National Lacrosse League Announces Signature Lacrosse as the Official Ball Supplier
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced a new partnership with Signature Lacrosse, a premium lacrosse ball company.
“The NLL and Signature share in an aligned vision to grow the game by elevating the equipment, the athletes, and the experience of the sport,” said Signature CEO and Founder Dan Soviero. “We look forward to an impactful partnership that adds to the excitement of the game.”
This partnership with Signature Lacrosse marks the 12th partnership announcement from the League since November 2016. The NLL has signed deals with various equipment providers, technology companies and charitable organizations in the past year. The addition of Signature Lacrosse with a longer lasting, more consistent and safer lacrosse ball, will enhance athlete performance and elevate fan experience.
“Signature Lacrosse is the leading ball brand in the industry and a world class partner that will be providing the very best lacrosse athletes and the NLL our official game ball this season. We are honored to welcome them as part of our growing family,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “This strategic partnership is aimed to continue the growth of our league by adding a cutting-edge lacrosse ball to our game. We are thrilled to kick off the 2017 – 2018 season with an official NLL ball.”
For more information on Signature lacrosse and their products, visit SignatureLacrosse.com.
About Signature Lacrosse
Signature is a purpose driven lacrosse equipment company committed to elevating performance of the equipment, the athletes, and the experience of the sport. Signature innovated the lacrosse ball with the introduction of Signature Premiums in 2016. Signature is pioneering the development of the next line of equipment to revolutionize the industry and the team is committed to fulfilling on the promise to “leave your mark”.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 11 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Philadelphia NLL, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League’s 32nd year, begins December 8th for #FaceOffWknd. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Signature Lacrosse becoming one of lacrosse’s most recognizable brands – In Lacrosse We Trust
Lacrosse continues to grow and that growth births new companies all looking to supply the booming industry with the newest equipment created with the latest advancements. When I started playing, there were two main equipment suppliers: Brine and STX, and you picked between the two. It wasn’t until David Marrow founded Warrior Lacrosse that there was another viable option in lacrosse equipment. Warrior made their name selling titanium shafts that proved stronger than their conventional aluminum cousins. Warrior grew and moved into equipment, and Brine and STX found themselves no longer facing each other.
From this competition grew other companies like East Coast Dyes, Epoch, Gait, Powell, String King and Tampa’s own Signature Lacrosse.
Yes, you heard me correctly. Tampa has its very own lacrosse equipment company. For part two of ILWT’s Florida-based lacrosse series, I caught up with Dan Soviero, founder of Signature Lacrosse.
AB: Dan, thank you for taking time to speak with us via social distancing. Can you tell us a little about your background? Are you from Florida originally?
DS: I grew up playing football in South Florida where I had a coach from New Jersey who came in and threw a bunch of sticks on the ground and said, “you guys are playing lacrosse in the off season. ” At the time, I had no idea what lacrosse was, which I soon came to find out was pretty true for most refs, coaches, and players we would face that season. The sport was new to South Florida, and it felt like everyone was figuring it out. Fast forward a few years and now Florida is becoming a hotbed! It’s really exciting to see all the progress.
AB: You have a connection to the two coaches, Whipple and Burdick, in this series of Florida based interviews. Can you talk about that connection?
DS: I was fortunate to have some great coaches throughout my career, from growing up in South Florida with Andrew Bolger, Danny Loftus, Nick O’Hara and a host of other influences on my younger self to playing in college for Jason Miller at St. Johns and then ultimately with Whipple and Burdick when I transferred to Tampa. It’s a really amazing place to play lacrosse and I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity.
AB: How did Signature Lacrosse come into being? What went into choosing the logo? It is perhaps the most unique and recognizable in the sport today.
DS: Signature came to be to solve problems for the players, by the players. The logo is something we spent a lot of time on. We knew we wanted it to be different, like us. And we wanted it to be something that could scale with our business while keeping us connected to our roots. So the shape around the Flamingo is a rough lacrosse head, and of course the Flamingo ties us back to our FL roots.
AB: Who else makes up the Signature Lacrosse brand and how did you all come together?
