Major League Lacrosse announced Thursday that attackman Brendan Mundorf (UMBC) of the Denver Outlaws has been named the league's Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.
“It’s a huge honor being a part of this league and of the few guys who have won this award in the 12 years the league has been around,” Mundorf said. “It has a lot to do with our entire team; without a great team beside me, I wouldn’t be here so special thanks to them and the entire Denver Outlaws organization.”
The MLL’s second-leading scorer with 59 points this season, Mundorf had 32 goals and 27 assists while leading the Outlaws to a franchise-record 11 wins and the top seed in this weekend's playoffs. He finished second in the MLL in goals and was fourth in assists.
Mundorf, who played in 12 games this season, was named as the MLL Player of the Game three times while earning league Offensive Player of the Week twice. He had at least one point in all 12 games, including a season-high eight against the Chesapeake Bayhawks on June 12 and in a win over the Rochester Rattlers on June 16.
The Outlaws' all-time leading scorer, Mundorf has 206 career goals with 100 assists in 79 career games. He was also named to the All-MLL team in 2009 after scoring 34 goals with 10 assists.