Chrome Lacrosse All Stars

What to Expect From Chrome’s All-Stars

By Nick Zoroya

Jul 20, 2023

All eyes turn toward Louisville, Kentucky this weekend as the Premier Lacrosse League comes to town for its annual All-Star activities. This year the Chrome LC will be represented by 8 players and Coach Tim Soudan.

This year's edition of the All-Star game divides the league into Veterans and Rising Stars. The Veterans’ roster is made up of players with four or more professional seasons, with the Rising Stars representing those with fewer than four professional seasons. Let's take a look at how these players arrived in Louisville and what to expect in this weekend's format.

PLL Rising Stars

Ryan Terefenko - He’s built his reputation on speedy clears, lockdown defense, and aggressive wing play. I expect people to try and beat him one on one but all-star weekend or not, he’s not going to let it happen. Don’t be surprised if Terry takes at least one clear to the house on Saturday.

Logan Wisnauskas - The big lefty only knows how to be an All-Star as the two year pro makes his second consecutive appearance. I expect to see him fully unlocked and showing off his patented hitch against overly aggressive defense pressure (an all-star staple). He’s also an insiders favorite to possibly upset the most accurate shooter on the planet (Marcus Holman) during the Accuracy Challenge.

Justin Anderson - Anderson started the season on fire with four goals in the 2023 opener but has slowed down since. Is the All-Star game just the kind of environment he needs to get the juices flowing again? Expect Anderson to let it fly a little more often than usual, something he will hopefully continue when regular season action returns in Dallas.

PLL Veterans

Sean Sconone - A late addition to the roster, Sconone has been steady in net for a Chrome team that puts him in tough situations. After a rough week three against the Cannons, Sconone is back in form and hovering around 50%. With his clearing vision and shot stopping skills, he is a dark horse to win the Goalie Challenge during the skills competition.

Connor Farrell - A 2x All-Star selection (2022,2023) the Milk Man took a massive step after the 2021 season and hasn’t looked back. He enters the weekend second in the league in faceoff win percentage (71%) and ground balls (63). Lookout for Farrell battling his physical equal at the stripe, Mike Sisselberger.

Mike Manley - The 5x All-Star won’t be playing Saturday due to lower back pain but that doesn’t discount his play thus far. On a defense that is routinely being attacked, due to Chrome offensive turnovers, Manley is a steadying presence. He’s the only defender to start every game this season for the league’s fifth best defense.

Mike Messenger - I was hoping that this would be the opportunity the field lacrosse audience needed to see just how multi-faceted Messenger is. But, unfortunately, he's out with injury. A humble player who doesn’t rely on flash or social media, he just puts in the work and adds tremendous value. He’s listed as a SSDM but that’s a bit misleading. Through five games he has four goals, four caused turnovers, and seven ground balls.

JT Giles-Harris - The reigning Dave Pietramala Defensive Player of the Year and 2x All-Star is ready to take the field. There is no doubt that he belongs in Louisville. He’s one of the world’s best cover guys and his performances at the World Games solidified his reputation as such. Given the atmosphere expect him to throw more checks than ever and play a little flashier than his normal style.

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