When the Professional Lacrosse League was created, a major component of its declared mandate was to help American players evolve in the box game and blaze a trail to the National Lacrosse League. With NLL teams starting to get their pre-season schedule under way, a number of PLL players are taking he first step on what they hope will be a successful journey by attending camps.
The majority will be among the contenders when the Philadelphia Wings open their camp next weekend. Seven players currently on PLL rosters are scheduled to hit the floor for Wings tryouts. Greg Rogowski, Ethan Farrell and Erik Holt of the Charlotte Copperheads will be in camp. They’ll be joined by five Reading Rockets. Dana Wilber and Bret Moyer will be on hand along with Andrew and Chris Collins. Scotty Komer is also at Wings camp looking to grab the backup goalie spot. He was a Rocket but played just two minutes before a collision drove his head into the crossbar. The resulting concussion has prevented him from playing any further with the Rockets, although he is on track to be healthy and ready to go with Philadelphia.
Three other Rockets players are heading or have already been to NLL camps. Findley Wilson was part of Buffalo’s free agent tryout and Josh Kacprzak was with Rochester for their first weekend of camp the past couple of days. Jesse Guerin is trying out for Minnesota and may have the best chance of them all at sticking on a final roster. Both Guerin and Komer Canadian, so they wouldn’t directly help fulfill the PLL mandate of helping Americans make it in the indoor game.Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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