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Northwestern State Lacrosse Press Release

Northwestern State Lacrosse
Northwestern State Lacrosse
Press Release
4/13/16
As many of you have heard by now, Northwestern State University will field a men’s lacrosse team in the Spring of 2017. The team will petition for admission to Division 2 within the Lone Star Alliance Conference (LSA) of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) this September at the annual fall conference meeting. The team has made huge progress lately in many areas to date:
First, the executive board was voted upon and these individuals are now in place leading the program:
President: Dustin Chandler
Vice President: Anthony Richard
Secretary: Kirby Patterson
Treasurer: Dedrick Lewis
Second, tremendous effort has been put forth to push the team forward with the University Athletic Department being extremely helpful in the process. Demons Athletic Director, Greg Burke, has given the team a ton of opportunities to operate just as any varsity sport at NSU would. A partnership with Adidas has been created to help with all of the uniform and apparel needs. A final mock up of game uniforms & practice apparel will be available in a matter of weeks. Furthermore, Mr. Burke has been working with the lacrosse program to secure a practice and game field location on campus that will provide for an excellent playing & viewing experience for the players and fans.
Third, this Monday, April 18th, there will be a Raising Canes Chicken Fingers Spirit Night Fundraiser for Demons Lacrosse at the Keyser Ave. location in Natchitoches, LA. Anyone that stops by between 4-8pm and mentions the “NSU Men’s Lacrosse” during order placement will have a portion of their ticket total donated to the team. Also starting this coming Monday, April 18th, the team will begin a month long online fundraising campaign through www.eTeamSponsor.com. The fundraising effort is a digital take on the Letter Writing Campaign of the last 40 years, modernized to reach potential donors via direct email, text message, social media, and website traffic. All donations are tax deductible with the documentation available immediately upon processing. Anyone who donates via this program will be entered into a drawing for free NSU Men’s Lacrosse merchandise.
The team will host a 5K fundraiser on campus this fall on September 10th. Details for this wonderful event will be released in the coming weeks as aspects are finalized.
The team will host a high school tournament on campus the weekend of October 15th. The tournament will be held to “kickoff” lacrosse in Natchitoches for the first time ever. The top teams in the state of Louisiana will be on display, along with NSU playing a game of their own against Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech, or the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The event promises to be a great weekend of lacrosse and a huge step forward for Louisiana lacrosse on the whole.
Fourth, due to strong on campus recruiting, the team already consists of 15 Northwestern State University students, soon to be student-athletes. In addition the current Demons, the program already has one high school commit, Jalen Henderson-a defenseman out of Captain Shreve High School, as well as a few college lacrosse transfers scheduled to visit campus in a few weeks. Anyone interested in joining and learning more about the program should take the recruiting questionnaire: http://www.eTeamSponsor.com.
The team is still currently searching for a coaching staff. A few candidates are currently being considered and anyone interested in a position should email northwesternstatelacrosse@gmail.com. A salary is available. If you have any questions or would like to help in the process, get in contact with the team.
The future is bright for Northwestern State University Demons Men’s Lacrosse!

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