Several New York Riptide players played in the Premier Lacrosse League last weekend in Baltimore at Homewood Field, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:
Riptide forward Jeff Teat and Atlas LC took on Whipsnakes LC on in the Friday night matchup. The number one overall pick in the both the NLL and the PLL, Teat had two assists and five shots. Teat followed it up on Sunday with a performance for the ages against Cannons LC, totaling nine points on seven goals and two assists with nine shots. The talented Teat showed why he got drafted first overall in both leagues, tying the PLL record for goals in a game, in just his second professional game. His nine points are also the most for a rookie in a professional field lacrosse game since Mike Bocklet in 2015. Teat is already tied for second among rookies in points this season despite missing the first two games of the season.
Asked in his introductory press conference with New York about being the first overall pick in both leagues, Teat remained humble.
“It’s pretty fun to be a part of,” Teat said. “I guess when it happened, it didn’t really hit me. And then probably a couple of days later, when you hear who you’re accompanied with is definitely something special.”
Riptide transition player Brent Adams also played in both games for Atlas, scoring three points on one goal and two assists in Sunday’s 18-17 victory over Cannons LC. Adams finished the game with four shots.
In a Saturday matchup Waterdogs LC took on Archers LC. Riptide forward Kieran McArdle scored two points on a goal and an assist. McArdle finished with three shots.
This weekend, the Riptide players will convene in Hempstead, NY at James M. Shuart Stadium, on the campus of Hofstra University, for week 4 of the PLL season.