Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year Award

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Warrior Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year Award is given annually to one player in the league judged to be the best all-around defensively across a given season. Brodie Merrill has largely dominated this award, winning it a record six consecutive times.[1]

Year Player Team
2001 Rob Doerr Baltimore Bayhawks
2002 Christian Cook New Jersey Pride
2003 Ryan Curtis Boston Cannons
2004 Nicky Polanco Philadelphia Barrage
2005 Nicky Polanco Long Island Lizards
2006 Brodie Merrill Rochester Rattlers
2007 Brodie Merrill Rochester Rattlers
2008 Brodie Merrill Rochester Rattlers
2009 Brodie Merrill Toronto Nationals
2010 Brodie Merrill Toronto Nationals
2011 Brodie Merrill[1] Hamilton Nationals
2012 Lee Zink Denver Outlaws
2013 Lee Zink Denver Outlaws
2014 Mike Manley Rochester Rattlers
2015 Joe Fletcher New York Lizards
2016 Mike Manley
Joel White
Rochester Rattlers


  1. ^ a b "Nationals Brodie Merrill Repeats as Warrior MLL Defensive Player of the Year". August 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05.