Boston Rockhoppers

The Boston Rockhoppers were an American indoor lacrosse team based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Formerly a member of the North American Lacrosse League, the Rockhoppers played their home games at New England Sports Center.[1]

Boston Rockhoppers
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Founded2012
Based inMarlborough, Massachusetts
ArenaNew England Sports Center
ColorsBlue, Orange, Yellow, White
       
Head coachJack Piatelli
General managerAnthony Fitti
Championships2012
Websitebostonrockhoppers.com

On June 18, 2013, the Rockhoppers and the rest of the North American Lacrosse League announced that they would be suspending operations.

HistoryEdit

The franchise was announced as an expansion member of the North American Lacrosse League on January 14, 2012.[2] Originally scheduled to be a 2013 expansion team, due to initial struggles and as a result of the NALL and PLL split, the Rockhoppers moved up their first season to 2012.[3]

On March 2, 2012 the Rockhoppers faced-off against the Kentucky Stickhorses in the first game between two NALL franchises. The Stickhorses won 19-14.[4] The two teams opened the 2013 season, with the Rockhoppers winning 10-9.[5]

After leading the league in goals per game with 16, they played in the championship game against the Kentucky Stickhorses.[6]

2013 RosterEdit

2013 Boston Rockhoppers[7]
Number Player's Name Position College Height Weight
1 Malcolm Chase IIIII D Whittier
2 Tim Fallon F Hartford
13 Cameron Lao-Gosney T Lehigh
14 Jon Hayes D Western New England
15 Peter Vlahakis F Fairfield 5 ft 10 in
16 Ryan Hoffmeister F Hartwick
17 Andrew Kirkaldy F Gordon
18 Greg Paul F
21 Ethan Vedder D Cornell
24 Matt Levesque T Skidmore
40 Kyle Barnett D
41 Mike Stone F Middlebury
44 Greg Rogowski F Merrimack
50 Marty Bowes T Hartford
50 Steve Kennedy T Clarkson
55 Tom Palasek F Syracuse
60 Ryan Hotaling T Nazareth
65 Nick Schroeder G
66 Lantz Carter T Salisbury
44 Colton Vosburgh T Penn. State
70 Roman Lao-Gosney T Lehigh
77 Steve Trocki F St. Anselm
80 TJ Dahill F Wentworth
88 Vincent Talbot G
Mike Vergano G
Chris Hettler G

2013 ScheduleEdit

2013 Boston Rockhoppers Season
Date & Time Away Team Score Home Team Score Game Notes
January 5 @ 7:00 PM Boston 10 Kentucky Stickhorses 9
January 12 @ 7:00 PM Baltimore Bombers 17 Boston 16 Overtime
January 19 @ 7:00 PM Kentucky Stickhorses 9 Boston 16
January 27 @ 3:00 PM Boston 20 Baltimore Bombers 9
February 2 @ 7:00 PM Rhode Island Kingfish 7 Boston 20
February 17 @ 3:00 PM Boston 18 Baltimore Bombers 9
February 23 @ 7:00 PM Rhode Island Kingfish 14 Boston 15 Postponed until March 9
March 2 @ 7:00 PM Boston 16 Kentucky Stickhorses 13
March 9 @ 7:00 PM✝ Kentucky Stickhorses N/A Boston N/A CANCELED
March 16 @ 7:00 PM✝ Baltimore Bombers N/A Boston N/A CANCELED

✝ Games canceled to Baltimore Bombers mid-season fold.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marisa Ingemi (January 2, 2013). "NALL Season Preview: Boston Rockhoppers". inlacrossewetrust.com. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Announcing The Boston Rockhoppers". northamericanlacrosseleague.com. North American Lacrosse League. January 14, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Tim Thomas (February 28, 2013). "The Stickhorses and The Rockhoppers meet in the first NALL vs NALL showdown". inlacrossewetrust.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Tim Thomas (March 3, 2012). "The Stickhorses and The Rockhoppers meet in the first NALL vs NALL showdown". laxdirt.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Kentucky Stickhorses Fall To Boston in NALL Season Opener". northamericanlacrosseleague.com. January 5, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "NALL Championship: Kentucky vs Boston". Lax All-Stars. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Team Roster". bostonrockhoppers.com/. Boston Rockhoppers. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013.

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