Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/5/10
From Press Releases
The reigning 2009 NCAA college player of the year, Max Seibald, will make his professional National Lacrosse League debut as a member of the Philadelphia Wings when the Wings travel to Toronto to face the Rock at the Air Canada Centre tonight at 7:30.
The Wings return home to the Wachovia Center Saturday to meet the Orlando Titans (2-1) at 7 p.m.
The Wings acquired Seibald from the Boston Blazers on January 25 in exchange for a 2010 first-round draft pick and future considerations. Seibald is Cornell University’s first recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy, which awards college lacrosse’s player of the year. He racked up 141 career points, the most ever by a Big Red midfielder, and has proven to be one of the most consistent players in the country, having registered at least one point in 59 of his 62 career games.
The Rock (3-1) leads the Eastern Division of the NLL. Toronto is third in the League on the power play, converting on 45 percent of its opportunities, and second in the League in killing power plays (73 percent). Toronto is 2-0 at home at the Air Canada Centre.
Colin Doyle leads the Rock in scoring with 26 points (3G, 23A), followed by rookie Garrett Billings with 22 points (13G, 9A) and rookie Stephen Leblanc has 22 points (6G, 16A). Goalie Bob Watson is first in the league with an impressive goals against average of 6.67 per game.
The Wings (1-3) are fifth in the Eastern Division in the NLL. Philadelphia is 10th in the league on the power play, converting on 30 percent of its opportunities, and third in the league in killing power plays (65 percent). The Wings are 1-1 at the Wachovia Center.
Drew Westervelt leads the Wings with 18 points (8G, 10A) and Mat Giles with 17 points (8G, 9A). Wings goalie Brandon Miller is fourth in the league with 150 saves on the season. The first 5,000 Wings fans attending the game at the Wachovia Center on Saturday will receive a free rally towel, courtesy of Lampire.
The Titans (2-1) are third in the Eastern Division of the NLL. Orlando ranks first in the League on the power play, converting on 64 percent of its power plays, and fifth in the League killing power plays (63 percent). The Titans are 0-1 record on the road.
Jordan Hall leads the Titans with 16 points (5G, 11A), followed by Casey Powell with 14 points (9G, 5A). Orlando goalie Matt Vinc is third in the League with a goals against average of 9.67 per game. Rory Smith is first in the League in penalty minutes with 53 in only two games played.