MLL Standouts: Week Twelve

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During week twelve of the MLL season, we saw four games take place with three being on Saturday and one being on Sunday. In Saturday’s action, the Dallas Rattlers defeated the Boston Cannons 13-10, the Chesapeake Bayhawks took down the Atlanta Blaze 16-13, and the Denver Outlaws beat the New York Lizards 16-13. On Sunday Dallas beat Chesapeake 14-13. 

Here are some players that really stood out during week twelve of the MLL season. 

OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

In Chesapeake’s win over Atlanta on Saturday, Chesapeake was able to get hot in the second quarter and maintain their lead through second half to secure the win. The consistent firepower from the Chesapeake offense was crucial in helping them accomplish that. 

A key part of the Chesapeake offense on Saturday was attackman Steele Stanwick. The attackman looked like his old self for the first time in a while, making plays all over the offensive end, and doing so in a plethora of ways. Primarily, it was Stanwick’s passing that helped keep the entire offense firing. 

Stanwick ended the game with five points (2G/3A), helping secure the 16-13 Chesapeake win over Atlanta. 

DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

The Dallas Rattlers are on a roll, and a key factor during this six-game winning streak for them as been the play and constant improvement of their defense. Their defense was shining once again on Saturday night against Boston, and Chris Keating was one leading the charge. 

Keating really aided the Dallas defense, swarming all over the field. The defenseman did a great job of taking his matchup, disrupting the Denver offense, and really doing the little things that make a team defense tick. 

In the win, Keating caused one turnover and scooped up three ground balls. 

GOALIE OF THE WEEK

In spite of losing, Atlanta Blaze Goalie Chris Madalon had himself a game on Saturday. He was able really add some hope to an otherwise lackluster Atlanta defense, especially in the second half as Atlanta started to put together a comeback. 

Madalon recorded 14 saves off of 30 shots on goals in the 16-13 loss against Chesapeake on Saturday. 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Denver Outlaws attackman Chris Aslanian has been one of the most impressive rookies this season, and he was back on his game over the weekend. The rookie was a catalyst for the Outlaws offense in their 16-13 win over New York on Saturday. 

The Hobart product ended the game with five points (3G,2A) to help give the Denver offense a big boost. Aslanian was getting it done from multiple spots on the field, showcasing his style of play and scoring ability once again. 

Breaking Records

John Grant Jr. etched his name into the MLL record books once more as he broke the MLL career regular-season scoring record with 572 points. The veteran tallied seven points (2G/5A) in Denver’s 16-13 win over the New York Lizards on Saturday night. 

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