An Analysis Of The Long Island Lizards' Starting Attack

Jeremy KaufmanSenior Analyst IJune 16, 2009

UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 21:  Matt Danowski #40 of the Long Island Lizards controls the ball against the Washington Bayhawks during their Major League Lacrosse game on May 21, 2009 at Shuart Stadium in Uniondale, New York.  Washington defeated Long Island 14-13 in overtime.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

With the 2009 Major League Lacrosse season now several weeks deep, the Long Island Lizards have revealed themselves to possess among the most dangerous attacking units in recent memory. With that said, here is a quick look at the three men who have made the Long Island Lizards’ offense so potent and lethal in 2009:

1.     Matt Danowski          Goals: 5                      Assists: 8

This young attackman out of Duke was a superstar at the collegiate level, and thus far his left handed shot has made a solid transition in the professional ranks. Danowski balances out his shooting prowess with solid ball handling skills and effective passing, thereby making him a versatile weapon on the offensive end of the field.

2.     Zach Greer:               Goals: 10                    Assists: 2

Despite only being a rookie with a mere three games under his belt, Zach Greer has emerged onto the scene as one of the most dangerous attackmen in the MLL. Zach, who was drafted out of Bryant University after transferring from Duke, is a natural scorer who may very well find himself in the rookie of the year discussion as well as the league MVP discussion by season’s end.

3.    Tim Goettelmann       Goals:  7                      Assists: 2

At 6’3" and 217 pounds, Tim gives the Lizards the large physical presence that the Lizards need to generate offense around the goal. While Tim might not boast quite the same pedigree as the two aforementioned Lizard attackmen, his size and strength make for the perfect compliment to the Long Island offense.