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Pat Spencer S3 | E14

Pat Spencer: From Tewaaraton winner to NBA prospect?

The phrase in itself seems farfetched, but with each day, Spencer pushes closer to making it a reality. The former Loyola men’s lacrosse star decided to spend a fifth year playing basketball at Northwestern, a school competing in the top league in all of college basketball.

After a successful 2019 season in which he led the Wildcats in assists, Spencer had a decision to make. Would he pursue a career in professional lacrosse — where he’d surely be one of the best players in the world — or make a career playing his favorite sport, basketball?

Last week, Spencer signed with Tandem, an agency aimed at getting players exposure to the NBA. For now, Spencer, the two-sport star, will try to make his childhood dreams come true. He spoke with Paul Carcaterra about his multi-sport upbringing, following his passion at Northwestern and why he’ll always have love for the lacrosse community.

Rob Pannell | S3 E4

Rob Pannell made a big decision this month. He decided to join the Premier Lacrosse League, comprised of most of his favorite teammates and friends.

Last summer in the MLL, Pannell felt forgotten en route to a 5-11 record. He wants the lacrosse world to know that he’s back in 2020.

Pannell joined Paul Carcaterra to share his lacrosse journey and what led him to making the move to the PLL.

Katrina Dowd | S2 E9

Katrina Dowd has always been different. Growing up in Yorktown, Dowd idolized creative players like Mikey Powell.

Eventually, she chose to head to Evanston, Ill. to attend Northwestern, a school rising in prominence in the lacrosse world. Four years later, Dowd left at the beginning of a dynasty.

Now back in her second stint with the U.S. national team, Dowd said her skill is what has given her longevity. Dowd talks with fellow Yorktown native Paul Carcaterra about her lacrosse journey.

Joey Sankey | S2 E8

Joey Sankey has been challenged more than most these past few years. Sankey, North Carolina’s all-time leading scorer, missed the better part of two seasons with multiple knee injuries — and a battle with testicular cancer.

But he prevailed. Sankey has been one of the toughest players on the field, and he’s had to be. At 5 feet, 5 inches, he’s had to hold his own in the game of lacrosse.

Now back to lacrosse as a member of the PLL’s Redwoods, Sankey reflects on the past few years with Paul Carcaterra.

Lars Tiffany | S2 E7

Lars Tiffany’s lacrosse journey reached its peak on Memorial Day, when his Virginia team won its first national championship since 2011.

The title was a culmination of three years of building for Tiffany and the Cavaliers, who went from the ACC cellar to the pinnacle of college lacrosse. During his press conference, Tiffany was quick to pay homage to the roots of the game.

And it’s fitting. Tiffany grew up near the Onondaga reservation in Upstate New York, playing with Native Americans and working on his father’s bison farm. His love for lacrosse took him to Brown, where he played and later coached.

Through all of his coaching stops, Tiffany never lost his love for lacrosse. He speaks with Paul Carcaterra about what started it all, the inspiration from his parents, why he left Brown for Virginia and much more.

Kyle Harrison | S2 E6

Kyle Harrison, the son of Morgan State legend Dr. Miles Harrison, had lacrosse in his DNA. He learned the game in the Baltimore suburbs, eventually taking his talents to Johns Hopkins.

He played multiple sports, but fell in love with lacrosse and pursued a career in the sport after an illustrious college career. Since then, he’s changed the sport for the better, raising its awareness on the national stage and advocating for inclusion for all people.

Now he’s taking on a new challenge with the Premier Lacrosse League. Harrison talks with Paul Carcaterra about his life, his remaining lacrosse career and why his advocacy matters for the sport.

Mike Golic Jr. | S2 E5

Mike Golic Jr. is a budding media personality at ESPN, but he’ll never forget his roots. Golic Jr, the son of the legendary ESPN radio host, grew up playing lacrosse and football in Connecticut.

He later attended Notre Dame for football, but he never lost his love for lacrosse. Years later, Golic Jr. is back to the sport, calling multiple games with the ESPNU crew this season.

Golic Jr. joins Paul Carcaterra to talk about his lacrosse beginnings, trying out for the NFL, his relationship with his father and the state of lacrosse today.

Scott Ratliff | S2 E4

Scott Ratliff is the pride of Atlanta. He grew up there and it’s where he found the game of lacrosse, a sport seldom seen in the area at the time.

Eventually, he committed to play college lacrosse for the Loyola Greyhounds, where he won the school’s first national championship as part of a legendary rope unit in 2012.

Now, Ratliff is a professional lacrosse player, and he’s giving back to the game he loves so much. Ratliff has traveled the world through the Give & Go Foundation and other organizations, coaching and sharing his passion for lacrosse.

Joe Tsai | S2 E3

Joe Tsai moved from Taiwan to the United States to attend the Lawrenceville School when he was 13. He wanted to play baseball there, but instead found the game of lacrosse.

He developed a love for the game that took him to Yale, where he played collegiately. In his post-lacrosse career, he co-founded Alibaba, in addition gaining ownership of multiple professional sports teams. He’s one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Yes, the world.

He continues to support the sport of lacrosse like no one ever has. He sits downs with Paul Carcaterra to share his story, from the first stick to his unprecedented business success.

Chris Hogan | S2 E2

Chris Hogan is an NFL wide receiver and a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots. He’s also a lacrosse player at his core.

After playing four season with Penn State men’s lacrosse, Chris Hogan made the decision to pursue football. He played a year at Monmouth and went undrafted. Hogan eventually worked his way through training camp after training camp and found a role with the Patriots.

Now a Carolina Panther, Hogan still has passion for the game he grew up playing. He spoke with Paul Carcaterra and his New Jersey roots and how you might see him on a lacrosse field again someday.