Five best professional lacrosse jerseys of recent years
We can all appreciate a great jersey, but the ones that have marked us over the years are often among the best. Over the past few years of professional lacrosse, I have found what I think are the top five jerseys for adorning the grass and turf.
Two MLL teams, two PLL teams and one NLL team are represented in this list.
5 best pro lacrosse jerseys of recent years
Ohio Machine Black Substitutes (2018)
I think we can all remember how cool some of the iconic Ohio Machine jerseys were. For me, one of the coolest was their black alternate jersey released in 2018. From gray machine gears designed in sleeves to machine blue with white outline numbers, these things were adorable. It is also important to note the integrated two-tone collar by New Balance. Big fan of the design all around these jerseys.
Atlanta Blaze Orange Classics (2018)
I really liked the Atlanta Blaze and its design ability, from jerseys to social media. However, one Blaze jersey in particular struck me as I thought of the top five professional lacrosse cups: the bright orange Blaze jersey with black sleeves is one of my all-time favorites.
Pairing this look with the orange chrome helmets made these things even cooler. This jersey also featured black and red accents to really give viewers a Blaze image feel. You’d be hard pressed to find a fan who saw these jersey colors and didn’t immediately think of the Blaze. It’s important to note that the Blazes are all red and even their bright yellow jerseys were pretty cool as well.
LC Dark Blues Cannons (2021)
I felt the LC Cannons had some pressure to impress with their uniforms during their first PLL season as the first MLL team to go through, and they did so by releasing two uniforms, both paying homage to the roots. MLL from the club.
My favorite of the two is the navy / dark blue alternative which reminded me of the MLL days but also offered a modern twist with blue smoke making its way all the way to the bottom half of the jersey. I will also note that I am a big fan of the two-tone stripes that surround each sleeve. It’s a classy look for sure, and I can’t wait to see what the Cannons jersey looks like next year.
LC Green Sequoias (2021)
While there isn’t a ton of variation between the 2020 Redwoods green jersey and the 2021 Redwoods jerseys, I feel like the commitment to a classic look is what makes them spectacular. The 2021 jerseys featured a faded tree print behind the team logo with white letters and numbers. I’m a big fan of this colourway and the attention to detail when making a jersey. It’s easy to say these aren’t the flashiest jerseys in PLL, but they’re one of the cleanest.
Halifax White Thunderbirds (2019-20)
My favorite NLL jersey is easy in this awesome white Halifax Thunderbirds jersey. My favorite feature is the classic tricolor font that crosses the jersey.
While some would call it simple, I would say it’s a thoughtful retro look. I’m also a big fan of the orange collar and two-striped sleeves. This whole look gives me some retro design ideas. I should also add that the rest of the Thunderbirds jerseys are pretty impressive as well.