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PLL Whipsnakes Review


The Whipsnakes will be a team to be feared. And not just because I hate snakes...

This is a review of the roster for the PLL Whipsnakes. Below, I include the most recent pro team and college attended for each player. If they play NLL, I listed the NLL team they play with. At the bottom, I give my takeaways from this roster that has the potential to make a lot of noise this summer. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (logical_lacrosse) and Twitter (Logical_Lacrosse). Thank you and please enjoy!


Head Coach


- Jim Stagnitta: Recently stepped down as Charlotte Hounds head coach


Assistant Coach


- Mike Murphy: Pennsylvania University head men’s lacrosse coach

- Brian Grady: Chestnut Hill Assistant Lacrosse Coach

Faceoff


- Joe Nardella: Boston Cannons, Rutgers

- Charlie Raffa: Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland


Attack


- Matt Rambo: 2017 Tewaaraton Winner, Philadelphia Wings, Maryland

- Ben Reeves: 2018 Tewaaraton Winner, Dallas Rattlers, Yale

- Jules Heningburg: Florida Launch, Rutgers

- Ryan Drenner: Florida Launch, Towson

- Jay Carlson: Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

- Dylan Maltz: Charlotte Hounds, Maryland


Midfield


- Drew Snider: Team USA, Denver Outlaws, Maryland

- Mike Chanenchuk: Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

- Connor Kelly: 2018 Tewaaraton Finalist, Maryland, Current San Diego Seal

- Joe Locascio: New York Lizards, Maryland

- Kevin Cooper: Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

- Jeremy Sieverts: Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

- Tim Rotanz: Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

- Jake Bernhardt: Ohio Machine, Maryland

- Tyler Warner: Yale, 2018 All-American

- Jeff Reynolds: Atlanta Blaze, Maryland


Defense


- Matt Dunn: Dallas Rattlers, Maryland

- Tim Muller: Boston Cannons, Maryland

- Bryce Young: Ohio Machine, Maryland

- Brett Schmidt: Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

- Foster Huggins: Denver Outlaws, Loyola

- Mike Ehrhardt: Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

- Dylan O’Shaughnessy: New York Lizards, Lehigh


Goalie


- Kyle Bernlohr: Ohio Machine, Maryland

- Dan Morris: New York Lizards, Maryland


Takeaways


Are you a Maryland lacrosse fan? If so, then the Whipsnakes are your team! Of the 27 players on the roster, 20 of them are Maryland alumni. The Whipsnakes are clearly hoping these guys will work together well since many are friends. Many of them even played with each other at Maryland. Matt Rambo (2017 Tewaaraton Winner) and Ben Reeves (2018 Tewaaraton Winner) will be a dominant due on offense. Both were focal points of their offenses in college, so it’ll be interesting to see how head coach Jim Stagnitta handles them. My only concern with the Whipsnakes is that, while an abundance of riches, all these guys are used to being “the guy” on their team. Some of these stars will have to be okay with no longer being “the man”. Do I think this will be a major issue? No. In fact, since most came from Maryland, they will already be used to sharing some of the wealth with equally talented players. There’s a lot to like about the Whipsnakes (including the name) and I feel they will be one of the flagship teams in the PLL with such a star-stacked roster.

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