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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 80 – Waterdogs Top Atlas, Cannons Are In

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Waterdogs beating Atlas for the No. 1 seed and Cannons topping Chrome for the final playoff spot. Later he gets into his updated power rankings and answers your questions.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 79 – PLL Regular Season Finale

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Atlas’s chances at a No. 1 pick, his PLL awards, plus your thoughts on the weekend in Albany.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 78 – Justin Guterding Traded, Post-Season Predictions

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Phil Rothermich (PLL Updates) to discuss the Chrome trading Justin Guterding, the Atlas sitting in first place, and the battle for the final playoff spot.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 77 – Whipsnakes Struggle, Atlas Take First

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Whipsnakes struggles without Matt Rambo, revisits the power rankings, and gets your thoughts in the mix.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Sunday Week Seven Thoughts

By: Steven MacDonald

The final day from Weidner Field in Colorado features three games on the day in Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) action.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Waterdogs vs Whipsnakes

By: Steven MacDonald

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Saturday slate concludes with the Waterdogs and Whipsnakes squaring off at 10 p.m. eastern.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Archers vs Redwoods in Colorado

By: Steven MacDonald

The Saturday slate of Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) games begins with the Archers taking on the Redwoods at 7:15 p.m. eastern time on Peacock streaming.

Archers:

The Archers began the 2021 campaign 3-0, but have since lost their last three. Each loss was by just a single goal. So while the Archers’ score differential sits high above the rest of the league, they currently sit fifth in the standings.

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Offensively, attackman Grant Ament leads the league in points with 26, and assists with 18. Fellow attackman Will Manny has 20 points of his own, good for fifth in the league at his position. Midfielder Tom Schreiber has tallied 19 points, making him the third highest point earning midfielder in the league.

The Archers offense also ranks first in power play.

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Defensively, the Archers hold the No. 1 unit, giving up 9.7 goals per game. As such, they are the only team in the league giving up fewer than 10 goals per contest. Their penalty killing unit checks in at No. 3, killing off 75 percent of opponents’ man-up opportunities.

Goaltender Adam Ghitelman has made 61 percent of his save opportunities in the cage, giving up just 41 goals against in six appearances.

Redwoods:

The Redwoods come to Weidner Field winners of two straight and atop the PLL standings.

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Attackman Rob Pannell has led the Redwoods offense in 2021. His 24 points leads the team, as do his 13 assists.

As a team, the Redwoods hold the league’s second highest score differential, behind only the team they will face on Saturday night- the Archers.

The ‘Woods enter the weekend second defensively giving up 11.3 goals against on average.

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All-Star MVP Tim Troutner has made 58 percent of his saves this season, and his 83 total saves is good for third in the league.

Face-off specialist TD Ierlan has won 66 percent of his draws as a rookie. For his efforts putting the Redwoods No. 1 in face-off percentage, Ierlan was named a 2021 All-Star selection.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Atlas vs Chrome In Colorado

By: Steven MacDonald

A new week of action in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) gets underway Friday night in a game between the Atlas and Chrome from Weidner Field in Colorado.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Athletes Unlimited Week Two

By: Steven MacDonald

Week two in Athletes Unlimited (AU) lacrosse begins Friday July 30 from Maureen Hendricks Field, with new team captains and new rosters ready to compete over the weekend.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 76 – Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse Week One

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven breaks down week one in the Athletes Unlimited women’s lacrosse league. He gives his impressions of the league, the teams, and the rules of play.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 75 – Athletes Unlimited & PLL Viewership

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, topics include Athletes Unlimited lacrosse, Premier Lacrosse League viewership numbers, and one surprise for every PLL team.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 74 – All-Star Game & Fantasy Lacrosse

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his thoughts on the Premier Lacrosse All-Star game, fantasy lacrosse in 2021, and his one thing for all eight PLL teams.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 73 – PLL All-Star Break

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the race for the number one seed in the Premier Lacrosse League. Then he talks about teams that could miss the playoffs and answers your questions.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 72 – PLL Week Five Shakeup

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven receives a “what if” scenario from a listener centered around Lyle Thompson. Later, he talks about the Atlas winning streak. Finally, he gets to the power rankings and your thoughts on week five in the Premier Lacrosse League.

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Week Five Preview: Cannons vs Archers

By: Steven MacDonald

Week Five in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) wraps up from Minneapolis with the Cannons taking on the Archers.

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Week Five Preview: Chrome vs Waterdogs

By: Steven MacDonald

The final day of week five in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) kicks off with the Waterdogs playing their second game of the weekend, this time taking on the Chrome.

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Week Five Preview: Atlas vs Chaos

By: Steven MacDonald

The Saturday slate in week five of Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) action concludes with the Atlas meeting the Chaos under the lights at 8:45 p.m. eastern time.

