Kieran McArdle awarded 2014 MLL Rookie of the Year Award
This year, numerous college standouts were selected in the MLL draft. Many big names came up, such as Josh Dionne, Jordan Wolf, Ty Thompson and even the Tewaaraton co-winner Miles Thompson. Even from this heavily talented draft class, Kieran McArdle came out on top. McArdle, a member of the inaugural Florida Launch team, finished the season with 35 goals and 49 total points, setting records in both categories. The selection committee looked at more than just the numbers, however. Kieran stood out from the crowd by taking command of the Launch offense, generating numerous opportunities even when guarded by some of the most elite defensemen in the league. Because of his outstanding performance, the attackman won the award with 9 more first place votes than the runner up.