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  • 1. MLL Season 2011 www.LongIslandLizards.com
  • 2. Lizards Information Table of Contents Lizards Staff2011 Schedule Pg 3 Casey HilpertFounder’s Letter Pg 4 General ManagerCoaching Staff Pg 6-7 rchilpert@longislandlizards.comMeet the Lizards Pg 9-20Year by Year Records Pg 21 Lauren FlynnAll-Time vs Opponents Pg 21 Ticket Sales / MarketingLizards Play-offs Pg 22 Lauren@longislandlizards.comCareer Records Pg 23Award Winners Pg 23 Dennis Rodgers Equipment ManagerCredentialsSeason passes will be issued to those members of media outlets covering the teamon a regular basis. All others will be issued single game passes. For single gameaccess please contact Jay Miaritis at least 48 hours in advance of each game viaemail. Dana KaplanPre-Game Access PhotographerMedia may have access to the locker rooms for a period of up to 45 minutes,ending 60 minutes before the game. A Lizards representative will be there to assistyou and take requests.Post-Game Access Lizards Medical Staff James Penna, MDFollowing the game, all players are required to remain at field level and signautographs for fans. Media wishing to interview individual players or coachesmay do so on the field. The coaches may keep the locker rooms closed to mediafor the purposes of a post-game team meeting for 10 minutes from the time the lastplayer clears the field following autograph signing. Teams shall be available for a Head Team Physician, Orthopedic Surgeonminimum of 40 minutes after the conclusion of the game for interview purposes. ALizards representative will be there to assist you and take requests.Practice James Paci,MDOff-day practices will be open to media for the final 30 minutes. Players andcoaches will be available on the field or in the locker room for interviews. Mediamembers should contact Jay Miaritis to confirm site and time. Team Physician, Orthopedic SurgeonPress Release DistrubitionPlease contact Lauren Flynn at 631-424-2606 or Lauren@longislandlizards.com Stuart Cherney, MDMedia Relations Team Physician, Orthopedic SurgeonTeam PR Contact Casey HilpertOffice Phone 631-424-2606 Ron BredowCell Phone 631-875-1404 Head Team Physical Therapist, MS, PTEmail Address rchilpert@longislandlizards.comMailing Address 231 E Jericho turnpike Mike Spreckels Huntington Station NY 11746 Head Team Athletic Trainer, ATC2011 Long Island Lizards Media Guide The 2011 Long Island Lizards Media Guide was Lizards Online produced, designed, and edited by Chris Lochinski and Pat Landers of Lock Designs. Catch all your Long Island Lizards Scores, www.lock-designs.com Game Recaps, Highlights, and Information at: All photography by Dana Kaplan. www.LongIslandLizards.com www.danakaplanphotography.com
  • 3. 2011 SCHEDULEHome Gamed Highlighted in Green Date Time Team Vs Team Saturday, May 14th 7:00 PM @ Cannons ® Saturday, May 21st 7:00 PM @ Rattlers Friday, June 3rd 7:00 PM Outlaws @ Saturday, June 11th 6:00 PM @ Cannons ® Thursday, June 16th 7:30 PM Bayhawks @ Saturday, June 25th 9:00 PM @ Outlaws Friday, July 1st 7:00 PM @ Nationals Friday, July 9th 8:00 PM MLL ALL-STAR GAME Saturday, July 16th 8:00 PM ® Cannons @ Saturday, July 23rd 7:00 PM @ Bayhawks Thursday, July 28th 7:30 PM Rattlers @ Saturday, August 6th 7:00 PM Outlaws @ Saturday August 13th 7:00 PM Nationals @Saturday, August 27th 12:00 PM MLL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALSSaturday, August 28th 1:00 PM MLL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALTO PURCHASE TICKETS CALL 1-866-LIZARD-1 or VISIT www.LongIslandLizards.com *All Times Eastern Standard Time2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 3
  • 4. FOUNDER’S LETTER A Letter from our FounderDear Fans, he had the potential to be the game up in droves. High school, Welcome to the eleventh Spielberg of lacrosse. Landing youth programs, and collegeseason of Major League Lacrosse. back in Los Angeles, I picked up club leagues are exploding. TheIn the past year we’ve seen some the phone and called ‘Morrow’ fan base is growing, televisionexciting changes within the League with one question on my mind: exposure has boomed, but weincluding new sponsorship deals Is there a professional lacrosse are just at the tip of the iceberg.and the announcement of our plans league? By the time we hung up After eleven years I look back andfor expansion. We’re reaching the phone, one had been born. I see where we came from, wherenew heights every day and while knew we could get the marketing we are today, and know whereit’s important to look to the future, and television partners due to my we are going because of greatit’s equally as important to look relationships and from that point partners like New Balance, Sportsto the past to see how far we’ve on, we formed a brotherhood. Authority, Warrior, Bud Light,come. Next, we brought my great Brine, Cascade, Powerade, and friend Tim Robertson into the mix most importantly, you, our fans All great things start with who have stood by us from thea dream and