New York — September 14, 2011 – Maverik Lacrosse is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team. With this agreement, Maverik is now the official equipment supplier of the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame will receive custom designed Maverik gloves, shoulder pads and elbow guards. Additionally, they will have a vast arsenal of Maverik equipment to choose from including the new Spider 1 and Flight heads, as well as the Boost, H2 and Wonderboy shafts. Maverik will also provide the Irish with everything needed for on-field play from chest protectors to Maverik game balls.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Maverik for all our lacrosse equipment needs. Maverik has proven to be smart, innovative and committed to the growth of the game. Most importantly, I believe they are a great fit for us because we share the same values and goals for the sport and for our program. They are committed to helping us provide the best experience for our student-athletes,” said Kevin Corrigan, Notre Dame’s head lacrosse coach.
Notre Dame and Maverik both offer many online educational resources for coaches and players such as NDLAXTV and the Maverik University video series which can be found on Maverik Film’s YouTube Channel.
In recent years, Notre Dame has had tremendous success under the guidance of Coach Corrigan and his staff. Most notably in 2010, the Irish battled their way to an NCAA Division I National Championship Game and fell in the final. In 2011, Notre Dame ascended to the No. 1 ranking for the first time in program history and again returned to the NCAA Championship weekend where their season came to an end in the quarterfinals. All signs point to the Fighting Irish making an even bigger showing in 2012.
“Notre Dame is the most recognized university in the world because of its top academics and athletic department. Coach Corrigan has done an outstanding job building Notre Dame’s program into a title contender,” said John Gagliardi, President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “We are proud to be partners with an elite program like the Notre Dame lacrosse family.”
A video highlighting the new relationship between Maverik Lacrosse and the Fighting Irish can be found HERE.
Stay tuned for more on Notre Dame’s new Maverik Rome Gloves later this week. For more information and regular updates on the Notre Dame program, look no further than the Notre Dame Lacrosse Facebook Page and Twitter Account.
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 its founders. Headquartered in New York, Maverik is a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU).
ABOUT BAUER PERFORMANCE SPORTS
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX: BAU) is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey and lacrosse equipment as well as related apparel. The company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the Bauer Hockey, Mission Roller Hockey and Maverik Lacrosse brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at every level. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com.