BOSTON (July 21, 2014)- Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Week 11’s Warrior Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week and the Cascade Rookie of the Week today.
This week, Mark Cockerton was awarded offensive honors for his five goal contribution in the Rochester Rattler’s 10-7 victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and Charlie Cipriano was credited with reviving the Denver Outlaws from the backstop out, allowing them to come from behind and defeat the Florida Launch 13-10. Rookie attackman Derek Maltz made his MLL debut over the weekend, netting four goals for the Ohio Machine in their 13-12 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hounds.
This is not Cockerton’s first taste of Player of the Week fame. In Week 9 he was recognized for his staggering six point performance in merely his fourth professional game earning Cascade Rookie honors; now, two weeks later, he has earned more accolades, his offensive contributions continuing to impress. Cockerton netted the first five goals for the Rattlers, spanning over three quarters and making up half of the team’s total score.
Watch Cockerton and the Rattlers take on the visiting Charlotte Hounds on Saturday, July 26
th@ 7 pm at Sahlen’s Stadium. Rochester defeated the Hounds in their first encounter on July 5
thwith a final score of 15-13. The hometown team looks to sweep the season series and maintain a lock on their first place standings, in which they are currently tied with the Denver Outlaws (8-3).
You can watch the game on the MLL Youtube Channel or go to ticketmaster.com or the Sahlen’s Stadium box office for tickets. For more information on this weekend’s game you can call (585) 340-6905. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @RattlersLax.