the will to make it and decided that we were going to “Take It Outside.” beginning.real. The dream of Major LeagueLacrosse began when I read a On July 8, 2000 the One day we will jam-packstory in a magazine of a young first Summer Showcase game the stadiums! One day we willcollege graduate and his fledging took place at Crew Stadium in have big player contracts! Andbusiness. Columbus. John Grant Jr. scored one day maybe you will be in a the first goal and Major League Major League Lacrosse uniform. It The year was 1998 and all starts with a dream.I was in Detroit meeting with Lacrosse was born. We played fourGeneral Motors and Ford to see more games that summer and then DON’T QUIT!if they would buy ad space in decided we were ready to launchBody By Jake Magazine. Two MLL as a full-fledged league.of my friends, David Lauren and The fact is, when weJohn Kennedy Jr., who were launched MLL in the summer ofalso seeking ad dollars for their 2001, our players had never even Jake Steinfeldmagazines, were with me. At the dreamt of playing professional Founderend of our trip, we all exchanged lacrosse. After seeing the first Major League Lacrossemagazines I decided to browse summer of play, the goal was tothrough Lauren’s magazine Swing. have young athletes around the I stumbled on an article country share the dream of oneby Dave Morrow, a Princeton day playing professional lacrossegraduate who was making titanium for MLL. The time of hanging up thelacrosse shafts in his garage for his cleats after college was over.then unknown lacrosse company, It’s amazing to think howWarrior. explosive Major League Lacrosse What struck me was his has been, not only on the psyche ofvision to market lacrosse as a the lacrosse community, but all overlifestyle. I knew right away that the country as kids are picking this2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 4
  • 5. Count on us to “ ” there when and where you need us. We make it easy to bank in person, online, on the go . . . or in your pajamas.  More than 60 Branches and Shared Service Centers across Long Island  Over 350 Surcharge-Free ATMs including Walgreens, 7-Eleven*, King Kullen and Costco* locations  Free Online, Mobile and Telephone Banking You’ll love banking here. Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government NCUA National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency * Must show Co-Op logo. Membership conditions may apply. lovebethpage.com | 800-628-7070
  • 6. COACHING STAFF Jim Mule Jim Mule is an eleven-year veteran of the MLL with experience as both a player and a coach. This will be his seventh season as head coach of the Long Island Lizards, with a 36-43 record and playoff appearances in 2005, 2009 and 2010. In 2010, he won the MLL Coach of the Year Award. Following the 1999 World Cup of Lacrosse, in which the U.S. team, with Mule as a member, swept Canada 2-0, Mule was drafted in the second round (12thoverall) in the 2001 MLL Inaugural Draft. Mule served as the starting goalie for the Barrage for two seasonsbefore retiring and applying his lacrosse acumen as an assistant coach under Sal LoCascio for the formerBridgeport Barrage.After his last season with the Barrage, in which they won the MLL Championship, Mule joined the Lizards ashead coach for the 2005 season.A Long Island Native from East Meadow, Mule currently lives in Dix Hill, NY with his wife, Jamie, and theirthree children. John Espey With 27 years of experience coaching NCAA lacrosse, John Espey is someone the Lizards feel lucky to have. Over his 17 years coaching at Stony Brook, Espey lifted the program from Division III to Division I, demonstrating his ability to nurture not just individual players, but entire programs. Becoming the SBU head coach in 1988, Espey tallied six winning seasons. In 2002, during SBU’s first year as an America East member, the SBU Seawolves posted a 10-7 record and won their conference tournament championship,earning the first ever NCAA Tournament berth for their program. Espey received his master’s degree in health and physical education from the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill in 1976, while serving as a graduate assistant coach. He is currently a tenured associateprofessor at Stony Brook and also serves on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association RankingCommittee. Espey currently resides in Commack with his wife Linda and their three children: Michelle, Kimberly andJohn.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 6
