Connor Kelly

2022 Players Top 50: #30 Connor Kelly

2022 Players Top 50: #30 Connor Kelly By Sarah Griffin Dec 7, 2022 Connor Kelly jumped 14 spots in the Top 50 rankings since last year, and rightfully so. Not only did the dodging midfielder help bring the Waterdogs the title, Kelly’s versatility, vision, and athleticism helped will the Dogs to a win more than […]

Film Study: Connor Kelly inverts

The Waterdogs scored a league-low 2.1 goals per game off initiations from X in ’21. Only Chaos (7.0 shots per game initiated at X) attempted fewer shots than the ‘Dogs (7.2). They’ve generated 3.3 goals per game and 9 shots per game from X so far in ’22. Part of it is Michael Sowers’ return to the lineup – but even without Sowers in Week 3, Connor Kelly inverted to give the Waterdogs a presence behind the cage.

Players Top 50: #44 Connor Kelly

Connor Kelly is one of the best staircase dodging midfielders in the league. He’ll drive, then bounce. Then drive again — then roll back. He rolls, re-rolls, fakes rollbacks, and beats his defender before the defense realizes it.

Film Study: Waterdogs’ Off-ball Screens

Film Study: Waterdogs’ Off-ball Screens By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Aug 25, 2020 Ball screens. Seals. Slips. Backdoor cuts. Bee sting picks. C-cuts. Picking the picker. Tic tac toe ball movement. The Waterdogs offense featured everything – except for finishing – in 2020. Head coach Andy Copelan’s inaugural squad led PLL in assist rate (i.e. […]