Max Seibald

Maxwell (Max) Oren Seibald (born August 14, 1987) was a professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.[1] He played midfield position. He graduated in 2009 from Cornell University. He is a former Tewaaraton Award winner, and two-time Team USA player. He played for Team Israel in 2018.

Max Seibald
Born (1987-08-14) August 14, 1987
Hewlett, New York
NationalityUnited States/Israel
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight215 pounds (98 kg)
NLL teamsPhiladelphia Wings
MLL team
Former teams
Boston Cannons
New York Lizards Denver Outlaws
NCAA teamCornell University
Pro career2009–2018
NicknameSeabiscuit

Early and personal life

Seibald is from Hewlett, New York, and is Jewish.[2] He is the son of Jack (who was born on the Caribbean island of Curaçao) and Stephanie Seibald, and has two older sisters.[1][3] His paternal grandmother lived in Netanya, Israel, for five years, which is where she met his grandfather.[4] His nickname is Seabiscuit.[3]

He attended Hewlett High School, where Seibald was a two-time high school All-American in lacrosse, was named to the Newsday 2004 All-Long Island Empire State team, lettered four times in soccer, three times in track, and twice in football, and was the school's Male Athlete of the year as a senior.[1][5] As a child he attended Camp Starlight in Starlight, PA where he found his love for lacrosse.[3] In 2016, he was also attending the New York University Stern School of Business.[6]

On May 18, 2019, Seibald married Lauren Rubel in Manhattan.[7]

College career

Seibald was a starter at Cornell University for its Big Red men's lacrosse team, as he attended the school's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As a freshman he earned Ivy League 2006 Rookie of the Year honors in a unanimous vote, and over his career became the first Cornell player to be All-Ivy for all four years of his career and was a three-time first team All-American.[8][1][5]

As a sophomore, Seibald was one of the five finalists for the 2007 Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the "Most Outstanding" collegiate lacrosse player in the United States.[9] He received the Award in 2009, and was the fourth second-year player to ever win it.[1] That year he was named both NCAA Player of the Year and the Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Athlete of the Year by the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[1][5]

As a senior, he received the Lowe's senior class award, and the 2009 Charles H. Moore Award - Cornell University Outstanding Senior Varsity Athlete.[1]

Seibald led the Big Red's high-powered offense to an undefeated regular season, and to the 2007 NCAA Final Four.[10]

Seibald was elected to the Sphinx Head Society, Cornell's oldest senior honor society.

Professional career

Seibald is a five-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star, and is fifth on the all-time leader board for two-point goals.[1] He played for the Denver Outlaws for three years, for the New York Lizards for three years, and most recently for the Boston Cannons.[6] He also played professionally indoor as well for the Philadelphia Wings from 2010 to 2013.[6]

Seibald was selected 2nd overall by the Denver Outlaws in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse draft.[1] He was a 2009 MLL All-Star.[1]

On September 9, 2009, Seibald was selected 8th overall by the Boston Blazers in the indoor National Lacrosse League draft, and was traded to the Philadelphia Wings shortly into the 2010 season.[11]

In the 2010 MLL All-Star Game skills competition, Seibald posted a world record-tying shot of 110 miles per hour. He shared the record with Team USA teammate Paul Rabil, who defended his 2009 fastest shot title by posting a second shot of 111 to Seibald's 109 miles per hour second shot.[12] He was a 2011 MLL All-Star.[1]

In 2012, Seibald set a career high in Loose Balls (77), while helping the Wings make the playoffs for the first time in 5 years.[13] He was a 2012 MLL All-Star.[1] Before the 2013 season, Seibald injured his foot in training camp, and played in six games in 2013.[14][1]

He was a 2014 and 2015 MLL All-Star.[1] In January 2015 Seibald was traded by the New York Lizards to the Boston Cannons, and named tri-captain.[1][15] In 2016 and 2017 he was team captain.[1]

Seibald announced his retirement from professional lacrosse following the conclusion of the 2018 season.[16]

