Here are what some professional lacrosse players are saying about the NALL.
"I think this league is great. I think the NALL will give players that did not have a chance to play indoor before, the perfect opportunity to experience the game. I think it will help the overall skill level of the players as it gives them another professional league to participate in."
Dan Cocchi / 2x MLL All-Star / Long Island Lizards
"I think it's a great idea and should provide a lot of opportunity for more American players to not only learn the indoor game, but to continue their playing careers professionally upon graduation."
Chazz Woodson / MLL All-Star / LXM Pro
"I am very excited to be involved with the North American Lacrosse League and welcome the chance to both play the game I love and learn more about box lacrosse. The leadership of this league shares my passion for growing the sport and I think bringing professional lacrosse to new markets is a great way to make that happen. I am also confident that playing in the NALL will help me continue to develop my skills for the outdoor game and give back to the game that has given me so much!"
Stephen Berger / 4x MLL All-Star / Long Island Lizards
"This is a very exciting time for all the players involved. It's very difficult to crack a lineup in the pro indoor circuit, it's very Canadian based. I've been fortunate enough to play for a number of years and have that opportunity. With this new door opening, there's so many players that just can't wait to get involved."
Steve Panarelli / MLL All-Star / Hamilton Nationals
"I've been playing MLL for about eight years now. One of the things I look forward to most in life is suiting up on gamedays. This league will give me the opportunity to play year-round and that's a dream come true."
Peter Vlahakis / 2x MLL All-Star / Long Island Lizards
"I'm really excited and I think more Americans will play indoor lacrosse because of this new league. There's a big transition period to playing indoor. I think American guys are really going to get behind the NALL."
Johnny Christmas / MLL All-Star / Boston Cannons
"The formation of the NALL is a huge step for the American Box game and is a great opportunity for players throughout the country to better learn the nuances of the sport. Supporting the growth of indoor lacrosse while building a solid foundation for homegrown players makes the NALL an easy sell for tomorrow's stars."
Zach Heffner / 2007 Team USA Member / San Francisco Dragons
"It is neat to have the opportunity to spread the game to markets like Kentucky which will allow the game of lacrosse to continue to grow in non traditional areas."
Jordan Kenney / Jersey Jesters
"The Stickhorses were a class act organization throughout. They were extremely accommodating throughout the whole process and are a top a top of the line organization. They are setting a very high standard for what the organizations need to follow here on out."
Michael Hover / Jersey Jesters
"The opportunity to represent our state and our sport is an incredible thing. The NALL is working hard to grow the game of box lacrosse from within the United States and Iâ€™d say they are well on their way."
Marc Jacobson / Jersey Jesters
"The Stickhorses organization is a class act from top to bottom. They look after their players like they are family"
Ginny Capicchioni / Kentucky Stickhorses
"Tony Chase truly cares about the game of lacrosse in Kentucky, he and the Stickhorses staff are working hard to make professional lacrosse here a success."
David Mitchell / Kentucky Stickhorses
"Playing for the front office, coaching staff, and teammates have been easy. It's easy to give 100 percent for everyone when they are giving you 100 percent of the effort. It has been a blast interacting and meeting the fans and everyone involved."
Cory Malampy / Kentucky Stickhorses
"Coming in undrafted I was unsure of what to expect from the team. I put my head down and busted butt because I love the game of lacrosse and it was frustrating not playing a competitive level. I have found the fortunate opportunity to play pro lacrosse again and am happy it is with Kentucky.", "The atmosphere each weekend defines the word 'PRO.' Great group of guys, amazing staff, supporting owners, organized schedules, all come together creating a top organization for years to come."
Eric O'Brien / Kentucky Stickhorses
"My experience with the Stickhorses organization has been a great blessing. The presence of this team has significantly changed the community and expanded the sport of lacrosse. Because of the commitment of everyone involved, I expect this club to be not only successful, but a mainstay in the NALL."
David Mitchell / Kentucky Stickhorses
"After playing Division One and professional outdoor lacrosse, I have never experienced an atmosphere like provided in the NALL.
It will bring USA box lacrosse to a new level!"
Brian Caufield / Kentucky Stickhorses
"As this is my first year playing professional lacrosse, I truly feel taken care of as a player, from all the behind the scenes work, the whole environment that the organization brings to the table, the ability to fulfill a dream; in playing pro lacrosse, it's truly a great experience, one I will always remember."
Julian Maliszewski / Kentucky Stickhorses
"I cannot say enough great things about the ownership group especially Mr. Tony Chase. He has become the "father" of our "Stickhorse Family". In getting to know Mr. Chase better, every time we talk there is NO other family I would rather be a part of now.", "The Stickhorses organization has been run as well if not better then ANY professional team I have been a part of. The Stickhorses have done a phenomenal job organizing all events and promoting the game of lacrosse in the state of Kentucky.", "I am positive that if other cities that are interested in starting an NALL franchise followed the Kentucky Stickhorses as a model, that they will find great success in putting together a fan friendly environment that will not only help grow the league but ultimately grow this great game of indoor lacrosse."
Ryan Maciaszek / Kentucky Stickhorses
"Playing for the Stickhorses has been a once in a lifetime opportunity for myself. The determination and enthusiasm of the organization as well as the players to get this operation up and running has been tremendous and inspiring to witness"
Porter McKay / Kentucky Stickhorses
"It has been an absolute blast playing for Kentucky Stickhorses and owner Tony Chase. The organization is first rate, the fans are loving it and the game play has been fast. I could not ask for a better organization!
Greg Bice / Kentucky Stickhorses
"Being drafted by the Kentucky Stickhorses and being granted the opportunity to play for this organization has been a dream come true. The organizaiton is truly top notch, from top to bottom they run at a very high and efficient level. Second to none, Giddy Up!
Joel Zalesky / Kentucky Stickhorses