The Rattlers are a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men’s field lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York. They are a charter member of the MLL. From their inaugural season in 2001 to 2005, they were in the National Division. From 2006 to 2008, they were a member of the Eastern Conference.
After the 2008 season, the team was dissolved. The Rattlers’ staff and roster was transferred to the new Toronto Nationals franchise; however, the history, colors, and name of the Rattlers franchise remained in Rochester so that they could be used for a future MLL team. On November 23, 2010, the Chicago Machine officially announced they would move to Rochester and resume play in 2011 under the Rochester Rattlers name.
The Rattlers signature colors (Red, Gold, Black, White) are all present on their brand new Cascade Pro7 helmet. Their helmet is one of the more flashy headpieces in the legue due to the eye-catching and ferocious Snake logo. Pay close attention to the Gold fase mask and the MLL logo emblazoned on the Black chinstrap in White.