NEW YORK -– Maverik Lacrosse today released “Effective Dodging,” its latest instructional video in the Maverik University video series starring Maverik Athlete and MLL All Pro Midfielder Peet Poillon.
In this video, Poillon offers several dodging techniques that have contributed to his success at the college and pro level. Poillon focuses on how to win and maintain a central angle on the goal in order to maximize shot opportunity.
“Effective Dodging” is valuable for any player looking to be a threat at midfield. Click here to view “Effective Dodging” on the Maverik Film’s YouTube channel and make sure to visit the Maverik Lacrosse Facebook page for the latest gear, news and updates on all Maverik athletes.
“So much of lacrosse is execution, and you can’t execute concepts you aren’t taught. Some very fundamental things that made me much better as a player I didn’t learn until I was in college,” said Poillon. “Maverik University serves as a great platform for passing on that knowledge to young players.”
The Pittsburgh-native and graduate of Seneca Valley High School is no stranger to hard work and determination. In high school, Poillon set the Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association’s scoring record with 410 career goals and was named the WPSLA’s Player of the Year his senior year.
Growing up in a non-traditional lacrosse area, Poillon went unnoticed by recruiters and played his first two years of college lacrosse at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md., where he earned NJCAA All-American honors both years. Poillon transferred to the Ohio State University, where he earned honorable mention All-American honors and lead the Buckeyes to the NCAA quarterfinals. However, Poillon longed to play in the state of Maryland again and for his final season of college lacrosse chose to suit up for UMBC. While at UMBC, Poillon led the team in scoring with 26 goals and 21 assists, earned second-team All-American honors, an America East title and a bid to the NCAA tournament.
Among his many awards at the MLL level was his play during his time with the 2010 Championship Chesapeak Bayhawks. He enters the 2012 MLL season with the Denver Outlaws, as a 3 time all-star and Outlaws third leading scorer.
“As a Pittsburg native with heavy involvement in local youth programs, Peet brings a great perspective of the sport from outside traditional hot beds,” said Gagliardi. “His passion for teaching the sport is contagious. This combined with his success as both a college and prop player has allowed Peet to serve as an excellent role model and pioneer for our brand.”