Lacrosse Brings Players from 9 States and Canada
The individual showcase being held on October 10th will bring 70 to 100 players from nine states and Canada. Players already signed up are coming from Canada, Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. These players come to the showcase for two main reasons, according to St. Laurent, which are recruiting and instruction. Recruiting is the main draw, but players come from all over to enhance their skill levels and participate in the challenging clinic portion.
Coaches from NCAA Division I, II and III will be present as an opportunity for players to gain exposure to these coaches and schools for recruiting purposes, according to St. Laurent. Currently, coaches from Virginia Military Institute, Roanoke College, Wheeling Jesuit, Ferrum College, Washington and Lee University, Marymount University and Pfeiffer University will be at the Complex on October 10th; St. Laurent expects to see 10 to 15 coaches in attendance.
St. Laurent referred to the Smith River Sports Complex as an "ideal location" for this showcase and stated, "it's an unbelievable facility with great staff that are open and energetic and helping me spread the game of Lacrosse." St. Laurent thinks this event is a great opportunity for the state and area and encourages all local residents to come "see some very talented Lacrosse players". St. Laurent, also, mentioned his intentions to bring a Lacrosse team tournament to the Complex in June 2011.
For more information or questions, contact Kimberly Payne at 276-403-5970 or Billy Russo, Director of Operations, at 276-638-5200.