Kevin Croswell (left) and Mike Mallory will enter their second seasons with the Stealth in 2013 (Photos by Richard Olson).
The Washington Stealth has announced that two players from its 2012 roster, Kevin Croswell and Mike Mallory, have re-signed for the 2013 season. Croswell, a veteran goaltender in the National Lacrosse League, and Mallory, a second-year forward, will each be entering their second seasons as a member of the Stealth organization.
Croswell joined the Stealth midway through the 2012 season, appearing in three games and posting a 9.60 goals against average and a .789 save percentage. He was named the NLL’s defensive player of the week after making 41 saves in a 14-9 win over the Toronto Rock in his first game with the Stealth.
2013 will mark the sixth season of Croswell’s NLL career, including stints with the Minnesota Swarm and Edmonton Rush. He has a career 11.58 goals against average and .775 save percentage in 1,072 minutes of action.
“Kevin came in and did a spectacular job for us last season,” said Stealth General Manager Doug Locker. “He has all the skills necessary to be a top goaltender in this league and we are looking forward to having him with us again this season.”
Mallory was originally drafted by the Stealth in the third round (21st overall) of the 2011 NLL Entry Draft. He appeared in one game his rookie season after spending the majority of 2012 on the Stealth’s practice roster.
The young right-handed forward is currently playing his summer lacrosse with the Delta Islanders of the British Columbia Junior ‘A’ Lacrosse League. In 17 regular season games, Mallory finished third in BCJALL scoring with 74 points (35g, 39a) and has added 35 points (17g, 18a) in just six postseason contests.
“Mike has the potential to become a terrific player in the NLL,” said Locker. “He has a real knack for scoring goals and is incredibly exciting with the ball in his stick.”
The Stealth will open training camp in December with the 16-game regular season schedule beginning in January. The team will play eight home games at the Comcast Arena at Everett. Season tickets for the 2013 season start at just $99 and are on sale now. For more information, call 877-MY-75-TIX or log on to www.stealthlax.com.