Joe Keegan

Film Study: Nichtern-MacIntosh pick-n-rolls

Brendan Nichtern and Jordan MacIntosh created pick-n-roll chemistry immediately. The West Point product attacked his matchup – 2021 Dave Pietramala Defender of the Year Graeme Hossack – fearlessly. He created shots for himself and for others, especially with MacIntosh picking for him.

Chanenchuk comes up clutch in 9-8 victory

With a minute remaining, the Whipsnakes defense made a huge stop and clear. Tied at 8-8, the two-time champions drained the clock for the last shot, putting the ball in Mike Chanenchuk’s (3G) stick.

2022 Training Camp Journal: Part II

2022 Training Camp Journal: Part II By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Jun 1, 2022 All eight teams scrimmaged on Tuesday afternoon for two 25-minute running time halves. Redwoods held off a late Waterdogs surge for a “win.” Atlas controlled the tempo and looked surgical against Chrome. Archers got offense from three poles to make up […]

2022 Training Camp Journal: Part I

2022 Training Camp Journal: Part I By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst May 31, 2022 Share This With Friends Through three days of two-a-days, all eight teams have taken huge strides. Dropped passes from Day 1 are now “one more” touch passes for dunks. Missed help defense duties have turned into smothering second slides. All eight […]

Whipsnakes LC: 2022 College Draft Needs

Whipsnakes LC: 2022 College Draft Needs By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Apr 29, 2022 SSDM Opponents shot 30.4% off the dodge against the Whipsnakes in 2021. They ran by short-stick matchups, which led to more slides than usual and less consistent goalie play. 2020 George Boiardi Hard Hat SSDM of the Championship Series Tyler Warner […]

Waterdogs LC: 2022 College Draft Needs

Waterdogs LC: 2022 College Draft Needs By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Apr 29, 2022 The Waterdogs’ roster might have the fewest holes of any in the league. The 2021 regular season champs essentially add the second overall pick, Michael Sowers, who missed all but two games in 2021. MICHAEL SOWERS STRIKES FOR THE WATERDOGS! pic.twitter.com/ianbcG6Ej9— […]

Redwoods LC: 2022 College Draft Needs

Redwoods LC: 2022 College Draft Needs By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Apr 29, 2022 A #1 cover defender Garrett Epple is at his best sliding; Eddy Glazener is the general inside. This defense needs an on-ball bully. Opponents shot 33% when initiating at X against the Woods. Transition threats The Woods scored a league-low 0.9 […]

Chrome LC: 2022 College Draft Needs

Chrome LC: 2022 College Draft Needs By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Apr 29, 2022 Go-to initiator Chrome finished last in: Offensive efficiency (25.6%) Unassisted shooting percentage (19.0%) Shooting percentage on shots initiated at X (24.7%) Shooting percentage initiated by pick-n-rolls (23.1%) Jordan Wolf and Ned Crotty retired. With the #1 pick, Chrome LC needs to […]

Chaos LC: 2022 College Draft Needs

Chaos LC: 2022 College Draft Needs By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Apr 29, 2022 1-on-1 defender Johnny Surdick will be unavailable due to military commitments. Chaos needs a defender who can win on an island to play in their physical, 1-on-1 scheme. This defense was at its best when they stopped sliding and trusted individuals […]