DENVER —Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced Denver Outlaws backup goalie Charlie Cipriano as Week 11’s Warrior Defensive Player of the Week on Monday in recognition of his performance in Denver’s win over the Florida Launch yesterday.
Cipriano came in early in the second quarter when the Launch led 7-5 to relieve starting goalie
Jesse Schwartzman, who had played the previous night in the 2014 FIL World Championships.
Cipriano had 11 saves on 14 shots faced, allowing only three goals in 38:52 of play, for a career-high .786 save percentage. He was named Coca-Cola Player of the Game for his performance.
The backup goalie now has 35 saves and a .530 save percentage on the season in five games played.
Denver’s win over Florida ensures that the Outlaws will have their ninth winning season in as many years as a franchise. Denver’s 9-of-9 (1.000) winning seasons is tops in Major League Lacrosse for all franchises.
This marks the fourth time this season a Denver Outlaw has been named Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. Earlier this season Schwartzman garnered the honor (Weeks 3 and 8), and defenseman
Lee Zink also was recognized for his Week 7 play and given the honor.
The Denver Outlaws return to action Saturday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. EDT on the road at the Ohio Machine.