By MLL Public Relations | 2/24/12 11:30 AM
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Contact: Aly Morrissey
Major League Lacrosse
2011 Cascade MLL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Boltus Renews Contract
Boltus joins the Expansion Charlotte Hounds this Season
BOSTON, Mass. (Friday, February 24, 2012)– Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Friday that 2011 Cascade MLL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Boltus has renewed his contract with the league for the 2012 season. The Charlotte Hounds attackman will enter his first season with the expansion team, his second season with the league.
The Army alumnus was an eighth round selection (43rd overall) in the 2011 MLL Collegiate Draft and had a breakout season with the Hamilton Nationals. He was the team’s second-leading scorer with 30 points, which also led all MLL rookies. He was the Nationals’ leading goal scorer with 19 goals and contributed 11 assists, which ranked third on the team.
A two-time selection as the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Week, Boltus earned the award on May 23 after scoring two goals against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He also earned the award on August 1 after helping the Nationals earn a victory over the Bayhawks, scoring two goals with two assists.
In addition, Boltus was named as the MLL Offensive Player of the Week on June 27 after leading the Nationals to a pair of wins over the Rochester Rattlers. After tying the Hamilton single-game record with seven goals in a 19-16 win over the Rattlers, he contributed a pair of goals in Hamilton’s overtime victory just 24 hours later. Boltus tallied a point in all 12 games while scoring a goal in seven straight games before being limited to an assist in the regular season finale against Long Island on August 13.
Boltus was the second overall selection by the expansion Charlotte Hounds in the 2012 MLL Expansion Draft. This will be his first season with the team.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its twelfth season in 2012. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.