Bryce Wasserman Shares Underdog Journey to MLL MVP on 'Overtime'


Bryce Wasserman wasn’t sure he’d ever make it to the point where he is today — especially when he was a rising sophomore in high school. The Southlake, Texas, native had just started playing lacrosse and took a trip to Maryland for the Top 205 recruiting camp.

There, he saw firsthand the players that were destined for top-end Division I lacrosse. He finished the camp, hosted by Tony Seaman, with no goals and no assists and cried in Baltimore-Washington International Airport on the way home.

“I just remember getting my teeth kicked in,” he said. “There was just a level that all those East Coast kids were on, and I was not on it. It was an eye-opening experience for sure.”

Wasserman, an undersized and developing attackman, found a home by his senior year of high school. He committed to join coach Brian Fisher at Monmouth on the Jersey Shore, where he starred for four years and grew to be 6-foot-3.

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At Monmouth, Wassermann proved to himself and the lacrosse world that he could compete with the best. It was time for another challenge.

After graduating from Monmouth in 2018, Wasserman wanted to play professional lacrosse. He was drafted in the seventh round by Seaman and the Denver Outlaws, but couldn’t crack a roster for most of the summer.

Wasserman made his pro debut with the Ohio Machine in July of 2018 and never looked back. He filled in for Marcus Holman and got a call back, helping build his confidence throughout the season.

“The first game, I showed everyone who I was,” he said. “The second game, I showed that I belong. The third game, I was showing that I’m not going anywhere.”

Two years later, he’s the Major League Lacrosse MVP and a champion with the Boston Cannons.

In the aftermath of the celebration, Wassermann shared his underdog story with the ESPN crew. Today, he goes in-depth with Paul Carcaterra in a special edition of "Overtime."







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