Jake Elliott was the recipient of the National Lacrosse League’s Tom Borelli Award.
This is the second time Elliott has won the award, which is presented to the league’s top media person.
Elliott is the voice of the Vancouver Stealth and co-host of the weekly Stealth Classified radio show.
140 can't express what this means to me. I'm more passionate than ever to be the best at what I do. Thank you to everyone for the kind words https://t.co/AQaf0mosHa— Jake Elliott (@PxP4Sports) July 2, 2017
He was up against Budd Bailey of the Buffalo News and Neil Stevens of Lacrosse Magazine and laxmagazine.com.
This is the second time Elliott has won the Borrelli Award, also capturing it in 2012.
Elliott said he was “happy, honoured and humbled” to win the award.
“Winning the first time in 2012 was really special and continues to be one of the highlights of my career,” said Jake Elliott. “Winning a second time is something I never expected, I am very humbled to be in this exclusive group.
“I do my best to shine the best possible light on lacrosse and the NLL and it is extremely rewarding to be recognized for that. ”
Trio of finalists
Three members of the Stealth were finalists in their respective categories for the NLL year-end awards, but all three were stymied by candidates of the Georgia Swarm.
Corey Small, Joel McCready and Jamie Batley each made the top three.
Small was up for most valuable player after finishing second in the league with 46 goals and third with 111 points. The award went to Georgia’s Lyle Thompson.
In the NLL’s teammate of the year category, McCready fell short of Swarm goaltender Mike Poulin. McCready won the award in 2015 and was a finalist in 2016.
And leading the Stealth to the NLL post-season for the first time since the team moved to Langley four seasons ago was not enough to get Batley past Georgia’s Ed Comeau, who guided the Swarm to their first-ever Champion’s Cup.
The Stealth finished with a 9-9 record.