New York, July 19, 2012 – Today Maverik Lacrosse added University of Virginia lacrosse great and Denver attackman Chris Bocklet to its elite roster of lacrosse representatives. While residing in Colorado, Bocklet will play an integral role in representing Maverik Lacrosse at tournaments, camps and clinics in the West. Earlier this month, Bocklet’s X10 Mountain Adventure Camp in Granby, Colorado attracted players from across the state including Boulder, Littleton, Parker, Steamboat and Fort Collins. Follow Maverik Lacrosse and Chris on Facebook and Twitter for the latest gear, news and updates on where Maverik’s Athletes will be next.
“Chris’ love for lacrosse and his positive approach to teaching the game are two attributes we look for in our athletes,” said John Gagliardi, Chief Marketing Officer and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “His athletic and academic successes combined with his work ethic and magnetic personality make him a great addition to our team.”
Bocklet played in 11 games his freshman year at UVA and gained valuable experience by playing with Cavalier greats including Danny Glading and Garrett Billings. Sophomore year, Bocklet quickly jumped into the national spotlight when he scored an incredible 53 goals and 14 assists, making him the only player other than Doug Knight (1994-97) in Virginia history to score 50 or more goals in a season. Bocklet’s 35 game scoring streak continued into his Junior year where he racked up 100 career goals earning him a second consecutive All-American Honorable Mention (2010-2011). Following his senior year having lead the Cavaliers to a 12-4 record and to the NCAA quarter finals, Bocklet was drafted in the fourth round of the MLL Collegiate Draft to the Denver Outlaws, joining his older brother and fellow Maverik Athlete Peet Poillon. Bocklet’s professional career has gotten off to a quick start earning Cascade Rookie of the Week honors in week six as he tallied three goals and an assist in the Outlaws win over Ohio.
“I am extremely excited to be a member of the Maverik team” said Bocklet. “Clearly an innovator in the lacrosse industry, I am proud to now be a part of their growth. One thing that separates Maverik from the rest are the people involved. Growing up I have formed some close friendships with great people through Maverik Lacrosse. I could not be more excited to officially join the Maverik family.”
About X10 Mountain Lacrosse Academy
X10 Mountain Lacrosse Academy, established by Terry Bocklet, the mother of Chris, Mike and Matt, is a two week adventure lacrosse camp which focuses on developing and teaching the skills needed to be a young man while instilling an inner drive and the right approach crucial for a young athlete pursuing their lacrosse dreams. X10′s upcoming camp will take place August 12th – 17th, in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Otis, Massachusetts on 116 acres ofland and features a 20 acre lake for water activities. Players, ages 10-14, will enjoy learning the finer points of lacrosse by some of the games best MLL and collegiate players while also enjoying hiking, kayaking and swimming under the guidance of X10′s professional outdoor staff. The X10 experience is not all about playing lacrosse and cooling off in the lake, it is also about molding the mind. Campers learn about nutrition and everyday like skills from cooking an omelet to doing their own laundry. Spots are still available for the August 12-17th session in Massachusetts. X10 limits its camps to just 75 players, so click here for more info and to enroll.
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 itsfounders. Headquartered in New York, Maverik is a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU). For more information visit maveriklacrosse.com.