Adam Lamberti

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Maryland Whipsnakes draft pick Ajax Zappitello

Film study: Ajax Zappitello will bring ‘technician’ footwork to Whipsnakes

By | “Complete.” That’s the word Maryland Whipsnakes defender Matt Dunn has used to describe his team’s new first-round draft pick.   Widely regarded as the top defensive prospect in the 2024 College Draft, Ajax Zappitello does a lot of things really well defensively. He can defend on-ball with elite footwork. He’s always in an athletic…
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11 Undrafted Rookies to Watch

By | We knew there were going to be some very good undrafted players because of how deep this draft was. Many coaches commented on not only the depth of this class during the pre-draft press conferences, but how many good players would be available following the draft. You get the sense many coaches are…
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Lamberti: College Draft Big Board 2.0

By | It’s finally here. The PLL draft is a day away, and I’m excited to release my final big board for over 60 prospects that I think have a chance to be drafted and/or claimed after the draft. Dylan Hess, Patrick Hackler, and Emmett Carroll are expected to use their final years of eligibility,…
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2024 College Draft Prospect Profile: Beau Pederson

By | The short-stick defensive midfielder position in the professional game has quickly turned into a more valuable position over the past few years. Tre Leclaire (Utah Archers) and Sergio Perkovic (Carolina Chaos) were both prolific offensive threats in college, but have been transformed into more two-way midfielders as teams realize the importance of transitioning…
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2024 College Draft Prospect Profile: Graham Bundy Jr.

By | Say hello to the league’s newest two-point threat. The next 2024 PLL draft prospect up is Georgetown midfielder Graham Bundy Jr., a flamethrowing right-handed midfielder. Graham Bundy Jr. will have ____ two-pointers in the @PremierLacrosse this season pic.twitter.com/kxmd876wjh— Adam Lamberti (@atlamberti) April 11, 2024 Bundy might be the hardest shooting midfielder in the…
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2024 College Draft Prospect Profile: TJ Malone

By | This draft is one for the ages. A combination of top-end talent and depth make this draft so intriguing for many fans, players, and coaches league-wide. We know the headliners: Brennan O’Neill (Duke), Connor Shellenberger (Virginia), and Pat Kavanagh (Notre Dame) seem destined to go 1-2-3 at the top of the draft. But…
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Lamberti: College Draft Prospect Tiers

By | The 2024 College Draft presented by Q-Collar class has been shaping up to be a special one for years and now it’s finally here. Not only does this class include a talented group of ‘true’ seniors, but also graduate students who were granted an extra year of eligibility in 2020 due to COVID-19….
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Five LSM prospects who could replace Michael Ehrhardt

By | There’s good news and bad news for the Whipsnakes’ LSM position heading into the 2024 season. The bad news? Five-time reigning Brodie Merrill LSM of the Year winner and future first ballot Hall of Fame Michael Ehrhardt retired at the beginning of April. The good news? The LSM class in the upcoming 2024…
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Five-time All-Pro LSM Michael Ehrhardt announces retirement

By | Five-time All-Pro long-stick midfielder Michael Ehrhardt has announced his retirement from professional lacrosse after ten seasons. Ehrhardt published this statement to his social media. Today, after 23 years, I am announcing my retirement from Lacrosse. It has been an unforgettable journey from Mineola PAL, to the Chaminade Flyers, to Maryland Lacrosse, to the…
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Every shot from Colin Heacock’s 2023 season

By | It’s no secret that new Maryland Whipsnake signing Colin Heacock didn’t have his best year in 2023. The 29-year-old midfielder only scored 2 goals on the season, shooting 10%. The 2022 season wasn’t much better for Heacock, scoring 5 goals on a 16% shooting percentage. But if you look back to 2021 (when…
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