DS: Our amazing team has come together over the past four years in all sorts of ways: Andrew G., our Director of eCom & Systems, and I met in an entrepreneurial incubator. Brian B., our Director of Sourcing & Sales played Men’s League with me. Madeline L. (the real boss) is our Compliance Officer. She and I met in college where we fell madly in love and are now engaged. She started helping us build the business a few years later. Kelcy Y., our wonderful project manager who has risen through the ranks, started as an executive assistant and worked her way up to leading her own team! Alex H. heads up our social media and found us through his childhood friend who was a former sales manager for Signature.
We also have a network of partners and vendors who are truly an extension of our team. It starts with an account team, 1 Source Partners that includes Lorri H., Tanya P., and Stacy K., who I met through a friend of mine from my Vistage group (a CEO peer-to-peer group). Stringer Society, Matt R. & Nick B., our SEO and blog team who we met through a cold outreach after I saw their awesome content. Our paid ads and email marketing teams, eCom Growers & Conversion Engine, as well as the amazing Advisory Board we have put together. This board includes Nick S., commissioner of the NLL and former Founder of the NLL. Pablo N., CEO & President of a number of noteworthy organizations, and Drew S., a hired gun, lacrosse aficionado, and key operating partner in an aftermarket auto parts PE-owned company.
AB: Your “ah-ha” moment led to the formation of your company, but when did you realize you had something special? I say special because your Facebook page shows some very impressive growth even with a Covid-19 shortened season. How did you manage that?
DS: In terms of balls, we really knew we had created something special the first time we heard a client react to the concept of a better ball… before us, no one had every even considered a what a “premium ball” could do. In terms of growth, it all starts and ends with our winning team.
AB: Was it just a better ball at first or did you envision sticks and goals as well?
DS: I envisioned solving the problem and then once solved we moved on to the next one.
AB: You are the official ball of several leagues. Can you tell us know which ones and how did those partnerships came about?
DS: NLL, MLL, WPLL, CLA Championships, CLL, MSL and a few others. We have been blessed to be the most chosen ball in the sport. It’s a nice for our team to be affirmed as the exclusive ball by such a decorated list of leagues.
AB: How do you manage to have your sticks ready to play right off the rack?
DS: A lot of trips back and forth to Asia, a 250-page pdf of all pictures, five 15-minute training videos, and a lacrosse training lesson while we were over in Asia to show the factory workers how to pass, catch, shoot and what the sticks would actually be used for!
AB: Anyone who has strung a lacrosse goal knows how long and tedious it can be. How did you come up with your current goal?
DS: Stringing goals sucks. While I was playing at UT, I was on the IR one day and coach Whip had a few of us string up a goal. An hour later and we were only half way through. We looked at each other and knew there had to be a better way. Twenty-two months later we were filing for a patent.
Dhane Smith. Rochester Knighthawks @ Buffalo Bandits, January 31, 2020. (Photo credit: Laura Kupsey)
AB: Dhane Smith uses your sticks in both the NLL and PLL. He is one of the best players in the world and you used your platform to spread his “I belong here campaign.” How important was it for you to have Signature Lacrosse support and help spread his message?
DS: The credit really goes to Dhane. We are incredibly proud of Dhane for his courage and bravery. He is a true leader and one hell of a sportsman. Dhane’s vision for the I belong here campaign is in perfect alignment with Signature’s vision for a more accessible game where we attract more diversity and create a more inclusive game.
AB: Can you let us know any other players that use Signature Lacrosse sticks?
DS: As far as pros go, some guys we are proud to work with are Andrew Kew, Holden Garlent, Ryland Rees, Cam Milligan, Logan Monroe, Chris Boushy, David Smith and Dan Lomas.
AB: You offer a convenient equipment service for club teams. Can you explain how it works and are there any programs that use it?
DS: We just launched a simple 24/7/365 team store solution with the widest selection of custom fan gear (hats, windbreakers, shirts, even water bottles and phone cases) and fully sublimated premium uniforms. The whole idea is to solve the archaic uniform/fan gear ordering process – no more two-week order deadlines, no more minimums, no more headache. This is the ONLY team store with a 100% replacement guarantee and the best part, your program gets five per cent cash back on every purchase! Click here for a sample of what your team store could look like.
Signing up is super simple:
- Sign a Partnership Agreement
- Fill out a <10 min intake form
- We take care of the rest, and you are paid out monthly!
Reach out to [email protected] com to learn more!
AB: Do you have any plans to move beyond those and into, say, pads or helmets? Cleats and shoes? Any surprises you care to drop on us?
