6/24/13 3:00 PM
13th Annual All-Star Game to be Held in Charlotte, North Carolina
ANNAPOLIS, MD – In its 13th year, the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill will be held at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, July 13th, 2013. Of the 38 MLL players chosen to the 2013 All-Star rosters, 8 were selected from Chesapeake’s roster, the most of any other team in the league.This year's All-Star teams will be selected the night before the game by the two winners of the MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy Contest.
Representing the Bayhawks for selection in the 2013 All-Star game are attackmen Ben Rubeor and Drew Westervelt, defensemanBarney Ehrmannand Michael Evans, goalie Kip Turner, and midfielders Matt Abbott, Steven Brooks, and Kyle Dixon.
On offense, Westervelt (5th nomination) leads the team in goals with 18 and tallies a total 24 points with 6 assists and Dixon (5th nomination) follows with a total 24 points on 5 goals, 4 two-pointers, and 15 assists. Rubeor has also been a stand out this season with 23 points on 18 goals and 5 assists. For the third time in their MLL careers, Brooks, and Abbott round out the offensive line-up with 14 and 11 points respectively. Abbott also leads the team in ground balls with 27.
From the defensive end, Turner has been on fire this season grabbing 107 saves with a .611 save percentage, good for 2nd overall in the league. Ehrmann has tallied 20 ground balls over 8 games and Evans (4th nomination) rounds out the nominees with his shut down defense.
The All-Stars will also be wearing specially designed jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game to benefit JDRF, the 2013 All-Star Game’s charity.
The MLL All-Star Game is the league’s marquee event and consistently draws large crowds to watch the world’s top lacrosse talent compete on a single field. It is home to the league’s skills competition, in which players showcase specialty skills that wouldn’t be seen during regular games. This year’s MLL All-Star Game takes place on Saturday, July 13, in Charlotte, N.C., at American Legion Memorial Stadium, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Tickets are available for purchase at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting any Ticketmaster Outlet.
The Bayhawks return home on Thursday, July 18th against the Boston Cannons at 7:30 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at www.thebayhawks.comor over the phone by calling the box office 866-99-HAWKS (42957). For the Bayhawks full schedule go to www.thebayhawks.com.