KIP TURNER NAMED 2010 WARRIOR MLL GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
Boston, Mass. (August 13, 2010) –Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Friday that Boston Cannons goalie Kip Turner has been named as the 2010 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general manager of each of the League’s six teams.
Turner, a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia, appeared in all 12 Cannons’ games this season, playing a total of 615:25 minutes. With a 7-2 record, he was a key component in leading the Cannons to an overall regular season record of 8-4 and the #1 overall seed in the MLL postseason.
Turner was named MLL Defensive Player of the Week three times for his performances in week 6 against the Chicago Machine when he recorded 21 saves on 31 shots on goal, week 9 against the Chesapeake Bayhawks when he recorded 20 saves, and during week 10 against the Toronto Nationals when he recorded 16 saves. He was also given Bud Light Game MVP honors for his performances against Chicago in week 6 and against Denver in week 11 when he helped the Cannons to a 16-5 win, in which they clinched the #1 spot at Championship Weekend presented by Warrior.
Completing his fourth season in Boston, Turner has a career GAA of 12.85 and a .595 save percentage.
All-Time MLL Goalkeepers of the Year
2001 Greg Cattrano, Baltimore Bayhawks
2002 Greg Cattrano, Baltimore Bayhawks
2003 Brian Dougherty, Long Island Lizards
2004 Greg Cattrano, Baltimore Bayhawks
2005 Chris Garrity, Boston Cannons
2006 Brian Dougherty, Philadelphia Barrage
2007 Brian Dougherty, Philadelphia Barrage
2008 Mickey Jarboe, Los Angeles Riptide
2009 Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws
2010 Kip Turner, Boston Cannons
Turner received a total of 32 points. Jesse Schwartzman of the Denver Outlaws received 25 points and Drew Adams of the Long Island Lizards received 20 points.
Turner will be in net on Saturday, August 21 as his #1 seed Boston cannons face the #4 seed Chesapeake Bayhawks at 12:00 PM ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. The winner will advance on to the Championship Game to face either the Denver Outlaws or the Long Island Lizards on Sunday, August 22 at 1:00 PM ET.
The 2010 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend Presented by Warrior takes place at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, one of the nation’s premier athletic venues. Tailgating is permitted for both Saturday and Sunday beginning 9:00 AM. A number of great attractions will be featured in the fan zone on both days, the Warrior Lacrosse Chop Shop, musical performances by MAD PLANET, Bud Light Build-A-Bar, face painting and other activities for fans.
Tickets for the 2010 Championship Weekend presented by Warrior are still available. Complete MLL Championship Weekend packages which include tickets to all three playoff games start at just $30 and may be purchased by calling 866-MLL-TIXX or by visiting www.majorleaguelacrosse.com Single day tickets will go on sale beginning Sunday, August 15 and will cost $20.
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturers of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004. The 2007 acquisition of Boston-based Brine Sporting Goods further established Warrior Sports as the dominant force in the lacrosse world.
Warrior is dedicated to a core set of philosophies and strengths: technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression, and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. Warrior’s Players Club is the best players in the world helping to make the best equipment in the world and is reserved for the top professionals in lacrosse and hockey today.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, commenced play in June of 2001. The MLL is comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Chicago, Denver, Long Island, and Toronto. The season will culminate with the 2010 MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.
Major League Lacrosse was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit the Official League website at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.