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SELECTION PROCESS

First Round Voting
Players and coaches will vote to determine nominees for each award
Nominees to be named on Thursday, August 19, 2021

Second Round Voting
Media, PLL Front Office, and PLL Lacrosse Advisory Board
will vote on nominees to determine winners

End of Season Awards
Award winners will be named at the PLL End of Season
Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 17, 2021

CATEGORIES

Eamon McEneaney
Attackman of the Year

Dave Pietramala
Defensive Player of the Year
Presented by CrowdStrike

Paul Cantabene
Face-Off Athlete of the Year

Oren Lyons
Goalie of the Year

Brodie Merrill
Long Stick Midfielder of the Year

Gait Brothers
Midfielder of the Year

George Boiardi
Hard Hat Award (SSDM)

Jim Brown
Most Valuable Player

Rookie of the Year

Dick Edell
Coach of the Year

Dave Huntley
Sportsmanship Award

Welles Crowther
Humanitarian Award

Jimmy Regan
Teammate Award

Brendan Looney
Leadership Award

NOMINEES

Jim Brown
Most Valuable Player

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GRANT AMENT

16 | Archers LC

Waterdogs_Zach_Currier

ZACH CURRIER

77 | Waterdogs LC

Chaos_Blaze_Riorden

BLAZE RIORDEN

0 | Chaos LC

Atlas_Jeff_Teat

JEFF TEAT

7 | Atlas LC

Cannons_Lyle_Thompson

LYLE THOMPSON

4 | Cannons LC

Eamon McEneaney
Attackman of the Year

Archers_Grant_Ament

GRANT AMENT

16 | Archers LC

Redwoods_Rob_Pannell

ROB PANNELL

3 | Redwoods LC

Atlas_Jeff_Teat

JEFF TEAT

7 | Atlas LC

Cannons_Lyle_Thompson

LYLE THOMPSON

4 | Cannons LC

Whipsnakes_Zed_Williams

ZED WILLIAMS

36 | Whipsnakes LC

Dave Pietramala
Defenseman of the Year

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LIAM BYRNES

21 | Waterdogs LC

Whipsnakes_Matt_Dunn

MATT DUNN

33 | Whipsnakes LC

Redwoods_Garrett_Epple

GARRETT EPPLE

52 | Redwoods LC

Archers_Graeme_Hossack

GRAEME HOSSACK

81 | Archers LC

Chaos_Jack_Rowlett

JACK ROWLETT

99 | Chaos LC

George Boiardi
Hard Hat Award

Cannons_Zach_Goodrich

ZACH GOODRICH

14 | Cannons LC

Archers_Latrell_Harris

LATRELL HARRIS

22 | Archers LC

Atlas_Danny_Logan

DANNY LOGAN

91 | Atlas LC

Chrome_Ryan_Terefenko

RYAN TEREFENKO

34 | Chrome LC

Brodie Merrill
Long-Stick Midfielder of the Year

Whipsnakes_Michael_Ehrhardt

MICHAEL EHRHARDT

28 | Whipsnakes LC

Archers_Scott_Ratliff

SCOTT RATLIFF

2 | Archers LC

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RYLAND REES

17 | Waterdogs LC

Paul Cantabene
Face-Off Athlete of the Year

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TREVOR BAPTISTE

9 | Atlas LC

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TD IERLAN

6 | Redwoods LC

Whipsnakes_Joe_Nardella

JOE NARDELLA

91 | Whipsnakes LC

Gait Brothers
Midfielder of the Year

Atlas_Bryan_Costabile

BRYAN COSTABILE

26 | Atlas LC

Waterdogs_Zach_Currier

ZACH CURRIER

77 | Waterdogs LC

Redwoods_Myles_Jones

MYLES JONES

15 | Redwoods LC

Cannons_Paul_Rabil

PAUL RABIL

99 | Cannons LC

Archers_Tom_Schreiber

TOM SCHREIBER

26 | Archers LC

Oren Lyons
Goalie of the Year

Archers_Adam_Ghitelman

ADAM GHITELMAN

8 | Archers LC

Chaos_Blaze_Riorden

BLAZE RIORDEN

0 | Chaos LC

Chaos_Dillon_Ward

DILLON WARD

37 | Waterdogs LC


Rookie of the Year

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TD IERLAN

6 | Redwoods LC

Cannons_Stephen_Rehfuss

STEPHEN REHFUSS

6 | Cannons LC

Atlas_Jeff_Teat

JEFF TEAT

7 | Atlas LC

Dave Huntley
Sportsmanship Award

Archers_Adam_Ghitelman

ADAM GHITELMAN

8 | Archers LC

Atlas_Eric_Law

ERIC LAW

15 | Atlas LC

Whipsnakes_Zed_Williams

ZED WILLIAMS

36 | Whipsnakes LC

Welles Crowther
Humanitarian Award

Redwoods_Kyle_Harrison

KYLE HARRISON

18 | Redwoods LC

Atlas_Eric_Law

ERIC LAW

15 | Atlas LC

Cannons_Lyle_Thompson

LYLE THOMPSON

4 | Cannons LC

Jimmy Regan
Teammate Award

Chaos_Mark_Glicini

MARK GLICINI

16 | Chaos LC

Redwoods_Jack_Kelly

JACK KELLY

94 | Redwoods LC

Waterdogs_Mikie_Schlosser

MIKIE SCHLOSSER

59 | Waterdogs LC

Brendan Looney
Leadership Award

Waterdogs_Steve_Denapoli

STEVEN DENAPOLI

7 | Waterdogs LC

Redwoods_Kyle_Harrison

KYLE HARRISON

18 | Redwoods LC

Chaos_Blaze_Riorden

BLAZE RIORDEN

0 | Chaos LC

Jim Brown Most Valuable Player
Widely regarded as the best athlete of all time in any sport, Jim Brown dominated in both collegiate and football lacrosse while a student at Syracuse University. A member of the NFL Hall of Fame, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Brown’s on-field accomplishments are remarkable. To honor Brown’s career, this award is given to the most valuable player.

Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year
Behind the performance of Eamon McEneaney, Cornell Lacrosse won back-to-back NCAA titles in 1976 and 1977, with McEneaney winning Most Outstanding Player for his performance in 1977. For his contributions to the game, McEneaney was elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1992 and the NCAA Silver Anniversary Lacrosse Team in 1995. While serving as a Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald, McEneaney lost his life during the September 11 attacks while in the World Trade Center. In memory of Eamon McEneaney, this award is given to the best attackman.