National Team career

Team USA

Seibald played on the US Men's National Lacrosse Team at the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester, England.[1] The US team defeated Canada to win the World Championship.[1] His jersey number was 42, the same number he wore at Cornell. He also played for the 2014 US Men's National Lacrosse Team at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado.[1]

Team Israel

Seibald was announced as a member of Israel's 150-man player pool for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship.[17][18] Seibald is Jewish, and is thus eligible for Israeli citizenship under Israel's Law of Return.[2] He was named to the team, and competed on it in the World Championships in Netanya, Israel, from July 12-21, 2018, where he scored eleven goals in seven games, adding two assists.[4][19][20]

Statistics

NLL

    Regular Season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamGPGAPtsLBPIMGPGAPtsLBPIM
2010Philadelphia1247115410------------
2011Philadelphia151014245321------------
2012Philadelphia1559147713101130
2013PhiladelphiaDIDNOTPLAY(INJRES)--------------
NLL Totals4219304918444101131

Major League Lacrosse

    Regular Season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamGPG2ptGAPtsLBPIMGPG2ptGAPtsLBPIM
2009Denver109211228220011110.5
2010Denver92028302241200210
2011Denver9123217131.51100121
2012Long Island1324411393131201310
2013New York6522992.5--------------
2014New York11172221101.51200210
2015Boston14172928350.51220411
2016Boston12174728213--------------
2017Boston11155222125--------------
2018Boston1295923192.5--------------
MLL Totals107145315322920025.5792213172.5

Awards

  • 2006 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
  • 2006 All-Ivy League
  • 2006 USILA 2nd Team All-American
  • 2007 USILA 1st Team All-American
  • 2008 USILA 1st Team All-American
  • 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy winner
  • 2009 Diane Geppi-Aikens Scholarship – Outstanding Commitment to Community Service
  • 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
  • 2009 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award – USILA Outstanding Player of the Year, Division I
  • 2009 Lt. j.g. Donald McLaughlin Jr. Award – USILA Outstanding Midfielder of the Year, Division I
  • 2009 USILA 1st Team All-America Selection
  • 2009 1st Team All-Ivy Selection, unanimous
  • 2009 Charles H. Moore Award – Cornell University Outstanding Senior Varsity Athlete / Solo Team Captain

References

  1. Max Seibald | Boston Cannons
  2. "Max Seibald: New Face of the Lizards"
  3. "Cornell's Seibald blazes lacrosse trail from small Long Island town"
  4. Cornell University - Max Seibald ’09 Named To Israeli National Team
  5. Cornell University - Max Seibald - 2009 Men's Lacrosse
  6. Giving Back To The Game | Manhattan, New York, NY | Local News
  7. "Lauren & Maxwell". The Knot. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. "Max Seibald Big Red Player Bio". CornellBigRed.com. Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  9. "Tewaaraton Announces 2007 Finalists". Tewaaraton.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  10. "2007 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament • Quarterfinal Round". May 19, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-21. Head Coach Jeff Tambroni On Max Seibald's efforts:Max played like a warrior today.
  11. "Wings acquire Seibald in trade with Blazers". NLL.com. January 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  12. Record Crowd Sees Team USA Rally for 13-12 Victory
  13. "Max Seibald Player page on NLL.com". NLL.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  14. "Wings' Max Seibald on PUP with broken foot". ILindoor.com. January 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  15. "Two-time Major League Lacrosse MVP Paul Rabil traded to NY Lizards"
  16. "Veterans Mitch Belisle & Max Seibald announce retirement from MLL following Saturday's Game". Boston Cannons. Quincy, MA: Major League Lacrosse. 1 August 2018.
  17. Tryout Candidates Named for 2018 U.S. Men's Team | US Lacrosse
  18. Israel announces World Team Player Pool – Israel Lacrosse
  19. "Max Seibald - Team Israel"
  20. "SCHEDULE - WLC 2018". worldlacrosse2018.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
Preceded by
Mike Leveille
Tewaaraton Trophy
2009
Succeeded by
Ned Crotty
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