  • 7. COACHING STAFF Joe Spallina Joe Spallina is in his second season coaching with the Lizards. Spallina is currently head coach of Adelphi University’s Women’s Lacrosse program, a post he has held since 2007. In 2008 and 2009, his Adelphi teams captured the Division II National Championship. In 2010, his Adelphi team went undefeated in the regular season and secured the top seed in the National Championship Tournament. Spallina is also a physical education teacher in the Rocky Point district andresides in Rocky Point with his wife, Marybeth, and their four children. Todd Esposito Todd Esposito enters his fifth year as an offensive coach for the Lizards. Esposito was a standout midfielder for Levittown Division in the 1980s and was named JUCO Player of the Year from Nassau Community College in1984. Esposito graduated from the University of Virginia where he was an All-American Midfielder. Todd played professionally for the New York Saints as well as club ball for the North Hempstead, Long Island Hofstra and the New York Athletic Club teams.Todd is also one of the founders of the Garden City Renegades lacrosse program.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 7
  • 8. 14 Technology Drive, East Setauket, NY (631)-444-4233 For More Informaion Visit: www.StonyBrookOrtho.com
  • 9. MEET THE LIZARDS ALBERT DAN MAIONE COCCHI 6’1”•190 5’11”•185 Midfield MidfieldWest Islip, NY Hicksville, NYMolloy College Towson University Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 L.I. 1 1 0 0 1 1 10 L.I. 15 1 0 0 1 26 #0 #1 Total 1 1 0 0 1 1 09 L.I. 13 1 0 0 1 28 08 L.I. 11 0 0 1 1 47 07 L.I. 12 2 0 0 2 36 06 L.A. 11 1 0 1 2 25 05 Chs. 13 5 0 3 8 47 04 Chs. 10 0 0 3 3 20 Total 85 10 0 8 18 2292010 - Maione was selected in the 7th round of the 2010 2010 – With 15 games played and 26 ground balls field-MLL Collegiate Draft by Long Island. In his senior year, ed, Cocchi extended his string of solid defensive seasons.he tallied 30 goals, 20 assists, and 34 groundballs, whilereceiving an Honorable Mention for All-American. 2009 – Saw action in 13 games and collected 28 ground balls as a vital contributor on the Lizards’ defensive mid- field and face-off units. 2008 - In his second year with the Lizards, Cocchi saw action in 11 games and had 47 ground balls. 2007 - In his first season as a Lizard, he scored two goals and scooped up 36 ground balls, and was selected to the MLL All-Star Game for the second year in a row. 2006 - As a part of the Los Angeles Riptide franchise, was selected to his first MLL All-Star game. 2003 - Drafted by the Bridgeport Barrage in the Colle- giate Draft and appeared in four games. Towson - Cocchi is a two-time USILA All-America Honor- able Mention honoree. In his senior year he was awarded CAA Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to First Team All-CAA and CAA All-Tournament team.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 9
  • 10. MEET THE LIZARDS BRENT JULIAN HERBST WATTS 6’0”•185 6’2”•205 GOALIE Midfield Plainview, NY Huntington, NY Siena College Hofstra University Yr GP Min. GA Avg. S S% Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 L.I. DNP #4 #5 Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 09 L.I. 9 1 0 0 1 6 08 L.I. 6 1 0 1 1 8 07 L.I. 3 1 0 0 3 6 Total 18 3 0 1 5 20 2010 - Herbst was selected in the 4th round of the 2010 2009 - Saw action in 10 games, picking up six ground MLL Collegiate Draft by Long Island. He was the first play- balls and playing as a crucial defensive midfielder. er ever drafted out of Siena. In his senior year, he fin- ished 3rd in the nation in save percentage (.594) and was 2008 - In his second season with the Lizards, Watts played named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year. in 6 games. 2007 - Was acquired by the Lizards from the Los Angeles Riptide. Played in three games. Hofstra - In his senior year, Watts was named to the CAA All-Tournament team. He also played wide receiver for Hof- stra’s football team.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 10
  • 11. MEET THE LIZARDS TOMMY KEITH DAVIS CROMWELL 5’10”•180 6’1”•180 Attack Attack Levittown, NY Hicksville, NY Princeton University Rutgers University Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 L.I. 1 1 0 0 1 1 10 L.I. 7 13 0 7 20 2 #6 #7 Total 1 1 0 0 1 1 09 L.I. 12 10 1 9 20 4 08 L.I. 11 21 2 17 40 26 07 L.I. 11 16 1 16 33 14 2010 – Selected in the eighth round of the 2010 Supple- 06 L.I. 12 17 5 16 38 18 mental Draft. Played in one game where he scored a goal 04 Phi. 11 27 2 24 53 10 and scooped a ground ball. 03 Brd. 12 16 3 12 31 18 02 Brd. 14 19 1 14 34 16 01 Brd. 11 15 0 6 21 6 Total 101 154 15 121 290 114 2010 – Played in 7 games for the Lizards, notching 13 goals and 7 assists for 20 points on the season. 2009 - Played in 11 games for the Lizards, scoring 9 goals and ranking 5th on the Lizards in points with 18. 2008 - Cromwell racked up 21 goals and 17 assists totaling 40 points finishing second on the Lizards in scoring. 2007 - Keith got off to a hot start in ’07, and finished the season as the Lizards 3rd leading scorer with 16 goals and 16 assists totaling 33 points. 2006 - Scored 17 goals and 16 assists for 38 points. 5 of his goals were two point goals which were good enough for second on the team from behind the arc. 2002 - In his first full season, Cromwell ended with 34 points, consisting of 19 goals and 14 assists. 2001 - Drafted # 7 overall by the Barrage out of Rutgers, Cromwell went on to be the MLL’s first Rookie of the Year. In 11 games for Bridgeport, Cromwell had 21 points on 15 goals and 6 assists.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 11
