The Riptide made some waves in the headlines this week with the news that 2020 NLL Draft first overall selection Jeff Teat was named the 2021-22 NLL Rookie of the Year, and was named to the All-League Second Team and All-Rookie Team. Joining him on the All-Rookie Team was his teammate, Riptide goaltender Steven Orleman. Teat finished the season with 108 points on 37 goals and 71 assists in 16 games, finished fourth overall in the NLL in points, third overall in assists, and led all rookies in goals, assists, points, and powerplay assists. Orleman broke the NLL rookie record for minutes and finished fifth overall with just under 987 minutes played and sixth overall in saves (656). Orleman signed as a free agent with the Riptide in August 2020 after he was selected in the second round (19th overall) by the Georgia Swarm in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft.
Check out some of the news from the last week:
New York Riptide
NEW YORK RIPTIDE’S JEFF TEAT NAMED NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR; Teat Also Named To All-League Second Team And All-Rookie Team; Goaltender Steven Orleman Named To All-Rookie Team
BANDITS’ DHANE SMITH BECOMES FIFTH NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE PLAYER TO WIN AT LEAST TWO MVPS; TEAT WINS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR; ALL-LEAGUE AND ROOKIE TEAMS ANNOUNCED
Fox 5 NY
Jeff Teat Wins Rookie of the Year
Long Island Herald
Strides for New York Riptide in second season
Riptide’s Jeff Teat named NLL Rookie of the Year
News12 Long Island
Jeff Teat Named NLL Rookie of the Year
New York Post
Riptide’s Jeff Teat named NLL rookie of the year
Turner ’15 Wins NLL Title, Teat ’21 Named Rookie of the Year
Dhane Smith Named MVP, Jeff Teat Rookie of the Year
NLL Announces All Rookie Team
National Lacrosse League Announces All-NLL Teams
The Lax Mag
Dhane Smith voted MVP, Jeff Teat top rookie, plus NLL All-League first & second squads
Congratulations Jeff Teat!
USA Lacrosse Magazine
Dhane Smith Earns Second NLL MVP Award, Jeff Teat Wins Rookie of the Year
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