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Florida Launch

Florida Launch
Team logo
League MLL
Founded 2014
Home stadium FAU Stadium
Based in Boca Raton, Florida
Colors

Blue, gold, white

              
Head coach Stan Ross
General manager TBD
Steinfeld Cups None
Website floridalaunchlacrosse.com

The Florida Launch is a professional men's field lacrosse team based in Boca Raton, Florida. They joined Major League Lacrosse (MLL) as an expansion team for the 2014 season. The team plays its home games at Florida Atlantic University Stadium.[1]

Franchise history

In November 2013, MLL granted an expansion franchise to Palm Beach County, Florida for the 2014 MLL Season. The formation of the Launch coincides with the dissolution of the Hamilton Nationals, and former National players have become members of the inaugural Launch squad.[2] Former Denver Outlaws assistant Stan Ross was named as the new team's first coach.

Ross faced his former team in the Launch's inaugural game on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in their home opener.[3] The Launch lost their first game to the Outlaws 14-10. Josh Amidon scored the first goal in franchise history.[4] The team's first victory came in their second game, an 11-8 win over the Charlotte Hounds.[5]

Season-by-season

Roster

2015 Florida Launch
Number Player's Name Nationality Position Height Weight College
44 Brooks, Steven Midfield 6 ft 2 in 192 lb Cornell]]
20 Buczek, Connor Midfield 6 ft 2 in 190 lb Cornell]]
74 Thompson, Lyle Attack 6 ft 0 in 180 lb University at Albany
2 Thompson, Miles Attack 5 ft 11 in 185 lb University at Albany
29 Cunningham, Kevin Attack 5 ft 11 in 220 lb Villanova
51 Durkin, Tucker Defense 6 ft 2 in 210 lb Johns Hopkins
4 Fullerton, Adam Goalie 6 ft 0 in 175 lb Army
44 Hall, Jordan Midfield 6 ft 0 in 190 lb Delaware
94 Harris, Matt Defense 6 ft 2 in 218 lb Syracuse
28 Keogh, Stephen Attack 5 ft 10 in 188 lb Syracuse
12 Lao-Gosney, Cameron Midfield 6 ft 0 in 190 lb Lehigh
5 LaPierre, Chris Midfield 6 ft 3 in 210 lb Virginia
65 Chris Mattes Midfield 6 ft 2 in 195 lb Rutgers
6 Kieran McArdle Attack 6 ft 1 in 175 lb St. John's
8 Meurer, Joe Defense 5 ft 11 in 180 lb Ohio State
11 Panarelli, Steve Defense 5 ft 10 in 202 lb Syracuse
92 Poppleton, Mike FO/Mid 6 ft 1 in 200 lb Johns Hopkins
22 Powell, Casey Attack 6 ft 1 in 195 lb Syracuse
23 Queener, Brett Goalie 5 ft 10 in 180 lb Albany
1 Ricci, PT Defense 5 ft 10 in 195 lb Loyola
7 Scalley, Andrew Attack 5 ft 10 in 180 lb Mt. St. Mary's


Head coaching history

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Stan Ross 2014- 28 10 18 .357 - - - -

Award Winners

Most Valuable Player

  • Kieran McArdle: 2014

Rookie of the Year

  • Kieran McArdle: 2014

Offensive Player of the Year

Draft history

MLL Collegiate Draft

First round selections

References

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  5. ^ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boca-raton/fl-cnsp-launch-0511-20140504,0,5257610.story
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External links

  • majorleaguelacrosse.com
  • floridalaunchlacrosse.com



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