Vancouver, BC (Sunday, July 2, 2017) – The Vancouver Stealth are pleased to announce that Jake Elliott has been awarded the Tom Borrelli Award for media person of the year. Elliott, is the play-by-play announcer for the Vancouver Stealth. In 2017, he covered all 19 games during the regular season and playoffs.
“Winning the first time in 2012 was really special and continues to be one of the highlights of my career,” said Jake Elliott. “Winning a second time is something I never expected, I am very humbled to be in this exclusive group. I do my best to shine the best possible light on lacrosse and the NLL and it is extremely rewarding to be recognized for that. I could not be prouder to be working with the Vancouver Stealth.”
Elliott originally won his first Tom Borrelli Award in 2012 as a member of the Minnesota Swarm. He is the second person to win the award more than once, only behind Paul Tutka who has won it three times.
“Jake is a broadcast pioneer and the absolute premiere voice of lacrosse,” said Vancouver Stealth Color Commentator Brad Challoner. “His knowledge of the game and its stars is unmatched and his love of the game bleeds though every call. When I think about lacrosse I hear the voice of Jake Elliott.”
The Tom Borrelli Award is presented to the National Lacrosse League’s Media Person of the Year. The award was named after NLL Hall of Famer Tom Borrelli, who was a writer for the Buffalo News from 1992-2008.
About the National Lacrosse League:
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 nine franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth.