December 24, 2012

Nearly 34,000 votes were cast in Lacrosse Magazine's "Best of Lacrosse 2012" polls, and we thank each and every one of you who voted. The final results of our end-of-year-celebration are below, along with staff picks as they appear in the December issue of Lacrosse Magazine.

Click the links below to read about the best of the sport over the last 12 months, plus:

* Interactive timeline with images and videos on the year that was

* A special web-only feature "The Best of the Rest," as LM contributor Joel Censer opines on categories like Best Tweets, YouTube highlights and more.

Best Men's Player 

STAFF PICK
Peter Baum, Colgate

FAN VOTE
Brendan Mundorf, Outlaws 29%

Steele Stanwick, Virginia/Machine 25%
Peter Baum, Colgate 18%
John Grant Jr., Mammoth/Bayhawks 14%
Paul Rabil, Cannons 14%

 » Read more on this category

Best Women's Player

STAFF PICK
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern

FAN VOTE
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse 40%

Brittany Dashiell, Florida 34%
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern 19%
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland 5%
Taylor Cummings, McDonogh (Md.) 2%

» Read more on this category

 

Best Men's Coach

STAFF PICK
Charley Toomey, Loyola

FAN VOTE
Jim Berkman, Salisbury 54%

Charley Toomey, Loyola 29%
Kevin Cassese, Lehigh 12%
Dave Cottle, Bayhawks 3%
Alex Smith, Colorado State 2%

» Read more on this category


Best Women's Coach

STAFF PICK
Kelly Amonte Hiller, Northwestern

FAN VOTE
Kate Livesay, Trinity (Conn.) 35%

Kelly Amonte Hiller, Northwestern 25%
Mandee O'Leary, Florida 19%
Gary Gait, Syracuse 15%
Jen Larsen-Beck, Oregon 6%

» Read more on this category

 

Best Team Breakthrough

STAFF PICK
Iroquois Nationals

FAN VOTE
Florida women 43%

Loyola men 29%
Iroquois Nationals 17%
Oregon women 6%
Colgate men 5%

» Read more on this category

 

Best Individual Breakthrough

STAFF PICK
Eric Lusby, Loyola

FAN VOTE
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse 33%

Tatum Coffey, Penn State 25%
Jeremy Sieverts, Outlaws 21%
Eric Lusby, Loyola 17%
Matt Kavanagh, U.S. U19 team 4%

» Read more on this category

 


Best Individual Performance

STAFF PICK
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse

FAN VOTE
Vito DeMola, Dowling (M-DII Final) 63%

Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse (NCAA Quarter) 25%
Jeremy Noble (NCAA First-Round) 6%
Taylor Cummings, McDonogh (IAAM Final) 3%
Cody Jamieson, Knighthawks (NLL Final) 3%

» Read more on this category

 

Best Comeback

STAFF PICK
Denver Outlaws

FAN VOTE
Syracuse women (NCAA Quarterfinal) 53%

Colgate men (NCAA First-Round Game) 27%
Denver Outlaws (MLL Semifinal) 8%
Denver men (NCAA First-Round Game) 8%
Syracuse women (NCAA Quarterfinal) 4%

» Read more on this category

 

Best Game

STAFF PICK
Syracuse vs. Florida (NCAA Women's Semi)

FAN VOTE
Syracuse vs. Florida (NCAA Women's Semi) 47%

Denver vs. UNC (NCAA Men's First-Round) 23%
Navy vs. Oregon (NCAA Women's Play-In) 17%
Colgate vs. Lehigh (Patriot League Men's Final) 8%
Canada vs. USA (U19 Men's Prelim) 5%

» Read more on this category

 


Best Milestone Moment

STAFF PICK
John Grant Jr. (NLL Scoring Record)

 FAN VOTE
Kathy Jenkins, St. Stephen's/Agnes (600 Wins) 38%

Cindy Timchal, Navy (400 Wins) 28%
John Grant Jr., Mammoth (NLL Scoring Record) 16%
Mike Messere, West Genesee (HS Wins Record) 14%
Zed Williams, Silver Creek (NY Scoring Record) 4%

» Read more on this category

 


BEST OF THE REST by Joel Censer

Best Tweets | Most Candid
Best YouTube Moments | Best Quotes
Best Gear/Fashion Statement
Best Upset | Best Rivalry | Best Fans
Best Play-by-Play | Best Story You Never Heard
Boldest Move | Worst Luck | Unsung Hero
Best Pop Culture Moment


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