2022 Players Top 50: #10 Michael Sowers By Sarah Griffin Dec 14, 2022 In his first appearance in the Players Top 50, PLL Championship MVP Michael Sowers earned Top 10 honors at #10, deservedly so.  The dynamic dodging attackman known for his skill, athleticism, and speed left his mark in his first full professional season. […]
2022 Players Top 50: #11 Kieran McArdle By Sarah Griffin Dec 13, 2022 When I first spoke to Kieran McArdle this past August, the Waterdogs were preparing for the final weekend of the regular season in Seattle with sights set on playoffs the weekend after. With so much conversation surrounding McArdle all summer long as […]
2022 Players Top 50: #16 Dillon Ward By Joe Keegan | Dec 12, 2022 Tweet During the 2022 Cash App Playoffs, Dillon Ward denied 59% of shots, making 43 saves in three games. The 6-foot-5 goalie from Orangeville elevated his game when it mattered most. Ward’s high arc can confuse shooters. Angles disappear as he […]
2022 Players Top 50: #38 Ben Randall By Joe Keegan | Dec 6, 2022 Tweet The Waterdogs LC defense is able to match strength with strength (Chris Sabia) or speed with speed (Eli Gobrecht) depending on their opponent. One matchup remains consistent week-over-week: Ben Randall takes the top assignment. Randall erased Lyle Thompson, Jackson Morrill, […]
2022 Players Top 50: #37 Ryland Rees By Joe Keegan | Dec 6, 2022 Tweet Ryland Rees is a threat to score every time he crosses midfield. In four professional seasons, Rees has 28 points (16G, 9T, 3A). His two-point shot – from an overhand, sidearm, or underhand release point – is unpredictable for goalies. […]
2022 Players Top 50: #34 Liam Byrnes By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Dec 6, 2022 Liam Byrnes graduated from Marquette with a master’s degree in team defense. Since moving him from LSM to close defense halfway through 2021, the Waterdogs LC defense has been dominant. Byrnes patrols the interior. He’s Eddy Glazener without a mic. […]
Top 3 Plays of the 2022 Cash App Championship By Lauren Merola | Sep 22, 2022 Tweet The Waterdogs took home the PLL Cash App Championship Trophy after dethroning the defending champion in Philadelphia on Sunday. The ‘Dogs defeated Chaos 11-9 en route to the club’s first-ever championship. The game was one long 48-minute highlight […]
Michael Sowers: The Prince of Philly By Sarah Griffin | Sep 22, 2022 Tweet A little over a year ago, rookie Michael Sowers played in his second game all season in front of a home crowd at Subaru Park as the Waterdogs took on the Whipsnakes in the semifinals. The Dogs fell 14-10 and with […]
From unprotected to champions: Andy Copelan’s roster building comes full circle with title By Josh Schafer | Sep 20, 2022 Tweet In the moments after hoisting the PLL Cash App Championship Trophy, Andy Copelan explained how his team went from a group of unprotected players to PLL champions.  He didn’t even need to say anything. […]
Ring ‘Em: Waterdogs top Chaos to win first PLL Championship By Austin Owens | Sep 19, 2022 Tweet It was a victory 991 days in the making for the Waterdogs Lacrosse Club.  After being announced as the Premier Lacrosse League’s first expansion club back in 2020, the ‘Dogs had to build from the ground up, […]