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MLL 20th Season

January 11, 2020 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release

How it All Began...

During the summer of 1998, Jake "Body By Jake" Steinfeld was inspired to start a professional outdoor lacrosse league after reading a magazine article about the growth of the sport of lacrosse. Steinfeld sought out a contributor to the article, Owner and President of Warrior Lacrosse Dave Morrow, a leading lacrosse equipment manufacturer, to discuss the formation of such a league.

In February 1999 Steinfeld and Morrow joined forces with Steinfeld's friend and business associate Tim Robertson, Chairman of Bay Shore Enterprises and former CEO of the Family Channel, to form Major League Lacrosse, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company. In 2003, New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. came on board as a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse, as well as an Anchor Level League Sponsor.

Major League Lacrosse began play in 2001 to capitalize on the growing demand for world-class field lacrosse driven by dramatic growth in the U.S. lacrosse market. MLL was praised and heralded for its on-field play, regarded as the best ever seen.

20th Year Anniversary

2020 will be MLL's twentieth season. Over the last 19 years MLL has offered all of the best lacrosse players throughout history a platform to take their passion to the professional level. It has been home to the most iconic players in the sport. It is through MLL that the 2-point line was introduced, that the shot clock was made a staple and that the dive has always played in integral role in the game.

Over the next 20 weeks, the 20 weeks leading up to MLL's Opening Day (May 30, 2020), Major League Lacrosse will be celebrating the past 20 years of MLL history. This has been a league that has existed for the last 20 years to give fans of our growing sport an opportunity to see the best players, play at the highest level. As we dive into our archives and tell the stories of the league, the teams, the players and the fans, we hope you share your stories with us: [email protected]

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