  • 12. MEET THE LIZARDS PETER TIM VLAHAKIS GOETTELMANN 5’10”•190 6’4”•215 Midfield Attack New York, NY Manhasset, NY Fairfield University Loyola College Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G A Pts GB FO FO% 10 L.I. 14 22 0 8 30 18 #9 10 L.I. 10 1 0 1 34 97/178 55% #8 09 L.I. 12 24 1 3 27 14 09 L.I. 1 1 1 2 44 151/285 53% 08 L.I. 12 23 0 8 31 11 08 L.I. 12 4 2 6 100 244/415 50% 07 L.I. 12 28 0 10 38 20 07 L.I. 9 4 2 6 44 165/277 60% 06 L.I. 12 24 0 13 37 20 06 L.I. 12 3 0 3 56 195/324 60% 05 L.I. 12 26 0 12 38 17 05 N.J. 7 0 1 1 17 38/90 42% 04 L.I. 12 26 0 16 42 30 04 N.J. 9 0 0 0 0 107/199 54% 03 L.I. 29 0 0 6 35 12 Total 58 13 6 19 293 997/1768 56% 02 L.I. 13 27 1 11 39 27 01 L.I. 14 23 0 5 28 14 2010 – Played 8 games in the season, winning 97 (55%) of his 178 draws taken in the season. Total 142 223 2 92 345 183 2009 - Saw action in 11 games for the Lizards. Took 285 2010 – Played in 14 games, putting in 22 goals with face-offs for the season and won 151 of them for a winning 8 assists while snaring 18 ground balls. Goettelmann percentage of 53%. Also contributed 42 ground balls. was honored for the second year in a row with the New Balance Sportsman of the Year. 2008 - Played in 12 games for the Lizards, collecting 100 ground balls. Took 415 draws and won 244 of them 2009 - Saw action in 12 games scoring 24 goals with three for a face-off win percentage of 58%. Was awarded MLL assists and scooping up 14 ground balls. Goettelmann Defensive Player of the Week honors four times, which was honored with the New Balance Sportsman of the Year stands as a league single season record. for his work with his children’s charity, Monster’s Kids. 2007 - Played in nine games for the Lizards, missing four games due to injury. Vlahakis took 277 draws and won 2007 - Competed in 12 games and lead the team in points 165 of them for a winning percentage of 59%, which led (38) and goals (29). Passed out 10 assists and collected the league. 20 groundballs. 2006 - Signed by the Lizards and saw action in 12 games, taking 324 face-offs and winning 195 of them. His face-off 2004 - Competed in 12 games and tallied 21 goals while percentage was an outstanding 60%. passing out 13 assists and recorded a career high by picking up 30 groundballs. 2005 - Spent one year with the Baltimore Bayhawks, seeing action in seven games. Took 90 draws on the 2003 - While playing in 11 games, Goettelmann scored season, winning 38. 29 goals “a career high” and passed out six assists. He also collected 12 groundballs. 2004 - Drafted in the fourth round of the 2004 Collegiate Draft by the New Jersey Pride and saw action in nine games, winning 107 of 199 face-offs.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 12
  • 13. MEET THE LIZARDS RICKY STEPHEN PAGES BERGER 6’2”•175 6’0”•190 Defense Midfield East Rockaway, NY Jessup, Maryland Ohio State University Washington College Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB #11 10 L.I. 7 2 0 0 2 9 10 L.I. 13 24 1 9 34 14 #13 09 L.I. 12 2 0 0 2 30 09 L.I. 13 21 0 7 28 14 Total 19 4 0 0 4 39 08 L.I. 11 28 0 8 36 18 07 L.I. 12 27 2 7 36 29 06 L.I. 12 19 1 7 27 49 05 L.I. 14 21 0 5 26 17 Total 75 140 4 43 187 141 2010 – Played in 5 games, scoring two goals and fielding 2010 – Played in 13 games, posting 24 goals, one two- 9 ground balls. point goal and nine assists. He also corralled 14 ground balls. 2009 - Made an immediate impact in his rookie season, playing in 12 games, scooping up 30 ground balls and 2009 - Played in all 13 games for the Lizards, scoring 18 scoring two goals. goals and handing out six assists. Berger was selected for his third straight MLL All-Star game, playing for the Old Ohio State - Pages was honored with Face-Off’s 2008 School Team. yearbook preseason All-American Honorable Mention. 2008 - Saw action in 11 games and led the Lizards in goals scored with 28 goals. Also tied his career high in points with 36. Was selected to his second straight MLL All-Star Game. 2007 - Played in 12 games and was second on the team in goals with 27. Set a career high with 36 points for the season. Berger was selected to his first MLL All-Star game. 2006 - Played in all 12 games and scored 19 goals on the year. 2005 - In his first full season in the MLL, Berger played in all 12 games and notched 15 goals and 3 assists. 2004 - Drafted by the Lizards as “Mr. Irrelevant”, a nickname for the final selection in the final round of the 2004 Collegiate Draft. Washington College - Was a three time USILA All- American, earning First Team honors in his junior and senior years.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 13
