Luke Wiles Not Signed in Buffalo

November 11, 2012

According to reports, Buffalo Bandits forward Luke Wiles is not yet signed for the 2013 season. The report comes from IL Indoor where Wiles’ agent Chaka Bainbridge said that Wiles is farther away from signing than Dhane Smith was before he signed on Saturday. Ironically, the fate of another Bainbridge client could affect where Smith winds up playing. Luke Wiles, the team’s second-leading scorer in goals and total points last year,…

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Undrafted NLL Players Can Make an Impact, Though Rare

November 10, 2012

Every so often in sports, someone makes an unexpected impact. Look at the NFL, where undrafted players like Arian Foster and Wes Welker have become super stars. In MLB, Daniel Nava had a season to remember after playing independent. It’s not an uncommon thing to see. However, in lacrosse, it can be a lot harder to break the system. Most of the biggest stars of the National Lacrosse League came…

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What Could Have Been: 2005 NLL Draft Class

November 9, 2012

Earlier today, I was looking at NLL draft classes for a post coming later this week (self promotion!) and was talking with a few other lacrosse people about it (shoutouts to Graeme Perrow, Rocco Granato, Chad Faifoull and Marty O’Neill). Rocco, who writes for this site, sent me the 2005 first round of the NLL draft, and after looking at it, I decided to take a look at some draft…

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Miller Rusbridge Looks to Bring Impact to Knighthawks

November 9, 2012

The Rochester Knighthawks have signed defenseman Miller Rusbridge to a one year deal this week. Rusbridge will be joining the Knighthawks training camp later this month. Knighthawks coach Mike Hasen likes what he sees in Rusbridge. Hasen has coached him with MSL’s Brampton Excelsiors the past two seasons, and they won the Mann Cup in one of those years. The 24 year old defenseman has played with some Knighthawks players…

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Swarm Sign Jackson, Matisz, Crepinsek

November 8, 2012

The Minnesota Swarm today announced that the team has signed 2012 first-round draft picks F Kiel Matisz (No. 3 overall), F Shayne Jackson (No. 4 overall) and D Alex Crepinsek (No. 10 overall) to one-year deals. Matisz, 23, was a two-time captain at Robert Morris University and never missed a game during his four-year career from 2009-12. As a senior this past spring, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound forward notched a team-high 40 goals and helped lead the…

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Wings Roster Nearly Set Heading Into Camp

November 7, 2012

No NHL?…Football team stinking up the place? NBA is ok… don’t worry… NLL Camps open in three weeks. Our boys come to play for the love of the game, not the almighty dollar. As year two begins under Johnny Mouradian as head coach, returning Wings players must remember to come into camp in shape and the rookies and free agents, be ready to sweat, hit, and sweat some more. Everyone…

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Bid on Lacrosse Items on Lacrosse Radio Network Tonight

November 7, 2012

Tonight and tomorrow the Lacrosse Radio Network and affiliate blog LaxWorm.com will be working on a drive to help raise money for victims of hurricane Sandy. LaxWorm Radio, one of the top rated shows on lacrosse radio, will be airing tonight and tomorrow at 8pm on The Lacrosse Radio Network and MLL Radio. Guests for the shows include Casey Powell (Rochester Knighthawks), Paul Rabil (Boston Cannons & Rochester Knighthawks), CJ…

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Mammoth Re-Sign Adam Jones

November 7, 2012

The Colorado Mammoth announced today that forward Adam Jones, the 2012 National Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year, has re-signed with the team. Jones, 23, led all rookies in points (76) and assists (47), and scored the second-most goals (29) among first-year players. “Adam put the league on notice in 2012 that he is one of the most-gifted young offensive players in the sport,” said Mammoth president & general manager…

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NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

November 6, 2012

The National Lacrosse League has announced a strategic partnership with United Entertainment Group (UEG), a global leader in entertainment marketing.  UEG, on behalf of the NLL, will seek to explore opportunities for NLL players and teams in the brand, media and entertainment space including television and digital platforms. “As a marketer and a former lacrosse player, I have a tremendous appreciation for the opportunity that the NLL brings to the market”,…

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Knighthawks Sign Five Players

November 5, 2012

The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks announced today the signing of Josh Kacprzak, Mark Farthing, Miller Rusbridge, Ben VanEvery and Chris Courtney to one-year contracts. VanEvery’s contract is pending league approval. The quintet of players will attend the team’s Training Camp the weekend of Saturday, November 24th to Sunday, November 25th at Total Sports Experience in Gates. Courtney brings NLL experience with him to camp, having played in the NLL in 2008. He was…

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