Joe Keegan

2022 Players Top 50: #22 Grant Ament

2022 Players Top 50: #22 Grant Ament By Joe Keegan | Dec 8, 2022 Tweet After winning the 2021 Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year Award in his second professional season, Archers LC attackman Grant Ament suffered a setback during the 2022 training camp. Ament injured his hamstring prior to Week 1 and spent the […]

2022 Players Top 50: #23 Garrett Epple

2022 Players Top 50: #23 Garrett Epple By Joe Keegan | Dec 8, 2022 Tweet Garrett Epple is a pure defensive playmaker. He causes turnovers while playing within the Redwoods’ scheme. There are no homerun checks gone wrong or cheating in passing lanes; Epple’s game blends fundamentals and big plays. In his sixth season as […]

2022 Players Top 50: #24 Rob Pannell

2022 Players Top 50: #24 Rob Pannell By Joe Keegan | Dec 8, 2022 Tweet Redwoods LC attackman Rob Pannell finished his 10th professional season ranked fourth all-time in career points (541). Pannell (16G, 22A in ‘22) is fourth all-time in goals (290) and fifth all-time in assists (250). The quarterback of the Redwoods offense […]

2022 Players Top 50: #29 Zach Goodrich

2022 Players Top 50: #29 Zach Goodrich By Joe Keegan | Dec 7, 2022 Tweet Cannons LC short-stick defensive midfielder Zach Goodrich’s footwork is so flawless that he’s able to defend as if he’s holding a longpole. Goodrich crowds opponents with his signature reverse V-hold. It’s rare to see a player this far above goal-line […]

2022 Players Top 50: #31 Brendan Nichtern

2022 Players Top 50: #31 Brendan Nichtern By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Dec 6, 2022 The ninth overall pick out of Army played like a veteran from his first time touching a PLL field. Brendan Nichtern quarterbacked the Chrome LC offense following Jordan Wolf’s retirement. Teammates buried 46% of feeds from Nichtern – one of […]

2022 Players Top 50: #32 Tyler Warner

2022 Players Top 50: #32 Tyler Warner By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Dec 6, 2022 Without Tyler Warner in 2021, the Whipsnakes LC defense allowed a league-worst 30.4% shooting off the dodge. They lost one-on-ones and slid more than ever. That number plummeted back to a league-best 21.7% with Warner in 2022. Warner erased the […]

2022 Players Top 50: #38 Ben Randall

2022 Players Top 50: #38 Ben Randall By Joe Keegan | Dec 6, 2022 Tweet The Waterdogs LC defense is able to match strength with strength (Chris Sabia) or speed with speed (Eli Gobrecht) depending on their opponent. One matchup remains consistent week-over-week: Ben Randall takes the top assignment. Randall erased Lyle Thompson, Jackson Morrill, […]

2022 Players Top 50: #37 Ryland Rees

2022 Players Top 50: #37 Ryland Rees By Joe Keegan | Dec 6, 2022 Tweet Ryland Rees is a threat to score every time he crosses midfield. In four professional seasons, Rees has 28 points (16G, 9T, 3A). His two-point shot – from an overhand, sidearm, or underhand release point – is unpredictable for goalies. […]

2022 Players Top 50: #36 Bryan Costabile

2022 Players Top 50: #36 Bryan Costabile By Joe Keegan | Dec 6, 2022 Tweet Bryan Costabile is one of the most deceptive shooters in lacrosse. From his overhand release, he’s able to shoot high or low without giving the goalie any hints. Would not wanna be on the opposite end of that one… 😳@bryan_costabile […]

2022 Players Top 50: #34 Liam Byrnes

2022 Players Top 50: #34 Liam Byrnes By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Dec 6, 2022 Liam Byrnes graduated from Marquette with a master’s degree in team defense. Since moving him from LSM to close defense halfway through 2021, the Waterdogs LC defense has been dominant. Byrnes patrols the interior. He’s Eddy Glazener without a mic. […]