Males’s Lacrosse Alumns Star in 2022 PLL Season

September 20, 2022

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers males’s lacrosse was effectively represented within the 2022 season of the Premier Lacrosse League, because the Scarlet Knights proceed to supply gamers that obtain on the skilled degree following commencement. 11 whole alumni of the boys’s lacrosse program have been on rosters for PLL this season. An thrilling summer time of following alumns on the professional degree noticed 4 PLL debuts, two gamers play within the All-Star sport and culminated with Christian Scarpello serving to lead the Waterdogs to a trophy in his first ever skilled championship.
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Waterdogs: Christian Scarpello, Christian Mazzone

Scarpello noticed motion in six video games over the common season, gathering 4 brought on turnovers, three floor balls, and one help. He was additionally energetic in all three postseason video games for the Waterdogs by way of their unbeaten playoffs run, selecting up an help within the quarterfinals and a floor ball within the semifinals. The brief stick midfielder has seen motion in 16 profession video games with 13 floor balls, six brought on turnovers and two assists over two seasons with the Waterdogs.

Christian Mazzone additionally noticed motion in a single sport for the Waterdogs this season, gathering three floor balls in a sport versus the Cannons in June.

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Whipsnakes: Joe Nardella, Connor Kirst, Brennan Kamish

Joe Nardella as soon as once more shone as one of many prime faceoff males on the earth and was once more a Finalist for the league’s Faceoff Athlete of the Yr award and was named to the All-Star staff for the fourth time in his profession. Nardella gained 65% of his faceoffs within the common season (149-of-229), with 81 floor balls, three targets and three assists. He additionally gained 13 extra faceoffs within the postseason matchup with the Waterdogs. He was second within the league in faceoff proportion and third within the league in floor balls.

Connor Kirst had a powerful yr in 10 video games performed as he collected 13 floor balls, scored six targets, and had 5 brought on turnovers and one help. Kirst was additionally named as one of many three finalists for the league’s Teammate of the Yr Award.

Brennan Kamish made his skilled debut at defensive midfield for the Whipsnakes. He performed in 5 video games and in that span collected eight floor balls with 4 brought on turnovers. 

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Redwoods: Jules Heningburg, Mitch Bartolo

Jules Henignburg continues his profitable professional profession with one other season that noticed him make an all-star sport look. The midfielder kicked off his season with 5 targets within the opener, after which total had 21 factors (12 targets and 9 assists) together with 10 floor balls over 10 video games. 

Mitch Bartolo made his PLL debut this summer time, stepping into one contest with the Redwoods and gathering a floor ball.

Cannons: Adam Charalambides, Colin Kirst

Charalambides made his PLL debut over the summer time, following a profitable indoor season within the NLL. Charalambides obtained into three common season video games at assault, scoring three targets and gathering 4 brought on turnovers.

Kirst made his skilled debut with a begin within the Cannons’ common season finale, dealing with off in opposition to his brother Connor and the Whipsnakes. Colin made 9 saves and had a floor ball in his debut.

Atlas: Michael Rexrode, Kyle Pless

Rexrode excelled once more as one of many league’s prime defenders for the Atlas. He performed in 10 common season video games, gathering 22 floor balls and had six brought on turnovers in that span. Rexrode additionally had two brought on turnovers and a floor ball in his lone postseason sport.

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Pless started the season as a long-stick midfielder on the roster of the Atlas however didn’t see sport motion in 2022.