  • 14. MEET THE LIZARDS DREW SCOTT ADAMS KOCIS 6’1”•195 6’4”•215 Goalie Attack Springfield, PA Huntington, NY Penn State University Georgetown University Yr GP Min. GA Avg. S S% Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 12 161 13.41 173 .518 #14 827:51:00 #16 10 Did Not Play 09 1 6:57:00 0 0 2 1.00 Total Total 13 827:57:57 161 12.38 175 .526 2010 – Adams played in 12 games, serving as the 2010 - Kocis was drafted in the 3rd round (16th overall) lynchpin of the defense by making 173 saves and touting in the 2010 MLL Collegiate Draft. a .518 save average over the course of the season. 2009 - Played in one game for the Lizards recording two saves. Adams was selected with the 19th overall pick in the third round of the MLL’s 2009 Collegiate Draft by the Lizards. Penn State - A three-time ECAC Goalie of the Year and First Team All- ECAC honoree, he was also selected to USILA All-American Honorable Mention team.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 14
  • 15. MEET THE LIZARDS CRAIG STEPHEN DOWD PEYSER 6’0”•185 6’0”•185 Attack Midfield Northport, NY Garden City, NY Georgetown University Johns Hopkins University Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G A Pts GB FO FO% 10 L.I. 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 L.I. 13 18 1 19 9 0/4 0% #17 #19 Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 09 L.I. 12 19 4 23 26 4/11 36% 08 L.I. 10 19 2 21 26 19/39 48% Total 35 56 7 63 61 23/54 43% 2010 – Dowd was selected in the 8th round of the 2010 2010 – Played in 13 games, putting up 18 goals and MLL Collegiate Draft by Long Island. He played in one nabbing 9 ground balls. game during the 2010 MLL Playoffs. 2009 - Seeing action in 12 games for the Lizards, he Georgetown - Dowd finished 2nd All-Time in assists scored 19 goals and scooped up 22 ground balls as a key while at Georgetown with 88. During his senior season, offensive weapon for the Lizards midfield. he finished 5th in the nation in assists per game with 3.14. 2008 - Selected by the New Jersey Pride as the third overall pick in the Collegiate Draft. Played in 10 games and scored 19 goals. Also took 39 draws and won 19 of them. Johns Hopkins - Was a part of two NCAA National Championship teams and was selected to the USILA All- American team twice.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 15
  • 16. MEET THE LIZARDS CHRIS MIKE FIORE WARD 6’4”•225 6’0”•195 Midfield Midfield Freeport, NY Setauket, NY UMass Duke University Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB #21 10 L.I. 12 12 4 2 18 5 10 L.I. 14 4 5 9 9 27 #23 09 L.I. 12 24 1 84 315 165 09 L.I. 12 11 10 34 36 26 08 L.I. 12 23 0 8 31 11 08 L.I. 12 3 21 24 26 27 07 L.I. 12 28 0 10 38 20 Total 38 18 36 67 71 80 06 L.I. 12 24 0 13 37 20 05 L.I. 12 26 0 12 38 17 04 L.I. 12 26 0 16 42 30 2009 - Saw action in 11 games with two assists and six ground balls. 03 L.I. 29 0 0 6 35 12 Total 113 163 5 151 554 280 2008 - In his rookie year Ward played in seven games, netted one goal and picked up four ground balls. 2010 Played in 12 games and scored 12 goals along with an impressive four 2-point goals. Duke University - Four year member of the Blue Devil’s lacrosse team, garnered preseason Second Team All- 2009 - Saw action in 10 games and scored 10 goals with American and ACC Academic Honor Roll honors. one two point goal, passed out five assists and collected nine ground balls. 2008 - Played in 11 contests and scored 22 goals, including 2 two-point goals, dished out seven assists and picked up 11 ground balls. 2006 - Played in 12 games and scored 21 goals with one two point goal. Passed out 10 assists and picked up 17 ground balls. Fiore played in his second MLL All-Star Game and won the Fastest Shot Contest. 2005 - Competed in 12 games, tying a career high in goals scored with 22. Tallied one two-pointer scored along with a career high 10 assists while scooping up 23 groundballs. Fiore was also selected to his first MLL All-Star game. UMASS - At UMass Fiore was a Tewaarton Award Finalist and the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Year. Was a two-time All-American honoree, and a two-time All New England selection.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 16
  • 17. MEET THE LIZARDS GREG PARKER GURENLIAN MCKEE 6’1”•225 6’0”•215 Midfield DefenseSpringfield, Pennsylvania Old Greenwich, CTPenn State University Duke University Yr Tm GP G A Pts GB FO FO% Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 L.I. 12 9 1 10 58 97/203 48% 10 L.I. 9 1 0 4 5 36 #32 #35 09 L.I. DNP Total 9 1 0 4 5 36 08 Roc. 12 6 2 13 75 193/353 54% Roc./ 07 12 10 0 10 48 142/273 52% S.F. 06 Roc. 9 4 7 11 24 113/233 48% Total 35 56 7 63 61 23/54 43%2009 - Selected by the Lizards in the 5th round of the 2010 - Selected by the Lizards in the 2010 MLL Collegiate2010 Supplemental Draft. Previously played three seasons Draft with their 1st Round (4th overall) selection. Inof Major League Lacrosse, spending time with both the McCkee’s first year of MLL play, he scooped up 36 groundRochester Rattlers and San Francisco Dragons. Played balls in 9 games.in 33 total MLL games, scoring 20 goals and 14 assists,scooping up 147 ground balls and winning 448 faceoffs. Duke - In his four years at Duke, McKee picked up a