All-Major League Lacrosse Team for 2012 Announced

BOSTON, Mass.- Major League Lacrosse announced Friday the players who have been named to the 2012 Lacrosse.com All-Major League Lacrosse team, recognizing the best players at each position. Named to the All-MLL team were:

Attack: Ned Crotty (Rochester), Brendan Mundorf (Denver), Ryan Boyle (Boston)

Midfield: Paul Rabil (Boston), Kyle Dixon (Chesapeake), Max Seibald (Long Island)

Defense: Brodie Merrill (Hamilton), Kyle Hartzell (Ohio), Michael Evans (Chesapeake), Lee Zink (Denver)

Goalkeeper: Drew Adams (Long Island)

Face-off Specialist: Greg Gurenlian (Long Island)

The selections were based on votes submitted by the general managers and head coaches of the six MLL teams in addition to voting by MLL fans.

Named to the All-MLL Team for the second straight season, Crotty was the Rattlers' second-leading scorer with 31 points in 12 games. Crotty, who led the team with 16 assists, tallied a point in 10 of his 12 outings this year, including a season-high five points against Boston on June 1 and at Long Island on July 7. He also had a three-goal outing in his first game of the year at Chesapeake on May 12.

A three-year MLL veteran, Crotty has scored 55 goals with 50 assists in his career while playing in 31 games.

Honored as the Bud Light MLL Season Most Valuable Player, Mundorf ranked second in the MLL with 59 points while leading the Denver Outlaws to a franchise-record 11 wins and the top seed in the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. He finished second in the MLL with 32 goals and was fourth in the MLL with 27 assists.

Mundorf, who earned All-MLL Team notice for the third time in the last four years, was a three-time Bud Light MLL Player of the Game selection while earning MLL Offensive Player of the Week notice twice. He tallied at least one point in all 12 games, including a season-high eight points against Chesapeake on June 12 and in a win over Rochester on June 16.

The all-time leading scorer in Denver Outlaws history, Mundorf has scored 206 career goals with 100 assists in 79 career games. He was also named to the All-MLL team in 2009 after scoring 34 goals with 10 assists.

Selected to the All-MLL Team for the fourth time in his career, Boyle finished the season ranked third in the MLL by matching his career high with 58 points, including a league-high 39 assists. He also contributed 19 goals in 14 games while helping the Cannons earn their 11th postseason appearance in 12 years.

Boyle, who tallied a point in 13 of 14 games, posted at least four points in nine games, including a season-high eight-point effort in a July 28 victory over Chesapeake at Harvard Stadium. During the final four games of the regular season, Boyle exploded for 24 points, including 17 assists, as the Cannons won three of their final four games to earn a playoff berth.

A nine-year MLL veteran, Boyle has tallied 394 points in 94 career games, including an MLL-record 236 assists.

Honored as the Warrior MLL Offensive Player of the Year for the third time in the last four years, Rabil set the MLL single-season record with 72 points in 14 games, including a season-high eight points against Rochester on April 28 and at Denver on May 19. He also ranked second in the MLL with 38 assists while his 27 goals ranked fifth in the MLL. In addition, he had seven two-point goals, which was tied for fourth in the MLL.

One of three players to record at least one point in all 14 games this season, Rabil posted at least two points in all 14 games and had four "hat trick" efforts.

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