Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Drive for Life XVII

Stix, the Denver Outlaws Mascot, visited Drive for Life XVII today at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. He visited with donors, met some 9News personalities and Broncos players and cheerleaders!
There is still time for you to come down and donate blood to save lives! Learn more here!











Thursday, October 2, 2014

OUTLAWS TO SCRIMMAGE PIONEERS IN SIXTH ANNUAL COLORADO LACROSSE SHOWCASE

DENVER – The 2014 MLL Champion Denver Outlaws will scrimmage the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. MT at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, the teams announced Thursday.

In addition to seeing a showcase of the best lacrosse talent in Colorado, fans will have the opportunity to view and take a photo with the Steinfeld Trophy and purchase a 2014 MLL Championship commemorative t-shirt at the scrimmage.

The Outlaws will be represented by most of the 2014 Championship Team with General Manager Tony Seaman, Head Coach B.J. O’Hara and Assistant General Manager/Assistant Coach Jon Cohen on-site coaching at the scrimmage.

The DU Pioneers are coming off their third Championship Weekend appearance in the last four years. Four players on the Outlaws’ 2014 season active roster donned the crimson and gold during their collegiate days at DU.

Tickets for the Sixth Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase are on sale now. Admission is $5, and fans can purchase tickets by phone at 303-871-2336, in person at the Ritchie Center box office or through DenverPioneers.com by clicking here

Parking is available in Lots 103 and 108 for the scrimmage—more information regarding event parking is available here.

Following the scrimmage, the Outlaws will host two clinics with instruction from current Denver Outlaws players, with both clinics occurring simultaneously from 4-5 p.m. on the turf at Peter Barton Stadium. The clinics cost $20 per participant, for more information and registration please visit http://denveroutlaws.com/fallclinic.

See below for the Outlaws’ roster for the scrimmage:
Denver Outlaws Scrimmage Roster
No.
Name
Position
College
4
Chris O'Dougherty
Defense
Rutgers
7
Matt Bocklet
Defense
Johns Hopkins
9
Cameron Holding
Midfield
Grand Valley St.
10
Chris Bocklet
Attack
Virginia
12
Noah Molnar
Midfield
Lehigh
14
Justin Pennington
Midfield
Rutgers
17
Curtis Dickson
Attack
Delaware
20
Jeremy Sieverts
Midfield
Maryland
21
Ethan Vedder
Defense
Cornell
25
Charlie Cipriano
Goalie
Fairfield
26
Colin Dunster
Midfield
Bryant
29
Lee Zink
Defense
Maryland
30
Brent Hiken
Faceoff
Stevenson
35
Jeremy Noble
Midfield
Denver
45
Domenic Sebastiani
Midfield
Delaware
47
Anthony Kelly
Faceoff
Ohio State
66
Michael Simon
Midfield
Stevenson
88
Zack Greer
Attack
Duke
91
Dillon Roy
Defense
Denver

About the Denver Outlaws
Part of Major League Lacrosse’s 2006 western expansion, the 2014 MLL Champion Outlaws have made the playoffs in each of their nine seasons. The organization is managed by Edge Sports & Entertainment – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Denver Broncos Football Club. For more information, contact the Outlaws at 303-OUTLAWS (688-5297) or visit www.DenverOutlaws.com.

About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse League, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June 2001 and just completed its fourteenth season. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.comFacebook or Twitter.

About Edge Sports & Entertainment
Created in 2005, Edge Sports & Entertainment is a full-service event sports and entertainment company focused on the development of live events, event production, and broadcast. Edge Sports & Entertainment is owned by Pat Bowlen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 Outlaws Uniforms Available for Auction

The Denver Outlaws have put a number of authentic and rare jerseys and shorts up for auction on eBay. These items include both orange and white shorts, a white Eric Law jersey, a Star Wars Jersey from the May the Fourth be with You game and an orange jersey that you can get custom-made with your name on the back. 

Click below to access the auctions of the specific items. The auctions will end Tuesday, September 30. 

