Headed into camp this year Chrome Lacrosse Club Head Coach Tim Soudan felt that the roster was the deepest and most competitive that the club’s ever had. Last week we examined some of the position battles and discussed who is a lock and who is at risk. With cuts being made tomorrow for the 25 man roster, it’s now or never for players on the bubble.
With a deepened roster and many tough decisions to come, the squad started off practice playing Sixes. The intent, I’m told, was to see players get a ton of reps while seeing how they do in transition, unsettled situations, and evaluating individual versatility.
Originally we expected to see a battle at attack for the third spot, AKA the Brendan Nichtern role, between rookie Jack Myers and veteran Jackson Morrill. Morrill has a firm grasp on the position and we should expect to see him starting at attack moving forward. Myers missed camp due to a medical issue, but Coach Soudan indicated we could see him at some point in the future. If we do see Myers it will assuredly be through the midfield.
Fourth overall pick Sam Handley is fitting in nicely, already taking advantage of the PLL 2-point arc. Word from camp is that he’s gelling nicely and in addition to his physical gifts, he’s impressing people with his high lacrosse IQ.