Blaze Riorden Wins PLL MVP; Others Honored on League Awards Night

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The Premier Lacrosse League honored its stars Friday night, one of the final events before the league championship game on Sunday between the Whipsnakes and Chaos.

Blaze Riorden was named the Jim Brown Most Valuable Player after effectively leading the Chaos to a second straight championship game. In nine games thus far, the Albany product made 149 saves and saved 61 percent of shots faced. Playing behind a stout defense, Riorden has served as the emergency blanket for the championship-hopeful Chaos.

Below is a list of the rest of the award winners.

DICK EDELL COACH OF THE YEAR
ANDY COPELAN, WATERDOGS

WELLES CROWTHER HUMANITARIAN AWARD
LYLE THOMPSON, CANNONS

BRENDAN LOONEY LEADERSHIP AWARD
KYLE HARRISON, REDWOODS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
JEFF TEAT, ATLAS

DAVE PIETRAMALA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GRAEME HOSSACK, ARCHERS

EAMON MCEANEANEY ATTACKMAN OF THE YEAR
GRANT AMENT, ARCHERS







OREN LYONS GOALIE OF THE YEAR
BLAZE RIORDEN, CHAOS

PAUL CANTABENE FACEOFF ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
TREVOR BAPTISTE, ATLAS

GEORGE BOIARDI HARD HAT AWARD
DANNY LOGAN, ATLAS

DAVE HUNTLEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
ERIC LAW, ATLAS

JIMMY REGAN TEAMMATE AWARD
JACK KELLY, REDWOODS

BRODIE MERRILL LONG STICK MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
MICHAEL EHRHARDT, WHIPSNAKES

GAIT BROTHERS MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
ZACH CURRIER, WATERDOGS

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