IL Indoor Fan Poll: Choose the NLL goal of the week


There was a full slate of National Lacrosse League action this weekend: eight of the league’s nine teams took part in five games. And that means there were plenty of goals scored. You get to pick your favourite from among a selection of the best of the weekend. Ethan Farrell made a striking NLL debut with his acrobatic first marker in the league. Ned Crotty shows that the old field lax hand-switch can be effective in the box. Nick Cotter wasn’t about to be outdone by Farrell’s diving goal, popping in one of his own.¬†Shayne Jackson was one of three rookies with hat tricks in their first NLL game (Dhane Smith pulled off the feat on his second try) and his second goal was a nifty little play. Mark Steenhuis did what he does, taking to the air and throwing in a behind the back snipe to up the artistic merit scores. Ryan Benesch made like the Tasmanian Devil with his spinning, spinning, spinning goal.

A trio of Mammoth put up some impressive goals in a losing cause. Jamie Lincoln showed his athleticism with a one-handed dunk goal. Mat McLeod was an improvisational impresario on his shovel goal. And we’re letting Gavin Prout’s beauty from long range rep for all the bombs over the weekend.

In Edmonton, the Rush’s rookie connection not only scored three goals each, they did it in style. A pair of goals involving the pair of rooks who played like anything but made the list. Curtis Knight finished off what is quickly becoming a Rush trademark passing sequence with a nice little fake and goal. Mark Matthews used a quick stick earlier in the game for one nice marker, but it’s his bull rush to round out the scoring that appears here. And finally, Kasey Beirnes gives a clinic on body position and finishing with his shorthander for the Rock. Follow the links below to see the dozen fantastic goals then make your pick below.

Ethan Farrell crease dive

Ned Crotty roll dodge and hand switch

Nick Cotter goes superman

Shayne Jackson “windmill”

Steenhuis in the air behind the back

Ryan Benesch spinarama

Jamie Lincoln one-hand dunk

Mat McLeod shovel goal

Gavin Prout pure snipe

Curtis Knight tic-tac-goal

Kasey Beirnes shorthanded power move

Mark Mathews diving hat tricker

Who scored the NLL goal of the week?

  • Nick Cotter (56%, 675 Votes)
  • Ethan Farrell (21%, 254 Votes)
  • Jamie Lincoln (7%, 91 Votes)
  • Mark Steenhuis (6%, 75 Votes)
  • Ryan Benesch (2%, 29 Votes)
  • Shayne Jackson (2%, 22 Votes)
  • Ned Crotty (2%, 20 Votes)
  • Mark Matthews (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Kasey Beirnes (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Gavin Prout (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Curtis Knight (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Mat McLeod (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,215

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Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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