Joe Keegan

Lacrosse Lessons From The Battle Of Winterfell

Lacrosse Lessons From the Battle of Winterfell

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones featured the longest battle scene in television or movie history. The Battle of Winterfell featured some of the best fighters in Westeros. While some of the X’s and O’s decisions were questionable (why not build a bigger ring of fire?), the overall strategy provides some insight for the PLL’s players as they prepare to battle for the PLL crown.

How Box Lacrosse is Preparing American Players for the PLL

Atlas LC defenseman Kyle Hartzell hadn’t suited up for a National Lacrosse League game since 2013 when Brodie Merrill texted him last month. The San Diego Seals captain — along with his brother, Patrick, who is the head coach and general manager — urged Hartzell to return to box lacrosse. A few days later, Hartzell was on the floor for the Seals matchup with the Toronto Rock.

Preview and Predictions for the 2019 PLL Draft

Seriously, does it matter what your “team needs” are when Pat Spencer is on the board? Take the talent and figure it out later. Spencer is a ball-dominant feeder who has worked on his step-down shooting as an upperclassman; he’ll have to polish it further to play alongside other ball-carriers like Tom Schreiber and Kevin Rice. But it’s easy to envision the possibilities for this offense.

The Rise of Positionless Lacrosse

“I don’t have the five positions anymore,” Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told the Associated Press two summers ago. “It may be as simple as three positions now, where you’re either a ball-handler, a wing or a big.”