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Lizards’ Rob Pannell wins MLL Offensive Player of the Year

New York Lizards attacker Rob Pannell looks to

New York Lizards attacker Rob Pannell looks to pass the ball against the Florida Launch during the first half of an MLL lacrosse game at James M. Shuart Stadium on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Lizards attack and Smithtown native Rob Pannell won Major League Lacrosse’s Offensive Player of the Year award on Wednesday.

Pannell, who played at Smithtown High School and later won the Tewaaraton Trophy at Cornell, broke the MLL single-season scoring record with 74 points. He had 42 goals and 32 assists in 14 games.

The award was voted on by MLL coaches and general managers. Ohio Machine attack Tom Schreiber, a St. Anthony’s alum, finished second in voting.

The Lizards’ season ended Saturday in the MLL semifinals.


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