Major League Lacrosse on Friday announced the 23-Man Protected Rosters for 2013, provided by the coaches and general managers of each team. MLL teams will have the opportunity to expand to a 40-man roster during the 2013 Supplemental Draft, which will be held in December. The Hounds in their inaugural year finished at 5-9, including back-to-back wins to end the season. Below is a close-up look at the statistical contributions each of the Hounds 23 protected players made during the 2012 season.
Josh Amidon (M) – Amidon appeared in all 14 games, scoring six goals (including one 2-pointer) and adding four assists for a total of 11 points. Amidon in Week 3 also was honored as the "MLL Offensive Player of the Week" for a career-high four goal, six point performance.
Stephen Berger (M) – Berger played in all 14 games and recorded a career-high 39 points. He scored a team-high 23 goals (including three 2-pointers) and also tallied a career-high 13 assists. Berger was selected to his sixth straight MLL All-Star game, this year earning the honor of game MVP with a three goal performance.
Brian Carroll (M) – Carroll appeared in 13 games and finished tied for third on the team in goals, with 17. Six of Carroll's goals came on the power-play, which was a team-high. He had a 31.5 shot percentage. Carroll also added three assists for a total of 20 points.
Joe Cinosky (D) – Cinosky played in 11 games, tallying two assists and collecting 19 ground balls. He also served three penalty minutes.
Casey Cittadino (M) – Cittadino was a member of the Denver Outlaws in 2012. He appeared in all 14 games for the team, scoring two goals and adding four assists for a total of six points. Cittadino also collected 12 ground balls. In addition, he served eight-and-a-half penalty minutes, the most for the Outlaws franchise.
Matt Danowski (A) – Danowski played in 13 games and led the team with 43 points, also good enough for sixth overall in MLL. He scored 19 goals, including a team-best five 2-pointers. Danowski also led the Hounds with 19 assists, a new career-high for him. In Week 9, Danowski was honored as the "MLL Offensive Player of the Week" for a six point performance that including a game-winning 2-point goal.
Dan DiMaria (D) – DiMaria was the Hounds sixth-round (41st overall) selection in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft. He remained on the Collegiate Inactive List and did not play MLL this season.
Kevin Drew (M) – Drew was a member of the Rochester Rattlers in 2012. He appeared in 11 games for the team, recording five goals, two assists and 15 groundballs.
Ryan Flanagan (D) – Flanagan, a 2012 MLL All-Star selection, played in all 14 games and was the Hounds’ anchor on defense. He collected a team-high 59 ground balls, 32 more than the next closest player (goaltender and face-off not included). He also ranked third in the league for this category. In addition, Flanagan served only one penalty minute.
Adam Ghitelman (G) – Ghitelman, a 2012 MLL All-Star selection, appeared in all 14 games, earning a 5-9 record. He made nine starts in goal, including the final eight weeks of the season. Ghitelman was fifth in the league among goalies for playing time with 647:44 minutes. While his 13.99 Goals Against Average ranked eighth in MLL, Ghitelman had a league-best 55.1 Save Percentage. Meanwhile, he allowed a league-high 13 2-point goals.
Kevin Kaminski (M) – Kaminski joined the Hounds midseason via trade with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He played in eight games and scored nine goals, including one 2-pointer.
Eric Lusby (A) – Lusby was acquired by the Hounds midseason, after his collegiate career commenced with a National Championship and Most Outstanding Player honors. Lusby was only able to participate in two games, but put up four goals and recorded a 44.4 shot percentage.
Mark Manos (G) – Manos joined the Hounds midseason, after the completion of his collegiate career. He appeared in three games, including making one start in goal. In 56:38 minutes of action, Manos recorded a 16.95 Goals Against Average and 52.9 Save Percentage.
Jovan Miller (M) – Miller, a 2012 MLL All-Star selection, played in all 14 games, putting up 21 points on 13 goals (two 2-pointers) and six assists. Over the course of the season, two of his goals were named to “SportsCenter” Top 10 Plays. Miller also collected 17 ground balls.
Ricky Pages (D) – Pages appeared in 13 games, and was a key component to the Hounds transition game and wing-play. He tallied nine points with his long pole, scoring seven goals (one 2-pointer) and adding one assist. Pages also scooped up 26 grounds balls and served three penalty minutes.
Peet Poillon (M) – Poillon, a 2012 MLL All-Star selection, was a member of the Denver Outlaws in 2012. He was dealing with an injury early in the season, but stilled played 11 games. Poillon recorded 40 points with 24 goals (three 2-pointers) and 13 assists. His 40 points tied for second-best on the Outlaws and ranked him ninth overall in the league.
Jerry Ragonese (M/FO) – Ragonese joined the Hounds late in the season, and made three starts at the X. He went 28-67 on draws for a 41.8 Faceoff Percentage.
Gerry Reilly (M) – Reilly joined the Hounds midseason and played in seven games, making an immediate impact on the defensive end of the field. He recorded 17 ground balls and one assist.
Brett Schmidt (D) – Schmidt missed the first half of the year after tearing his pectoral muscle in the offseason. He was able to play in five games, and tallied one goal, one assist and nine ground balls. Schmidt did not serve any penalty minutes.
Geoff Snider (M/FO) – Snider was acquired by the Hounds midseason via trade, however he was unable to join the until the final game of the season due to coaching commitments. In that game Snider went 18-28 at the X for a 64.3 Faceoff Percentage.
Justin Turri (M) – Turri joined the Hounds midseason after the completion of his collegiate career. In eight games he scored four goals and added five assists. Turri also had a 36.4 shot percentage.
Joe Vitale (M) – Vitale was activated off the collegiate roster by the Hounds late in the season. He appeared in two games, tallying one goal and one assist.
Kyle Wimer (M) – Wimer played in four games total for the Hounds. During the second week of the season, he broke his thumb and was sidelined until Week 13. Over his four games, Wimer scored five goals and had a 33.3 shot percentage.