Kyle Hartzell, one of the only four players to play in all 14 games in 2012, scored his first goal of the year against the Charlotte Hounds (5/12). Hartzell scored his second two-point goal of the season against the Rochester Rattlers (5/19). Against the Denver Outlaws (6/9) Hartzell scored his third two-point goal of the year setting a career record for most two-point goals in a season. Hartzell added another two-point goal against the Long Island Lizards (6/16) to increase his season two-point goal total to four. With two two-point goals against the Hounds (6/23), Hartzell has now scored at least one two-point goal in three straight games. In the 2012 All-Star Game (6/30), Hartzell tallied one assist and tied a game high in groundballs with eight. At half-time of the All-Star Game, Hartzell won the 2012 fastest shot competition when he tied the world record for the fastest shot at 111 mph. In his second game against the Outlaws (7/4), Hartzell set his career high for groundballs in a game with 11. Hartzell continued his historic season from behind the arc in his two games against Hamilton. In his first game against the Nationals (7/13), Hartzell scored his seventh two-pointer and a day later against Hamilton (7/14) notched his eighth of the year. Hartzell recorded his 50th groundball of the season against the Rochester Rattlers (7/28). Against the Boston Cannons (8/4), Hartzell recorded his first assist of the season and picked up five groundballs. A week later, against the Boston Cannons, Hartzell scored one two-point goal and set the MLL record for most points by a defensman in a season. Hartzell ended the 2012 season first in the league for points with 21 and two-point goals with nine. He was also tied for first in the league for goals with 11.
2013 MLL Season:
Kyle Hartzell tallied five groundballs against the Denver Outlaws (5/4) in the season home opener. Hartzell tallied one groundball against the Chesapeake Bayhawks (5/11). Hartzell tallied one goal and five groundballs against the New York Lizards (5/18).
Four-year MLL veteran and MLL All-Star Hartzell began his MLL tenure after being drafted by San Francisco in 2007 and continued with the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2010 and 2011. Hartzell won a championship with the Bayhawks in 2010 and was named MLL Championship Weekend MVP. Hartzell is the only defenseman in League history to win the MLL Championship Weekend MVP award. Hartzell was also a 2011 MLL All Star and 2011 MLL Fastest Shot Champion at the MLL All-Star Game. Before MLL, Hartzell had a standout college tenure at Salisbury State University (SSU) where he won two NCAA Division III National Championships. He was selected First Team and Third Team All-American and All-League, as well as named SSU 2007 Most Valuable Defenseman. Hartzell also played at Community College Baltimore County – Essex where he won two NJCAA National Championships during his 2004 and 2005 seasons.