Monday, June 24, 2013

Seven Outlaws to Play in 2013 MLL All-Star Game

By: Lopa Rahman
Defenseman Lee Zink at the 2012 MLL All-Star Game
Seven Outlaws were selected to play in the 2013 All-Star Game on July 13 at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The 38 participants in the annual event were chosen through a balloting process by league coaches and general managers.

The winners of the MLL Fan Fantasy Contest will divide the players into two teams. Several All-Stars will take part in the Halftime Skills Competition, which will feature Fastest Shot, Accuracy, and Freestyle contests. All players will wear specially-designed jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game. The proceeds will go toward the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the 2013 All-Star Game’s charity.  

Defenseman Lee Zink, the reigning Warrior Defensive Player of the Year, will be appearing in the All-Star Game for his seventh consecutive year. Goalie Jesse Schwartzman, who leads the league in goals-against average, will be making the trip for his sixth straight time, the most of any goalie in MLL history. Midfielder Jeremy Sieverts will be playing in his second All-Star Game, and Chris Bocklet, Drew Snider, Zack Greer, and Anthony Kelly will be making their All-Star debuts. Brendan Mundorf, the reigning MLL MVP, was invited to participate as well, but he is unavailable on the day of the game.

Presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, the MLL All-Star Game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 7:00 p.m. EST on July 13.

Below is the full list of players:

Position: Player (Team, Appearances in All-Star Game)

Attack: Chris Bocklet (Denver, 1), Ned Crotty (Rochester, 3), Kevin Cunningham (Hamilton, 1), Rob Pannell (New York, 1), Ben Rubeor (Chesapeake, 1), Steele Stanwick (Ohio, 1), Drew Westervelt (Chesapeake, 5), Ryan Young (Charlotte, 1)

 Midfield: Matt Abbott (Chesapeake, 3), Steven Brooks (Chesapeake, 3), Kevin Buchanan (Boston, 3), Kevin Crowley (Hamilton, 1), Kyle Dixon (Chesapeake, 5), Zack Greer (Denver, 1), Jordan MacIntosh (Rochester, 1), Peet Poillon (Charlotte, 4), Paul Rabil (Boston, 6), Jeremy Sieverts (Denver, 2), Drew Snider (Denver, 1), Mike Stone (Boston, 2), Matt Striebel (Rochester, 9), Joe Walters (Hamilton, 6)

 Defense: Barney Ehrman (Chesapeake, 1), Michael Evans (Chesapeake, 4), Ryan Flanagan (Charlotte, 2), Kyle Hartzell (Ohio, 3), Brian Karalunas (New York, 2), Mike Manley (Rochester, 1), Brodie Merrill (Hamilton, 8), Brett Schmidt (Charlotte, 1), Kyle Sweeney (Boston, 6), Lee Zink (Denver, 7)

 Faceoff: Greg Gurenlian (New York, 1), Anthony Kelly (Denver, 4)

 Goalie: Drew Adams (New York, 3), Brett Queener (Hamilton, 4), Jesse Schwartzman (Denver, 6), Kip Turner (Chesapeake, 1)

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