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Brendan Kelly and Paul Carcaterra Reflect on Visit to Onondaga Nation

October 1, 2019 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Chesapeake Bayhawks News Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Chesapeake Bayhawks have released the sixth and final episode of the second season of their @TheX video series. This series covers various topics surrounding the Bayhawks' organization, including the team and its players, Owner Brendan Kelly, Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the Chesapeake Sports and Entertainment Group (CSEG), and the lacrosse industry.

@TheX concludes with Kelly and ESPN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra reflecting on their journey to Onondaga Nation to visit the childhood home of Bayhawks attackman Lyle Thompson. After spending a full day with Thompson and his family, the two leave only with appreciation for the superstar's growth and passion for lacrosse.

"[Lyle] grew up this very tight-knit family and stayed very local as I did," said Kelly, reflecting the similarities between the Thompsons and Kellys. "Meeting his mom and dad and seeing their natural love for each other and how important family is and how important it is for them to honor the game - that was probably the biggest thing I took from today."

"When you watch [Thompson] play, he plays lacrosse for the love of the game. And it's not just the words that he says, it's the actions that he represents," said Carcaterra. "I think Lyle Thompson is someone that every young kid should learn his story. He didn't grow up in the lacrosse era that a lot of kids are growing up in today; he found the game of lacrosse through his family - through his tradition."

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