The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announce that forward John Piatelli has been named to the league’s All-Rookie Team.
In his debut season, Piatelli finished fourth on the FireWolves with 18 goals, and fifth on the club with 39 total points and 21 assists. The rookie became a crucial part of Albany’s offense during the second half of the season and ended the year by scoring multiple points and at least one goal in each of his last seven games. Prior to joining the FireWolves, Piatelli was a standout attackman at Cornell University. In his senior season in 2022, Piatelli was First-Team All-Ivy League and was on the Final Tewaaraton watch list. As a senior, he led the nation in scoring with 3.56 goals per game while scoring 66 goals in just 19 outings.
“My first year with the FireWolves was awesome!” said Piatelli. “I enjoyed learning box lacrosse, and it was a great locker room to be apart of. The season had its challenges, but I am looking forward to learning from those challenges and coming back stronger for next year.”
“This was John’s first season of indoor lacrosse at this level and his growth was impressive,” said Glenn Clark, Head Coach of the FireWolves. “He will continue to get better and learn the nuances of the NLL. We expect John to continue to develop and work towards a long and successful NLL career.”
Season tickets for the FireWolves’ 2023-24 season are on sale now! For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About MVP Arena
MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.