It goes without saying that in order to win games, you have to score goals. There are three players in the league that are currently doing that better than everyone else. All three of these lacrosse stars are contributing greatly to their teams’ success and two of them are making strong contentions for MLL MVP this year.
1. Rob Pannell – RP3 has been lighting it up this season. The former Cornell University attackman is part of the offensive storm that has propelled the New York Lizards to first place in the league. Pannell has tallied 63 points so far this year, 37 goals and 26 assists. These numbers are a huge reason why Pannell is in the 2015 MVP conversation. With one week to go before the playoffs begin, it won’t be a surprise if Pannell continues to add to his already impressive totals.
2. Kieran McArdle – Although the Florida Launch are sitting in second to last place and short on a few wins, McArdle is by no means short of goals this season. The attackman has netted 43 goals this season and assisted 15 times. These impressive numbers, along with Lyle Thompson’s hot start to his MLL career spell good things for the Launch going into next season.
3. Jordan Wolf – 4 goals and 1 assist from Wolf helped Rochester stay locked in the three way tie for second place. Rochester’s success this year has a great deal to do with Wolf’s impressive stats. The attackman has been called “unstoppable” by the likes of Paul Carcaterra and his 36 goals and 22 assists have earned him a spot in the 2015 MVP race.
Two of these players will be continuing on to the playoffs this year and it will be interesting to see if their impressive forms will guide the Lizards or the Rattlers into the final. Do you think Rob Pannell or Jordan Wolf will be the bigger factor for their team come playoff time? Which one has earned your MVP vote? Comment below and follow @ConnectLAX.