New London, CT – Lacrossewear of Coconut Creek, FL designed these incredible dye sublimated home uniforms for the United States Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse program. The Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse Team was founded in 1984 and currently competes as a member of the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League of the MCLA. The Bears are coached by Gary Weller who, along with departed Coach Brian Krautler, led them to an excellent 2012 season finishing with an 11-5 record. The Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse Team returns a boatload of talent for the 2013 season, but at the Coast Guard Academy – everything starts with leadership and they have three captains who are poised to step into that role. Talented Senior Cadets Steven Danseglio, Austin English, and Tim Wyderko will serve as the team captains next season. Danseglio led the PCLL in goals in 2012 as a faceoff midfielder, English is a First Team All-Conference Attackman who led the PCLL in points and assists, and Wyderko is the team’s leader on the defensive end.
Features of the new jersey include:
• Royal blue and orange accents including contrasting two-tone trim around the neck, orange underarm panels on each sleeve and contrasting royal “stitching” across the chest and shoulders.
• “So Others May Live” is inscribed on the inside of the collar and is the official motto of Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. The Team Captains decided that this motto epitomized the Coast Guard’s mission of selfless service.
• The right sleeve is adorned with the Lieutenant John M. Senyard tribute graphic to honor his contributions to the Coast Guard Lacrosse program. He was instrumental in starting the Academy team and is considered the “founder of Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse”.
• The back of each jersey features an American Flag and a sublimated graphic “behind” the number – in this case, a subtle Coast Guard shield. The crossed anchors of the shield have been a symbol of the Coast Guard for many years. The 1790 date located on the bottom depicts the year the Revenue Cutter Service, the Coast Guard’s predecessor, was established. Founded by Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Cutter Service on 4 August 1790, the Coast Guard lays claim to being the United States’ oldest continuous seagoing service.
Features of the new shorts include:
• The decorative striping on the side of the shorts mimics the “racing stripe” design on Coast Guard cutters and aircraft. This design uses a wide orange bar to the right of a narrow blue bar with both bars canted at 64 degrees.
• The short legs feature a number and one of the Coast Guard Academy’s new branding logos – a bear paw with the racing stripe design.
• The Coast Guard core values – Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty – appear on the inner waistband of the shorts. The core values are more than just Coast Guard rules of behavior. They are deeply rooted in the heritage that has made our organization great. Because Cadets represent the Coast Guard to the public, they must embrace these values on the field, in their professional undertakings as well as in their personal lives.
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As the smallest of the five U.S. service academies, the Coast Guard Academy offers the elite higher education, rigorous professional development, and honor and tradition of a military academy but with a more personalized approach.
The Coast Guard Academy offers an integrated life experience which emphasizes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership, in order to graduate officers of the highest caliber. Graduates go directly to positions of leadership in “The Shield of Freedom,” one of the most admired organizations in the world. The Academy also features an impressive teacher-student ratio and picturesque waterfront campus that instills a traditional small college feel.
Cadets devote themselves to an honor concept and graduate to work at sea, on land, in the air, and even in space, in meaningful careers of selfless service to others.