AUTHENTIC DENVER OUTLAWS ORANGE ALTERNATE JERSEY- CUSTOM NAME

AUTHENTIC DENVER OUTLAWS #15 ERIC LAW JERSEY

DENVER OUTLAWS AUTHENTIC STAR WARS JERSEY

JESSE SCHWARTZMAN GAME-WORN WHITE DENVER OUTLAWS SHORTS

AUTHENTIC DENVER OUTLAWS ORANGE ALTERNATE SHORTS 


Friday, September 19, 2014

OUTLAWS ANNOUNCE 23-MAN PROTECTED LIST

DENVER – The Denver Outlaws have released the team’s 23-man protected roster for the 2015 season. Any player not included on a team’s protected roster are entered in the player pool.

The 2015 MLL Supplemental Draft will take place on Dec. 17, 2014 and the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft will be held on Jan. 23, 2015 at the U.S. Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Please see below for the Outlaws’ roster:

Player
Position
Chris Bocklet
Attack
Matt Bocklet
Defense
Charlie Cipriano
Goalie
Ken Clausen
Defense
Curtis Dickson
Attack
Colin Dunster
Midfield
Cameron Flint
Midfield
John Grant Jr.
Attack
Zack Greer
Midfield
Cameron Holding
Midfield
Anthony Kelly
FO
Terry Kimener
Midfield
Eric Law
Attack
Noah Molnar
Midfield
Jeremy Noble
Midfield
Chris O'Dougherty
Defense
Justin Pennington
Midfield
Dillon Roy
Defense
Jesse Schwartzman
Goalie
Dom Sebastiani
Midfield
Jeremy Sieverts
Midfield
Mike Simon
Defense
Drew Snider
Midfield


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Q&A with Lee Zink

Denver Outlaws: You’ve considered retirement a few times before, what makes now the right time for you to step away from MLL for good?

Lee Zink: I attempted to walk away after the 2011 season after a lingering injury.  Tony Seaman convinced me to return and renewed my focus and commitment with the goal of securing the Outlaws first championship.  I have had an amazing career from my high school days at Darien High School, my college days at the University of Maryland, my two years with the Baltimore Bayhawks and the last nine years with the Outlaws.  To cap it off with a championship with the Outlaws has been a dream. 

DO: Summer 2014 was a summer of playing for Team USA and winning the 2014 MLL Championship with the Outlaws, what were those experiences like for you?

LZ: There were two goals weighing on my shoulders throughout my career—winning a championship with the Outlaws and representing Team USA.  I dedicated myself to these goals and so just lucky that we achieved them this summer. 

DO: What was special about the 2014 Denver Outlaws team that made it different from past Outlaws teams/seasons?

LZ: The Outlaws have had so many good teams in the past nine years, but this 2014 team battled every game which allowed us to succeed in the playoffs and hoist the Steinfeld Trophy for the first time.  It was a great group of youth and veterans with one goal.  There are so many personalities in the locker room and you end up playing for each other.  We counted on and trusted each other, battled through injuries and set aside the pain for the ultimate goal of wining the championship.  This team didn’t quit.  We were down so many times this season, down in both playoff games and continued to battle. 

So many great memories from this season—watching Anthony Kelly hoisting the trophy for the first time after battling an Achilles injury, [Jeremy] Sieverts with the game winning goal in the semis and game tying two-pointer in the finals, [Drew] Snider with the winner with under a minute in the game in the finals, [John Grant Jr.] Junior’s countless behind the back goals (I’ve been on the wrong side of that for too many years), to celebrating in the locker room afterward. 

DO: What did winning the 2014 MLL Championship mean to you?

LZ: It was a very special moment for me (and my family).  I so happy to share this championship with my teammates, the fans, Mr. B, Mac Freeman, Chuck Olney and the rest of the Outlaws front office.  It’s been a long journey and that what makes this championship so sweet.    

It’s amazing the different feelings you share winning as an 11 year veteran verses the being the young guy on the 2005 Bayhawks.  I hope this is just the start of many victories for the Outlaws.  

DO: What does the city of Denver mean to you?

LZ: It’s home, it means so much being able to represent this city.  The fan base has been so supportive and so proud to share it with them.   We truly have the best fans in the MLL.

DO: What did it mean to be a team captain for the Denver Outlaws?

LZ: It’s been such an honor playing all nine seasons with the Outlaws and being apart of Denver’s first MLL title.  I’m just lucky to be able to play with such a great group of teammates over the years. 

DO: Who was one player and/or coach who really impacted your career?

