NLL Announces First Four Season Awards

(Photo Credit: Rochester Knighthawks)

The NLL is releasing their end of season awards over a span of three weeks this season. This is a very interesting way to go about releasing the awards but I have opened up to it more than I did when they first announced this format. Is it easier to announce them all at one? Yes. With that said this new format keeps fans engaged throughout the offseason when talk surrounding the NLL was usually pretty slow. For that reason I really like this way of announcing the NLL Awards.

Season Awards Schedule

Week 1
Transition Player of the Year - Tuesday 7/24
Goaltender of the Year - Wednesday 7/25
Teammate of the Year - Thursday 7/26
Rookie of the year - Friday 7/27

Week 2
Defender of the Year - Monday 7/30
Media Person of the Year (Tom Borelli Award) - Tuesday 7/31
Executive of the Year - Wednesday 8/1
Head Coach of the Year - Thursday 8/2
General Manager of the Year - Friday 8/3

Week 3
Sportsmanship Award - Monday 8/6
Most Valuable Player - Tuesday 8/7
All Pro & All Rookie Teams - Wednesday 8/8

Transition Player of the Year

Winner: Joey Cupido, Colorado Mammoth

Goaltender of the Year 

Winner: Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks

Teammate of the Year 

Winner: Craig England, Buffalo Bandits

Rookie of the Year

Winner: Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks