Boston, Mass. (Thurs., July 18, 2013) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced a partnership with Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies to develop a scholarship program for MLL players. This program will provide MLL athletes with an opportunity to enroll in the College’s bachelor or master’s degree programs to further their educational goals while continuing to compete at the highest level of their sport.
“We are thrilled to partner with an outstanding institution of higher learning to give our athletes and staff an additional competitive edge,” says David Gross, commissioner of Major League Lacrosse. “Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies offers a unique opportunity for MLL players to continue their educational goals and gain experiences and tools, either online or at campuses around the country, to help them succeed in today’s ever changing global environment.”
The College of Professional Studies offers over 65 programs of study both in the classroom and online andfosters a learning environment for students where programs taught are grounded in theory and applied in practice. With a faculty comprised of scholars and industry leaders whose real-world experiences are put into practice in the classroom, the College provides a rich academic curriculum that reflects the needs of all its students. As the College of Professional Studies continues to evolve with industry needs, it will prepare students for success in the global arena and will provide opportunities for career advancement.
“Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies is pleased to partner with Major League Lacrosse on an exciting new education initiative,” said Dave Czesniuk, assistant dean of Partnerships and Alliances, at the College. “Our staff and faculty are eager to begin working with the most elite athletes in the game, and the coaches and staffs that support them, to help each individual reach the next level of professional accomplishment.”
About Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies
Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence. For more information visit www.cps.neu.edu.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June 2001 and entered its thirteenth season in 2013. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or Twitter.
MLL Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink will take place at PPL Park in the Philadelphia Area on Saturday and Sunday August 24-25. Tickets for the two-day event are available at MajorLeagueLacrosse.com/championship-weekend/.