New York, NY — February 23, 2012 – Maverik Lacrosse today announced that Maverik Athlete and Long Island Lizards standout long-stick midfielder, Brian Karalunas will be participating in Stickstop’s Pro Player Demos in Mission, Kansas and St. Louis, Missouri this weekend.

WHO: Maverik Athlete and MLL long-stick midfielder, Brian Karalunas

WHAT: Stickstop Prop Player Demos


Saturday, February 25th from 12-3 pm
Stickstop, KC


Sunday, February 26th from 12-3 pm
Stickstop, St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO 63131

“The team from Stickstop has been instrumental in supporting lacrosse in these two growing lacrosse communities,” said Karalunas. “This is a great opportunity to interact with kids and hopefully leave them with some pointers to improve their game.”

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In his senior year at Villanova, Brian was chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I head coaches to receive the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse. Over his four years at Villanova, Brian maintained a 3.94 grade point average and was named to the Dean’s List every semester. Karalunas’ academic honors include being named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. At Villanova, Brian founded the Graterford Maximum Security Prison Restorative Justice Program, an inmate educational program with an emphasis on improving victim-offender relations and community building. Brian’s community service efforts with the Villanova Special Olympics Fall Festival also earned him the 2010-2011 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Karalunas’ on-field performance is equally as impressive as his accolades in the classroom. In his four years at Villanova Brian was a three-time All-American, two-time winner of the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Year award and the Wildcats first three-time USILA All-American. Brian capped off an impressive athletic career at Villanova with 74 ground balls and lead the NCAA with 70 caused turnovers, averaging 4.38 takeaways per game.

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