Inside Lacrosse and NCSA Athletic Recruiting Announce National Partnership

Inside Lacrosse and NCSA Athletic Recruiting Form National Partnership to Transform College Recruiting for Lacrosse Players

 

CHICAGO, Illinois - March 30, 2015 - Inside Lacrosse and NCSA Athletic Recruiting today announced a national partnership that combines the strengths of both companies to maximize the educational and mentorship opportunities for high school lacrosse players and their families.

 

"This partnership allows both NCSA and Inside Lacrosse to use our leadership in complementary spheres of youth athletics," Izell Reese, executive vice president of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, said. "NCSA, as the exclusive recruiting service of Inside Lacrosse, will continue to guide young players through the recruiting process, while Inside Lacrosse's best-in-class media, reporting and lacrosse events will help student-athletes learn how to be better lacrosse players, students and people on their journey to college."

 

Major League Lacrosse veteran and high school coach Stephen Berger will serve as an ambassador for NCSA. Berger, who set the records for most points in a season at DIII Washington College, went from being selected as the final pick of the 2004 MLL Collegiate Draft to becoming one of MLL's top players for 11 seasons, most recently for the Boston Cannons. He joined Inside Lacrosse's staff in the fall of 2014.

 

"IL has long been at the forefront of recruiting in lacrosse, and as the landscape has changed, we've changed with it," says Terry Foy, Publisher of Inside Lacrosse. "NCSA brings tremendous familiary and experience with the college athletics recruiting process across all sports, and together we can provide families with the tools they need to navigate an exciting, stressful time in a player's life."

 

The companies will present cobranded recruiting resourced specificaly tailored to lacrosse audiences in the pages of Inside Lacrosse, online, and at events produced by Inside Lacrosse scheduled for summer 2015, including the new ILWomen Invitational.

 

About Inside Lacrosse

 

Inside Lacrosse is the premier media outlet for the sport of lacrosse, covering print (Inside Lacrosse Magazine, Face-Off Yearbook), online (InsideLacrosse.com and its network of sites), social media, video (ILTelevision.com) and events (IL Invitational, IL Regional Invitational). IL is the online partner of ESPN.com.

 

About NCSA Athletic Recruiting

 

NCSA Athletic Recruiting believes in the transformational power of sport. NCSA’s network connects millions of student-athletes to approximately 50,000 college coaches. The NCSA team includes more than 300 former college and pro athletes offering personal guidance through the recruiting process and enabling students to find and afford the right college. Since 2000, NCSA has helped more than 60,000 student-athletes commit to colleges with awards totaling nearly $4 billion in scholarship and aid.

 

For more information about how NCSA Athletic Recruiting is transforming the lives of student-athletes around the country, please visit http://www.ncsasports.org.

 

Press Contacts:

 

Media inquiries for Inside Lacrosse should contact IL Director of Marketing Christine Capella, ccapella@insidelacrosse.com or

Ryan Wells

VP of Marketing

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

rwells@ncsasports.org

(312) 205-7559

 

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