DENVER – Jesse Schwartzman has been named the Warrior MLL Goalie of the Year based on votes from the MLL’s coaches and general managers, the league announced on Friday.
“This award is a real honor,” Schwartzman said. “First of all I would like to thank the coaches and GMs who voted for me. A lot of credit goes to the guys in front of me, everyone talks about Matt Bocklet and Lee Zink but credit also goes to other defensemen like Chris O’Dougherty and Dillon Roy as well as short sticks like Justin Turri and Justin Pennington. Stan Ross has been unbelievable coaching the defense as well. It is a pleasure to be the back end of this defense.”
Schwartzman allowed just 9.67 goals per game to set a Major League Lacrosse record in that category this season. He led the league in nearly all goalie categories, leading the league in GAA, save percentage (.597), two-pointers allowed (3), wins (14) and ranked second with 184 saves.
The eighth-year goalie won three Defenseman of the Week honors this season, which represented the most individual weekly awards among all players in 2013.For more, visit the Outlaws Lowdown Blog.