Joe Keegan

Sean Sconone: Stuffing 78% of shots from the righty side

Sean Sconone: Stuffing 78% of shots from the righty side By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Aug 17, 2022 Every goalie has their own unique strengths. Atlas LC goalie Jack Concannon denies doorstep shots at an incredible rate. Waterdogs LC goalie Dillon Ward plays on a high arc to cut down angles against stepdown shots. Chaos […]

Redwoods roll to 14-12 win, ending Waterdogs’ 5-game win streak

Redwoods roll to 14-12 win, ending Waterdogs’ 5-game win streak By Joe Keegan | Aug 13, 2022 Tweet The Redwoods offense has found its rhythm. The ‘Woods were averaging 9 points per game prior to the All-Star Game; they’re averaging 14.3 since. Quarterbacked by Rob Pannell (2G, 6A) at X, the Redwoods were able to […]

Film Study: Atlas LC seesaw cuts

Jeff Teat and Chris Gray are the two stars on the left and right side of Atlas LC’s offensive sets. The first overall pick in the 2021 College Draft and the second overall pick in the 2022 College Draft are the building blocks of this offense. Part of what makes them and this offense hum so efficiently: They’re both better off-ball than they are dodging.

Film Study: Sowers using big-little picks

Film Study: Sowers using big-little picks By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Aug 9, 2022 If the Waterdogs’ offensive gameplan wasn’t obvious enough, head coach Andy Copelan called it out verbatim during a timeout: “Up pick with whoever doesn’t have 91.” The respect is real for reigning George Boiardi Hard Hat SSDM of the Year Danny Logan (#91). […]

Film Study: Whipsnakes bring back the slam picks

The Whipsnakes have struggled to put together a full 48 minutes of offense this season. Head coach Jim Stagnitta estimates that they played a solid 44 minutes against the Archers. Their offense flowed well, with Brad Smith (3G, 1A) dodging downhill and Zed Williams (2G, 2A) playing his best game of 2022. The difference? They went back to an old but familiar set.

Jesse Bernhardt, sliding to ties

Jesse Bernhardt wears the proverbial green dot on his helmet for the Chrome LC defense. He’s a coach on the field for a vicious and cohesive unit.

Whipsnakes put together full 48 minutes in 13-11 win

Whipsnakes put together full 48 minutes in 13-11 win By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Aug 7, 2022 In their throwback uniforms the Whipsnakes put together a throwback performance — dominating Archers for a full 48 minutes. Joe Nardella (1G, 20-for-26 FO, 77%) set the tone at the stripe, continuing to build his case for the […]

Film Study: “INDIANA!”

Chaos initiated a league-low 7.0 shots per game from X in 2021. That number had dipped even lower (3.8 per game) thru six games. But in Dallas, Chaos turned to their invert set – “Indiana” – with Dhane Smith (1G, 6A) running the show.

Crease Collapse of the Week: JT Giles-Harris

Crease Collapse of the Week: JT Giles-Harris By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Aug 2, 2022 Crease Collapses of the Week don’t happen in transition. This is a first. We’re taught at a young age that the ball moves faster than your feet. For a defender to close the gap before the ball arrives in transition […]