staggering 313 ground balls. The long stick Midfielder/2008 - Played 12 games for the Dragons winning 353 Defender had an outstanding senior campaign for the Bluedraws and winning 193 of them to earn a 54% winning Devils in 2010, as he picked up a team-best 105 groundpercentage at “X”. Gurenlian also scored six goals, passed balls. The 2nd Team All-American forced 35 turnoversout seven assists and picked up a career high 75 ground during his senior year, leading Duke to the nationalballs. championship, where they defeated Notre Dame. McKee, the star of Duke’s defense, which held opponents to a mere2007 - Gurenlian was traded from the Rochester Rattlers 9 goals per game, limited the Fighting Irish to only 5 goalsto the Dragons during the 2007 season. He played 12 in the championship.games winning 142 draws out of 273 to earn a 52% face-off winning percentage. Also tallied carrier high 10 goalsand snagged 12 ground balls.2006 - In his rookie year Gurenlian played in nine gamesand took 233 face-offs winning 133 to have a 48%winning face-off percentage, netted four goals, dished outseven assists and picked up 24 ground balls.Penn State - Greg was a four-year starter and face-offspecialist. He finished as the school’s all-time leader inface-off’s won with 518 wins.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 17
  • 18. MEET THE LIZARDS MATT NICKY DANOWSKI POLANCO 6’1”•195 6’4”•235 Attack DefenseFarmingdale, NY Oceanside, NYDuke University Hofstra University Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 L.I. 14 26 4 21 51 19 10 L.I. 13 0 0 1 1 52 #40 #41 09 L.I. 13 18 1 16 35 33 09 L.I. 7 0 0 0 0 20 08 L.I. 10 19 3 14 36 16 08 L.I. 12 0 0 0 0 38 Total 37 63 8 51 122 68 07 L.I. 12 1 0 1 2 35 06 L.I. 10 0 0 0 0 40 05 L.I. 14 1 0 0 1 44 04 Phi. 14 0 0 2 2 612010 - Played in 14 games and scored 26 goals with 03 Brid. 12 1 0 1 2 5321 assists, while recording four two-point goals over theseason. 02 Brid. 4 2 0 0 1 7 Total 98 5 0 5 9 3502009 - Saw action in 13 games for the Lizards, scoring16 goals, passing out 16 assists, and gathering 33 ground 2010 - Bolstering the defense, Polanco played in 13balls. Was selected to his second consecutive MLL All-Star games and scooped up 52 ground balls.Game as a part of the New School roster. 2008 - Played in all 12 games and recorded 38 ground2008 - Selected as the second overall pick in the Collegiate balls. Polanco was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Draft by the New Jersey Pride. Saw action in 10 games Stars roster for the 2008 MLL All-Star game.for New Jersey scoring 19 goals, including three goalsbeyond the arc, and registering 14 assists. Was selected 2006 - As the anchor of the Lizards defense, Polancoto his the MLL All-Star team in his first season. participated in 10 games and collected 40 ground balls.Duke - Danowski was awarded the Tewaaraton Trophy 2005 - Traded to the Lizards from the Philadelphiaas the Consensus National Player of the Year. Was a four Barrage. Played in 14 games and recorded 44 groundtime USILA First Team All-American honoree. Set ACC and balls. Was awarded the Warrior Defensive Player of theschool single season records for most points in a season Year for the second consecutive season.with 91. Became the fourth player in NCAA Division Ihistory to score over 40 goals and dish out over 50 assists 2004 - In his third year with the Barrage franchise, he sawin a single season. action in 12 games and picked up 47 ground balls. Was honored with his first Warrior Defensive Player of the Year Award. 2003 - Played in 12 games and recorded a career high 53 ground balls. Also contributed one goal and had one assist.2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 18
  • 19. MEET THE LIZARDS MIKE BRIAN UNTERSTEIN SPALLINA 5’11”•170 5’11”•215 Midfield DefenseHofstra University Hofstra Universityy Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB Yr Tm GP G 2ptG A Pts GB 10 L.I. 9 0 0 0 0 6 10 L.I. 13 0 0 0 0 10 #77 #91 09 L.I DNP 09 L.I. 12 0 0 0 0 16 08 Phil. 12 0 0 0 0 13 Total 9 0 0 0 0 6 07 Phil. 11 0 0 0 0 14 06 Phil. 12 0 0 0 0 102010 - Unterstein played in nine games, collecting six 05 Phil. 10 0 0 0 0 12ground balls throughout the season. 04 Phil. 14 0 0 0 0 22Hofstra - Unterstein was awarded with the CAA Rookie 02 L.I. 7 0 0 0 0 11of the Year and named to the CAA All-Rookie team his 01 L.I. 11 0 0 0 0 16freshman year, selected to the CAA All-Conference Second 02 Brid. 4 2 0 0 1 7Team in his junior year. He was garnered with PreseasonAll-American Honorable Mention and All-CAA honors. Total 102 0 0 0 0 124 2010 – Played effective defense over the 13-game season and scooped up 10 ground balls. 2009 - Signed by the Lizards during the offseason. Was a leader of the Lizards highly touted defense. Played in 12 games and picked up 16 ground balls while intimidating attackmen week in and week out. 2008 - Participated in 12 games for the Philadelphia Barrage, scooping up 13 ground balls. 2007 - Competed in 11 games for the Barrage and gathered 14 ground balls, leading them to their 3rd MLL Championship in four years. 2006 - Appeared in 12 games and collected 10 ground balls for the Barrage, Was named to the 2006 MLL All- Star team and led Philadelphia to their second MLL Championship. 2005 - Played in 10 games as a member of the Barrage and scooped up 14 ground balls. .2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 19
