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2019 MLL Season Recap Stats and Yearly Trends

October 23, 2019 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release

Game Length Analysis: Beating the Clock

Excluding games with overtime or weather delays, the average total MLL game length (from opening faceoff to final whistle, including breaks in play, timeouts, and commercial breaks) has decreased by 17 minutes and 29 seconds from the 2018 season.

On average, an additional goal scored per game, relates to an average of a 45-second increase in game length. (Down from 2018, when an additional goal scored per game related to a 58-second increase in game length).

 2-Point Goal Analysis: 2-Point Goals at a Low

Least 2-Point Goals per Game average of any MLL season (0.77 per game in 2019)26.7% decline in 2PT Goals per game from 2018.

However, 2018 was an unusually high year for 2PT goals, the 4th most in MLL history.

In each of the last 2 seasons, the top 10 regular-season point scorers have combined for only one 2PT goal scored.

On average from 2007-2017, about 48% of the top 10 points leaders of each season scored at least one 2pt goal that season, all top point scorers combining for an average of 16.6 total 2PT goals per season, over this 10-year period.

2019 Championship: Chesapeake vs. Denver

Chesapeake went 4-1 against Denver this season, including their championship win.

These teams also faced off in the 2012 Championship Game, Chesapeake defeating Denver in this matchup as well (16-6).

Chesapeake has extended their lead for most Steinfeld Trophy wins in MLL history, with 6 victories.

Lowest-scoring MLL Championship Game since 2013

Chesapeake and Denver combined for only 19 Goals in Chesapeake's 10-9 victory. Over the five previous seasons, the winner of the Steinfeld Trophy has averaged 15.8 goals in their championship victory.

Over the 2019 season, Chesapeake averaged 13.4 goals per game and Denver averaged 13.8 goals per game.

All-Time Record between Chesapeake and Denver: 12-12

Regular Season Summary Stats

Teams scored an average of 214.2 total goals this season, the highest in MLL history.

Total Shots per Team has increased by 9% this season, teams combining for an average of 701 shots throughout this season (or 43.8 shots per game).

The 2019 Champions, the Chesapeake Bayhawks, allowed the least goals per game for the second season in a row with an average of 12.1 goals allowed per game.

3% less goals allowed per game than the Bayhawks' 2018 season

Total faceoffs per game were down 4.2% during the regular season from last year, in accordance with this season's decrease of 0.6 total goals per game.

Atlanta led the league in goals per game with an average of 14.3 goals, scoring 22.5% more goals than their previous season. This is the highest average goals per game in Atlanta's history as a team, since entering the MLL in 2016.

2019 Season Home & Away Record: 20-28

This season, the Home Team Winning Percentage was 41.7%. This is the lowest since 2011. All seasons since have had the home team winning over 50% of the season's games.

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