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Cannons LC: 2022 College Draft Needs

Cannons LC: 2022 College Draft Needs By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Apr 29, 2022 SSDM George Boiardi Hard Hat SSDM Award nominee Zach Goodrich was like a fifth pole on the field for the Cannons defense. But opposing offenses had success dodging against the other short-sticks. Righty pickers for Lyle Lyle Thompson shot 40.0% unassisted […]

Hall of Fame Inductee: Mark Millon

Hall of Fame Inductee: Mark Millon By Chris Rosenthall | Feb 16, 2022 Tweet I learned to play lacrosse in a place we called The Pit, a half-grass, half-dirt practice field at the bottom of the hill behind my old high school. During individual practice sessions at The Pit, I sharpened my attack skills by […]

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: #18 Paul Rabil

Rabil’s two-handed shooting range has always made him an impossible cover. He can either bury low-and-away shots down the lefty alley or sweep topside for his dominant right. In his final season, he shot 41.2% (7-for-17) off the dodge with his left and 35.3% (6-for-17) off the dodge with his right. That’s balance.

Players Top 50: #21 Zach Goodrich

Zach Goodrich led all short-sticks with 12 caused turnovers in 2021. Cannons LC head coach Sean Quirk calls him a fifth pole on the field. Goodrich’s matchup is one that the Cannons don’t need to support. He’ll switch picks onto the offense’s primary initiator and hold his own — a valuable chess piece to have on the defensive end of the field.

Players Top 50: #42 Brodie Merrill

The all-time leader in groundballs among non-faceoff athletes is still dominating — and doing it against his students. At The Hill Academy in Ontario, Brodie Merrill has coached Dillon Ward, Kyle Jackson, James Barclay, Chris Cloutier, Andrew Kew, Jeff Teat, Tanner Cook, Ian MacKay, Jason Noble, Josh Currier, Ryan Lee, Clarke Petterson, Bryan Cole, and Adam Charalambides.

Players Top 50: #46 Stephen Rehfuss

Rehfuss dished 47 assist opportunities (i.e. a pass that leads directly to a shot). Dhane Smith (57 AO) and Brad Smith (49 AO) were the only midfielders with more. Most of Rehfuss’s AOs were created in six-on-six sets. He dodged, drew slides or hedges, and found the open shooter.

Lacrosse Legend Paul Rabil Announces Retirement and New Endeavor “Goals for Greatness”

Lacrosse Legend Paul Rabil Announces Retirement and New Endeavor “Goals for Greatness” By PLL | Sep 14, 2021 Tweet “I say this with unending gratitude and the heaviest of hearts, my time has come. After 23 years of playing this beautiful game, I’ve decided to retire,” said Cannons Lacrosse Club midfielder and PLL Co-Founder, Paul […]

10 Man Ride: Quarterfinals Recap

10 Man Ride: Quarterfinals Recap By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Aug 24, 2021 CLEAR! The ride is on. The semifinals are set: Atlas LC, Chaos LC, Waterdogs LC, and Whipsnakes LC are headed to Philadelphia. Let’s recap the quarterfinals with 10 bullets: 1. CrowdStrike Defender of the Week: Jack Rowlett Jack Rowlett (Chaos LC) dominated […]