Brian Reese, former coach and GM of the Outlaws.  I was so lucky that Brian traded for me prior to Denver’s first season.  I have had the privilege of following his career at the University of Maryland, to play along side with him for the Baltimore Bayhawks and play for him as a coach and GM of the Outlaws.

DO: What’s next for Lee Zink?

LZ: I have a feeling I’m going to change a lot of diapers. Kiera and I are expecting our first baby by year-end.  Also I’m grateful that I get to play one more game and spend one more weekend with the Outlaws and my teammates this fall with a scrimmage against DU.

DO: Any advice for the younger MLL pros?

LZ: It’s great seeing so many young players dedicate their careers to lacrosse.  From coaching to playing, these young guys are following in the footsteps of some of the veterans, helping and growing the MLL fan base and showcasing the talent and skill it takes to play at this level.  With their dedication and commitment, the MLL has a great future ahead and I’m lucky that I have been apart of it for 11 seasons.  One thing that made it easy to play so many years in the MLL was living and playing in the same city.






OUTLAWS DEFENSEMAN LEE ZINK ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT


DENVER – Denver Outlaws defenseman Lee Zink, a 11-year MLL veteran and two-time MLL Defensive Player of the Year, has informed the club of his intention to retire, it was announced on Tuesday.

“No one has done more to bring home the Steinfeld trophy to Denver then Lee has—nobody deserves to hold that trophy high above their head more in celebration.  He is the ultimate defenseman, the ultimate teammate and as good a human being as you will ever meet,” said Outlaws General Manager Tony Seaman.

“I attempted to walk away after the 2011 season after a lingering injury. Tony Seaman convinced me to return and renewed my focus and commitment with the goal of securing the Outlaws first championship,” said Zink.

“I have had an amazing career from my high school days at Darien High School, my college days at the University of Maryland, my two years with the Baltimore Bayhawks and the last nine years with the Outlaws.  To cap it off with a championship with the Outlaws has been a dream.”

Zink, the longest-tenured Denver Outlaw, appeared in 110 regular-season games for Denver—the most in team history—and finishes his career with 129 total career regular-season games, good for sixth in MLL history.

“It means so much being able to represent this city.  The fan base has been so supportive and I’m so proud to share the MLL Championship with them. We truly have the best fans in the MLL,” said Zink.


"Having coached lacrosse for many years, I have had the good fortune to work with many outstanding and talented people. That said, I really believe that Lee Zink stands tall among the very best to play the game and is one of finest individuals to ever wear an MLL jersey. While I am happy for Lee as he moves on to other exciting things in his life, he will be greatly missed by the Denver Outlaws and the entire MLL,” said Head Coach B.J. O’Hara.

The Connecticut native was drafted by the Baltimore Bayhawks in the first round (5th overall) of the 2004 Collegiate Draft out of the University of Maryland and came to Denver via trade from Baltimore in exchange for a second-round (13th overall) selection in the 2006 Collegiate Draft and a second-round (12th overall) selection in the 2006 Supplemental Draft.

“We knew we had acquired a great defenseman, but we had no idea how much he would mean to this organization,” said Denver Outlaws President Mac Freeman.

"It will be tough for all of us to look out there in 2015 and not see No. 29 out there in an Outlaws jersey, but the Outlaws, the MLL, and the fans are all better off for the time Lee spent on the field.”

Zink played in 15 postseason games, and won his first MLL Championship in 2005 with Baltimore. The two-time MLL Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013) became only the 11th player in MLL history to earn the same award in consecutive seasons after holding his one-on-one matchups to just 10 points and 10 assists in 2013.

“Lee is the ultimate professional—always prepared, takes care of his body, is as fit as anyone in the MLL, understands the game, communicates well on the field and is as good a role model as you can find in professional sports,” added Seaman.

The 11-year MLL veteran is a seven-time All-Star and won a silver medal with Team USA this summer at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver.

Zink was named to the MLL 10-Year Anniversary Team in 2010 in recognition of being one of the greatest players of the decade at his position. He was one of 40 finalists selected by a diverse group of experts who had been involved with the league since its inception, and then voted by MLL fans onto the final roster through a vote on the league’s website.

The All-American out of the University of Maryland was one of 15 finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy as a senior, and won the Schmeisser Memorial Cup as the nation’s top defenseman. He played in 60 games (42 starts) as a Terrapin and collected 138 ground balls.