Breaking Down the High School Lacrosse Class of 2022

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“Stars Matter” is a common phrase when I listen to one of my favorite football podcasters and writers, Ari Wasserman of The Athletic, and it certainly applies to high school lacrosse. The philosophy is simple, the more talent you have, the better chance that your team will be successful and win a championship. This helps […]

Clemson Women’s Lacrosse Program Overview

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This is the first fall ball for the Clemson Women’s Lacrosse program. Clemson announced in June 2021 that they were starting a women’s lacrosse program. Allison Kwolek was hired that August and has been working diligently in preparation for this moment. Kwolek came from Richmond where she had tremendous success. At Richmond, Kwolek won 80% […]

St. John’s Men’s Lacrosse Program Overview


Justin Turri is entering his first year as head coach of the St John’s Red Storm. The Long Island native played at Duke, where he was a two-time All-American midfielder and helped the Blue Devils win the 2010 National Championship. Turri also played nine years in both the MLL and PLL, earning the Most Improved […]

PLL Assists: Spreading the History of the Game

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Trevor Baptiste cleaned up last week at the 2022 PLL Awards. The Atlas FOGO won the Faceoff Athlete of the Year and was named MVP of the league. The event was held last Friday night at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The weekend symbolizes how the PLL and its Assists program […]

Tufts Men’s Lacrosse Overview with Casey D’Annolfo

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Casey D’Annolfo is entering his seventh season at Tufts University as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach.. Tufts is one of the preeminent Division 3 lacrosse programs in the country. D’Annolfo is a 2006 Tufts graduate where he was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and lacrosse. According to the Tufts website, he has one of […]

PLL Assists: Growing a Inclusive and Accessible Game

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In lacrosse, access to the sport can come at a higher cost compared to other sports. A good stick, gloves, helmet, and pads can cost $250 plus dollars not including balls and goals. This access has been a barrier or entry to some picking up the game. PLL Assists is committed to breaking down these […]

2022 PLL Awards Nominees: Blind Resumes

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The PLL announced the candidates for the 2022 End of Year Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will take place in Washington D.C. on Friday, September 9th before the semifinal games are played on the next day. The PLL has partnered with TicketMaster to give four lucky fans the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony. We thought […]

PLL Assists: Honoring the Creator’s Game

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Lacrosse is a game of healing, commonly referred to as the medicine game. In times of loss and hardship, we can pick up a stick to find peace. Last March, Paul Carcaterra shared an emotional tribute to his friend Rob Kavovit. He spoke of how Landry and Luke Kavovit will use the game as medicine […]

What Are the Chances Michigan State Lacrosse Going Division 1?


It’s been 25 years since Michigan State has fielded a Division 1 lacrosse team. The university may have cut the program, but it couldn’t remove the sport from the campus. The team has been one of the most successful club teams in the state culminating with their 2018 MCLA National Championship. The program received great […]

Playoff Preview: Who Can Tame the Whipsnakes?


Can the Whipsnakes win their third title in four years? At first glance, the answer seems to be yes. The Whips had the best regular season record (9-1) and locked the first-round bye in the PLL Playoffs. They also locked up the top throwback jersey, even if Peaches didn’t agree. The Whipsnakes will earn a two-week […]

PLL Assists: Changing the Narrative of Lacrosse


Paul and Mike Rabil had a vision to change the landscape of professional lacrosse in 2018. They have done so by creating a venture-capital-based league that has grown from an initial six teams to now eight. Their tour-based model has brought professional lacrosse from the traditional hotbeds of Baltimore and Long Island to emerging markets […]

LSU Lacrosse Program Overview


The LSU Men’s Lacrosse program brings on a new coach for the 2023 season. After finishing up the 2022 season with 8-5 record, LSU looked to one the most successful high school coaches in the Louisiana by hiring JR Ball. The Maryland native played lacrosse for the Tigers back in the early 80s and has […]