Yonkers, NY — March 3, 2010 — Defender Mouthguard Laboratories today announced that both Duke and Bryant University’s men’s lacrosse teams will be wearing custom fit Defender Mouthguards for the 2010 NCAA season.
“As a lacrosse equipment manager, I am constantly seeking ways to limit the risk of potential injury without inhibiting the student-athlete’s ability to play the game at an elite level,” said Bob Weiseman, Game Operations Manager for Duke Athletics. “We went with Defender Mouthguards because we feel it provides the highest level of comfort and fit while providing the latest in technology to reduce the risk of concussion and dental injuries. I truly feel that by adding the Defender Mouthguard to our equipment inventory that our student-athletes are better prepared for the worst, while also providing them with a sense of security knowing that they are being protected at the same level at which they play.”
Mike Pressler, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach at Bryant University and Team USA said, “At Bryant University we practice how we play; full-contact and full-speed. Unfortunately, with that come the inevitable big-hit collisions. That’s why we make sure our players only use the very best equipment.”
Coach Pressler added, “Concussions in lacrosse occur at an alarming rate. Protection against head injuries are my biggest safety priority. That’s why we use Defender Mouthguards. Never before have I seen the quality and customer service that Defender provides. Their completely custom and streamline design mouthguards provide our student-athletes with optimal protection, while ensuring their ability to communicate clearly, breathe easily, and perform at the highest level. Most importantly, Defender Mouthguards keep our student-athletes off the IR, on the field, and in the classroom.”
“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with two of the lacrosse world’s premier teams,” said Joe Pipolo, founder of Defender Mouthguard Laboratories.
“The feedback we will receive from the players will be invaluable in the evolution of our products. It is comforting to see that the players’ perception of what a mouthguard should be is changing. They are finally realizing that a better fitting mouthguard will not only protect them during collisions but will enhance their ability to communicate clearly on the field and ultimately give them a distinct advantage over their competitors.”