TSN's Teddy Jenner Wins Second Tom Borrelli Award; Las Vegas CEO Mark Fine Executive of the Year
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First two of Major National Lacrosse League Awards presented this week by the league

PHILADELPHIA - iSportsWire -- The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced the first set of winners for its end of season awards with Teddy Jenner winning the Tom Borrelli Award for outstanding media member of the year and Las Vegas Desert Dogs CEO, Mark Fine, taking home the Executive of the Year Award. The remaining awards will be announced through the week leading into Game 1 of the NLL Finals between the reigning champion Colorado Mammoth and Buffalo Bandits beginning on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00pm ET.

Teddy Jenner wins his second Tom Borrelli Award, the other coming in 2016 as part of the IL Indoor team at Inside Lacrosse. Jenner, a former player and first round pick in the 2001 NLL Entry Draft, played in the NLL from 2002 to 2007 and quickly made the jump into broadcasting and analyst roles after his playing career. For the past two seasons, he has been the play-by-play call for the Game of the Week on TSN and co-hosts a podcast called Off the CrosseBar with Pat Gregoire, the 2022 winner of the Tom Borrelli Award.
  • Teddy Jenner – TSN play-by-play and Off the CrosseBar Podcast – 254 points
  • Adam Levi – Inside Lacrosse, NLLPA, and NLL.com contributing writer and Lacrosse Matrix Podcast – 249 points
  • Pat Gregoire – TSN/Halifax Thunderbirds color commentator and Off the CrosseBar Podcast – 186 points

Las Vegas Desert Dogs CEO, Mark Fine, wins his first Executive of the Year Award for his work to bring the newest NLL franchise to Sin City. In their inaugural season, the Desert Dogs may have gone 5-13 on the floor but introduced the game to a market generally unfamiliar with lacrosse, attracting more than 2,000 season ticket members for their first season

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As submitted by the franchise, the Las Vegas Desert Dogs explain some of the work Fine has taken on since founding the franchise. "He has spearheaded several community programs and directed the donation of equipment, gear, and goals to organizations throughout the city. His efforts have not only helped grow the sport but have also made a positive impact on the community."
  • Mark Fine – CEO, Las Vegas Desert Dogs – 239 points*, 10 – 1st place votes
  • Melissa Blades – Director of Business Operations, Calgary Roughnecks – 239 points*, 7 – 1st place votes
  • Matt Hutchings – EVP, COO, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, Colorado Mammoth – 237 points
    • *Tiebreaker is number of first place votes

Source: National Lacrosse League
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