With the 2017 MLU Season rapidly approaching, teams have begun to fill their coaching staffs and rosters, meaning it’s time once again for The Dotted Line, a periodic look at signings around the league.
With the MLU Offseason starting to heat up, several teams have begun to sign players and coaches for the upcoming 2017 MLU Season. With tryouts and pre-season activities right around the corner, teams look to lock up returning talent and get their coaching staffs in order. Stay tuned for future installments of The Dotted Line, as more contracts are announced.
The Spinners continued their flurry of offseason signings, as Head Coach Charlie Hoppes continues to shape the roster that he hopes will defend their Championship title. After locking up a core of returning players (See The Dotted Line: Mid-November Edition), the Spinners continued to re-sign some of their top talent. Over the past few weeks, the team announced the re-signing of Nick Hirannet and David Brandolph, two of the teams most potent offensive weapons, as well as veteran leaders Trey Katzenbach and Michael Panna.
Washington D.C. Current
After announcing the return of their entire coaching staff back in October, the D.C. Current started the off-season by announcing the return of six veteran players in November. Since then, the team has added an addition two signings, as Lloyd Blake and Justin Solis return for 2017. Both Blake and Solis were major pieces of the 2016 D.C. offense, and Head Coach Will Smolinski jumped at the chance to bring them back for year two of his “3-Year Plan”
The reigning Western Conference Champions made their first move of offseason last week, as the Stags announced the re-signing of a trio of veterans. Sam Franer, Chris Hancock and Peter Woodside are set to return, the first re-signed members of last season’s 9-1 Stags roster that rampaged through the Western Conference. Franer will be back for his second season with the team, while Hancock and Woodside have been fixtures of the Stags for years.
Be sure to and stay tuned in to your favorite MLU teams for updates on player and coach signings as we approach the first pull of the 2016 MLU Season!