Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/19/16
From Press Release
Major League Lacrosse has announced this year’s 2016 ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance. The roster is voted on by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers, and is comprised of some of the best talent in the League, all of whom stood out at their respective positions.
The 2016 New Balance ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance was determined by a submission process where MLL Head Coaches and General Managers selected 1 goalie, 1 faceoff specialist, 3 midfielders, 4 defensemen and 4 attack players. Those players selected the most per position, comprise the ALL-MLL Team.
ALL-MLL Roster By Position
Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion, Duke)- Rochester Rattlers
The 2015 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year, Jordan Wolf, had another great offensive season for the Rattlers. Wolf played in 11 games this season and finished with 34 goals and 14 assists for a total of 48 points. His 48 points put him 11th on the MLL scoring list and in a tie for first place on the Rattlers. In Week 9, Wolf scored a season-high and career-high 10 points (6G, 4A) against the Denver Outlaws. The following week he was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game for his seven-point game against the Machine.
Rob Pannell – New York Lizards
The 2016 scoring leader and Warrior Offensive Player of the Year, Rob Pannell, had another remarkable year for the Lizards. Finishing with 42 goals and 32 assists for a total of 74 points, Pannell helped lead his Lizards team to an 8-6 regular season record and a berth in the MLL Playoffs. Pannell also broke the MLL scoring record, previously set at 72 points. Pannell was awarded the Coca-Cola Player of the Game and Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors twice this season.
Kevin Rice – Atlanta Blaze
Rounding out the ALL-MLL attackman is Atlanta Blaze attacker Kevin Rice. Rice exploded for 37 goals and 21 assists for a total of 58 points in just nine games. Despite only playing in nine games due to injury, Rice still finished the season leading the Blaze in points and tied for fourth on the MLL scoring list. Rice tallied at least four points in every game and averaged 6.4 points per game. He scored a season-high eight points during three separate games this season.
Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco, Penn State)- New York Lizards
Greg Gurenlian, the 2015 and 2016 FOAthlete of the Year, dominated at the “X” again this season. Gurenlian finished the regular season with 263 faceoff wins out of a possible 457 attempts for a 57.5% win percentage. Gurenlian played in 13 of the 14 games for the Lizards, picking up 142 groundballs along the way.
Tom Schreiber (Princeton) – Ohio Machine
The 2016 Coca-Cola Most Valuable Player, Tom Schreiber, has clear vision on the field to set up his teammates. Schreiber finished the regular season with 60 points from 23 goals, including a two-pointer, and 36 assists. Schreiber’s 60 points ranks first among Machine teammates and third among scoring leaders for the season. His league-leading 36 assists also ranks seventh for the single-season assists record.
Paul Rabil – New York Lizards
The nine-year veteran, midfielder Paul Rabil, had another great offensive season by finishing with 72 points, tying his career-high. Rabil scored 43 goals, including six two-pointers, and dished out 23 assists. His 72 points put him second on the MLL and Lizards scoring list, just two points behind teammate, Pannell. Rabil tallied a point in every game this season and averaged 5.14 points per game. Rabil was awarded the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors twice this season.
Joe Walters – Chesapeake Bayhawks
The 10-year veteran, midfielder Joe Walters, finished the season with a career-high 50 points. Walters scored 23 goals and dished out 27 assists in the 12 games he played in. He finished first for the Bayhawks in scoring and tied for ninth for MLL scorers. In Week 11, Walters earned Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading the Bayhawks to two victories over the Machine and Lizards. Walters combined for 13 points in the two wins with six goals and seven assists. During that stretch, he also scored his 200th regular season goal.
Tucker Durkin (La Salle, Johns Hopkins)- Florida Launch
In his third year being named to the ALL-MLL Team, Tucker Durkin of the Launch continued his play as a shutdown defensemen. In the first game of the season, Durkin tied a career-high five groundballs and caused four turnovers. Durkin finished the season with 28 groundballs, 14 caused turnovers, and one assist. His caused turnovers led the Launch team and defense.
Joe Fletcher – New York Lizards
The 2015 Warrior Defensive Player of the Year, Joe Fletcher is regarded as a top defender around the league. Fletcher played in 13 games this season for the Lizards and collected 51 groundballs and dished out an assist. He tied a career-high eight groundballs in Week 9 in the 13-12 win over the Boston Cannons. Fletcher’s 51 groundballs were second-highest on the Lizards, only behind faceoff specialist Gurenlian.
Mike Manley – Rochester Rattlers
Manley played in 11 games for the Rattlers in the 2016 season and racked up 30 groundballs, 10 caused turnovers and five goals. In Week 9, Manley added four groundballs in the Rochester 19-11 win over the Denver Outlaws and was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. Well-known in the League for his strong defense, Manley was also named the 2016 Warrior Defensive Player of the Year.
Joel White – Rochester Rattlers
White appeared in 11 games for the Rattlers in the 2016 season and picked up 65 groundballs to be ranked second on the team. He also caused 13 turnovers and tallied seven points off one goal and six assists. In Week 6, White racked up six groundballs and tallied an assist in the Rochester 18-14 win over the Chesapeake Bayhawks and was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. White also won the 2016 Warrior Defensive Player of the Year award with Rattlers teammate Manley.
John Galloway – Rochester Rattlers
Galloway, a six-year veteran for Rochester, started in 13 games for the Rattlers and finished the regular season with an 8-5 record. Galloway ended with 188 saves and a career-high save percentage at 56.3%. Galloway also had one of the lowest goals against averages in the League with 11.77. For his performance between the pipes, Galloway was also awarded the title of the 2016 Brine Goalie of the Year as voted by the MLL coaches and general managers.