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Encyclopedia > Chicago Machine
Chicago Machine
Conference Western
Founded 2006
Home stadium Toyota Park
Based in Bridgeview, Illinois
Colors red, black, silver
Head coach Lelan Rogers
General manager
Local media Chicago Daily Herald
Website www.chicagomachine.com
Championships
Conference Championships


The Chicago Machine is a lacrosse team based in Bridgeview, Illinois. Since the 2006 season, they have played in Major League Lacrosse. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ... Bridgeview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Bridgeview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ...

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Franchise history

The establishment of a Chicago Major League Lacrosse expansion franchise was announced on August 21, 2005. Along with expansion teams representing Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver, the Chicago Machine became part of the Western Conference of the MLL in 2006. The team played its home games in 2006 at Sports Complex at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Sports Complex at Benedictine University is a multi-purpose stadium in Lisle, Illinois, just outside Chicago. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ...


The Machine finished the 2006 season on August 12. The team became the first MLL team to go the whole season without a victory. The team lead most of game against the Dragons on August 12 only to see the Dragons tie the game at the end of regulation and then win the game in overtime.

2006 logo

The Machine are committed to both the expansion and improvement of lacrosse in the midwest by running clinics and camps to try and bring lacrosse to the next level. Image File history File links Chicago-Primary-web. ... Image File history File links Chicago-Primary-web. ...


In December of 2006, the Machine announced that its home field for the 2007 season would be Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ... Bridgeview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


After losing their season opener, the Machine won their first game in team history defeating Denver at home on June 2, 2007.


Season-by-season

Chicago Machine
Year W L Regular season finish Playoffs
2006 0 12 4th Western Conference -
2007 1 4 Western Conference

2006 Major League Lacrosse season is the 6th season of the league. ... 2007 Major League Lacrosse season will be the 7th season of the league. ...

Coaches and others

  • Kevin Finneran - (Coach/GM) 2006
  • John Meister - (President) 2006
  • Lelan Rogers - Coach 2007

Kevin Finneran is an American lacrosse coach. ...

Current Roster

2007 Chicago Machine
Number Player's Name Position Height Weight
1 Trasolini, Robert M 6' 0" 200 lbs
3 Paccione, Dan M 5' 8" 170 lbs
4 Cappadoro, Jason A 6' 2" 190 lbs
6 Bigas, Jeff D 5' 11" 205 lbs
8 Karweck, Matt A/M 5' 11" 175 lbs
9 Gabel, Mike G 6' 4" 205 lbs
10 Bender, Andrew M 5' 11" 190 lbs
12 Heritage, Brad M 6' 3" 215 lbs
15 Scott, Gregory M 6' 1" 205 lbs
17 Deane, Jake D 6' 3" 200 lbs
19 Leveille, Kevin A 5' 10" 185 lbs
20 Hughes, Adam A 6' 0" 190 lbs
23 Keating, Chris M 6' 1" 195 lbs
25 Morris, Sean A 5' 9" 190 lbs
26 Shanahan, Doug M 6' 1" 195 lbs
31 Falkman, Larry G 5' 11" 225 lbs
32 Iannucci, Athan A 6' 4" 215 lbs
33 Brundage, Stephen A 6' 0" 190 lbs
36 Culver, Michael D 6' 1" 190 lbs
41 Heffner, Zach M 6' 1" 195 lbs
44 Gagel, Zach D 6' 0" 220 lbs
45 Malone, Chris M 6' 1" 190 lbs
0 Davis, Damien D 6' 1" 225 lbs


Kevin Leveille (b. ... Doug Shanahan is a lacrosse player currently playing midfield for the Chicago Machine of Major League Lacrosse. ... Athan Iannucci (b. ... Michael Culver (born 16 July 1938 in Hampstead, London) is an English actor, best known to television viewers for his role as Major Erwin Brandt in the 1970s BBC drama Secret Army. ...

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Players of note

Both current Machine star Doug Shanahan (midfielder) and former star Todd Rassas (defensemen) were named to to the 2006 USA team after competing together in the 2002 World Championships. The 2006 USA team competed in the IFL World Championships in Ontario, Canada from July 13-22, 2006.


Machine attackman, Kevin Leveille, was named to play in the 2006 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game on July 6, 2006 in Boston, MA. Leveille was also named an alternate on the 2006 USA team to compete in the IFL World Championships in Ontario, Canada from July 13-22 2006.


Michael Culver, Machine defenseman, was voted 2006 New Balance Sportsman of the year by both general managers and coaches of each of the ten Major League Lacrosse teams. Culver received this award after starting all 10 games for the Machine and recording 27 ground balls. Culver is a leader both on the field and off. Off the field he helped the community by donating half of his 2006 salary to the Children's Heart Foundation.


In the November 2005 expansion draft, the Chicago Machine drafted Philadelphia Barrage Midfielder Doug Shanahan as their first pick.


