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Rochester Rattlers

Rochester Rattlers
Team logo
League MLL
Founded 2001
Home stadium Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium
Based in Rochester, New York
Colors Black, Gold, Red, White
                   
Head coach Tim Soudan
Local media Democrat and Chronicle (newspaper)
WYSL (radio)
Time Warner Cable SportsNet (television)
Steinfeld Cups 1 (2008)
Division Championships 1 (2004)
Website rochesterrattlers.com

The Rochester Rattlers are a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men's field lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York. They are a charter member of the MLL. From their inaugural season in 2001 to 2005, they were in the National Division. From 2006 to 2008, they were a member of the Eastern Conference.

After the 2008 season, the team was dissolved. The Rattlers' staff and roster was transferred to the new Toronto Nationals franchise; however, the history, colors, and name of the Rattlers franchise remained in Rochester so that they could be used for a future MLL team. On November 23, 2010, the Chicago Machine officially announced they would move to Rochester and resume play in 2011 under the Rochester Rattlers name.

Contents

  • Franchise history 1
  • Season-by-season 2
  • Roster 3
    • MLL Award Winners 3.1
  • Coaches and others 4
  • References 5

Franchise history

Beginning with the 2015 season, the Rattlers play its home games at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on the campus of SUNY Brockport, State University of New York at Brockport. In 2001 and 2002 the team played home games at Frontier Field. They played at Bishop Kearney Field from 2003 to 2005, and moved into the new PAETEC Park in 2006. In April 2015, negotiations between the Rattlers and Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester fell through, resulting in the team moving its home field to SUNY Brockport. [1] The Rattlers made the playoffs in 2001 and 2005 as a wildcard. They were the National Division champions in 2004. On June 16, 2007, the Rochester Rattlers won a 27–26 (in overtime) game over the Denver Outlaws in the highest scoring game in MLL history at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

In 2008, the Rattlers won their first and only MLL championship by defeating the Philadelphia Barrage 16–15 in overtime in the semifinals and the Denver Outlaws 16–6 in the championship game.

After the 2008 season, the team was dissolved and the rights to the team were sold to a Toronto, Ontario-based group on February 19, 2009.[2] The Rattlers' staff and roster was transferred to the new Toronto franchise, named the Toronto Nationals;[3][4] however, the Rattlers' history, team colors, and name remained in Rochester, thus allowing the Chicago Machine to be re-branded as the Rochester Rattlers in time for the 2011 season.[5]

The Rochester Rattlers (gold) vs. the Long Island Lizards (white) at PAETEC Park in 2008.

Season-by-season

Roster

2014 Rochester Rattlers
Number Player's Name Nationality Position College Height Weight
1 John Kemp G Notre Dame 5 ft 9 in 170 lb
2 Dave Lawson M Duke 6 ft 1 in 203 lb
4 John Locascio D Villanova 5 ft 10 in 190 lb
5 Mike Manley D Duke 6 ft 1 in 204 lb
3 Jeremy Boltus A Army 6 ft 1 in 180 lb
9 Matt Miller D Notre Dame 6 ft 1 in 195 lb
10 Steven Boyle A Johns Hopkins 6 ft 1 in 185 lb
11 Joel White D Syracuse 6 ft 1 in 186 lb
12 Justin Turri M Duke 6 ft 3 in 215 lb
15 John Galloway G Syracuse 6 ft 0 in 188 lb
19 Kevin Leveille A Massachusetts 5 ft 10 in 185 lb
21 Sam Bradman M Salisbury 6 ft 0 in 165 lb
22 Dan Hardy A Syracuse 6 ft 4 in 210 lb
25 Kyle Denhoff M St. John Fisher College 6 ft 0 in 190 lb
27 MJ Kiekebelt D RIT 6 ft 3 in 205 lb
28 Will Koshansky D Penn 6 ft 2 in 188 lb
29 Jordan MacIntosh M RIT 6 ft 2 in 195 lb
30 John Ortolanii M Endicott 5 ft 7 in 180 lb
31 John Ranagan M Johns Hopkins 6 ft 3 in 218 lb
32 Jordan Wolf A Duke 5 ft 9 in 170 lb
39 Kevin Randall D Notre Dame 6 ft 2 in 205 lb
40 John Lade D Syracuse 5 ft 10 in 195 lb
41 Mark Cockerton A Virginia 5 ft 10 in 185 lb
72 Mark Matthews A Denver 6 ft 3 in 230 lb
6 Jeremy Thompson M Syracuse 5 ft 11 in 195 lb
80 Donny Moss D Adelphi 6 ft 2 in 200 lb
91 Ty Thompson A Albany 6 ft 0 in 185 lb
99 Jason LaShomb G Mercyhurst 5 ft 9 in 160 lb

MLL Award Winners

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