  4. ^ "2016 MLL All Star Game Box Score". Pointstreak. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Lacrosse, Major League. "Myles Jones Wins All-Star Game for Team Stripes | Major League Lacrosse". Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved 2018-06-26.