New York, October 4, 2011 – Maverik Lacrosse today announced that two-time National Champion and All-American at Syracuse University, Jovan Miller has joined Maverik Lacrosse’s growing roster of elite athletes becoming the latest player to ink an official endorsement deal with the lacrosse equipment and apparel brand.
Miller plans to stay involved with the sport beyond his play in the MLL through coaching at youth camps and clinics across the country. While on tour Miller will be using Maverik’s new Spider head and wearing branded performance and life style apparel. Additionally, Miller will be featured in Maverik print, web and grass roots campaigns throughout the coming season. Follow Maverik Lacrosse and the “Jovi Nation” on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest gear, news and updates.
“I truly am excited to join the Maverik team and to be work with what I feel is the best group of athletes to represent our sport,” said Miller. “I had the chance to meet the team over the past week and couldn’t be more grateful for their welcoming and for this opportunity to represent the brand.”
A native of Syracuse, NY, Miller was as highly touted Division 1 Football recruit, but gained the attention of several D1 lacrosse programs after playing in the Empire State Games. While at Syracuse, the 6 foot, 200 pound midfielder won two NCAA National Championships with the Orangeman scoring 35 goals and recording 29 assists. Miller was drafted 8th overall by the Rochester Rattlers in the 2011 Major League Lacrosse draft and recorded four goals and four assists in his rookie season.
“We are all very excited to have Jovan join the Maverik Family,” said John Gagliardi, President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. ” Jovan’s passion for lacrosse and coaching at the youth level is infectious. He’s great role model for kids and a natural when it comes to teaching the game. Jovan is a strong addition to our team.”
ABOUT MAVERIK LACROSSE
Founded in 2005 by John Gagliardi, Team USA Player and All-World Defenseman, and Jay Jalbert, All-World Midfielder, Maverik Lacrosse is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer whose products are designed and developed by the world’s top lacrosse players for lacrosse players. Team Maverik creates, tests and develops innovative products that perform and exceed the professional demands of its founders. Headquartered in New York, Maverik is a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU).
ABOUT BAUER PERFORMANCE SPORTS
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX: BAU) is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey and lacrosse equipment as well as related apparel. The company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the Bauer Hockey, Mission Roller Hockey and Maverik Lacrosse brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at every level. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com.