With the most professional players of any college in the country, former Maryland men’s lacrosse players have made a massive impact on the 2018 Major League Lacrosse season as it approaches its midway point.
CHARLOTTE HOUNDS (5-2)
Dubbed my some as “College Park South,” the Hounds have had eight former Terrapins suit up this season. Currently tied for first atop the MLL Standings, Charlotte won five of its first six games in 2018.
Matt Rambo (’17): The 2017 Tewaaraton Award winner is off to a blazing start in his first full MLL season, leading the Hounds in points (32), goals (17) and assists (15). His points and assist totals both ranks third in the entire league. Rambo has 12 points over his last two games, including a career-high five goals against Ohio on May 26.
Kevin Cooper (’13) is having a career-best season in his first year with Charlotte, posting 20 points on 14 goals and six assists. He ranks 14th in the league in both points and goals.
Michael Ehrhardt (’14) continues to be one of the most dominant defenseman in the world, ranking fifth in MLL in caused turnovers (8) and t-2nd among non-FOGOs in ground balls (29). He has also tallied a pair of 2-pointers, while twice making game-clinching defensive plays. He will represent Team USA this summer at the World Championships.
John Haus (’13) has appeared in four games this season, totaling 16 points on seven goals and nine assists. His nine assists rank seventh in MLL and second on the Hounds behind Rambo. Haus will represent Team USA this summer at the World Championships.
Mike Chanenchuk (’14) has appeared in four games this season, posting 11 points on five goals and five assists.
Brett Schmidt (’11) has appeared in five games, totaling 16 ground balls and causing two turnovers.
Dylan Maltz (’17) was sensational in three appearances for the Hounds, totaling 11 points on nine goals and two assists. He scored four goals against Dallas in his MLL debut on April 27.
The recently graduated Adam DiMillo (’18) made his professional debut June 2 against Denver and caused a pair of turnovers while picking up three ground balls.
DALLAS RATTLERS (5-2)
Matt Dunn (’16) is the lone Terrapin on the Dallas Rattlers, which are tied for first in MLL with Charlotte. Dunn has played in all seven games, totaling 12 ground balls and causing five turnovers. He also scored his first goal of the season against Chesapeake.
CHESAPEAKE BAYHAWKS (4-2)
The Bayhawks are home to six Hardshells, and have won three consecutive games to jump out to a 4-2 record.
Colin Heacock (’17) is tied for the team lead with 13 goals, and currently has 19 points on the season. Shooting at a 42-percent clip, Heacock has totaled at least three points in 5-of-6 games.
Isaiah Davis-Allen (’17) is also off to a flying start, ranking second in MLL among non-FOGOs with 29 ground balls. He had a career-high 12 ground balls at Denver on May 13, while also posting a pair of assists in a win at Florida on April 28.
Brian Phipps (’10) and Niko Amato (’14) have shared goaltending duties so far in 2018. Amato leads the team with 47 saves, while Phipps ranks third in MLL in goals against average (13.8).
Nick Manis (’17) has appeared in all six games at short stick defensive midfield, causing four turnovers.
Current Maryland defensive coordinator Jesse Bernhardt (’13) has appeared in one game for the Bayhawks while coaching the Terps. He will represent Team USA at the World Championships this summer.
ATLANTA BLAZE (3-3)
Tewaaraton finalist Connor Kelly (’18) made his professional debut for Atlanta on June 2, scoring a pair of goals. Kelly is continuing to sport the “#1” jersey with Atlanta.
12-year MLL veteran Jeff Reynolds (’10) has appeared in five games for the Blaze, scoring three goals while totaling 10 ground balls.
NEW YORK LIZARDS (3-3)
In the midst of his 12th MLL season, Joe Walters (’06) illustrious career has continued in 2018 with 20 points on eight goals and 12 assists. His 12 assists currently ranks fourth in the league. Walters career numbers are sensational, ranking second all-time in assists (222), third in points (471) and fifth in goals (241).
Joe LoCascio (’15) has played in all five of New York’s games, scoring eight goals and adding two assists. LoCascio is currently tied for second in the league with a pair of two-point goals.
DENVER OUTLAWS (3-4)
Drew Snider (’12) ranks third on the Outlaws with 10 goals, in addition to one assist. Snider exploded for six goals May 13 against Chesapeake. He leads the league with three man-up goals in 2018. Snider will represent Team USA at this summer’s World Championships.
Jeremy Sieverts (’09) also has 11 points on the season, including a season-best five-goal effort April 21 against the Lizards.
OHIO MACHINE (2-3)
Kyle Bernlohr (’16) has started five games this season, ranking second in the league in goals against average (12.4) and third in save percentage (.567). Bernlohr had a remarkable 20 saves June 2 at Chesapeake.
Also a member of Team USA at this summer’s World Championships, Jake Bernhardt (’13) has totaled 10 points on five goals and five assists in five games. Bernhardt had a four-point day May 26 at Charlotte.
In his first season with Machine, Pat Young (’16) had scored six goals in five games. He had previously spent two seasons in Charlotte.
The recently graduated Bryce Young (’18) made his professional debut last week against Chesapeake. He had three ground balls and caused one turnover in the game.
FLORIDA LAUNCH (2-5)
Bryan Cole (’16) is the lone Terrapin on the Florida Launch, and has appeared in two games since finishing his indoor season with the Georgia Swarm. Cole has three goals in two games thus far. Cole appeared in 18 games for the Swarm and ranked third on the team with 95 ground balls.
BOSTON CANNONS (2-5)
The long list of Terps in the MLL is completed by Tim Muller (’17), who is the lone former Maryland player on the Cannons. Muller has caused four turnovers and picked up 11 ground balls, in addition to adding an assist.