PLL expansion team concepts
The Pro Lacrosse Talk staff reveals its concepts for potential new PLL expansion franchises.
The inaugural PLL season came to a satisfying end with the Whipsnakes finishing at the top of the six-team league following a thrilling 12-11 overtime victory.
Following the game, Paul Rabil discussed not only his satisfaction with the first PLL season, but also his vision for the future and for the first time suggested expansion teams could be on their way soon.
His comments got us and a few other members of the lacrosse community thinking about what the names for some new PLL franchises could be if the newest league chooses to expand. Here are the teams that the staff at Pro Lacrosse Talk came up with:
Altitude Lacrosse Club
Colors: Slate Grey, Mountain Brown, Sunset Gold
Slogan: Elevate Our Game
Description: Altitude LC will consist of players that play at the highest level and elevate their game when it matters most. We’d like to see some former Denver University players Wes Berg and Eric Law eventually calling the Altitude home.
Breakers Lacrosse Club
Colors: Seaside Teal, Breaker Blue
Slogan: Break Down the Enemy
Description: Breakers LC is for the players that know how to break down their opponent. They are elite game-planners who are equally strategic on both sides of the ball, but play with a west coast swagger that can’t be taught. West coasters Drew Snider and Eddy Glazener would be our picks to lead this new expansion franchise.
Marauders Lacrosse Club
Colors: Buccaneer Black, Pirate Gold
Slogan: Show No Mercy
Description: The Marauders LC are out to win the PLL trophy at all costs through a physical and aggressive style of play. They cause turnovers all over the field and utilize a run and gun style offense that thrives on transition opportunities. Our top pick to join the “Maraud Squad” would be LSM Scott Ratliff, who is a caused turnover machine and already has the pirate look going for him.
Surge Lacrosse Club
Colors: Electric Green, Midnight Purple, Steel Silver
Slogan: Power On
Description: The Surge LC is an opposing defense’s nightmare. They can score all over the field and thrive on both creating time and room opportunities, as well as powering through defenders on a dodge. Their ball movement is lethal and they can score quick off the draw, making it hard to ever put the Surge away. If the Redwoods LC ever look to move on from Sergio Perkovic and Sergio Salcido, the two “Surges” have a spot on this roster.
Tell us what you think about these teams and designs. Would any of these teams make you trade your current PLL allegiances and if so who would you represent?