Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/17/14
ST. PAUL, Minn. Ryan Benesch used to have one heck of a commute to work.Benesch, a forward on the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, would drive over an hour every Friday from his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario, to Toronto. From there, he'd hop on a plane and fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, just in time to practice with his Swarm teammates in preparation for that weekend's game. Then, he's back up at 5:30 on Monday morning to return to his job as a carpenter.It was that way for just about every Swarm player in years past, as they'd work another job during the week and take the field as professional lacrosse players on weekends. Only a few players lived locally.But a lot of that is changing. Benesch's commute is now much less hectic as he's one of 11 Swarm players currently living in the Twin Cities. This season, nearly half the team spends more than just a few days a week getting to know each other on and off the field."We're all a pretty ti...
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