COSMO NAMED FINALIST FOR 2014 NLL GOALTENDER OF THE YEARNews | 6/17/2014 1:06:18 PM | Bandits.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Goaltender of the Year award. The Edmonton Rush's Aaron Bold, Buffalo Bandits' Anthony Cosmo and Rochester Knighthawks' Matt Vinc were the top trio of vote recipients for best goalie play in the league this year.
The Victoria, B.C. native, who helped Edmonton to a historic 14-0 start and league-best 16-2 record in 2014, was the 29th overall pick in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft.
The 14-year pro, the longest-tenured active goalie in the NLL, helped lead the Bandits back to the playoffs as the team allowed 200 goals, third-fewest in the league. Cosmo ranked third in save percentage (.797) and fourth in both goals against average (10.77) and wins (8).
The Mississauga, Ontario native, who was drafted with the 15th overall selection in the 1998 NLL Entry Draft, won the Goaltender of the Year award in 2007.
The Knighthawks allowed the second-fewest goals in the NLL (167) and finished atop the East Division. The nine-year NLL veteran is the only goalie in league history to win the Goaltender of the Year award three times (2010, 2011 & 2013).
The St. Catharines, Ontario native played collegiately at Canisius College and was drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2005 NLL Entry Draft.