"Unfortunately, this leaves the Kentucky Stickhorses with only a couple options: join another 'startup' league or suspend operations as well," Chase wrote. "It is with deep regret, that I have to choose the latter. We were the last of the original five teams to announce (Wilkes-Barre, Hershey, Charlotte and Jacksonville) for year one of the league. When all four of the other teams decided to move to the fall under a different moniker (Professional Lacrosse League), we were left to construct the league from the ground up. Our commissioner, Tony Caruso, and I worked diligently to construct a four-team league for year two. For obviously different reasons and after crowning a champion of the league (Boston), we find ourselves in the same place, needing to reconstruct or join a 'startup' league. We simply cannot afford the resources to continue, year after year, to rebuild from the ground up. ... It is my personal opinion that lacrosse as a professional sport will be an enormous success some time in the future. The growth of the sport has been astounding, but we are yet to see the level of corporate support required to sustain a professional sport."