This summer NBC Sports and PLL cameras brought us onto the sideline, within the huddle, and under players’ helmets. We didn’t have to wait until a game ended to find out what players were thinking about a certain moment. Analyst Ryan Boyle could just ask them.
10. The Comeback That Could Have Been A four-goal run in the middle of the inaugural Championship game created a seven-goal cushion for Whipsnakes heading into the final minutes of the third quarter. After Jack Near and Ryder Garnsey narrowed the lead to five with under a minute to play in the third, a failed clear by Whipsnakes led to a transition opportunity for Redwoods. Near found Sergio Perkovic on a skip pass through the Whipsnakes’ recovering defense and Perkovic unloaded a two-point bomb that brought his team within three.
Top 10 Moments Of The Chrome Season The number of memorable moments for Chrome this summer far outweighed their record (2-10). The offense rounded into one of the PLL’s most potent units and recorded the two highest scoring performances of the regular season. Those two wins were against the league’s toughest competition. From Gutty’s goals …
10. Jim Stagnitta Pushing All the Right Buttons All season Jim Stagnitta showed why he is one of the best coaches in the world. However, his most notable adjustment came in Week 8 as he moved Connor Kelly to attack. This move not only created more space for Rambo as the long lefty at attack but also mismatches as Ben Reeves ran out of the box as a midfielder. Since the move in Week 8, the Whipsnakes offense was unstoppable, averaging nearly 15 goals a game, two more than their season average.
Who Should The Archers Draft No. 1? The Premier Lacrosse League’s postseason format aims to prevent tanking. The top pick isn’t awarded; it’s won. And this year, it wasn’t won by the last-place Chrome or the fifth-place Atlas. The Archers (the third seed!) are on the clock for the 2020 PLL Draft. The Archers are …
In any sport, the best teams are the teams that adapt to the current set of rules. This starts with roster construction and continues on the field. Rules shape the speed and style of play. But rules are also constantly changing — just ask faceoff specialists. The Premier Lacrosse League is playing with a shorter field (100 yards) and a shorter shot clock (52 seconds) than field lacrosse has ever seen. It’s no surprise then that the two teams competing for the Crown — the Redwoods and the Whipsnakes — are the two best teams at the parts of the game that these rules emphasize: transitioning from defense to offense and from offense to defense.