New York, NY (November 25, 2019) – The New York Riptide have finalized the roster for the 2019-20 National Lacrosse League season, the team’s first.
The Riptide will be anchored on defense by expansion draft selections Dan MacRae, John Ranagan, Alex Buque and Mike Manley and are bolstered up the middle by additional expansion draft selections Tyler Digby, Kieran McArdle, Connor Kelly and Jean-Luc Chetner.
Additionally, draft picks Tyson Gibson, Tyson Bomberry, Travis Longboat and Gale Thorpe will look to make an impact on the team in the inaugural season in New York. Acquired by trades, Ryan Fournier and Andrew Suitor will help to solidify the defense.
In free agency, the team acquired forwards Zach Herreweyers and Dan Lomas as well as transition players Cody Radziewicz and Alex Woodall and defenseman Brooker Muir. Earning spots on the team out of free agent training camp were goalie Craig Seneca and transition player Anthony Patterson.
The Riptide open the 2019-20 NLL season on the road on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. against the Halifax Thunderbirds. The team debuts at NYCB LIVE on Saturday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. against the Saskatchewan Rush. Orlin & Cohen will serve as the Presenting Partner for Opening Night. That evening, the team will honor the history of box lacrosse on Long Island while celebrating the start of the inaugural season.
Season tickets, groups and holiday packs are available now at www.NewYorkRiptide.com or by speaking to a customer service representative at 516-402-3006. Fans can also follow the team @NewYorkRiptide to receive behind the scenes information as the team prepares for the 2019-20 season.