Hayden Lewis

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Carolina Chaos defenseman Jarrod Neumann

How far can Chaos’ All-Star defense carry them?

By | An All-Star-backed defense and a struggling new-look offense have guided the Carolina Chaos’ to a 2-3 start to the season.   Even with all of the woes on offense, the Chaos’ defense and goaltending have yet again been bright spots. It’s easy to look at the big names like Blaze Riorden, Jack Rowlett and…
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A new Holman duo helped guide Eastern Conference past West in PLL All-Star Game

By | Appearing in his tenth career All-Star Game, Marcus Holman had to balance a new weight on his shoulders Saturday afternoon in Louisville. Holman’s wife, Alex Aust Holman, was on the field with him competing with the four other Unleashed women’s lacrosse All-Stars: Izzy Scane, Charlotte North, Dana Dobbie and Emily Hawryschuk. Usually for…
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Carolina Chaos attackman Jules Heningberg

Is ‘unselfish’ play the problem for Chaos’ league-worst offense?

By | After Carolina’s 10-6 loss to the Philadelphia Waterdogs in Week 4, veteran midfielder Kyle Jackson told media that he thought the Chaos offense was “too unselfish,” leading to low goal totals from the squad.  There is not one data point or metric that can showcase how unselfish a team is in simple form….
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Carolina Chaos goalie Austin Kaut

The inside story behind the Chaos’ bolo tie tradition

By | For four seasons, from 2019 to 2022, the Chaos followed the common lacrosse tradition of handing out game balls to recognize players for excellent performances.  Then, before the 2023 PLL season, veteran short-stick defensive midfielder Pat Resch had a wedding to attend in Texas. The cowboy-themed event sparked a purchase that positively altered…
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Carolina Chaos midfielder Kyle Jackson

Chaos’ Kyle Jackson shares emotional message about power of lacrosse

By | On Saturday, following Carolina’s 10-6 loss to the Philadelphia Waterdogs, veteran midfielder Kyle Jackson shared a powerful and emotional message to the media. Jackson, the lone player on the Chaos with Indigenous heritage, was asked about Indigenous Heritage Weekend in Minnesota and what it meant to him. “It’s huge, and the reality is,…
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Carolina Chaos midfielder Kyle Jackson

Appreciation in the Medicine Game: Kyle Jackson’s journey through lacrosse

Appreciation in the medicine game: Kyle Jackson’s journey through lacrosse By | Growing up in Ontario, Kyle Jackson quickly engaged with the Creator’s Game, along with other sports like hockey, tennis, badminton and volleyball. The blond-haired, blue-eyed kid fell in love with lacrosse and began his mastery of the game.  During his early years, Jackson…
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Carolina Chaos attackman Brian Minicus

Why Chaos offense needs to involve Brian Minicus and Ross Scott more

By | Brian Minicus and Ross Scott haven’t had the opportunity to make an impact on the Carolina Chaos offense this season. Last year, Minicus averaged 36.7 touches a game and had the fifth-highest touch total (367) in the league. That heavy involvement allowed Minicus to break out of the gates early in his professional…
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Carolina Chaos rookie Shane Knobloch

How Shane Knobloch can open up his game after quiet start for Chaos

By | When Carolina Chaos head coach and general manager Andy Towers selected Shane Knobloch fourth overall in the 2024 College Draft, he was elated. Towers told the league he got his guy.  However, two weeks and three games into the season, Knobloch has struggled to find the explosive offensive game that made him a…
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Carolina Chaos rookie Shane Knobloch

Shot quantity vs. quality: What do the Chaos need to prioritize?

By | There’s an age-old debate in lacrosse among players, coaches and fans between shot quantity vs. quality because players have the ability to back up shots and maintain possession on offense. Two weeks into the season, the Carolina Chaos have become beneficiaries of their league-leading shooting percentage. The Chaos are scoring goals on 40.4%…
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Carolina Chaos defenseman Jack Rowlett

How a simple question inspired Jack Rowlett’s love for lacrosse

By | Growing up in Burke, Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C., Carolina Chaos defenseman Jack Rowlett didn’t have many local professional athletes to idolize.  Sure, D.C. has multiple professional sports teams, but as Jack said, “Every team is terrible.” The Capitals had a few good teams but could never claw through the playoffs when…
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