Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Monday, June 6

Lyle Thompson and the Cannons earned a 16-10 win over the Waterdogs during opening weekend. (Photo courtesy of PLL)


Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

1. The Premier Lacrosse League is back.

A pair of one-goal games highlighted the slate on opening weekend in Albany, as the Chrome topped the Archers 11-10 and the Whipsnakes took down the defending champion Chaos 9-8.

In the first-ever PLL game broadcast on ESPN, the Atlas toppled the Redwoods 17-11 at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

Next weekend, the PLL heads to Charlotte. Here are the scores from last weekend:

SATURDAY

Whipsnakes 9, Chaos 8
Atlas 17, Redwoods 11

SUNDAY

Cannons 16, Waterdogs 10
Chrome 11, Archers 10

2. After 16 seasons at Bryant, Mike Pressler has retired.

A press release from the school cited “family reasons” as to why Pressler has chosen to step away. Pressler led the Bulldogs to six NCAA tournament appearances.

Casey Brodersen just completed his 12th season on Pressler’s staff and has been named the program’s interim head coach. A national search has begun for a permanent replacement.

More here.

3. UMass didn’t wait long to fill its coaching vacancy.

Jana Drummond will take over for Angela McMahon-Serpone, the university announced Friday. Drummond spent five seasons on McMahon-Serpone’s staff, helping UMass to an 81-21 record.

More here.

4. Charlotte North’s lacrosse successes have been “a dream come true.”

Speaking at last Thursday night’s Tewaaraton Award ceremony in Washington, D.C., the Boston College star clutched her second straight Tewaaraton and spoke about the people who’ve helped lift her to the sport’s greatest heights.

More here.

5. Logan Wisnauskas’ parents recalled watching him train in the backyard.

After capturing the men’s Tewaaraton Award Thursday, Wisnauskas and his family were reflective on his past.

More here.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • Patrick Stevens writes about Cornell’s unlikely rise from 2022 to unknown to 2022 NCAA finalist.

  • In her final column of the spring, Taylor Cummings celebrates how far women’s lacrosse has come and breaks down all the happenings from Championship Weekend.

  • Dhane Smith emerged in the PLL as more than just a stellar box player, writes Jack Goods.

  • Goods also spoke with Smith’s Buffalo Bandits teammates — Frank Brown and Connor Fields — about the opportunity to represent their hometown team in the NLL Finals.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

How much does Chris Gray need to see before he lets one fly? A an all-time classic answer from the Atlas rookie.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • We begin to roll out the final Nike/USA Lacrosse Top 20 rankings of the spring today.

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