Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game

Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game

Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game is the all-star game of the MLL.

The inaugural 2001 All-Star Game, was not called the "All-Star Game"; instead it was titled the Major League Lacrosse LacrosseStar Game. From 2001–2003, the All-Star Game had the National Division playing the American Division. The league did not schedule an All Star Game in 2004.

The 2005 game took place in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, July 2, 2005. The format for the 2005 game was "Old School" vs. "Young Guns". The rosters were determined by both fan and MLL team voting. Team "Old School" was composed of players who began their MLL careers in the league’s inaugural 2001 season. Members of the ‘Young Guns’ team began their playing careers in 2002 through the present.

The 2006 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game took place on July 6, 2006 at Boston University’s Nickerson Field. The MLL and US Lacrosse partnered to create the format for this All-Star game, pitting the MLL All-Stars against the United States National Team. The game was a final tune-up for the U.S. Team before they played in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship.

The 2007 game was played on July 8 in Boston for the second year in row, but this time at Harvard Stadium. The format for the 2007 game was the Western Conference All-Stars against the Eastern Conference All-Stars.

The 2008 game was played in Denver, Colorado, in front of 10,124 people, with the Western Conference defeating the Eastern Conference 31–15, setting a league record for most points scored by an all-star team. Game MVP Ryan Powell scored a record six goals, and also had one assist.

The 2009 game used the "Young Guns vs Old School" format. The “Young Guns” squad was composed of players from the 2007–2009 classes, while the “Old School” squad was made up by those players from the classes prior to and including 2006.

The 2010 game was Team USA vs MLL All-Stars.

The 2011 game, the teams were selected by a pair of honorary captains, who earned the privilege after winning the “Ultimate MLL Fan Fantasy” Contest. "Team Warrior" by Nathan Solomon, a 14-year-old Chesapeake Bayhawks fan from Alpharetta, Georgia and "Team Authority" by Michael Hatala, a 13-year-old Long Island Lizards fan of Glen Cove, New York, selected the teams on the Friday night before the game.

Year by year results

Season Date Winner Score Loser Venue Most Valuable Player Attendance
2001 August 2, 2001 National 23–18 American The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut Mark Millon
2002 July 21, 2002 National 21–16 American Bowie, Maryland Scott Urick
2003 July 17, 2003 National 27–12 American Mitchel Athletic Complex, Uniondale, New York Gary Gait
2004 No Game
2005 July 2, 2005 Young Guns 21–20 (OT) Old School INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado Michael Powell
2006 July 6, 2006 Team USA 18–10 MLL All-Stars Nickerson Field, Boston, Massachusetts Kevin Cassese
2007 July 8, 2007 East 19–12 West Harvard Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts Matt Poskay
2008 July 17, 2008 West 31–15 East INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado Ryan Powell
2009 July 16, 2009 Old School 22–21 (OT) Young Guns INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado Brian Langtry
2010 July 8, 2010 Team USA 13–12 MLL All-Stars Harvard Stadium Brendan Mundorf
2011 July 9, 2011 Team Warrior 21-20 Team Authority Harvard Stadium Michael Kimmel
2012 June 30, 2012 Old School 18-17 (SO) Young Guns FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida Stephen Berger
2013 July 13, 2013 Team Supernova 24-15 Team Eclipse American Legion Memorial Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina Kevin Crowley
2014 June 26, 2014 Team USA 10-9 MLL All-Stars Harvard Stadium Rob Pannell 10,327
2015 June 13, 2015 MLL Gladitors 27-15 MLL Cowboys BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas Jeremy Boltus 10,084