Wall Street Bankers Skip Hamptons Summer for Pro Lacrosse League

This summer, countless bankers and financiers will get away to the Hamptons or vacation in Europe. And a handful will be traveling nearly every weekend — to play lacrosse.

Jake Carraway, a 26-year-old investment banking associate at Barclays Plc, is one of many players in the Premier Lacrosse League who will spend the next few months balancing life as a pro athlete with a full-time career in finance. Carraway, who started on Wall Street in 2021 after playing lacrosse as a student at Georgetown University, is a midfielder for the upstart league’s Philadelphia Waterdogs.

“I haven’t taken a real vacation since I started working,’’ said Carraway.

After many players spent a week juggling practices and workouts with calls and virtual meetings, the Waterdogs took on the Utah Archers in this year’s June 1 season opener, a rematch of last year’s championship. The game was one of four weekend matchups at the University at Albany’s Tom & Mary Casey Stadium that drew thousands of fans.


Despite scoring seven consecutive second-half goals, the Waterdogs lost, 12-11.