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Panther City’s Steve Toll Hall of Fame Nominee

FORT WORTH, TX – The Panther City Lacrosse Club’s Defensive Coach Steve Toll is a nominee for the National Lacrosse League’s 2021 Hall of Fame class, the league announced today.

“We are very proud of Steve and his well-deserved HOF nomination,” said General Manager Bob Hamley. “Steve was one of the few players in our game that coaches had to game plan against. His play transcended the defensive part of the game as Steve became the player associated with ‘transition player’ in the NLL. We wish him well in the next stage of the process and we look forward to Steve leading the Panther City defense starting in December. Congrats Coach Toll!”

A five-time champion, Toll played 15 years in the NLL for Ontario, Toronto, Rochester, San Jose, Colorado and Edmonton after being a sixth-round selection during the 1997 entry draft. Nominated as a defenseman, Toll was the first player to win the Transition Player of the Year Award in 2007.

“I am honored to be nominated alongside some of my teammates and peers,” Toll said. “This year’s nominees include some of the most respected players who dedicated their career to developing the game into what is it today.  I look forward to seeing any one of the nominees getting inducted.”

Toll is still tied for third in consecutive games played after he played in 188 straight games between 2000 and 2011 and retired in the top 10 all-time with 1,562 loose ball recoveries. More information about the nominees can be found in the attached release from the National Lacrosse League.

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