The Chicago Machine also drafted Todd Rassas in the 2005 supplemental draft. He is a local product from Northfield, Illinois. He was a three time All-American at Notre Dame, Captain of the 2002 Gold Medal Team USA and part of the 2006 Team USA.


It is not uncommon for retired athletes to become sports broadcasters when they retire. However, the Chicago Machine may be the first team to have a former broadcaster become a professional player. In the December 2005 supplemental draft, the Machine drafted former WCAV-TV anchor Zach Heffner. WCAV (known on air as CBS19) is a CBS-affiliated television station on UHF Channel 19 based in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...


Another Machine draftee, Lyle Shirley, is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame at Lake Forest College. Lake Forest College, founded in 1857, is a liberal arts college located in Lake Forest, Illinois. ...


References


Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... The Boston Cannons are a professional lacrosse team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Long Island Lizards are Uniondale, New Yorks professional lacrosse team. ... The New Jersey Pride is a lacrosse team based in Piscataway, New Jersey. ... The Philadelphia Barrage is a lacrosse team based in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. ... The Rochester Rattlers are Rochester, New Yorks professional field lacrosse team. ... The Washington Bayhawks are a lacrosse team based in Washington, D. C.. Since the 2001 season, they have played in Major League Lacrosse. ... The Denver Outlaws are a lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The Los Angeles Riptide are a lacrosse team based in Carson, California. ... The San Francisco Dragons are a lacrosse team based in San Francisco, California. ... The Steinfeld Cup is the trophy given annually to the winners of the New Balance Major League Lacrosse Championship. ... Major League Lacrosse All Star Game is the all star game of the MLL. The American Division All Stars play against the National Division All Stars. ... Most Valuable Player award by Major League Lacrosse 2001 Ryan Powell Rochester Rattlers 2002 Greg Cattrano Baltimore Bayhawks 2003 Jay Jalbert Long Island Lizards 2004 Conor Gill Boston Cannons Categories: Major League Lacrosse ... Rookie of the Year Award for Major League Lacrosse 2001 Keith Cromwell Bridgeport Barrage 2002 Connor Gill Boston Cannons 2003 Adam Doneger Rochester Rattlers 2004 Ryan Boyle Philadelphia Barrage Categories: Major League Lacrosse ... Coach of the Year Award for Major League Lacrosse 2001 John DeTomasso Long Island Lizards 2002 Scott Hiller Boston Cannons 2003 Ted Georgalas New Jersey Pride 2004 Sal LoCascio Philadelphia Barrage Categories: Major League Lacrosse ... Defensive player of the year for Major League Lacrosse 2001 Rob Doerr Baltimore Bayhawks 2002 Christian Cook New Jersey Pride 2003 Ryan Curtis Boston Cannons 2004 Nicky Polanco Philadelphia Barrage Categories: Major League Lacrosse ... MLL Offensive player of the year for Major League Lacrosse: 2001 - John Grant, Jr. ... Major League Lacrosses SoBe Iron Lizard Award was given to the player who most embodied the traits of toughness, tenacity and determination regardless of pain or injury during season. ... Goaltender of the year for Major League Lacrosse 2001 Greg Cattrano Baltimore Bayhawks 2002 Greg Cattrano Baltimore Bayhawks 2003 Brian Dougherty Long Island Lizards 2004 Greg Cattrano Philadelphia Barrage Categories: Major League Lacrosse ... Sportsman award by Major League Lacrosse. ... Most Improved Player award by Major League Lacrosse. ... Community Service award by Major League Lacrosse. ... This is a list of Major League Lacrosse college draft first overall picks, by year: Categories: ... List of Major League Lacrosse seasons since inception: 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | Categories: | ... * limited use Categories: | ...

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Soccer MLS: Chicago Fire, PDL: Chicago Fire Premier, MISL: Chicago Storm
Baseball MLB: Chicago CubsChicago White Sox, FL: Windy City ThunderBolts, MWL: Kane County Cougars, NL: Gary SouthShore RailCatsJoliet JackHammersSchaumburg Flyers
Softball NPF: Chicago Bandits
Basketball NBA: Chicago Bulls , WNBA: Chicago Sky, ABA: Cometas de ChicagoChicago Throwbacks, IBL: Chicago Heights SoldiersElgin Racers, USBL: Gary Steelheads
Football NFL: Chicago Bears, AFL: Chicago Rush, CIFL: Chicago Slaughter
Hockey NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, AHL: Chicago Wolves, USHL: Chicago Steel
Lacrosse MLL: Chicago Machine, NLL: Chicago Shamrox
College athletics
(NCAA Division I)
Chicago State UniversityDePaul UniversityLoyola University ChicagoNorthern Illinois UniversityNorthwestern UniversityUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoValparaiso University

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