DS: What I can say is stay tuned, follow our social media accounts, subscribe to our email list and you will be the first to know about it! We have some problem solving lacrosse specific products in the pipeline and a few bigger developments that will solve some problems across all sports!
AB: You recently had an impressive addition to your advisory board at Signature Lacrosse. Please tell us more about how Nick Sakiewicz got involved and how you see his appointment moving the brand forward.
DS: We have an awesome press release on it here. In short, Nick is an awesome person and fits really well with the core values of our team. He is going to be integral in catapulting the Signature brand into our next sport and will play a key role in deepening our brand equity in the lacrosse community!
AB: How can people support Signature Lacrosse?
DS: Visit our website or social media, or share our investment opportunity with someone you think may be interested: https://startengine. com/Signature. You can always reach us at [email protected]!
About Signature Lacrosse
Since 2016, Signature Lacrosse has revolutionized the game as manufacturers of the next generation of lacrosse equipment. Makers of the official lacrosse ball for the NLL, MLL and CLL, the company has also developed a patented line of sticks and goals and just launched its simple team apparel store solution throughout the US. Signature’s innovative products are designed to help advance player experience and performance, making athletes better and enhancing accessibility of the game. To learn more about Signature Lacrosse, visit: signaturelacrosse.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Signature Lacrosse Named Official Ball of the 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship
International Indoor Junior Lacrosse and Signature Lacrosse finalized their partnership for the upcoming 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship earlier this month.
The event will take place August 3-9, 2020 in Winnipeg, Canada and showcases the talent of elite indoor lacrosse athletes from nations around the world. International Indoor Junior Lacrosse works to grow the sport of box lacrosse at the junior level worldwide. The Championship games offer the perfect platform to bring awareness to that goal and foster athletic competition to prepare players for the next steps in their lacrosse careers.
“International Indoor Junior Lacrosse is very excited to welcome Signature Lacrosse as the Official Ball supplier of the 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship,” said Chris Fox, Tournament Chair of the 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. “Eight Nations from around the world will use Signature Lacrosse balls this August in Winnipeg, Canada. Signature’s support of the 2020 World Juniors directly contributes to the growth and development of international box lacrosse.”
As the official ball of the 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship, Signature Lacrosse is able to provide the safest and most reliable equipment that enables players to focus on the excitement of the games and perform at their best.
“Signature Lacrosse and International Indoor Junior Lacrosse share an aligned vision to grow the sport for both today and tomorrow’s players,” said Austin Grose, Director of Team Sales at Signature Lacrosse. “We are proud to work alongside the organization in bringing an experience that can do just that at the 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. We’re very excited to be a part of the 2020 Championship and are looking forward to the future with IIJL.”
ABOUT IIJL WORLD JUNIOR LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2020 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship will be held from August 3-9, 2020 in Winnipeg, Canada at Bell MTS Place, home of the National Hockey League (NHL) Winnipeg Jets. Eight (8) Nations from around the world will compete for gold. For more information, visit worldjuniorlacrosse.com and find the World Juniors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT SIGNATURE LACROSSE
Signature is a purpose driven lacrosse equipment company committed to elevating performance of the equipment, the athletes, and the experience of the sport. Signature innovated the lacrosse ball with the introduction of Signature Premiums in 2016 and has done so again with their Universal Complete Sticks available for Men, Women and Juniors. Signature is pioneering the development of the next line of equipment to revolutionize the industry and the team is committed to delivering high quality equipment at affordable prices to enable the growth of the sport and accessibility worldwide.
Signature Lacrosse events continue with title sponsor
Konica Minolta has continued its commitment as title sponsor of both the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and Konica Minolta Big City Classic, two of lacrosse’s largest signature events.
- Posted: October 18 2011
- By: James Emmett
Konica Minolta has continued its commitment as title sponsor of both the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and Konica Minolta Big City Classic, two of lacrosse’s largest signature events.
Inside Lacrosse, the company which covers most of the media outlet for the sport of lacrosse in the US, as well as organises both the Big City Classic and Face-Off Classic gave the announcement with Bob Carpenter, publisher of the Inside Lacrosse magazine, commenting: “We could not be more thrilled about working with Konica Minolta and continuing our strong partnership.
