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Rush players named to NLL All-Star teams

Mark Matthews, Robert Church and Kyle Rubisch of the Saskatchewan Rush are among the players selected to the National Lacrosse League (NLL) All-Pro Teams for the 2017-18 season.

Forwards Matthews and Church were named to the first All-Pro team while Rubisch, a defenseman, was named to the second All-Pro Team. The selections were released by the NLL on Thursday, August 9.

  The full All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams include:

ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM

Kevin Crowley, New England Black Wolves – Forward

Mark Matthews, Saskatchewan Rush – Forward

Robert Church, Saskatchewan Rush – Forward

Joey Cupido, Colorado Mammoth – Transition

Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks – Defense

Matt Vinc, Rochester Knighthawks – Goalie

ALL-PRO SECOND TEAM

Curtis Dickson, Calgary Roughnecks – Forward

Joe Resetarits, Rochester Knighthawks – Forward

Lyle Thompson, Georgia Swarm – Forward

Zach Currier, Calgary Roughnecks – Transition

Kyle Rubisch, Saskatchewan Rush – Defense

Dillon Ward, Colorado Mammoth – Goalie

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Josh Byrne, Buffalo Bandits – Forward

Eric Fannell, Rochester Knighthawks – Forward

Austin Shanks, Rochester Knighthawks – Forward

Zach Currier, Calgary Roughnecks – Transition

Colton Watkinson, New England Black Wolves – Transition

Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks – Defense

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 11 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver ‘18. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League’s 32nd year, concluded June 9th with the Saskatchewan Rush being crowned champions.

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