July 22, 2013

Powell Earns Player of the Week in First Game since June '12

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Casey Powell was up to his old tricks this week in Annapolis, helping the Bayhawks earn a tough OT win against Boston.
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Playing in his first Major League Lacrosse contest since June of 2012, Casey Powell showed little rust from the break, netting four points including a game-tying tally that sent the contest into overtime - leading Chesapeke to a key win over Boston and earning Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Charlotte goalkeeper Adam Ghitelman earned Warrior Defensive Player of the Week accolades, while Ohio Machine midfielder Logan Schuss earned Cascade Rookie of the Week.

Powell, one of the game's biggest stars since his time at Syracuse, had three goals and an assist against the Cannons, who had won five straight going into Thursday's contest in Annapolis. The attackman's 403 career points is second in MLL's record books, runner-up to only Boston's Ryan Boyle. Chesapeake next travels to Denver to face the undefeated Outlaws this Saturday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. (ET). ESPN2 will broadcast this game live.

Ghitelman helped steer the Charlotte Hounds to a 13-11 win over the New York Lizards, keeping the Hounds in a fight for a playoff position. The three-year professional ended the game with 12 saves, and five groundballs, while limiting the Lizards to only five goals in the first three quarters of play. The goalie provided quick outlet passes, allowing the Hounds to capitalize on multiple transition goals, highlighted by four points from long-pole defenders. Ghitelman and the Hounds will next play the Ohio Machine this Saturday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Fans can see the game live on ESPN3.

Despite a 13-12 loss to the Hamilton Nationals, Schuss supplied three goals, and one helper in the match-up. The lefty midfielder has helped lead this young Ohio team to a competitive second half of the season, as the Machine have dropped their past two outings by one point each. The Ohio State University graduate is leading his team in goals [20], and is second in total points [23] thus far. In only eight games, the rookie has cracked the MLL Top 25 for this season's scoring leaders. Schuss and the Machine will host the Charlotte Hounds this Saturday, July 27. ESPN3 will broadcast the game live at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

Warrior Offensive Player of the Week

Week 1 - Kyle Dixon (Chesapeake Bayhawks)
Week 2 - Ben Rubeor (Chesapeake Bayhawks)
Week 3 - Ned Crotty (Rochester Rattlers)
Week 4 - Ryan Boyle (Boston Cannons)
Week 5 - Stephen Keogh (Hamilton Nationals)
Week 6 - Drew Westervelt (Chesapeake Bayhawks)
Week 7 - Joe Cummings (Ohio Machine)
Week 8 - Matt Danowski (Charlotte Hounds)
Week 9 - Kevin Leveille (Rochester Rattlers)
Week 10 - Paul Rabil (Boston Cannons)
Week 11 - Casey Powell (Chesapeake Bayhawks)

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week

Week 1 - Greg Gurenlian (New York Lizards)
Week 2 - Brodie Merrill (Hamilton Nationals)
Week 3 - Jesse Schwartzman (Denver Outlaws)
Week 4 - Lee Zink (Denver Outlaws)
Week 5 - John Galloway (Rochester Rattlers)
Week 6 - John Galloway (Rochester Rattlers)
Week 7 - Greg Gurenlian (New York Lizards)
Week 8 - Tucker Durkin (Hamilton Nationals)
Week 9 - Jesse Schwartzman (Denver Outlaws)
Week 10 - Tucker Durkin (Hamilton Nationals)
Week 11 - Adam Ghitelman (Charlotte Hounds)

Cascade Rookie of the Week

Week 4 - Mike Sawyer (Charlotte Hounds)
Week 5 - Rob Pannell (New York Lizards)
Week 6 - Eric Law (Denver Outlaws)
Week 7 - Eric Law (Denver Outlaws)
Week 8 - Will Manny (Boston Cannons)
Week 9 - Cam Flint (Boston Cannons)
Week 10 - Kevin Cooper (Chesapeake Bayhawks)
Week 11 - Logan Schuss (Ohio Machine)


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