The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, recently announced the 2021-22 regular season award finalists for Most Valuable Player, Goaltender of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.
The top three vote getters for each award are listed as the finalists. The remaining finalists will be announced on Wednesday, June 22. The winners will be announced over the course of the week of June 27. All awards were voted on prior to the start of the 2022 playoffs and were based on regular season statistics and performances.
Most Valuable Player
Joe Resetarits – Forward – Albany FireWolves
Dhane Smith – Forward – Buffalo Bandits
Matt Vinc – Goaltender – Buffalo Bandits
Rookie of the Year
Reid Bowering – Transition – Vancouver Warriors
Patrick Dodds – Forward – Panther City Lacrosse Club
Jeff Teat – Forward – New York Riptide
Goaltender of the Year
Nick Rose – Toronto Rock
Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits
Dillon Ward – Colorado Mammoth
Other awards to be presented include: Transition Player of the Year; Defensive Player of the Year; Sportsmanship Award; Teammate of the Year; Les Bartley Award (Head Coach of the Year); General Manager of the Year; Executive of the Year; Tom Borrelli Award (Media Person of the Year); as well as the All-League and All-Rookie teams.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.