  • 20. LIZARDS RECORDSYEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS, LIZARDS PLAYOFFS, & ALL-TIME Vs. OPPONENTS All-Time Record 2005 Record: 5-9 Lizards vs. Opponents 2008 Record: 5-6 MLL Finalists Opponent Record Opponent W/L Score Opponent W/L Score Boston Cannons 13-14 Rochester Rattlers L 10-16 New Jersey Pride L 14-15 Chicago Machine 6-0 @ Philadelphia Barrage L 12-18 Rochester Rattlers W 17-14 Denver Outlaws 1-7 Boston Cannons W 20-19 Philadelphia Barrage W 19-14 Los Angeles Riptide 1-0 Philadelphia Barrage W 22-12 @ Boston Cannons L 14-20 New Jersey Pride 10-7 @ Washington / Chesa- Philadelphia Barrage W 18-12 W 15-11 Philadelphia/Bridgeport Barrage 13-9 peake Bayhawks Baltimore / Chesapeake L 15-21 Rochester Rattlers 9-7 @ Los Angeles Riptide W 19-18 Bayhawks San Francisco Dragons 1-1 @ New Jersey Pride W 16-9 @ Baltimore / Chesapeake L 8-19 Chesapeake Bayhawks 9-12 New Jersey Pride L 20-26 Bayhawks Toronto Nationals 3-3 @ Boston Cannons L 12-13 @ New Jersey Pride W 19-14 @ Rochester Rattlers L 13-17 @ Rochester Rattlers L 14-15 2010 Record: 7-5 Washington / Chesapeake @ Philadelphia Barrage L 14-16 L 15-22 MLL Finalists Bayhawks @ Boston Cannons L 9-10 Boston Cannons L 16-19 Opponent W/L Score 2007 Record: 5-7 Boston Cannons* W 19-14@ Chesapeake Bayhawks L 8-16 Baltimore / Chesapeake @ Denver Outlaws L 10-13 Opponent W/L Score L 9-15 Bayhawks** Boston Cannons W 13-11 Boston Cannons W 16-12 Denver Outlaws L 10-15 @ San Francisco Dragons W 14-12 *MLL Semi-Finals / **MLL Finals @ Chicago Machine W 13-12 @ Washington / Chesa- L 15-18 Toronto Nationals L 9-11 peake Bayhawks 2004 Record: 6-6 @ Boston Cannons L 14-17 Philadelphia Barrage W 16-11 Washington / Chesapeake Opponent W/L Score Chicago Machine W 13-12 W 13-9 Bayhawks @ Boston Cannons L 16-17 @ Chicago Machine W 17-15 New Jersey Pride W 18-17 @ Philadelphia Barrage L 13-14 Chesapeake Bayhawks W 14-11 Rochester Rattlers L 7-13 Bridgeport / Philadelphia W 14-12 Toronto Nationals W 16-11 @ Rochester Rattlers L 10-17 Barrage @ Toronto Nationals W 13-7 Boston Cannons L 1720 @ New Jersey Pride L 15-19 @ Denver Outlaws* W 16-12 @ Boston Cannons W 19-16 Denver Outlaws L 12-14Chesapeake Bayhawks** L 9-13 @ New Jersey Pride W 20-18 @ Boston Cannons L 16-17*MLL Semi-Finals / **MLL Finals @ Bridgeport / Philadelphia New Jersey Pride W 15-14 L 17-18 Barrage 2009 Record: 6-7 Baltimore / Chesapeake L 13-15 2006 Record: 5-7 Bayhawks MLL Semi-Finalists @ Baltimore / Chesapeake W 17-16 Opponent W/L Score Opponent W/L Score Bayhawks @ Boston Cannons W 9-8 Baltimore / Chesapeake Rochester Rattlers W 14-13 W 17-11Washington / Chesapeake Bayhawks Bridgeport / Philadelphia L 13-14 L 12-18 Bayhawks Boston Cannons L 12-16 Barrage @ Toronto Nationals W 13-9 @ Boston Cannons L 13-15 Rochester Rattlers L 14-21 Boston Cannons W 14-13 @ Rochester Rattlers L 18-12 Toronto Nationals* L 13-14 @ Denver Outlaws L 6-19 Philadelphia Barrage L 12-13 *MLL Semi-Finals Chicago Machine W 15-14 Baltimore / Chesapeake W 9-6 @ Washington / Chesa- Bayhawks L 7-14 peake Bayhawks @ Chicago Machine W 18-11 Boston Cannons W 11-10 Rochester Rattlers W 19-7 Toronto Nationals L 9-19 @ Philadelphia Barrage L 8-10 @ Denver Outlaws L 7-12 Denver Outlaws L 11-12 Denver Outlaws L 9-13 @ New Jersey Pride L 13-15 @ Chicago Machine W 13-11 New Jersey Pride W 15-14 Toronto Nationals* L 13-14 *MLL Semi-Finals2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 21
  • 21. 2003 Record: 11-2 2001 Record: 12-4 MLL Finalists 2002 Record: 10-6 MLL FinalistsAmerican Division Champions MLL Finalists American Division Champions Opponent W/L Score Opponent W/L Score Opponent W/L Score@ Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks W 14-12 Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 21-8 @ Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks L 13-16 Rochester Rattlers W 16-8 Boston Cannons L 14-16 Rochester Rattlers W 18-13 @ Rochester Rattlers W 17-14 @ New Jersey Pride W 18-11 Boston Cannons W 17-14@ Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks L 12-13 @ Boston Cannons W 15-13 New Jersey Pride W 15-14 Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 23-19 @ Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 21-20 @ Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 17-16 @ Boston Cannons W 17-13 @ Rochester Rattlers W 13-12 @ Boston Cannons W 11-10@ Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 17-16 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks W 18-12 @ Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage L 12-13 New Jersey Pride L 11-18 Rochester Rattlers W 14-10 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks