NEW YORK – June 11, 2015 – Maverik Lacrosse, a leading lacrosse equipment manufacturer, signed two new premier athletes to its elite roster of professional players. Both graduates of the University of North Carolina where they were co-captains, Joey Sankey and Jimmy Bitter will exclusively use MAVERIK equipment beginning with the 2015 season in Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Maverik Lacrosse family,” said Joey Sankey. “I look forward to working with Maverik Lacrosse to continue to grow the brand and use the product to help my game on the field. It’s an honor to represent a company that invests so much time and resources into advancing the game.”
Sankey and Bitter completed their Division I collegiate careers as two of the most decorated Tar Heels in program history. With 229 points, Sankey is the school’s all-time leading point scorer in history. He was the ninth overall draft pick in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft and currently plays attack for the Charlotte Hounds. With eight points in his first MLL game, Sankey was selected as the CASCADE Rookie of the Week, the league’s top honor new players.
“It’s a huge honor to join the Maverik Lacrosse team,” said Jimmy Bitter. “I’ve been using MAVERIK equipment ever since I can remember, and it feels great to officially join the team. I look forward to representing a great brand and helping to grow the game of lacrosse.”
With 209 points over his four years at North Carolina, Bitter ranks third in school history, and in 2015 he finished the season with 79 points, placing him seventh overall in NCAA Division I scoring. In the MLL, Bitter is an attackman for the Ohio Machine and notched a hat-trick in his pro debut that earned him the league’s CASCADE Rookie of the Week. Both players currently wear CASCADE helmets, and will exclusively use CASCADE and MAVERIK for the 2015 season.
“We’re excited to have these two premier lacrosse players join the Maverik Lacrosse team,” said Drew Adams, Marketing Manager for Cascade and Maverik Lacrosse. “Our growing roster of elite athletes is helping to showcase our latest innovations and advancements that help players perform their best on the field. Sankey and Bitter are top-notch additions to our team, and we look forward to working together.”
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ABOUT CASCADE LACROSSE
Based in Liverpool, N.Y., Cascade Lacrosse has celebrated a rich history of delivering revolutionary technology, unrivaled player experiences and innovation to the lacrosse community. Founded in 1986, the company has pioneered advancedments in head protection beginning with its very first sports helmet for lacrosse. Today, Cascade Lacrosse continues this tradition by routinely adding to its long list of game-changing transformations in safety, comfort and performacne. Proud partnerships include 16 NCAA Div. I Championship teams since 1995, Major League Lacrosse, Team USA, Team Canada, Iroquois Nationals and Team Australia. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Cascade Lacrosse, is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. Performance Sports Group is a member of the S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. For more information, visit www.CascadeLacrosse.com.
ABOUT MAVERIK LACROSSE
Founded in 2005, Maverik Lacrosse is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer whose products are designed and developed for player performance. Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Maverik Lacrosse creates, tests and develops innovative products that exceed the professional demands of its founders. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Maverik Lacrosse, is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. Performance Sports Group is a member of the S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. For more information about Maverik Lacrosse, visit www.MaverikLacrosse.com.