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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 100 – The Finale

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven announces that this will be the final episode of the show. He discusses the decision to move on, what this means for the podcast, and thanks the listeners for being a part of this journey!

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 99 – Will Manny And Cannons LC

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven recaps the loaded weekend in pro lacrosse. Then he discusses Will Manny’s statistical breakdown this season. Later, he rounds out the show discussing a potential Cannons LC rebuild.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 98 – Five Bold Predictions For The PLL Second Half

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives you his five bold predictions for the second half of the Premier Lacrosse League season.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 97 – England National Gold Medalist Emily Beazley

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by England National Team U23 gold medalist Emily Beazley. They discuss Beazley’s time on the Detroit Mercy women’s team, how she got involved with team England, the World Championships, and more!

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 96 – Premier Lacrosse First Half Recap

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Phil Rothermich (PLL Updates) to discuss the first half of the Premier Lacrosse season. The guys discuss everything from championship contenders, the MVP race, the All-Star Game, and more!

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 95 – Premier Lacrosse Week Five

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses Player Royale, the weekly picks, and your thoughts heading into week five in the Premier Lacrosse League.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 94 – Chrome Find A Way, Atlas Escape

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven recaps week four in the Premier Lacrosse League. Player Royale, the weekly picks, and the power rankings lead off the show. Later, Steven gets your thoughts in the mix.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 93 – Premier Lacrosse League Week Four

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives you his week four Premier Lacrosse League picks, Player Royale lineup, and 2022 All-Star ballot. Later, he gets your thoughts in the mix about week four action.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 92 – Chrome Take First, Whipsnakes Frustrate Atlas

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his updated power rankings for week three in the Premier Lacrosse League, recaps the weekly picks and Player Royale, and gets your thoughts in the mix.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 91 – Premier Lacrosse Week Three Picks

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives you the picks for each game in the Premier Lacrosse League for week three, plus a Player Royale update and your thoughts in the mix.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 90 – Atlas, Chrome, Whipsnakes Lead PLL Standings

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven breaks down week two in Premier Lacrosse League action. All four matchups, a recap of Player Royale and week two bets, plus updated power rankings, and your thoughts.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 89 – Premier Lacrosse Week Two

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives you his thoughts on week two in the Premier Lacrosse League. He discusses each matchup, gives you his weekly picks, and gets your thoughts in the mix.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 88 – Premier Lacrosse Opening Weekend

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven recaps the week one action in the Premier Lacrosse League, gives his first impressions of Player Royale, updates the power rankings, and responds to your thoughts. 

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 87 – Premier Lacrosse Week One Preview

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses some Premier Lacrosse League storylines for week one, then later breaks down Player Royale and finishes off with the week one picks challenge.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 86 – Premier Lacrosse League Training Camp

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven discusses the Premier Lacrosse League training camp and a major storyline, then gets into his PLL power rankings of teams and head coaches.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 85 – 2022 Premier Lacrosse Draft Recap

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven gives his thoughts on the 2022 Premier Lacrosse League draft. We got our first look at the PLL on ESPN, Ben Rubeor is a top-tier GM, some surprises in the draft, and finish off with your thoughts.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 84 – Detroit Mercy Head Coach Dwayne Hicks

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Detroit Mercy women’s lacrosse head coach Dwayne Hicks to discuss the 2022 season.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 83 – Detroit Mercy’s Claire Conway & Elise Harder

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Detroit Mercy women’s lacrosse seniors Claire Conway and Elise Harder to discuss life on and off the lacrosse field.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 82 – Detroit Mercy’s Paul Manuszak

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven sits down with Detroit Mercy men’s lacrosse senior Paul Manuszak. They discuss Paul’s background in lacrosse, his hobbies, life after lacrosse, and preview the 2022 season opener against Ohio State.

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Taking The Field With Stevie Mac – Episode 81 – Detroit Mercy Head Coach Chris Kolon

On this episode of Taking The Field With Stevie Mac, Steven is joined by Detroit Mercy men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Kolon to discuss the 2022 season.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.