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Ryan Lee Named Powell Offensive Player of the Year

August 16, 2020 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release

Ryan Lee of the Denver Outlaws has been named the 2020 Powell Offensive Player of the Year in the 20th anniversary season of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). 

Lee and his new offense had only 48 hours to practice before they played in their first game, but Lee did not let the limited preseason affect the Outlaws performance on the field. In the first game of the 2020 season, Lee scored four goals and registered one assist to propel Denver to an 18-6 win against the Connecticut Hammerheads.

The second-year attackman out of Sharon, Ontario, was unstoppable all season in a grueling year. He led the MLL with 20 points (18 goals, two assists) in six games played. His impeccable season helped propel Denver to their fifth straight MLL Championship appearance. 

"Ryan played a huge role in getting us back to the championship game this year," John Grant Jr. said. "Even though it was a tough 9-day season, Lee was incredible in every game and never took his foot off the gas. He's an unbelievable player and an even better teammate."

Lee is no stranger to success. He went to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he was named a captain as a senior and was one of the best to ever play for the Tigers. He is RIT's all-time leader in points (377) and goals (237). Lee was a three-time USILA All-American honoree. 

His impressive collegiate career caught the eye of Outlaws' GM, Jon Cohen, who picked Lee up in 2019. As a rookie he only played in 11 games, but led the team with 46 points (38 goals, one 2pt goal, 7 assists) and picked up 25 ground balls. Lee is the second player in Denver program history to win the Offensive Player of the Year award.

"Ryan is an outstanding goal scorer with an extremely high lacrosse IQ," said Denver Outlaws President, Matt Bocklet. "He knows how to get himself and his teammates open and finds many creative ways to get the ball in the back of the net."

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