“It demonstrates Konica Minolta’s commitment to the sport and what we are trying to achieve at Inside Lacrosse. By bringing more people to these events, we can deliver a great fan experience and business opportunities for our sponsors,” added Carpenter.
Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing at Konica Minolta, said: “Over the years, Konica Minolta’s sports marketing initiatives have helped to further build our brand awareness with a broad range of demographics including the highly influential followers of America’s fastest growing sport.
“By continuing our partnership with Inside Lacrosse,” added Kern, “we will continue to position the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic as premier events on the college sports landscape.
“Lacrosse fans can count on Konica Minolta and Inside Lacrosse to deliver 2012 events worthy of the sport’s rapid rise with sports fans across the country.”
Over 42,000 spectators attended the two events in 2011, which also had television coverage on ESPN’s sport network.
HC Avangard | News | Znarok defeated Dynamo, CSKA showed the newcomer, Shumakov scored a lacrosse goal. Review of the day in the KHL
Big Hard Monday brought the first Moscow derby and Znark’s first victory in the new championship. The newcomer Granlund is raging at Salavat.
SPARTAK BREAKED THE VTB ARENA …
The head coach of Spartak has definitely found the keys to his former team. He came up with a formula for a victory over Dynamo Moscow. In the spring in the playoffs, the red-whites lacked a stable goalkeeper.In the sixth match of the series, Julius Gudacek did not help out at the decisive moments. Now the Slovak is in deep reserve, the gate at the start of the regular season is protected by Nikita Bespalov .
He outplayed his Dynamo opponent Ivan Bocharov . The striking link of the blue and white played poorly Dmitry Yashkin – Vadim Shipachev – Dmitry Kagarlitsky . After two periods the hosts were leading 1: 0, but in the third the Spartak team hit the goal three times. Moreover, the defender Dmitry Vishnevsky equalized the score when the opponent had a numerical advantage. Jori Lechtera scored the majority, and Lukas Radil – in an empty net (on the second try).
The Red-and-Whites lifted the curse from VTB Arena, where they had not known victories until this evening. Starting with defeats in Yaroslavl and Yekaterinburg, Spartak prevailed in the derby on foreign territory, without their fans.
It is curious that in September the irreconcilable rivals will have time to get tired of each other. Two more derbies await us – on September 20 on the territory of Dynamo, on September 28 – in the Park of Legends.
Now the red and white are moving to the CSKA Arena and are waiting for Salavat Yulaev with their new scorer Markus Granlund . The younger brother of the author of the lacrosse goal scored a double in the semifinals of the 2011 World Cup in Minsk to the Russians and is ready to show his product on the ice, where the Channel One Cup will take place in December. There are already three goals on his sniper account.
… A LYPSIK DEBUTED WITH MIRACLE PASS
Head coach of CSKA Igor Nikitin kept his word and released Canadian forward-newcomer Brendan Lipsik in the match with Barys.He came out in the fourth link with Andrey Svetlakov and Alexander Popov , who turned 40 on August 31. The low Canadian found a place in the majority brigade. At the 11th minute, it was from his miracle transfer that Svetlakov scored the puck, which became the victorious one. The newcomer spent 15:30 on the ice (19 shifts, the same numbers on his jersey) and made one accurate shot.
Could become the hero of the match, the captain of the red-blue Sergei Andronov . At first, in a collision with an opponent, he bruised his leg, but returned to the ice, scored, as it turned out later, with a high-raised stick (it flew a millimeter above the crossbar), and retired.
The guests desperately resisted, the son of their head coach Nikita Mikhailis played one goal (at that moment the defender of the owners Artem Sergeev flew from the penalty box into his zone). However, the new leader of the red-blue Anton Slepyshev snapped irresistibly, having implemented the “five by three” standard.
But overall, most champions lack a throwing defender. So far, neither Artem Blazhievsky with his killer click, nor Mat Robinson , nor the newcomer Yegor Rykov can cope with this role.
It is impossible to ignore the defeat of Amur in Balashikha by Avangard 8: 2 and the next goal of the newcomer of the Hawks Reed Boucher , who scored in each of the three matches. But it is doubly pleasant for Sergei Shumakov’s . In the last match against Dynamo Moscow (2: 1), the referees deprived him of a unique goal scored with the heel. Omich did not give up and answered with a double and a productive point. Sergey and now scored exquisitely, like Ak Barsu in the 2019 playoffs. The lacrosse goal is his trademark weapon.
