Rattlers Make First Offseason Moves, Sign McNamara and Kormondy
FRISCO, TX - The Dallas Rattlers have signed attackman/midfielder Ryan McNamara and midfielder Brian Kormondy to contract extensions.
"We are thrilled to bring Ryan and Brian back to the Rattlers," said President Bill Goren. "McNamara and Kormondy have been strong contributors to the Rattlers franchise. They both have helped us tremendously on our way to an appearance in the league championship last season and we are excited for what the future holds for them and this team as a whole."
After being drafted in 2017 out of Marquette University by the former Rochester Rattlers, McNamara has compiled 34 goals, two two-point goals, and 14 assists. Still just 23 years old, McNamara will look to continue building on an already successful career as one of the league's most exciting young players.
Kormondy, a 2018 supplemental draftee, joined the Rattlers after entering the league in 2016 with the Denver Outlaws and spending part of the 2017 season with the Charlotte Hounds. The 2018 season was a breakout year for the University of Delaware product as he notched career highs in games played (14), goals (12), and assists (8).
"I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to sign a new contract with the Rattlers, and there's no team I would rather play for," Kormondy said. "I'm excited to play in front of the best fans in the league, in the best venue in the league, with the best teammates in the league. I've played for a number of teams in the past, and the Rattlers are by far and away the best organization out there."
The signings come shortly after Major League Lacrosse announced major changes for 2019 and beyond that include a 51 percent salary cap increase and an expanded 18 game schedule.
• Discuss this story on the Major League Lacrosse message board...
Major League Lacrosse Stories from September 18, 2018
- Rattlers Make First Offseason Moves, Sign McNamara and Kormondy - Dallas Rattlers
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.