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Waterdogs LC has announced that they have signed five players from the PLL Player Pool. All five guys do their work on the defensive end.
Defensemen BJ Grill, Patrick Foley, Dylan Johnson, and goalies Tate Boyce and Reed Junkin are all now members of Waterdogs.
Grill, a Marquette product, is the only one of the five that has any prior experience in the PLL. The Bridgewater, N.J. native played in three games for Chrome LC last season, scooping up three ground balls.
During his time in college, Grill became one of the most decorated players in Marquette’s short history, helping the Golden Eagles reach their first NCAA Tournament appearance and being named All-Big East and a Third-Team USILA All-American in 2016 as a senior. He ranks second in Marquette program history in caused turnovers (55) and fifth in ground balls (105).
Foley graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2019, where he was the anchor for the Blue Jays’ defense. The Winchester, Mass. native recorded 41 caused turnovers and 85 ground balls during his career at Johns Hopkins. He also tallied seven points (4G/3A during his time as a Blue Jay.
Johnson only played five games during his senior season at Denver (2019) due to an injury, but was still an impact when he did get his shot and in his three full seasons win the Pioneers. He ended his career at Denver with 37 caused turnovers, 61 ground balls, and three goals.
Boyce was a four-year starter in goal for Providence and the most decorated player in program history. He was a four-time All-Big East First-Team selection, and two-time Big East Goalkeeper of the Year. During his time as a Friar, he recorded a program-record 752 saves and ranked first amongst active DI goalies in career saves.
Junkin was a four-year starter in goal for Penn. The Wayland, Mass. native is fifth all-time at Penn in single-season saves (5,204), first in career minutes (3,475), and second in career saves (2,647). He was a multi-time All-Ivy selection, the Co-Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2016, and a Third-Team USILA All-American in 2019.