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Hubbard, Sims Named To MLL 10th Anniversary Team

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 08/21/2010
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Princeton alums Jesse Hubbard and Josh Sims have been named to the Major League Lacrosse 10th Anniversary team in a vote of fans on the league's website.

Hubbard and Sims were two of the 11 players selected to the team, which consisted of three attackmen, three midfielders, three defensemen, one goalie and one face-off specialist.

The final ballot of 40 players was chosen by a panel of league observers. MLL has had 643 players compete in its 10 year history.

Hubbard, an attackman and a 1998 Princeton grad, scored 247 goals in his eight years in MLL, and he held the league's career scoring record when he retired before Tim Goettelmann surpassed it near the end of this season. Hubbard, who spent most of his career with the New Jersey Pride before finishing up with the Los Angeles Riptide, holds the MLL record with 54 goals in a season, whiche he set in 2002.

Hubbard is Princeton's career leader with 163 goals, and his 53 goals in 1996 are the school single-season record. Princeton won the NCAA championship each of his final three years, and he was two-time first-team All-America.

Sims graduated in 2000 after being a three-time first-team All-America. He has played in all 10 seasons of Major League Lacrosse, and his 29 career playoff goals are the league record.

After helping Princeton two NCAA titles and three NCAA finals, Sims won two MLL titles with the Bayhawks and came close to adding a third last year with the Denver Outlaws. He played this year for Toronto and Chicago, and he has 130 career goals and 209 career points in 89 career games.

Syracuse has the most alums on the team with three, while Princeton and Maryland have two each. Delaware, Loyola, Georgetown and Hofstra had one each.

The complete team:

Attack: Jesse Hubbard, Kevin Leveille , John Grant Jr.

Midfield: Casey Powell, Gary Gait, Josh Sims

Defense: Brodie Merrill, Nicky Polanco, Lee Zink

Goalkeeper: Brian Dougherty

Face-off Specialist: Paul Cantabene

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