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Week Five Preview: Redwoods vs Whipsnakes

By: Steven MacDonald

Week five in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) continues Saturday as the third place Redwoods square off against the league leading Whipsnakes.

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Week Five Preview: Waterdogs vs Cannons

By: Steven MacDonald

In game one of the weekend in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), the seventh place Waterdogs will take on the eighth place Cannons in a game featuring the bottom two teams in the league.

Each team has had their struggles this season, but the Cannons have recently made a flurry of moves to try and change the trajectory of their season.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 71 – Hogan Traded & Life Without Concannon

On this loaded episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Cannons trading Chris Hogan, All-Stars being announced, Atlas without Jack Concannon, and your thoughts on week five in the Premier Lacrosse League. He rounds out the show dissecting the Inside Lacrosse week four power rankings.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 70 – Premier Lacrosse League Week Four

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses your reactions to week four in the Premier Lacrosse League. Then he gets into his weekly winners and losers. He wraps up the show with his weekly power rankings.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 69 – PLL Week Four Preview

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Cannons signing Peyton Smith, the Atlas trending upward, plus your thoughts heading into week four in the PLL.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 68 – PLL Baltimore Recap

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives you his winners and losers from week three in the Premier Lacrosse League. Later, he updates his power rankings and gives his final impressions from his trip to Baltimore.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 67 – PLL Week Three Preview

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Austin Staats and Matt Gaudet incident, week three in Baltimore, and the arrival of Jeff Teat! All that and more on the Thursday edition of the podcast!

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 66 – The PLL Bye Week Part 2

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, it’s part two of Steven’s conversation with Phil & Jordan. In this segment the guys respond to question submitted by listeners and discuss what the Chaos & Chrome need to do to turn their seasons around.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 65 – The PLL Bye Week Part 1

Part 1/2: On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Phil Rothermich and Lacrosse Flash contributor Jordan Johnson to discuss everything Premier Lacrosse League. It’s a bye week in the PLL so the guys try to pass the time before we hit Baltimore for week three.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 64 – PLL Week Two

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses everything from week two in the Premier Lacrosse League. Later he gets to a new segment called “The Two Man Game”. He finishes off the episode with your thoughts and his weekly power rankings.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 63 – Week Two PLL Preview

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven previews the week two games in the Premier Lacrosse League in segment one. Then he breaks down the best of the winless after week one. Finally, he gets to your comments and the week two picks challenge.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 62 – Week One Recap

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his quick reactions to every game in week one. In segment two, he dives into his take on what plagues the Atlas year after year. Finally, Steven gets your comments in and gives his week 1 power rankings.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 61 – Premier Lacrosse Power Rankings

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives you his preseason power rankings for the Premier Lacrosse League.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 60 – Premier Lacrosse Draft Recap

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven breaks down the Premier Lacrosse League college draft. He gives his reactions to all eight team’s drafts.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 59 – Premier Lacrosse Draft Preview

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven sits down with Lacrosse Flash contributors Noah Landes and Jordan Johnson to discuss all things Premier Lacrosse League college draft. Then, later in the show, the guys get a surprise visit from Phil Rothermich.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 58 – The Evolution of Michigan Lacrosse

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the evolution of the Michigan Wolverines Lacrosse program. The Wolverines are in their 10th year as a Division 1 program, and Steven gives the listeners his thoughts on how things have gone so far.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 57 – Dwayne Hicks of Detroit Mercy

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven sits down with University of Detroit Mercy women’s Lacrosse coach Dwayne Hicks to talk about their 2021 season.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 56 – Premier Lacrosse Trade Recap

On episode 56 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Phil Rothermich to go in-depth on the recent trades in the Premier Lacrosse League. Later, the guys look at the Atlas’s rebuild & what we can expect from them in this spring’s college draft.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 55 – Paul Rabil Traded

On Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, we have breaking news in the Premier Lacrosse League as Atlas midfielder Paul Rabil has been traded to the Cannons!

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 54 – Connor Fields Traded

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his take on the Chaos trading Connor Fields to the Archers for Ian MacKay.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 53 – Chris Hogan & Premier Lacrosse

On episode 53 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his take on Chris Hogan’s announcement to leave the NFL and join the Premier Lacrosse League.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 52 – Rob Pannell and The Atlas Rebuild

On episode 52 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Atlas trading Rob Pannell and what it means for the team’s rebuild. Does he still want them to trade the first overall pick in this year’s college draft?

