Lauren Merola

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New York Atlas goalie Jack Concannon retires from lacrosse: ‘I really, truly gave it my all’

By | New York Atlas goalie Jack Concannon, one of the last remaining original Atlas players from the inaugural 2019 team, has retired from professional lacrosse. Concannon joined the Atlas in their founding year after starting his professional career with the Florida Launch of Major League Lacrosse in 2018. Upon entering the PLL, Concannon posted…
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New York Atlas bolster midfield with Ronan Jacoby and Reid Bowering signings

By | The New York Atlas signed free-agent midfielders Ronan Jacoby and Reid Bowering to one-year contracts, keeping them in New York through the 2024 season.  Both prove-it deals are unsurprising. Jacoby, the 2021 Division III Wesleyan grad, is fresh on the scene, having played professionally for the first time with the Utah Archers in…
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New York Atlas re-signs Bryan Costabile through 2025

By | The New York Atlas extended Bryan Costabile through the 2025 season after the midfielder was set to become a free agent this offseason. It was a much-needed signing ahead of the 2024 season. As one of the only true two-way midfielders on the Atlas, Costabile provides stability in transition, one of the weakest…
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Q&A with Charlotte North: One of the best in the women’s game and a true sports junkie

By | Charlotte North is one of the most decorated women’s lacrosse players in the United States. She first picked up a stick at 13 years old and was offered the final recruiting spot of her year on Duke’s women’s lacrosse team roughly three years later. She played her first two seasons there before transferring…
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Q&A with Unleashed All-Star Sammy Jo Tracy: Sixes, fashion and her relationships with Greg Gurenlian and Trevor Baptiste

By | Sammy Jo Tracy is an Athletes Unlimited attacker and Unleashed All-Star playing in the women’s Sixes exhibition game during the Premier Lacrosse League’s 2024 Championship Series on Feb. 17 at The St. James in Springfield, Va. The Sixes format debuted in The World Games in 2022 when Tracy suited up for Team Israel,…
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Brett Makar carried a piece of New York with him last season. Now it’s part of Atlas’ new identity

By | Brett Makar had nearly two weeks from the time the New York Atlas selected him with the third pick in the 2023 College Draft to report to training camp in Albany, N.Y. Unsure of everything to pack, Makar – a 2023 graduate of Maryland – asked other former Terp lacrosse players in the…
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How Danny Logan joins Jets’ Sauce Gardner as elite lockdown defender in New York

By | Danny Logan grew up strictly as a two-way midfielder. He won two Ohio state high school championships playing both sides of the ball for Upper Arlington High School. He was named the Ohio Division I Midfielder of the Year for high school lacrosse, twice, and was recruited to Denver in such capacity. He…
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‘I need a gold medal:’ Travis Kelce jokes he ‘could play’ for Team USA lacrosse in 2028 Olympics

By | Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is looking to represent Team USA in the 2028 Olympics, and it might not be with the flag football team. On Travis and Jason Kelce’s podcast, “New Heights,” Travis said he could suit up for Team USA lacrosse when it rejoins the Olympic games in 2028…
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‘It’s not about the X’s and O’s:’ Why Cole Kirst, the 2023 Teammate of the Year, stays present

By | There are two places Cole Kirst is always trying to be faster than those around him: the lacrosse field, and the Starbucks closest to that lacrosse field. When Cole and Redwoods teammate Rob Pannell grabbed coffee before Premier Lacrosse League games or practices in whichever city they were playing in during the 2023…
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Brett Dobson always wanted to be like Dillon Ward, now he wants to beat him

By Flying is a breeze for Brett Dobson. Before the Archers goalie boards flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for Premier Lacrosse League games, he spends time in the Delta Sky Club lounge enjoying complimentary drinks, meals and wifi. The lounge access, courtesy of his Delta SkyMiles, is Dobson’s favorite byproduct of having a Chase…
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