Aug. 23, 2016
KENNESAW, Georgia - Former Marquette defenseman B.J. Grill and the Denver Outlaws captured the Major League Lacrosse Championship in a 19-18 victory over the Ohio Machine on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Grill helped the Golden Eagles to their first NCAA tournament appearance last season with a victory in the BIG EAST Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship at then-No. 1 Denver on May 7. Just over 100 days later, he helped Denver's MLL team capture their second MLL Championship. He had one ground ball and a caused turnover in Saturday's game at Kennesaw State.
The title marks Denver's second Steinfeld Cup in three years. Attackman Eric Law scored with 12.9 seconds left to lift Denver over Ohio and former volunteer assistant coach Scott Rodgers.
In his rookie season, Grill grabbed 28 ground balls and forced 11 turnovers in 12 games.