Bayhawks Trade for Midfielder Steven Brooks

By Lindsey Burns |  2/17/11 7:00 PM

Bayhawks Trade for Midfielder Steven Brooks

Acquire Brooks from Rochester Rattlers for Brian Vetter


Annapolis, MD– The Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced that they have acquired All-Star midfielder Steven Brooks from the Rochester Rattlers according to Bayhawks General Manager Spencer Ford. In exchange, Rochester received 3-year veteran midfielder Brian Vetter. 

Brooks began his MLL career with the former Chicago Machine, now the Rochester Rattlers, in 2008 where he tallied 35 points with 23 goals, 3 two-point goals, and 9 assists.  In his 2 years with the Machine, Brooks played in 15 games and had a career total of 44 points and 26 ground balls. In the 2008 MLL All-Star Game, Brooks was part of the winning Western Conference Team and added a total of 4 points.

“Steven Brooks has made a great name for himself in the lacrosse world as an unbelievable two-way midfielder who can shoot the lights out on the offensive end as well as shut down the opponent’s top midfielder,” Ford stated. “We feel the addition of Steven will give us the two best midfield units in the league and we are very excited to see Steven in a Bayhawks jersey in 2011. We look to build our roster with the right players based on commitment, character and leadership and Stephen brings all of those and more.”

Brooks came to the MLL after an outstanding collegiate career at Syracuse, where he was a recipient of the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the nation’s top midfielder and also named to the USILA All-America First Team in 2008.

Ford added,We would like to wish Brian Vetter nothing but the best. He contributed to our organization both on and off the field, which helped us reach our goal of winning the 2010 MLL Championship. He will bring great leadership and value to the Rattlers through his work ethic and attitude.” 

The 2011 Chesapeake Bayhawks season kicks off on Saturday, May 14th when they take on Brooks’ former team, the Rochester Rattlers at home. Season highlights include the 2011 MLL All-Star Game in Boston, MA on July 9, 2011 and the MLL Championship Weekend which will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD on August 27th and 28th.

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