Adrenaline Maverik United has acquired Shamel and Rhamel Bratton from Team STX, a deal the two teams have been discussing since early June. The former University of Virginia All-American midfielders will round out Maverik United’s offensive unit and introduce their electric style of play to an already explosive attack. Both Shamel and Rhamel have been on point delivering big games in Orange County and Del Mar. Shamel has put up a combined seven goals and two assists at the first two events and Rhamel will continue to be an initiator on offense and a classic two way threat. The Brattons will join a veteran Maverik United midfield unit of former collegiate All Americans such as Navy great, Graham Gill, former Syracuse standout, Sean Lindsay, and former Notre Dame star, Zach Brennemen.
“Both Shamel and Rhamel have been great ambassadors for LXM,” says Jeff Burroughs, coach of Maverik United. “Their dynamic play and commitment will be a very welcome addition to the Maverik United team.”
Meanwhile, Team STX has signed newcomer Davey Emala, recent UNC goal scorer. In his first two years of collegiate play, Davey was a starter for the Georgetown Hoyas, earning himself second team All- Big East and lead the team in scoring with 48 points in his sophomore year. Emala finished his last two years of eligibility at the University of North Carolina where his competitive nature thrived at the chance to compete for a National Championship title both years. Emala is a consistent player with a great shot and phenomenal Lacrosse IQ, always finding the most advantageous pockets on the field. He will add a fresh and unique look to the Team STX midfield line, alongside former Blue Jay and Tewaaraton Award winner, Kyle Harrison, 2x All American Salisbury Alum, Sam Bradman, and UNC’s Most Outstanding Player honoree, Sean Delaney.
“We’re excited to bring a guy like Davey Emala on board because he adds a different dynamic to our offense,” says Kyle Harrison. “We’ve got a lot of dodgers on our team and Davey is a guy who doesn’t need the ball in his stick a ton to be successful. He makes a lot of plays catching and finishing, being in the right place at the right time, and making good decisions with the ball in order for the offense to be successful.”
STX also recently announced that it renewed and expanded its agreement with Adrenaline and LXM PRO as a premium sponsor. STX provides custom lacrosse equipment including gloves, heads and handles for Adrenaline events, leagues and club programs.
With roots in lacrosse, Adrenaline is one of the most unique companies in all of sports due to its multi-faceted and truly authentic nature. Adrenaline fosters the lacrosse lifestyle through cutting edge apparel, charity Awareness initiatives, LXM PRO professional tour, training programs, recruiting events, Starz Clubs, tournaments, camps and leagues. Training programs, designed by professionals—Trylax, Skills, LXM Positional, Adrenafit, and K18 Impact—are based on the Adrenaline Cyclical Developmental model, which allows players to progress in an organized manner through a powerful lacrosse system. Adrenaline’s robust Recruiting system boasts the top Collegiate Placement Success Rate (CPSR) and owns the top national recruitment event the Black Card. Adrenaline Starz is the largest Club network in the sport including the top ranked Adrenaline West Coast Starz Teams. Corporately, Adrenaline dedicates much of its efforts towards enacting a positive social change by utilizing the power of sports under the Adrenaline Movement. This movement includes our Awareness Initiative, which calls on the lacrosse community to rise above the “lax bro” stigma, lead by example, and partake in positive social movements and charities.
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and golf. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit http://www.stx.com.