Joe Keegan

10 Man Ride: Expected Goals (xG) Model

10 Man Ride: Expected Goals (xG) Model By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 25, 2021 CLEAR! The ride is on. The PLL Stats team is excited to roll out a new project: an Expected Goals (xG) model. What is xG? Common in free-flowing sports like soccer and hockey, xG is the statistical chance of a […]

Connor Fields Traded to Archers LC

Connor Fields Traded to Archers LC By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 25, 2021 Chaos LC has sent attackman Connor Fields to Archers LC in exchange for midfielder Ian MacKay. The deal has been finalized ahead of Sunday’s (2/28) 14-man protected roster deadline. Let’s dive into Fields’ fit in the Archers offense and how MacKay […]

Matt Danowski Announces Retirement

Matt Danowski Announces Retirement By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 22, 2021 Three-time All-Pro attackman Matt Danowski (Chrome LC) has announced his retirement from professional lacrosse. A seven-time All-Star, Danowski retires eighth all-time in points (434), 10th all-time in goals (240), 10th all-time in assists (161), and tied for third all-time in two-point goals (33). […]

10 Man Ride: 83.3% of Offense is Off-Ball

10 Man Ride: 83.3% of Offense is Off-Ball By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 18, 2021 CLEAR! The ride is on. 83.3% of offense is played away from the ball. Seals, screens, seesaw cuts, sneaks from X, mirrors, and more make up most of the offensive actions on the field. Let’s dive into the film […]

10 Man Ride: Archers Win Lottery

10 Man Ride: Archers Win Lottery By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 11, 2021 CLEAR! The ride is on. The Entry Draft lottery results are in. Here’s the order: Cannons LC Archers LC Redwoods LC Waterdogs LC Chrome LC Atlas LC Whipsnakes LC Chaos LC Don’t let the Whipsnakes’ dynasty-in-the-making fool you; every club is […]

10 Man Ride: Let the Offseason Begin

10 Man Ride: Let the Offseason Begin By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 4, 2021 CLEAR! The ride is on. The 2021 Drafts & Player Movement period has been outlined. Some key dates: February 9th: Waiver Wire and Trade Window Open February 28th: Protected Rosters Due March 11th: Cannons LC Expansion Draft March 25th: Entry […]

10 Man Ride: Who Wants to Go Fast?

10 Man Ride: Who Wants to Go Fast? By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Jan 28, 2021 CLEAR! The ride is on. Games are won and lost in transition in the PLL. The 52-second shot clock and 100-yard field have led to some shifts in scheme over the past two years. Let’s look at 10 methods […]

10 Man Ride: #PLLTop50 Thoughts

10 Man Ride: #PLLTop50 Thoughts By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Dec 17, 2020 CLEAR! The ride is on.  Huge news in the lacrosse world yesterday: The PLL announced a merger with MLL. PLL will expand to include the Boston Cannons as the league’s eighth team, under the rebranded name Cannons LC. The roster will be […]

10 Man Ride: We Wrote a Book

10 Man Ride: We Wrote a Book By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Nov 19, 2020 When the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, the PLL was forced to pivot. Instead of a second tour-based, summer-long season, plans were outlined for an isolated, three-week tournament. But big questions remained: How could everyone be in one […]