Gurenlian Named the 2016 MLL FOAthlete of the Year

BOSTON (August 9, 2016) - Major League Lacrosse has named Greg Gurenlian, faceoff specialist for the New York Lizards, the winner of the 2016 FOAthlete of the Year Award, presented by The Faceoff Academy. The award honors the faceoff specialist who has taken the majority of his team's draws and has the best regular season faceoff win percentage.

Gurenlian, who won this award in 2015, finished the regular season with 263 faceoff wins out of a possible 457 attempts for a 57.5% win percentage. Gurenlian played in 13 of the 14 games for the New York Lizards this season, picking up 142 groundballs along the way.

It was an extremely close race to be named the FOAthlete of the Year as Joe Nardella of the Boston Cannons ended the regular season with a win ratio of 181-316 faceoffs or 57.3%. The third ranked faceoff specialist, Drew Simoneau of the Rochester Rattlers, finished with a win ratio of 182-338 or 53.8%.


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