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Notebook: MLL's Nationals becoming Florida Launch for 2014

Major League Lacrosse announced today that the Hamilton Nationals will move to South Florida for the 2014 season and be coached by former Navy and Towson assistant Stan Ross. The team will be named the Florida Launch and will play in Palm Beach County.

“South Florida has always been a target market for us,” MLL commissioner David Gross said. “After the 2012 All-Star Game and last year’s exhibition we felt the market was ready for a team and we are confident that bringing the professional game there will help with the continuous growth of the sport.”

A home field for the Launch has not been determined, but MLL has been in conversations to use...