Joe Keegan

Top 10 Assisted Goal Scorers

Top 10 Assisted Goal Scorers By Joe Keegan | Mar 30, 2020 Five of six offensive players are playing off-ball at all times. To be effective, those players need to know how to play without the ball in their stick. These ten pros can score in a number of different ways: backdoor cuts, slips off …

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Top 10 Unassisted Goal Scorers

Top 10 Unassisted Goal Scorers By Joe Keegan | Mar 23, 2020 Players who can create their own shot cause problems for opposing defenses. Dodge-to-shoot threats demand slides. Unassisted shots (23.0% league average) are more difficult than assisted shots (32.8%), but they are essential to initiating offensive sets. As ball-dominant players, these shooters’ percentages might …

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2020 Entry Draft Results

Entry Draft Rapid Reactions

Entry Draft Rapid Reactions By Joe Keegan | Mar 17, 2020 All seven teams improved via the entry draft. You can find the full results here. Let’s run through some rapid reactions. Zach Currier – who Waterdogs LC head coach Andy Copelan called the best two-way midfielder in the world – joins an already versatile …

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Myles Jones-Sergio Salcido Trade Reactions

Myles Jones – Sergio Salcido Trade Reaction

It’s official: Chaos LC has dealt Myles Jones to Redwoods LC in exchange for Sergio Salcido and a second round pick. The offseason’s first blockbuster trade leaves us with a lot to unpack. The initial reaction is that the Redwoods “won” the trade. Both teams – and both players – can be winners here.

The Waterdogs’ Midfield Versatility

To say Waterdogs LC head coach Andy Copelan is excited for his team’s inaugural season would be an understatement. Copelan arrived at his interview this winter with a spreadsheet of his projections for the rest of the league’s unprotected rosters across the league.
Biggest Losers from the Expansion Draft

The Biggest Losers from the Expansion Draft

Dread it. Run from it. The expansion draft arrives all the same. Some teams were hit harder than others when Waterdogs LC Head Coach Andy Copelan snapped his fingers at NBC studios. Here’s a ranking of the biggest losers (from the slightly depleted rosters to those with gaping holes). Think of it less as a ranking of the talent that was lost, more as a ranking of the club’s ability to replace that talent.

Five Players Who Would Benefit From The Expansion Club

A seventh lacrosse club will add much-needed roster spots. Plenty of players will benefit, from guys who were healthy scratches to others who might need a change of scenery. Coaches named a ton of guys who they’d like to see get more playing time: Kevin Rice, James Pannell, Justin Turri, Jeremy Thompson, Dan Coates, Larken Kemp. Here are the five names that have popped up most often in my conversations since the expansion announcement.

Top 10 2020 Draft Picks

The 2020 draft class is deepest at attack. Midfield is a bigger position of need – Ryan Terefenko’s (Ohio State) stock could rise as high as the first round.