With training camp still a few weeks away and the college draft in the books PLL teams are already starting to make a couple of roster moves. On Tuesday morning the Redwoods LC, Chaos LC, and Chrome LC all announced player transactions.
The team that has the most moves so far is the Redwoods LC. On Tuesday the club announced that that had signed midfielder Brendan Caputo and also released attackman Dylan Molloy.
Caputo played in college at Brown and was part of their championship weekend run as a senior in 2016 where they lost to Maryland in the semifinals. Caputo had 39 points (21G,18A) his senior year at Brown.
Molloy won the Tewarraton award in 2016 after helping lead Brown to championship weekend. Molloy’s senior year in 2016, he tallied 71 points (44G,27A). Having been a star in the pro game thus far, many eyebrows were raised when the news broke that Molloy had been released by the Redwoods into the player pool. The reason given by the club is that he could not commit to the schedule and was going to miss training camp.
In the PLL draft the Redwoods selected Cornell attackman Clarke Petterson in the first round and then picked up Notre Dame A/M Brendan Gleasson in the third round of the draft. Adding those two to the roster added two more offensive weapons. Many suspected that the Redwoods may release one or more current players due to that fact, and they have done just that with Molloy.
In addition to the moves made by the Redwoods, Chaos LC signed goalie Benny Pugh and midfielder Eric Scott while Chrome LC signed midfielder Mitch Jones.
Pugh was a standout at Richmond as he helped build that program from the ground up while having a ton of success. Scott played at Yale where he helped the Bulldogs to multiple NCAA tournament trips and Ivy League championships.
Jones is star in the box game having just finished up his seventh year in the NLL, first with the Vancouver Warriors. It will be interesting to see how Jones fits into that Chrome offense.