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…


Statement from the Ohio Machine

April 2, 2019

Earlier this morning, Major League Lacrosse announced that the league would be contracting from nine teams to six for the coming 2019 season.  Ohio was one of the teams selected for contraction.  At this time, the Ohio Machine is not scheduled to compete this season.  Business partners and ticket purchasers for the 2019 season will be contacted to receive a full refund. This announcement comes as a terrible surprise to…


Press Release: MLL reveals new branding

March 9, 2019

Dear Fans, It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and the lacrosse community as the Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse. It is hard to believe that I recently passed my one-year anniversary in this role. In the past year I have been most impressed with the unyielding passion for MLL from our owners, partners, players and fans. The passion around Major League Lacrosse is rooted in a…


Press Release: Rock will retire Jim Veltman’s #32

March 8, 2019

Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick has announced the team will retire the number 32 worn by former Captain and NLL Hall of Fame member Jim Veltman.  The ceremony will take place prior to the game on Fri., Apr. 12 on Fan Appreciation Night at Scotibank Arena. The Brampton, ON native and winner of five NLL championships with the Rock will have his jersey raised…


Press Release: Ohio Machine announce inaugural Girls Senior All Star Challenge

March 7, 2019

Ohio Machine Lacrosse Announces Inaugural Girls Senior All Star Challenge New Event Creates Opportunity To Recognize Girls Lacrosse At The High School Level COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio Machine are proud to announce the inaugural Ohio Machine Girls Senior All-Star Challenge, taking place on Saturday, June 15. For one last time, 60 graduating seniors will suit up before continuing their lacrosse careers at the collegiate level. The 2019 Ohio Machine Girls…


Press Release: NLL extends partnership with Right to Play

March 5, 2019

 PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league, today announced an extended partnership with Right To Play, a global organization dedicated to protecting, educating and empowering youth in need through play and sport, while driving lasting social change in their communities. This is the seventh consecutive year that the NLL has teamed up with Right To Play to increase awareness of the…


NLL announces brand names for two newest franchises

February 17, 2019

Halifax chooses Thunderbirds, New York announces Riptide as team names; both teams will begin play during 2019-20 season.  Philadelphia, February 17, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s indoor professional league announced the brands and identities for two of its newest expansion teams. A few short months ago, the National Lacrosse League awarded the live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports and its affiliates the…


Press Release: PLL secures Series A round of financing

February 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2019) – Today, the Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) announced that it has closed an additional round of funding. The financing is led by investors J Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson, and return investor, The Raine Group. The capital from the growth round will be used to fund future league operations, team and player-focused original programming, and executive team expansion. While the latest round of funding will certainly…


Press Release: MLL draft prospect Pat Spencer must decide between lacrosse and basketball

February 8, 2019

MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE DRAFT PROSPECT: PAT SPENCER Pat Spencer, Loyola University attackman, has the skill and ability to have an immediate impact in Major League Lacrosse, but will he pursue his love of basketball instead? Boston, MA – (February 7, 2019) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) released today details around top draft prospect and Loyola University’s standout attackman, Pat Spencer. Loyola University Maryland is a private Jesuit liberal arts university…