Phipps Named MLL Defensive Player of the Week

By Lindsey Burns |  7/5/11 3:00 PM

Phipps Named MLL Defensive Player of the Week

Rookie Goalie’s 21 Saves Lead Bayhawks to Victory Saturday


ANNAPOLIS, MD – Rookie goalie Brian Phipps had a stellar performance on Saturday night by stopping 21 shots for the Bayhawks in front of a crowd of 8,410 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The win over Rochester halted a two-game losing streak and earned Phipps the nomination of Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) Defensive Player of the Week.

The game was the second straight that Phipps had established a career-high for saves. The former University of Maryland standout had 17 saves the previous Saturday against Boston and then 21 saves against Rochester over the weekend. Phipps was also named the Bud Light Most Valuable Player of the game for his incredible defensive efforts.

 “Phipps was incredible on Saturday and his confidence in the cage has been unmatched this season” Kelly said. “His ability to stop Rochester’s shots kept us ahead in the game the entire time and his performance was outstanding.”

The Bayhawks have a league-high 10 players nominated to the MLL All-Star Game on Saturday, July 9th in Boston, which will be aired live on ESPN2. Chesapeake will then travel to Hamilton on Saturday, July 16th.  The game will be live on and a re-play will be aired on Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic on Sunday, July 17th at noon.

2011 Home Schedule

May 14th                       vs.        Rochester Rattlers                     W (14-10)

June 25th                      vs.        Boston Cannons                       L (17-10)

July 2nd                        vs.        Rochester Rattlers                     W (13-10)

July 23rd                       vs.        Long Island Lizards                   7:00 PM

July 30th                       vs.        Hamilton Nationals                    7:00 PM

August 13th                  vs.        Denver Outlaws                         7:00 PM


August 27th                              MLL Semifinals       12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

August 28th                              MLL Championship                    3:00 PM


Bayhawks season tickets can be purchased online at www.thebayhawks.comor over the phone by calling the box office 866-99-HAWKS (42957). Reserve your seat today and see the 2010 MLL Champions battle to defend their title at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this summer.

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