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Rattlers Carnival Day presents: Team MLL Player Bios

6/24/14 7:15 PM

Rattlers Carnival Day presents: Team MLL Player Bios


Team MLL

Justin Turri

Midfield
Duke
# 12
HT: 6-3 | WT: 215


In his third year as a pro (1st with Rochester) Turri has seemingly found his groove in the Flower City during the 2014 campaign. The Midfielder has honed in on his offensive game this year, already breaking his career highs while unleashing an improved fold to his game as a dynamic playmaker. Turri leads the Rattlers in points with 23 (12 G, 2 2ptG, 9 A) and has proved to be a dependable scorer for his team while causing disruption to opponents defenses. His stellar play has been rewarded with his first All-Star appearance as a member of the MLL All-Star Team. Look for Turri to continue his scoring touch this week and throughout the remainder of the Rattlers season.

 

John Ortolani

Faceoff
Endicott College
#30
HT: 5-7 | WT: 185


This year marks Ortolani’s 6th professional season in the MLL (2nd with Rochester).  While in Rochester the faceoff specialist has been outstanding at what he does best, winning initial possession of the ball off the whistle.  While always known for his keen ability at the X, Orto has proven that he is capable of being not only the #1 faceoff-man for the Rattlers, but is among the top of the entire league.  Ortolani has collected 50 groundballs this season, ranking him 3rd in league standings. John will be making his All-Star game debut this Thursday, and will look to be a driving force in the high powered offense that the Rattlers are displaying this season.

 

 

Mike Manley

Defense
Duke
#5
HT: 6-1 | WT: 204


Manley has had an explosive 2014 season, his 3rd professionally all having been played as a Rattler. The Pen Yan Native and Duke Graduate has played outstanding for his home town Rattlers. Manley has already broken or is on pace to surpass previous career highs in all major categories. The D-man leads the entire MLL in scoring among defenseman with 8 points (5 G, 2 2ptG, 1 A). Manley has also showcased his shutdown defensive ability against some of the league’s most potent offenses.  Manley will get his first opportunity to showcase his skills in his All-Star debut this week from Boston.

 

Week 2 vs. Boston & 5 vs. Florida - Warrior Defensive Player of the Week

 

Joel White

Defense
Syracuse
#11
HT: 6-1 | WT: 186


White is entering his 4th season as a pro, all with the Ratz. The former Orangeman has continued to find success with Rochester, serving as a shutdown defender and vocal leader. White has shown he can be trusted in the defensive zone and ranks among the league’s best.  Joel will be making his second appearance at the All-Star games and rounds out Rochester’s strong showing for what expects to be a great display of skill and excitement.

 

Part 2 featuring Team USA will be posted tomorrow!

Be sure to watch the 7 Rattlers that will be represented when Team USA takes on the MLL All-Stars from Boston this Thursday, June 26th at 7:30pm. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.

The All-Stars then return to action with their team Sunday June 29th when Rochester faces off against Denver for a 1pm matinee home game. The day of the game features the first “Rattlers Carnival Day”, where an arrangement of fun activities will be available for those attending. Fans are encouraged to arrive when gates open at 12 noon and enjoy all the fun leading up to the game!

Tickets are available by walking up to the stadium box office the day of the game, ordering online through ticketmaster.com or by calling (585) 340-6905. For questions or to purchase your tickets please call the Rattlers front office. 



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06/05 7:30PM EST vs Bayhawks (W)  8 - 7 Recap
06/14 5:30PM EST @ Machine (L)  18 - 13 Recap
06/20 7:30PM EST @ Launch (W)  13 - 18 Recap
06/29 1:00PM EST vs Outlaws (W)  19 - 14 Recap
07/05 7:00PM EST @ Hounds (W)  13 - 15 Recap
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