Headed to Camp: Chrome Lacrosse Club’s 30 Man-Roster
By Nick Zoroya
May 19, 2023
As the Premier Lacrosse League kicks off training camp next week, it’s important for fans to understand everything that has happened to the Chrome LC roster this offseason. By the end of next week, Coach Soudan will need to trim his roster from 30 down to 25.
There were two major transactions that will have a significant impact on this years roster: John Ranagan’s retirement and Brenan Nichtern’s placement on the Military List. This means that for at least the first three weeks of the season, the Chrome LC will need to replace Nichtern at attack. The absence of Ranagan means the team will likely select a new captain (in addition to current captain Jordan MacIntosh).
Coach Soudan was able to add two familiar faces to the roster this offseason. Jesse King returns to the PLL and adds a skilled left handed midfielder that will create havoc inside, in the two-man game, and off-ball. King played five games for the Chrome in 2020.
Greg Weyl was removed from the holdout list. The former Mercyhurst Laker played nine games for the Chrome in 2021 and is the only left handed pole on the roster.
Joe Post, a former division three All-American face-off specialist at St.John Fisher was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He will be one of two face-off specialists in camp.
The team added four players through the draft and addressed several immediate needs.
- Sam Handley, Midfielder, Penn
- Troy Hettinger, LSM, Jacksonville
- Jack Myers, Attack, Ohio State
- Cross Ferrara, Attack, Salisbury
Once the draft ended Coach Soudan made a final move to round out the 30 man training camp roster, signing Maryland LSM and 3rd-Team All-American John Geppert.
Tune in next week as we analyze several training camp battles. Thirty men enter camp, but only 25 will make it to the final roster.