Kyle Hartzell, who played his high school lacrosse at Archbishop Curley in Baltimore, before moving on to an outstanding college career at Salisbury University, was named Playoff Most Valuable Player for his role in helping the Chesapeake Bayhawks prevail as 2010 champions of Major League Lacrosse, with a surprising run this weekend at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis.

Hartzell made history as the first defender to be named playoff MVP, as he played shutdown defense throughout the playoffs.  The Bayhawks held both top-seeded Bostion, in the semifinals, and third-seeded Long Island, in the championship game, to less than 10 goals and Hartzell’s play was pointed to as a major factor in each contest.

The three-year MLL vet is one of several local products on the Bayhawk roster.