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BEST LACROSSE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD COMPETE THIS SUNDAY AT PLL ALL-STAR GAME AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Premier Lacrosse League All-Star Game Followed by Skills Competition at 10:30 p.m. ET, Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold

Paul Rabil and Justin Guterding of Team Baptiste, and Opposing Team Captain Matt Rambo to be Mic’d Up for Under-the-Helmet Interviews for Sunday’s Game

Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown to Serve as Guest Judge for Sunday’s Skills Challenge

Host and Creator of Six-Time Emmy Award-Winning “Sport Science” John Brenkus to Serve as Skills Competition Emcee

Viewership, Production & Close Competition Highlight Inaugural Season Heading Into All-Star Weekend

STAMFORD, Conn.July 18, 2019 – After a two-week break, the Premier Lacrosse League resumes play this weekend as the best players in the world take the field at LA’s Banc of California Stadium to face off in the All-Star Game this Sunday, July 21, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBCSN. NBC Sports Gold will air the PLL Skills Competition at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) following the All-Star Game, exclusively for subscribers.

ALL-STAR GAME – SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET (5 P.M. PT) ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents coverage of the PLL All-Star game at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The league’s inaugural All-Star Game will feature the league’s top 50 players selected by fans. Once the players were selected earlier this season, the PLL held an All-Star Draft on July 9 for team captains Trevor Baptiste of Atlas LC and Matt Rambo of Whipsnakes LC – who received the most fan votes – to select their 21 teammates.

Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (analyst) will have the call from Banc of California Stadium on Sunday. Reporter Chantel McCabe will conduct in-game interviews.

Players from each team will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews with analyst Ryan Boyle up in the booth. For Sunday’s All-Star Game broadcast on NBCSN, Paul Rabil and Justin Guterding of Team Baptiste, and opposing team captain Matt Rambo will be mic’d up for in-game under-the-helmet interviews. In addition, Jarrod Neumann (Team Baptiste) will be mic’d up for Sunday’s game.

Following are the rosters for this weekend’s All-Star Game:

TEAM BAPTISTE
Head Coach: Nat St. Laurent; Assistant Coach: Andy Towers
NumberFirst NameLast NamePositionName Plate
0TimTroutnerG@timothytroutner
1MarcusHolmanA@marcusholman1
1MikeChanenchukM@mike_chanenchuk
2ScottRatliffLSM@scottratliff2
4WillMannyA@willmanny1
5MattKavanaghA@mattkavanagh_
9TrevorBaptisteFO@trevorbaptiste9
12JackConcannonG@_jconcannon_
13TylerWarnerM@_tywarner5
14JustinGuterdingA@guterball14
15MylesJonesM@mylesjones15
18KyleHarrisonM@kyleharrison18
22JoshByrneA@joshbyrne22
22NedCrottyM@crottykid22
22RyanDrennerA@ryandrenner
26TomSchreiberM@tom_schreiber26
43MatthewLandisD@mattlandis43
51TuckerDurkinD@tdurkin51
52GarrettEppleD@garrett_epple
81KyleHartzellLSM@khartzell81
88JarrodNeumannD@jneu_xv
99PaulRabilM@paulrabil

 

TEAM RAMBO
Head Coach: Jim Stagnitta; Assistant Coach: Chris Bates
NumberFirst NameLast NamePositionName Plate
0BlazeRiordenG@blazeriorden10
1JoeWaltersM@jwalters1
2MilesThompsonA@miles74thompson
4RyanBrownA@rbrownie4
5ConnorFieldsA@connorfields5
6BryceYoungD@b_young41
7JulesHeningburgA@julesheningburg
8BrentAdamsM@brentadamsco
9MattRamboA@rattmambo
11MattMcMahonD@mattmcman
16MarkGliciniM@mark_glic
23DrewSniderM@dsnides23
28MichaelEhrhardtD@airheart12
32JordanWolfA@jwolf31
32GregGurenlianFO@gregbeast32
33ConnorBuczekM@cbuczek33
33MatthewDunnD@matt_dunn33
35KyleBernlohrG@kbernlohr35
48SergioSalcidoM@sergiosalcido48
54JakeFroccaroM@simple__jake
77Cadevan RaaphorstD@cvanraap77
83JakeBernhardtM@jak3bernhardt

SKILLS CHALLENGE – SUNDAY 10:30 P.M. ET (7:30 P.M. PT) ON NBC SPORTS GOLD

The Skills Challenge will take place at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) following the All-Star Game on NBC Sports Gold’s Premier Lacrosse League Pass, available exclusively for subscribers.

Following is the order of events for Sunday’s Skills Challenge:

Event 1: Fastest Player -

Athletes run from the end line to the top of the opposite 2-point arc. The first 3 athletes to cross the line move on to Round 2.

Featuring:

  • Brent Adams – Redwoods
  • Sergio Salcido – Redwoods
  • Dan Eipp – Archers
  • Mark Glicini – Chaos
  • Jarrod Neumann – Chaos

Event 2: Adidas Freestyle Challenge -

Athletes have 30 seconds each to score 1 goal with the most creative way possible.

Featuring:

  • Connor Fields - Chaos
  • Josh Byrne - Chaos
  • Ryder Garnsey - Redwoods
  • Scott Ratliff - Archers
  • Ryan Drenner - Whipsnakes
  • Justin Guterding - Chrome

Event 3: Goalie Competition -

The goalie who makes the most stops (save or a missed shot) wins the competition.

Featuring:

  • Kyle Bernlohr - Whipsnakes
  • Tim Troutner - Redwoods
  • Blaze Riorden – Chaos

Event 4: Vineyard Vines Accuracy Challenge -

Athletes have 30 seconds to hit as many targets as they can from distance of 10 yards.

Featuring:

  • Deemer Class – Chaos
  • Ryan Brown – Atlas
  • Will Manny – Archers
  • Tom Schreiber – Archers
  • Marcus Holman – Archers
  • Justin Guterding – Chrome

Event 5: Fastest Shot -

Athletes will have two shots each from 10 yards out. The athlete with the fastest shot wins the competition.

Featuring:

  • Jarrod Neumann - Chaos
  • Connor Buczek - Atlas
  • Blaze Riorden - Chaos
  • Jake Froccaro - Chaos
  • Myles Jones - Chaos
  • Michael Ehrhardt - Whipsnakes

Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (analyst) will call the competition from the booth. Chantel McCabe will conduct on-field interviews throughout the competition. Current Atlas LC midfielder Paul Rabil will join the NBC Sports commentary team throughout the competition.

Pro football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown is expected to serve as a guest judge for Sunday’s Skills Challenge. Additionally, host and creator of the six-time Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science” John Brenkus will serve as the event emcee, introducing each challenge and its competing players.

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ABOUT THE PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the game has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season will begin in June 2019, with six teams, embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL championship game. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit PremierLacrosseLeague.com, and follow on social media:

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