Sean Sconone Ranked as the Best Goalie in MLL
Boston - Sean Sconone of the Dallas Rattlers has been ranked as the top goalie in Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
Sconone finished the year with a save percentage of 55.81% and had the lowest goals against average among starting goalies with an average of 12.09 goals against in 14 games played. Sconone was named Player of the Week on three separate occasions and put up multiple 20 save performances throughout the year.
The Rattlers got off to a disappointing start in the 2019 season as they lost the first five games without Sconone in net. After Sconone was put in as the starting goaltender, the team quickly improved as the Rattlers finished the season with a 7-4 record in games where Sconone was in net. With Sconone's help, the Rattlers were able to make a late playoff push after starting the year with losses in their first seven games.
Although Sconone went undrafted in the 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft and started the season without a team, he was able to have a major impact on his team and the league in his first year. Sconone was eventually picked up by the Rattlers on June 6 and made his MLL debut against the Denver Outlaws on June 27 in a 15-9 loss. Sconone earned the starting goaltender role for the team after a loss to the Bayhawks on July 14 where he was able to save 15 of the 28 shots he faced in the match. After the loss to Chesapeake, Sconone was able to help lead the Rattlers to a six game win streak which effectively put them back in the hunt for the playoffs. At the conclusion of his impressive rookie season with the Rattlers, Sconone was awarded with the Warrior Goalie of the Year Award at MLL Honors during MLL Championship Weekend. Although the Rattlers were unable to make it to the postseason and Championship Weekend, the strong finish gave the team confidence as they hope for a return to the playoffs with a full season of Sconone in net.
Sconone is expected to return to the Rattlers for the 2020 season and will look to improve on what was an impressive rookie campaign.
Here are the top five MLL goalies:
1. Sean Sconone (Dallas)
2. Dillon Ward (Denver)
3. Nick Marrocco (Boston)
4. Chris Madalon (Atlanta)
5. Brian Phipps (Chesapeake)
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