MLL, PLL Announce Merger

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On Wednesday morning, Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced that they would be merging into one league. The formal announcement from the leagues came following an initial report from Sportico’s Scott Soshnick.

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Late Game Surge Lifts Whipsnakes to Second Straight Title

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Behind a 10-0 run late in the game, Whipsnakes were able to force the comeback and secure their second consecutive PLL championship. 

Zed Williams led Whipsnakes with six goals and Matt Rambo had four points (1G/3A). Joe Nardella went 12-for-19 (63%) at the faceoff dot. Kyle Bernlohr made 16 saves with a 63% clip.  Continue reading “Late Game Surge Lifts Whipsnakes to Second Straight Title”

PLL Championship Preview: Keys to Taking Home The Cup

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After Thursday’s semifinal contests, No. 1 seeded Whipsnakes LC and No. 7 seeded Chaos LC will meet in the championship game of the 2020 PLL Championship Series. 

Whipsnakes comes into this game as the top-ranked, undefeated defending champions looking to defend their title from last season and Chaos comes into this game on an impressive run after going 0-4 in group play.  Continue reading “PLL Championship Preview: Keys to Taking Home The Cup”

PLL Quarterfinals Preview: Players to Watch, Keys to Victory

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The group play stage of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Championship Series has concluded and it is time to shift gears towards the playoffs. All seven teams make the playoffs, but the No. 1 seed, which Whipsnakes locked up on Sunday, gets a first round bye. The other six teams will face off in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.  Continue reading “PLL Quarterfinals Preview: Players to Watch, Keys to Victory”

Callum Crawford Signs Two-Year Deal With New York

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During the first two days of the NLL Free Agency period, the New York Riptide have made the biggest splash. After making a very impactful signing on the defensive end of the floor yesterday, the Riptide have signed one of the biggest offensive weapons in the game in forward Callum Crawford. 

A 15-year veteran, Crawford has been the second and first leading scorer in the NLL over the past two seasons as a member of the New England Black Wolves. Crawford recorded 76 points on 33 goals and 43 assists in 11 games this past season before the Coronavirus outbreak cut the season short. 

“His attributes at playing this game are second to none and his track record proves that. This acquisition expedites our team building process exponentially. We are over-excited to welcome him to New York.” said New York general manager Jim Veltman in a press release. 

Crawford has recorded a career total of 1,049 points (390/659A) and is one of only 11 players in league history to be part of the 1K club. 

The 6-foot-3, 205 pound forward was originally selected 18th overall in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft by Calgary. He has also spent time in San Jose, Chicago, Edmonton, Minnesota, Colorado, and Buffalo during his career. 

Upon arriving on Long Island, Crawford will join forces with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NLL Draft, Tyson Gibson, Dan Lomas, Connor Kelly, and a few other younger, talented forwards that should complement Crawford’s play very well. 



2020 NLL Free Agency: New York, Vancouver Score Big on Day One

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NLL Free Agency officially opened on August 1st at midnight ET. 

Through the first day of free agency there has already been some significant moves made, and the New York Riptide and Vancouver Warriors have seemed to capitalize more than any team, at least on day one.  Continue reading “2020 NLL Free Agency: New York, Vancouver Score Big on Day One”

PLL Notebook: Waterdogs Earn First Win, Two-Bombs Help Push Redwoods Past Atlas

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At the 10:42 mark in the overtime period, Steve DeNapoli found Zach Currier butt naked open on the wing in transition for the game winner, sealing Waterdogs’ first ever win as a club. Chaos’ Dhane Smith sent the game into overtime with 6.7 seconds left in the fourth, as he was left open in transition and walked right inside for the score.  Continue reading “PLL Notebook: Waterdogs Earn First Win, Two-Bombs Help Push Redwoods Past Atlas”