New York, June 28, 2012 – Maverik Lacrosse today announced that Boston face-off specialist Chris Eck is the newest addition to its growing roster of elite lacrosse athlete representatives. Eck will be joining Billy Bitter, John Christmas, Peet Poillon, Jovan Miller, Joe Cinosky, Drew Adams, Dan Hardy and Kyle Sweeney as Maverik’s team of representatives crisscross the country to grow the game of lacrosse on a national scale. Follow Eck on Twitter as he heads to Boca Raton, FL this weekend for the MLL All Star Game: @ChrisEck24. For all the latest gear news and updates on all Maverik Athletes check out the official fan page at facebook.com/maveriklacrosse.
“We are very fortunate to have Eck join our team and are looking forward to have him represent our company at clinics and tournaments across the country,” said John Gagliardi, President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “He is someone players of all ages can look up to and learn a lot from both on and off the field.”
Eck was drafted in the fourth round of Major League Lacrosse’s 2008 collegiate draft by the Boston Cannons and was the second overall face-off man taken. Since joining the Cannons, Chris has tallied an impressive list of accomplishments including being voted the most improved player in 2009, having the second best overall face-off percentage in 2010 and dominating the face-off X in 2011 to lead the league. Chris is also a 3-time MLL All-Star and in 2011 was named an All-Pro. Collegiately, Chris had a storied career including being named an All Patriot League player three times and helping Colgate win its first ever Patriot League championship and its first ever NCAA birth.
“I am honored to be joining Maverik and am looking forward to working with both John and Kyle, two players I have the deepest respect for,” said Eck. “It is not every day that you get the opportunity to join a company that is as passionate about its products as it is about growing the sport of lacrosse.”
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). For more information visit maveriklacrosse.com.