Two Rutgers Alumni Win Major League Lacrosse Championship
Rutgers can add two more alumni to their list of professional championship winners with Chris O’Dougherty and Justin Pennington of Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws winning the 2014 MLL Championship.
Pennington, who is a former USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) Honorable Mention All-American for the Scarlet Knights in 2008 and 2010, dished out two assists in the championship game. Pennington had the key assist on the game-winning goal, as he fed Drew Snider who broke the 11-11 tie in the final minute. Pennington did have an assist against the New York Lizards in the Outlaws’ semifinal win. He finished the regular season with a career-high 12 goals and total 14 points.
O’Dougherty, a 2007 Honorable Mention All-American and 2009 Rutgers graduate, was a key piece on defense for the Outlaws during their playoff run. He finished his third professional season with a championship.
Overall, six Rutgers alumni were on Major League Lacrosse rosters this season. Brendan Porter and Will Mangan were members of the Boston Cannons, while Chris Mattes and Duncan Clancy were with the Florida Launch. Keith Cromwell, who is the Scarlet Knights’ all-time leader in goals, is an associate coach for the Lizards.
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