Joe Keegan

Hall of Fame Inductee: Paul Cantabene

Hall of Fame Inductee: Paul Cantabene By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 15, 2022 Prior to his senior season at Loyola in ‘93, Paul Cantabene had only taken 105 faceoffs for the Greyhounds. He was a midfielder. An All-American midfielder as a senior – though earned equally through his offense (17G, 13A) and his faceoff […]

Hall of Fame Inductee: Brian Dougherty

Hall of Fame Inductee: Brian Dougherty By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 15, 2022 Eight-year-old Blaze Riorden would go to Rochester Rattlers games with his father. The roster was loaded with legends of the game: Ryan Powell. John Glatzel. Tim Soudan. Blaze gravitated toward one player in particular – the boisterous goaltender oozing confidence from […]

Hall of Fame Inductee: Pat McCabe

Hall of Fame Inductee: Pat McCabe By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 15, 2022 Chaos LC offensive coordinator Matt Panetta played with Pat McCabe at Elmont High School before battling against him at Hopkins and Syracuse, respectively, in the early ‘90s. Panetta rattles off the takeaway checks in McCabe’s arsenal with no signs of slowing […]

Hall of Fame Inductee: Nicky Polanco

Hall of Fame Inductee: Nicky Polanco By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 15, 2022 Everyone loved to have Nicky Polanco on their team; and they hated playing against him. “He’d get on his eye black. He’d take a swig of water. He’d spit it out. And he’d be a completely different human,” said Atlas LC […]

Hall of Fame Inductee: John Gagliardi

Hall of Fame Inductee: John Gagliardi By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Feb 15, 2022 A student of Dave Pietramala’s at Johns Hopkins, John Gagliardi was the premier cover defense in Major League Lacrosse during the early 2000s. “He was just so cerebral,” said Long Island Lizards teammate Keith Cromwell. “He was always in great position. […]

Players Top 50: #1 Blaze Riorden

Blaze has reinvented the goalie position with his butterfly technique. He’s able to smother low shots with his legs like a hockey goalie – minus the pads.

Players Top 50: #2 Tom Schreiber

Schreiber is the best passer on the planet. He regularly throws skips to teammates standing off your TV screen. For every highlight reel Schreiberian skip pass, there’s a single that keeps the Archers offense humming, too. Schreiber dished seven second assists this summer (most in PLL).

Players Top 50: #3 Lyle Thompson

Lyle’s ability to create quality shots for himself and for teammates lifted the offense into that elite tier. Lyle shot 33.9% unassisted at a high volume (league average unassisted shooting percentage was 24.9% in 2021). He kicked off the season with a Deyhaus Dunk at Gillette – his version of Kareem’s sky hook or RP3’s question mark.

Players Top 50: #4 Grant Ament

Players Top 50: #4 Grant Ament By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Dec 16, 2021 2020 first overall pick Grant Ament led the PLL in assists (22) and points (35) on his way to winning the 2021 Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year Award. Ament regularly won his one-on-one matchups — especially after drawing switches. He […]