By Molly Shunney | 6/6/14 11:30 AM
The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, Thursday, June 26 at Harvard Stadium, is fast approaching, and with it, predictions for who will make the cut are proliferating. Team MLL will be announced Tuesday, June 10, and until then, we will preview who we believe to be worthy of donning an All-Star Jersey. Be sure to check out the MLL All-Star Game event page for tickets and information.
Rochester will be losing attackman, and current MLL All-Time Goal Scorer, Kevin Leveille, midfielder Dave Lawson, and goalie John Galloway to Team USA. While those players would have likely been top picks for the Team MLL lineup, we believe there are other potentials for Rochester.
There’s a good chance we’ll see Jordan MacIntosh on that list. This wouldn’t be his first time either. MacIntosh walked away with three assists and one ground ball after last year’s All-Star Game. As Rattlers Head Coach Soudan has said once before, MacIntosh is able to make an impact at both ends of the field. This season, he’s netted eight goals in 6 games and has accumulated a total of 11 points, trailing Leveille and Justin Turri. His versatility has been noted since he joined the league in 2012. He’s consistent and dependable – the guy has scored at least one goal in each game he’s played this season.
Mike Manley also has the 2013 All-Star Game under his belt and he continues to shine this year. Only six games into the season and he’s been named Defensive Player of the Week twice. He contributes defensively and offensively by being able to shut down a strong offensive unit and finding the net when he needs to. As a defenseman, Manley has scored four times, twice from the 2-point line. Manley can shoot, he’s powerful around the crease, and is true to type when getting the job done.
On the other side, Team USA has confiscated Rochester’s beloved goalie John Galloway. In 2011, his first season in the League, Galloway started and played in ten games. As a rookie, he logged 576 minutes in goal and made 146 saves. His abilities in net have carried over each season, which has established him as a great asset to the Rattlers and a top goalie in the league. We have no doubt that Galloway will give the All-Star team a tough run, especially if he knows what to expect from his own teammates.
Team MLL will faceoff against Team USA June 26th at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. showcasing some of the world’s best lacrosse in action and in a skills competition. If you don’t have your tickets for the event yet, be sure to check out the MajorLeagueLacrosse.com All-Star pagefor information regarding the event.