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 51 – Premier Lacrosse Draft Frenzy

On episode 51 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Phil Rothermich to discuss the latest Premier Lacrosse draft news. The guys discuss all things PLL expansion, entry, and collegiate draft.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 50 – Growing Lacrosse In Michigan

On episode 50 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the growth of Lacrosse in the State of Michigan and how it can continue into the future. He explains how the Premier Lacrosse League and National lacrosse League can play a part.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 49 – Detroit Mercy Women’s Lacrosse

On episode 49 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven looks at the newly formed MAC women’s lacrosse conference through the lens of the Detroit Mercy women’s lacrosse team. He then breaks down his keys to 2021 under head coach Dwayne Hicks.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 48 – Premier Lacrosse In 2021

On episode 48 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Phil Rothermich to discuss the Premier Lacrosse League merger and what to look forward to in 2021.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 47 – PLL and MLL Merger

On episode 47 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven breaks down the news that Major League Lacrosse (MLL) has merged with the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). Steven discusses what we know so far & what the merger means for the future of the PLL.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 46 – A Lacrosse Thanksgiving

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven asks the listeners what they are thankful for in the lacrosse community. He reads your comments on air and then gives you what he is thankful for.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 45 – Happy PLL Day!

On episode 45 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses PLL Day, the two year anniversary of the birth of the Premier Lacrosse League. Steven reminisces about some of the most memorable moments of the PLL over the last two years.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 44 – Atlas Trade Scenarios

On episode 44 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven takes a look at the Inside Lacrosse article examining the offseason checklist for the Atlas. The article names several trade candidates, so who stays and who goes?

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 43 – The Lacrosse Community Pt. 2

On episode 43 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven & Jordan Johnson discuss where the lacrosse community can look to improve as the sport continues to grow in popularity. For Jordan’s article which we referenced throughout this two part discussion- click here.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 42 – The Lacrosse Community Pt. 1

On episode 42 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Jordan Johnson to talk all things in the lacrosse community. Jordan gives us his background in lacrosse. Then the guys move on to talk about how the MLL & PLL handled the Black Lives Matter movement during their 2020 seasons.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 41 – Ultimate NLL Fantasy Experience

On episode 41 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven announces his plans for the Ultimate NLL fantasy experience for the fans. Find out what the NLL fantasy league will be doing this winter and how you can get involved.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 40 – What’s Next For Premier Lacrosse?

On episode 40 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses what he wants to see the Premier Lacrosse League do to bridge the gap between now and next season. He finishes off the episode by bringing the listeners a promo code to use at LacrosseMonkey.com, for 15% off between Sept. 7-21.

Use promo code VIP336047 at lacrosse monkey, baseball monkey, hockey monkey, and goalie monkey!

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 39 – PLL Head Coach Power Rankings

On episode 39 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven asked for your Premier Lacrosse head coach power rankings and you delivered! Now hear his power rankings and how similar your lists were to his.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 38 – What If Pat Spencer Chose Lacrosse?

On episode 38 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven and Phil go down the rabbit hole discussing what would have happened if Pat Spencer had played in the Premier Lacrosse League in 2019.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 37 – Pro Lacrosse Merger Scenario

On episode 37 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven & Phil discuss the “what if” scenarios around a possible merger between the Premier Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. The guys discuss how a merger could look and what it would mean for the sport of Lacrosse.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 36 – We Didn’t Earn College Football

On episode 36 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses Power 5 conferences making the decision to move football to the spring amid COVID-19. He talks about what spring football will look like, if a College Football Playoff is in the cards for fall football, and much more!

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 35 – A Thank You Letter To Lacrosse Fans

On episode 35 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven thanks the listeners for following the podcast over the past few months as he covered the Premier Lacrosse League. As today marks the final game of the Championship Series, Steven lets the listeners know what’s next for the podcast.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 34 – Premier Lacrosse Playoff Skype

On episode 34 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, it’s part two of the Skype interview with Phil Rothermich discussing all things Premier Lacrosse. On this segment, the guys dive into the post season play for the Championship Series.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 33 – Premier Lacrosse Group Play Skype

On episode 33 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined via Skype by Phil Rothermich to discuss their headlines from the PLL group play round. Part one of a two part series.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 32 – What’s Wrong With the Atlas Offense?

On episode 32 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses what bothers him about the Atlas’ struggles on offense in the Championship Series.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 31 – Garrett Epple vs Matt Gaudet

On episode 31 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the altercation that went down between Redwoods defender Garrett Epple and Chrome Attack-man Matt Gaudet. The altercation was in response to Gaudet chirping at Chaos goalie Blaze Riorden on Saturday.

Taking The Field – Episode 30 – Premier Lacrosse Day Three

On episode 30 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his takeaways for the opening weekend in the PLL Championship Series. The he previews the match-ups for day three.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 29 – Matt Gaudet & The Art Of Chirping

On episode 29 of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his take on the chirping that took place on opening night of the PLL Championship Series with Chrome rookie attackman Matt Gaudet.

Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 28 – Premier Lacrosse Championship Series Opening Weekend

On episode 28 of Taking the Field With Stevie Mac, Steven breaks down the Premier Lacrosse Championship Series opening weekend match-ups.