NLL Protected Player Lists – 2019

June 26, 2019

NLL Announces Protected Player Lists Ahead of Expansion Draft New York and Rochester to make selections on July 9th PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League has released the protected players list from each team in advance of the 2019 Expansion Draft on July 9th. The Rochester Knighthawks hold the first overall selection in the 2019 Expansion Draft as a result of the Expansion Draft Coin Toss. The New York…


Press Release: PLL names end-of-season awards

May 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA. (May 29, 2019) –  The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today the names and descriptions of their inaugural season awards. Awards listed below.   Gait Brothers Midfielder of the Year: Through their unparalleled combination of athleticism, stick skills, and lacrosse IQ, brothers Paul and Gary Gait revolutionized the midfield position. Both four-time NCAA All-Americans, NCAA national champions, professional indoor and outdoor champions, Canadian National Team legends, and…


Press Release: NLL’s new Knighthawks reveal logo

May 30, 2019

NLL’s Rochester Knighthawks Announce Logo & Staff Knighthawks are set to begin a new era in Rochester  PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League, in conjunction with the Rochester Knighthawks, unveiled today the team’s logo and operations staff during a franchise launch event at the Blue Cross Arena. Under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE), the Knighthawks enter their inaugural campaign as one of two expansion…


Press Release: PLL announces updated gameplay rules

May 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2019) – Today, The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced its new rules as it heads into Opening Weekend at Gillette Stadium on June 1st and 2nd. These rules are designed to simplify and improve the overall comprehension of game play for fans, encourage a faster pace of play for players, and account for the evolution of athleticism and skill on-field. THE FIELD The playing field will be…


Press Release: US Lacrosse invites 105 players to tryouts for 2020 men’s U19 team

May 18, 2019

SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has invited 105 of the nation’s top young men’s lacrosse players to try out for the 2020 U.S. U19 team. The final team selected after the tryout process concludes will compete in the World Lacrosse Men’s U19 Championship from July 9-18, 2020 in Limerick, Ireland. “We’re grateful that we had such an amazing response from players across all parts of the USA,” said head coach…


Press Release: Bandits announce Party in the Plaza and player arrivals

May 15, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a Party in the Plaza on May 18 beginning at 5 p.m. prior to Game 1 of the NLL Finals against the Calgary Roughnecks. The event will feature Orange Carpet Arrivals presented by Towne Mazda. Fans are invited to line up along the orange carpet and welcome the Bandits players as they proceed across the plaza…


Press Release: Expansion draft coin toss set for game one of NLL Cup

May 14, 2019

Expansion Draft Coin Toss Set for New York Riptide and Rochester Coin Toss will take place at Game 1 of the NLL Finals Philadelphia, May 14, 2019 –The National Lacrosse League has released the date for the 2019 ceremonial expansion coin toss. After adding two expansion teams for the second year in a row, with the New York Riptide and the new Rochester Knighthawks franchise, the National Lacrosse League has officially set…


Press Release: PLL unveils uniforms for all six teams

April 30, 2019

Coming off the historic multi-year partnership announcement earlier this month, adidas and the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) today unveiled the official uniforms for the 2019 inaugural season. The new looks will make their on-field debut June 1 and 2 when the best lacrosse players on the planet take the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. As the signature element of the new partnership, the PLL adidas Lacrosse jerseys are…


Press Release: New York Riptide continue to build front office staff

April 16, 2019

NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 – The New York Riptide announced today two new hires as they continue to build the front office staff led by Head Coach and General Manager Regy Thorpe. Brian Hobart joins the Riptide as Director of Scouting and Jake Henhawk was named Director of Player Development for the National Lacrosse League (NLL) franchise. Hobart and Henhawk will report to Lance Basler, Assistant General Manager and…


Press Release: PLL and adidas announce groundbreaking partnership

April 11, 2019

Global Sports Brand to Become Official Athletic Footwear & Apparel Outfitter for New Lacrosse League  LOS ANGELES / PORTLAND (April. 10, 2019) – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today a historic multi-year partnership in which adidas will become the official athletic footwear and apparel brand for the league ahead of its debut season later this year. “adidas is demonstrating a powerful commitment to lacrosse – shaping our future and…