Ohio Machine Sign Four More Players to Contract Extensions
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Machine have signed attackman Brendan Bomberry to a two-year contract extension through 2020, defenseman Dominick Calisto to a two-year contract extension through 2020, faceoff specialist Kenny Massa to a three-year contract extension through 2021 and midfielder Ryan Walsh to a two-year contract extension through 2020, the team announced today.
Bomberry is a graduate of Syracuse, where he finished with 56 goals and 18 assists, and 39 ground balls in his 31 career games played. Bomberry played for the Iroquois Nationals in the 2018 FIL World Championships and won a bronze medal.
Calisto appeared in eight games for the Machine with two ground balls. In his time at Boston University, Calisto was a First Team All-Patriot League selection, a First Team All-New England honoree, and was named to All-ECAC First Team.
Massa finished 2018 going .478 (108-226) from the faceoff x, placing him fourth all-time in franchise history in single-season faceoff win percentage. In his senior year at Bryant University, Massa ranked fourth in the nation with a .686 faceoff percentage and second with 11.33 ground balls per game in his final season with the Bulldogs.
In his 33 career MLL games played, Walsh has 27 goals scored and 20 ground balls. Walsh scored three goals in three games played this season for the Boston Cannons before being added by the Lizards off of Boston's Practice Squad. The Machine traded for Walsh on June 26.
"This group as a whole continues to add youth and energy to an already dynamic lineup," Machine Head Coach and General Manager Bear Davis said. "We're excited to continue building towards 2019."
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