Dave Pietramala Defenseman of the Year presented by CrowdStrike
Dave Pietramala is regarded as the best defensemen to ever play the game. A National Champion player and coach and a World Champion with the US National Team, Pietramala is one of the most decorated figures in the game. Pietramala additionally holds the distinction of being the only athlete in lacrosse history to be named National Player of the Year and National Coach of the Year.

George Boiardi Hard Hat Award (SSDM) of the Year
A standout performer and four-year starter during his time at Cornell, Boiardi tragically lost his life when he was struck by a ball in the chest during a game in 2004. An inductee to the Cornell University Hall of Fame, Boiardi’s name is synonymous in the lacrosse world with the dedication and selflessness that endeared him to his teammates and family.

Brodie Merrill LSM of the Year
With unparalleled ability to stop opponents while also making electric plays in the middle and offensive ends of the field, Brodie Merrill revolutionized the long stick midfield position. Merrill was a staple on the Canadian National Team for four terms and a regular All-Star in both the indoor and outdoor game. This award is given to the best long-stick midfielder.

Paul Cantabene Face-Off Athlete of the Year
Always known as one of the most intense and hardest working lacrosse players, Paul Cantabene was an All-American during his time at Loyola and a perennial All-Star in both the indoor and outdoor professional game. Nationally known for his durability, toughness and unrelenting will to win, Cantabene remains one of the best lacrosse players of all time. This award is given to the best face-off athlete.

Gait Brothers Midfielder of the Year
Through their unparalleled combination of athleticism, stick skills, and lacrosse IQ, brothers Paul and Gary Gait revolutionized the midfield position. Both four-time NCAA All-Americans, NCAA national champions, professional indoor and outdoor champions, Canadian National Team legends, and members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Gait brothers were first true superstars of the sport. This award is given to the best midfielder.

Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year
Chief Oren Lyons attended Syracuse University, where he was an All-American and National Champion while leading the school to an undefeated season. As an active member of the Onondaga reservation, he remains a leading advocate of international indigenous rights for over four decades. This award is given to the best goalie.

Rookie of the Year Award
This award is given to the most outstanding rookie.

Dick Edell Coach of the Year
The Hall of Fame coach affectionately known as “Big Man,” Dick Edell led the Maryland Terrapins to three ACC championships, seven final fours, and 13 NCAA tournament appearances from 1984-2001. In memory of Dick Edell, this award is given to the best coach.

Dave Huntley Sportsmanship Award
A three-time All-American at Johns Hopkins and the 1979 McLaughlin Award winner as the nation’s best midfielder, Dave Huntley was a pioneer for the growth of field lacrosse in Canada. Respected by teammates and opponents alike, Huntley had a positive effect on so many lacrosse players from the high school to college to professional to international ranks. In memory of Dave Huntley, this award is given to the player who demonstrates excellent sportsmanship.

Welles Crowther Humanitarian Award
The Man in the Red Bandanna. Welles Crowther (Boston College ‘99) was working at 2 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. When the attacks began, Welles organized a rescue effort, saving many lives. In memory of Welles Crowther, this award is given to the player who makes a meaningful impact in his community.

Jimmy Regan Teammate Award
Whether playing lacrosse at Chaminade High School, leading the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team to two ACC championships or serving our country as a Fire Team Leader with the elite Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment, Jimmy was always the consummate team player and a friend to all. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”… that was Jimmy Regan. In memory of Jimmy Regan, this award is given to the ultimate teammate.

Brendan Looney Leadership Award
Brendan Looney was a standout lacrosse player who, alongside his two brothers, led Navy to the NCAA Title Game in 2004. After his graduation, Looney was deployed as a SEAL in Korea & Iraq. He was tragically killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. In memory of Brendan Looney, this award is given to the player who demonstrates tremendous leadership.