B.J. Grill wins Major League Lacrosse title with Denver


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B.J. Grill is one of three Golden Eagles playing in Major League Lacrosse.

Jack Goods, Wire Sports Editor

B.J. Grill was already a BIG EAST champion. Now, he’s a Major League Lacrosse champion too.

The former Golden Eagles defenseman and the Denver Outlaws defeated the Ohio Machine, 19-18, Saturday night in Kennesaw, Georgia. He’s the first Marquette alum to win the Steinfeld Cup, awarded to the victor of the MLL’s yearly four-team playoff.

The Outlaws came back from a 14-7 deficit following an hour and a half lightning delay to win the franchise’s second championship. Eric Law, a former star at Denver University, scored the go-ahead goal with 13 seconds left.

Grill had one ground ball and one forced turnover in the game. He played in 12 games total in his rookie season, 10 in the regular season and two playoff games. He snagged 28 ground balls and forced 111 turnovers.

Former Marquette assistant Scott Rodgers started in goal for the Machine, making 11 saves on 29 shots on goal.