This summer, it's time to tune into the PLL. Our conversation with Cannons HC, Sean Quirk.
If you aren't on the bandwagon, you're missing out. With basketball and hockey sunsetting into hibernation after an entertaining playoffs, baseball is the lone major sport that has us captivated until football.
Or is it?
Something that can fill your time is actually America's oldest team sport, which dates to 1100 A.D., when it was played by the Iroquois Native Americans.
That's right, Lacrosse.
Not collegiate, professional. The Premier Lacrosse League, or the PLL, is a new age sports association that is taking the country by storm.
It's a league for the players, made by the players. Founded by Lax Legend, Paul Rabil (and his brother Mike) in 2019, the Premier Lacrosse League is making waves with their creative content, brand sponsorships, and partnerships with influencers.
The PLL features eight teams, each with a 26-player roster. As opposed to tying teams to a specific market, the league tours 12 different "major market cities".
They have grown over the years and are on a path of skyrocketing success. In 2020, the MLL (Major League Lacrosse, the original league) was merged with the PLL to form one conglomerate. They added the Boston Cannons and rebranded. This week, we're joined by their head coach, Sean Quirk!
Quirk led the Boston Cannons to the final Major League Lacrosse Championship in 2020, and earned the franchise a bid to the Premier Lacrosse League the next year. But, like many in the sport of lacrosse, his journey began far before he dreamed of calling the shots on the sidelines for the greatest players in the world. Coach Quirk joins the show to discuss his decorated career as an All-American goalie, his D3-record coaching stint at Endicott, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. We also discuss coaching Paul Rabil & Lyle Thompson, how far the PLL can go, and lacrosse’s potential to crack America’s major sports.
His interview comes in at the 33:14 mark, and if you aren't sold on the PLL just yet, you probably will want to listen to this one.