July 18, 2016
In 2010 University of Notre Dame senior goaltender Scott Rodgers was named the outstanding player in the 2010 NCAA Championship.
Six years later he has earned yet another MVP award-this time as the most valuable player in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game played July 9 at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, California.
Rodgers made 10 saves in the second half, including one with one arm in the final minute to prevent a potential goal by Marcus Holman from point-blank range. That enabled Rodgers’ team Riptide to preserve a 21-20 victory. It marked the first time a goalie has won MVP honors in the MLL all-star contest.
“The whole experience was a pleasure,” said Rodgers, a member of the MLL Ohio Machine squad. “Playing in my first All-Star Game of my career and doing it with the group of guys on my team was a pleasure.”
The 6-4, 265-pound Rodgers was named the MLL Warrior Defensive Player of he Week in the eighth week of the 2016 MLL season. He made 19 saves in a June game against Charlotte and had 17 more in a May contest against Boston.
A two-time All-American at Notre Dame, Rodgers originally was the seventh overall pick by the Toronto National in the 2010 MLL Draft.