Every player in the PLL this season is dealing with a new team, a new league, a new environment, and even tweaked rules. This has seemed to be a plus for many players in the league as they have seemingly adjusted in no time.
Chaos LC attackman Connor Fields is no exception to this, but his journey back onto the lacrosse field has been one of the most followed stories in the sport over the past year, and his return has been much anticipated.
During 2018 Fields helped lead Albany to the programs first ever NCAA final four appearance, and he did so with a pretty significant knee injury that wasn’t brought fully into the public until the summer when Albany head coach Scott Marr finally revealed the severity of the injuries that Fields had played through for two seasons.
The star-studded attackman had surgery in August of 2018 to repair his knee and ended up sitting out for about eight months. Fields was drafted 10th overall by the San Diego Seals in the NLL draft and made his debut in early April.
The rookie only got to play in two NLL games as a rookie, but fans were glad to see Fields suiting up once again after all the injuries he went through. Fields tallied 5 points (2G/3A) in just two games as a rookie in the NLL with the Seals.
Coming into the inaugural PLL season many were excited to see what Fields would be able to do on the field after not having played a ton of high level lacrosse in almost a year. Starting in training camp players, coaches, and fans were wowed with his skill and highlights that kept floating around social media.
In game one of the season Chaos fell to a very good Whipsnakes team. Chaos’ style of play worked perfectly with the players on their roster and big improvement from week one to week two looked like a very real possibility.
Week two saw a much improved Chaos team that knew how to play their style as a team much better. Chaos defeated Atlas 18-12 and a big part was their offense, moving the ball quickly and effectively, and playing a fast paced game of lacrosse but having control while doing so.
Connor Fields especially made a big jump in week two, and even made Sports Center. The attackman was electric, breaking defenders down, throwing fakes, and playing how lacrosse fas are used to seeing Fields play.
The way that Fields was able to be in the right spots and move the ball with efficiency was very impressive to say the least. It seemed that Fields had finally arrived and was back on top of his game once again.
Fields is going to be a problem for defenses in pro lacrosse for years to come. We have just started to see what Fields can be at the pro level with just a four pro games (PLL,NLL) games under his belt since knee surgery back in August.
Fields already has 6 points (4G/2A) through just two games of the PLL season. With the style of Chaos the lacrosse world is going to see much more from Fields over the summer, and the future of Connor Fields in the pro game looks very bright indeed.