Trevor Baptiste '14 Named Premier Lacrosse League MVP

Congratulations to Morristown Beard School alumnus Trevor Baptiste ’14, who was named the Premier Lacrosse League’s Jim Brown MVP after he recorded one of the best faceoff seasons in league history.

In nine games with Atlas this summer, Baptiste won 153 of 219 faceoffs (70 percent) with 83 ground balls. He also scored four one-point goals, one two-point goal and dished out four assists, all while turning the ball over just four times.

He twice posted faceoff winning percentages above 80 percent (83 percent against the Cannons on June 11 and 86 percent against the Archers on June 25), and he never posted an individual game below 63 percent.

The Atlas, who lost in the PLL quarterfinals last weekend, led the league at a 63-percent rate and outscored opponents by nine goals, a testament to the possession advantage Baptiste delivered.

Trevor Baptiste is undoubtedly one of the best faceoff specialists the game of lacrosse has ever seen. He was a NCAA Division 1 national champion at the University of Denver in 2015, an NCAA record holder, and still is one the most dominant faceoff specialists in professional lacrosse today. This season, he has won a league-best 72 percent of faceoffs and also leads the league in groundballs. 

In the summer of 2018, Baptiste helped lead the United States men's lacrosse team to its first world title since 2010 as Team USA captured the championship following a thrilling 9-8 over Canada in Israel. Baptiste was selected as the first overall pick in the Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Boston Cannons in 2018, earned All-America honors and was named Big East Midfielder of the Year for a fourth consecutive season. A Senior CLASS Award finalist, Baptiste led the Denver Pioneers to the team's fifth straight Big East regular season title.

At MBS, Baptiste was a First Team All-State selection for lacrosse during his senior season, winning 80 percent on faceoffs while also collecting 42 goals and 22 assists. The Crimson finished the season with a 19-3 record and were ranked 17th in the state.

He was inducted into the Morristown Beard School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.


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