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PLL Starts This Weekend!

We’re not even a week removed from the crowning of the NCAA champions, and we already are facing the start of the PLL!

We’ll give you a lot of general information about the league here, while also saving some in-depth items for Substack.

Here’s this weekend’s schedule:

Location: Albany, N.Y.

Saturday, 6/1: Utah Archers vs Philadelphia Waterdogs at 1:00pm on ABC and ESPN+

Saturday, 6/1: Boston Cannons vs New York Atlas at 3:30pm on ESPN+

Sunday, 6/2: Carolina Chaos vs Denver Outlaws at 1:00pm on ESPN+

Sunday, 6/2: Maryland Whipsnakes vs New York Atlas at 3:30pm on ESPN+

If you’re wondering about New York playing twice, it looks like the schedule will try to include both a Saturday and Sunday game for an area franchise. The next week is in Charlotte and Carolina is schedule twice.

Since the PLL continues to rigorous avoid our state, I’m going to become a Denver Outlaws fan this year, out of deference to SA Head Coach Tony Seaman, who ran the Outlaws franchise when they won 3 MLL titles. Lake Brantley’s Jesse Bernhardt is at LSM and the coaching staff includes Tim Soudan, who is always friendly to me as well as Hobart’s Jacques Monte on the staff.

It wasn’t the easiest choice, since I am also friendly with Jim Stagnitta and Andy Towers did like a recent tweet of mine (plus St Edward’s assistant coach Jamie Hanford is with Andy in Charlotte and Fleming Island’s Eric Dobson is on the roster). Stagnitta has Bolles assistant head coach Matt Rambo on attack and Lake Brantley’s Jake Bernhardt at SSDM.

Ponte Vedra’s Carter Parlette made the Boston Cannons roster, along with Hobart’s Chris Aslanian. My old buddy Dylan Molloy is on New York, but that’s not enough . . . sorry guys! Same with Liam Byrnes and Kieran McArdle of Philadelphia, former Launch players.

Man, that was tougher than I thought . . .

There’s an article on Eric Dobson on the PLL website and here is the link:

Here Comes The Boom (Sorry Kevin James, you’re superseded – fun fact about Kevin if you are a wrestling fan – he and Mick Foley were on the high school wrestling team together at Ward Melville. Bonus fun fact – Foley went to Cortland on a lacrosse scholarship after playing for Jensen Beach assistant Joe Cuozzo). I had a hard time deciding which was the more famous Cortland grad, Foley, James or Bill Tierney, the Philadelphia Waterdogs HC – mail your choice to, but don’t tell Bill . . .

In other Florida news, St Thomas alum Mike Adler was returned to the player pool on Tuesday by the Carolina Chaos, but neither Coach Hanford nor Coach Towers will confirm St Thomas’ win over St Edward’s this past season had anything to do with the decision . . . :).

Enjoy Opening Day this weekend and see Substack for more information, as I’ll take you through some of the rules differences and a few other things as the season goes on.