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Nll 30Th Anniversary Team: #26-30

The countdown to the start of the 2016 NLL season on New Year’s Day, marking the National Lacrosse League’s 30th anniversary year, is underway. To help commemorate three decades of pro box lacrosse, the league has begun unveiling the NLL 30th Anniversary Team, starting with players ranked #26-30, as voted on by the league’s media members.

Follow #NLL30 and stay tuned to see which legendary players, past and present, will be highlighted among the very best to ever play the game before the quest for the Champion’s Cup begins with the new year when the ball drops on a new season.

30) Ryan Benesch

Stats: 139 GP, 290 G, 387 A, 677 PTS, 654 LB
Experience: Rock (2007-2008), Rush (2009), Swarm (2010-2013), Bandits (2014-current)

29) Lewis Ratcliff

Stats: 196 GP, 440 G, 519 A, 959 PTS, 743 LB
Experience: Roughnecks (2003-2008), Rock (2008-2009), Stealth (2010-2015)

28) Rhys Duch

Stats: 113 GP, 265 G, 358 A, 623 PTS, 533 LB
Experience: Stealth (2009-current)

27) Blaine Manning

Stats: 181 GP, 307 G, 526 A, 833 PTS, 847 LB
Experience: Rock (2002-2013)

26) Rich Kilgour

Stats: 200 GP, 94 G, 223 A, 317 PTS, 824 LB
Experience: Bandits (1992-2009)

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The NLL 30th Anniversary Team was determined by combined voting of the league’s media members ranking the top 30 players from the pool of nominees. The nominee list was comprised of NLL Hall of Famers and annual league leaders plus prominent active players with five or more years of experience in the league.

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