Six-on-six offenses search for two-on-one advantages anywhere they can find them. Those numbers are easy to find in transition. Yet while everyone looks good playing in space, some teams are better at it than others.
All season we’ll be tracking how many possessions are used on fast breaks. Right now, every team besides New York, Ohio and Rochester is scoring at a higher rate on fast breaks than in settled sets. Nobody – settled or unsettled – is cashing in more chances than the Boston Cannons when they get out in transition. The #BoomSquad is scoring 20.3 points per 45 fast break possessions. (MLL average is 15.2 points per 45 fast break possessions.)
Four of the five highest scoring players on fast breaks in the entire league are on the Cannons. With flex middies like Josh Hawkins, David Earl, Max Seibald (who has missed the first three games due to turf toe) and Justin Turri, the Cannons are able to push from defense to offense. Toss in an athletic face-off man in Joe Nardella, and the breaks can come off face-off wins, too.
This table will be updated weekly on our Player Stats page. Here are the league leaders in fast break points through Week 3:wpDataTable with provided ID not found!