All-Pro Teams and Awards for 2013

The National Lacrosse League has announced the NLL All-Pro Teams for the 2013 season. Six of the 12 players honored are first-time selections, four teams had two All-Pros and three honorees will play in the 2013 NLL Championship Game presented by Reebok this weekend.

The 2013 NLL All-Pro First Team consists of Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings, Washington Stealth forward Rhys Duch, Calgary Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans, Minnesota Swarm transition player Jordan MacIntosh, Edmonton Rush defenseman Kyle Rubisch, and Rochester Knighthawks goaltender Matt Vinc.

The All-Pro Second Team includes Minnesota Swarm forward Callum Crawford, Calgary Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson, Colorado Mammoth forward John Grant, Jr., Toronto Rock transition player Jesse Gamble, Washington Stealth defenseman Mike Grimes, and Philadelphia Wings goaltender Brandon Miller.

First Team All-Pro
Forward Garrett Billings, Toronto Rock (2nd selection)
Forward Rhys Duch, Washington Stealth (3rd selection)
Forward Shawn Evans, Calgary Roughnecks (2nd selection)
Transition Jordan MacIntosh, Minnesota Swarm (1st selection)
Defense Kyle Rubisch, Edmonton Rush (2nd selection)
Goaltender Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks (4th selection)

Billings ranked second in NLL scoring for the second-straight year with 100 points (30+70), finished second in the league with 70 assists and tied for first with 15 power play goals. The Langley, British Columbia native, who played collegiately at the University of Virginia, was the Rock's first-round (6th overall) selection in the 2009 NLL Entry Draft. The three-year NLL veteran won the 2013 NLL Sportsmanship Award and was named First Team All-Pro for the second year in a row.

Duch scored in every game to lead the NLL with 45 goals, finished third in the league with 96 points (45+51), tied for fourth with three shorthanded goals, and eighth in both assists (51) and shooting percentage (.213). The Victoria, British Columbia native, who played collegiately at Stony Brook University, was the Stealth's first-round (3rd overall) selection in the 2008 Draft. The five-year veteran was previously named to the All-Pro Team in 2010 and 2011 and helped lead Washington back to their third Championship Game in the last four years in 2013.

Evans won the league's scoring title with 112 points (32+80), which tied for fifth-most points in NLL single-season history. The Roughnecks forward also led the league with 80 assists, the second-most in a season all-time, and tied for fifth in the NLL with 12 power play goals, and tied for 10th with 32 goals. The Peterborough, Ontario native, who played collegiately at Bellarmine University, was the second overall pick in the 2005 Draft. The eight-year veteran was named to the All-Pro Team for the second-straight season.

MacIntosh recorded 55 points (27+28), second-most among NLL transition players, and ranked second in the league in loose balls (197) and fourth in faceoffs won (241). The Oakville, Ontario native, who played collegiately at RIT, was the Swarm's first-round selection (4th overall) in the 2011 Draft. The second-year pro won Transition Player of the Year in 2013.

Rubisch, the leader of the Rush defense that allowed the second-fewest goals in the league, recorded 11 points (3+8), ranked first among NLL defensemen with 128 loose balls, and led the league with an NLL-record 44 forced turnovers. The three-year veteran won Defensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season, becoming one of only two NLL players to win the award twice, and was named to the All-Pro First Team for the second consecutive year. The Brampton, Ontario native, who played collegiately at Dowling College, was the second overall selection in the 2010 Draft.

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2013-05-08



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