New York, December 8, 2011 — Maverik Lacrosse is proud to announce that it has signed a multi-year equipment deal with Colgate University and its new head coach Mike Murphy. The Raiders are coming off an 11-5 record in 2011 which included a thrilling season-ending 10 to 8 win over NCAA Finalist Maryland.
“We chose Maverik as our equipment partner because I was impressed with their passion, pride and enthusiasm that they displayed in dealing with our program,”said Mike Murphy, head men’s lacrosse coach at Colgate University and former Army assistant coach (2003-11). “The quality of their equipment is superior and to know that it has been tested and approved by some of the greatest players in lacrosse is reassuring. Everyone on our team is very excited to be aligned with Maverik, and we are looking forward to our new relationship.”
In the Fall of 2011 the Raiders will be wearing custom white,maroon and gray Maverik ROME gloves and shoulder/elbow guards. Players will also enjoy a wide variety of Maverik products to choose from when building their sticks. The “Raiders” will have their choice of Maverik’s new for 2012 Spider, Juice and Rize heads in addition to BOOST, H2 and Wonder Boy shafts. Maverik will also be providing the Raiders with everything they need totake to the field from rib pads to chest protectors, ball bags and game balls.
On Saturday, December 11th Coach Murphy and the Colgate’s men’slacrosse team will be hosting their inaugural Raider Classic 8 vs. 8 Tournamentfor high school boys from 8 am to 6 pm at the Sanford Indoor Center on the Colgate University Campus.
“Mike is a fantastic coach and we couldn’t be happier to partner with such a competitive and highly visible program,” said John Gagliardi, President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “We are really looking forward to working with Coach Murphy and have no doubt he will have an immediate impact on Colgate’s program.”
ABOUT MAVERIK LACROSSE
Foundedin 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 toplacrosse 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 BauerPerformance Sports Ltd., a publically traded company on the Toronto StockExchange (BAU).
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BauerPerformance Sports Ltd. (TSX: BAU) is a leading developer and manufacturer ofice hockey, roller hockey and lacrosse equipment as well as related apparel.The company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockeyequipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the Bauer Hockey, Mission RollerHockey and Maverik Lacrosse brand names and are distributed by salesrepresentatives and independent distributors throughout the world. BauerPerformance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at everylevel. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com