L 10-16 Boston Cannons W 18-12 @ Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks W 18-13 Boston Cannons W 23-14 @ New Jersey Pride W 13-12 @ Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage L 13-15 @ Boston Cannons W 20-15 New Jersey Pride W 23-16 Boston Cannons L 17-18 Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 17-14 Boston Cannons* W 20-14 New Jersey Pride L 15-18 @ Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 18-17 @ Baltimore / Chesapeake Bay- @ Boston Cannons L 17-18 New Jersey Pride L 13-14 W 15-14 hawks** Bridgeport / Philadelphia Barrage W 18-11 @ Rochester Rattlers W 12-10*MLL Semi-Finals / **MLL Finals New Jersey Pride* W 19-11 Rochester Rattlers* W 13-12 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks** L 21-13 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks** W 15-11 *MLL Semi-Finals / **MLL Finals *MLL Semi-Finals / **MLL FinalsLizards Playoff Results 2001 MLL Play-offs Major League Lacrosse Championship Long Island Lizards 13 – Boston Cannons 14 Semi-Finals vs Rochester Rattlers (Columbus, Ohio) 2005 MLL Play-offs (Bridgeport, Connecticut) Long Island Lizards 13 – Semi-Finals vs Boston Cannons 2010 MLL Play-offs Long Island Lizards 13 – Rochester Rattlers 12 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks 21 (Boston, Massachusetts) Long Island Lizards 19 – Boston Cannons 14 Semi-Finals vs Denver Outlaws Major League Lacrosse Championship 2003 MLL Play-offs Major League Lacrosse Championship (Annapolis, Maryland) (Bridgeport, Connecticut) (Boston, Massachusetts) Long Island Lizards 16 – Denver Outlaws 12 Long Island Lizards 15 – Semi-Finals vs Boston Cannons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Long Island Lizards 9 – Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks 11 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks 15 Major League Lacrosse Championship Long Island Lizards 20 – Boston Cannons 14 (Annapolis, Maryland) Long Island Lizards 9 – Chesapeake Bayhawks 13 2002 MLL Play-offs Major League Lacrosse Championship 2009 MLL Play-offs Semi-Finals vs New Jersey Pride (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Hempstead, New York) Long Island Lizards 21 – Semi-Finals vs Toronto Nationals Long Island Lizards 19 – New Jersey Pride 11 Baltimore / Chesapeake Bayhawks 13 (Annapolis, Maryland)
  • 22. CAREER & AWARDSCareer StatsGoals Assists 2003 Brian Dougherty MLL All-Star Game Appearance Name Total Name Total Warrior Goalie of the Year1 Tim Goettelmann 228 1 Tim Goettelman 89 Tim Goettelmann MLL All-Star Game Appearance2 Stephen Berger 114 2 Keith Cromwell 66 Al Haugen MLL All-Star Game Appearance Jay Jalbert Bud Light Most Valuable Player3 A.J. Haugen 106 3 Casey Powell 52 MLL All-Star Game Appearance4 Blake Miller 92 4 Blake Miller 44 Kevin Lowe MLL All-Star Game Appearance5 Chris Massey 83 5 Jay Jalbert 40 Pat McCabe MLL All-Star Game AppearancePoints 2004 Ground Balls Kevin Finneran New Balance Sportsman of the Year Name Total Name Total1 Tim Goettelmann 317 1 John Gagliardi 273 20052 A.J. Haugen 150 2 Jay Jalbert 243 John Gagliardi MLL All-Star Game Appearance Tim Goettelmann MLL All-Star Game Appearance3 Jay Jalbert 122 3 Peter Vlahakis 200 Jay Jalbert MLL All-Star Game Appearance4 Casey Powell 119 4 Nicky Polanco 161 Brian McCabe New Balance Sportsman of the Year5 Blake Miller 117 5 Pat McCabe 129 Nicky Polanco Warrior Defensive Player of the Year MLL All-Star Game AppearanceLizards Award Winners 2006 Greg Cattrano MLL All-Star Game Appearance 2001 John DeTomasso Merril Lynch Coach of the Year 2007 Stephen Berger MLL All-Star Game Appearance Joe Ghedina SoBe Iron Lizard Dan Cocchi MLL All-Star Game Appearance 2002 Nicky Polanco MLL All-Star Game Appearance Brian Carcaterra MLL All-Star Game Appearance Peter Vlahakis MLL All-Star Game Appearance Paul Cantabene MLL All-Star Game Appearance Kevin Finneran MLL All-Star Game Appearance 2008 John Gagliardi MLL All-Star Game Appearance Stephen Berger MLL All-Star Game Appearance AJ Haugen MLL All-Star Game Appearance Spencer Ford MLL All-Star Game Appearance Pat McCabe MLL All-Star Game Appearance Nicky Polanco MLL All-Star Game Appearance Casey Powell MLL All-Star Game Appearance Peter Vlahakis MLL All-Star Game Appearance Terry Riodan MLL All-Star Game Appearance 2003 2009 Brian Carcaterra MLL All-Star Game Appearance Tim Goettelman New Balance Sportsman of the Year Paul Cantabene MLL All-Star Game Appearance Kevin Finneran MLL All-Star Game Appearance 2010 John Gagliardi MLL All-Star Game Appearance Stephen Berger MLL All-Star Game Appearance AJ Haugen MLL All-Star Game Appearance Matt Danowski MLL All-Star Game Appearance Pat McCabe MLL All-Star Game Appearance Tim Goettelman New Balance Sportsman of the Year Casey Powell MLL All-Star Game Appearance Nicky Polanco MLL All-Star Game Appearance Terry Riodan MLL All-Star Game Appearance Brian Spallina MLL All-Star Game Appearance2011 LONG ISLAND LIZARDS 23
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