90,000 19-year-old Svechnikov scored second lacrosse goal in NHL history
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Svechnikov, 19, scores second lacrosse goal in NHL history
Carolina Hurricanes / Twitter
Russian Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov scored his second goal in the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season match in the unique lacrosse style (a sport where the ball is kept in the net of clubs).
The 19-year-old forward was already in a similar fashion to in the October game against the Calgary Flames, becoming the first player in NHL history to score such a puck in an official game.
Svechnikov repeated his trademark trick in the middle of the second period of the match against the Winnipeg Jets: with the score 2: 2, he took possession of the puck outside the opponent’s goal, lifted it on the hook and brought it over the goal line above the goalkeeper’s shoulder.
“This 19-year-old is spitting on authority and making his own story,” notes the NHL’s .com . – And the goal turned out to be not only beautiful, but also terribly important. Svechnikov distinguished himself in the second period with the score 2: 2. After that, before the second break, the Hurricanes hit the gates of the discouraged Jets two more times and secured a comfortable advantage. ”
Such goals are not uncommon at the junior league level, but in the NHL only Svechnikov knows how to do this. Eugene, and for the first time he saw this trick performed by Mikael Granlund in the semifinals of the 2011 World Cup in the match between the national teams of Russia and Finland.
For the past two years, the Russian has been practicing this throw every day. Earlier, Carolina coach Rod Brindamore feared that it would be difficult for the striker to repeat him, because everyone already knows about him.
“Incredible,” his teammate Sebastian Aho said about Svechnikov’s goal. “No one has ever done this before him.
The Russian forward has 35 points (14 goals + 21 assists) in 34 games this season.
Buick LaCrosse has received restyling and went to the Chinese market
The American auto brand has declassified its largest and most expensive updated sedan in the existing lineup. The model will become exclusive as it will be sold only in the Chinese market.
Buick LaCrosse is now available only for the Chinese market
In the North American market for the Buick LaCrosse , unfortunately, there is no room left, the automaker curtailed the production of the model in connection with the plan to restructure the concern General Motors .Production at the Hamtramck plant in Detroit will be discontinued in a few months. But the sedan will get a second life on the priority Chinese market for the Buick brand, where 1,057,000 cars were sold last year, while only 207,000 cars were sold in the homeland of the model. So the Buick LaCrosse received a restyling anyway.
The model received a restyling, but it will no longer be presented in the North American market.
So, the Buick LaCrosse received significant external changes, its trademark “whalebone” disappeared.The radiator grille was modified, the front bumper received chrome elements, above which the LED headlights are located. Also, a lot of chrome parts decorate the back of the car. The redesigned exterior has given the LaCrosse many advantages. As for the interior, everything here has remained the same, with the exception of the materials used: now they have become much better quality. The company’s management decided to leave the top-end equipment Avenir , which is easily recognizable by a large number of chrome body components, the most expensive trim in the lineup and the most complete set of options that the Buick can provide at the moment.
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse is less powerful, and is producing 240bhp. not 261 hp. as before
As for the engine range, the restyled model is equipped with the same turbocharged gasoline 2.0-liter engine, although the power was reduced from 261 to 240 hp, leaving the same torque of 350 Nm. The transmission is represented by a 9-speed automatic transmission. But since this model is now produced exclusively for the Chinese market, it will soon receive a new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine with 165 hp.from. and a little later, the auto brand is going to update the hybrid sludge plant installed on the LaCrosse . The restyled model LaCrosse is already available from official dealers, the estimated cost of the car in the basic configuration will be about $ 40,000.
For the Chinese market, the top-end Avenir equipment will remain, equipped to the maximum with all the technical innovations of the company 90,000 The price of the luxury sedan Buick LaCrosse 2014 has been announced
19 June 2013
General Motors has released official US pricing for the updated 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedan.The premiere of the car took place this year at the New York Auto Show and will soon be available for sale.
Sedan will be available only for the US market. The only option to buy it on the territory of Russia is to sell a car from America to order.
Like its predecessor, the new 2014 Buick LaCrosse will be offered with one of two engines: a 2.4-liter eAssist or a 304-horsepower 3.6-liter direct injection V6. Only a standard six-speed automatic transmission is available in tandem with them.The car will be sold with front-wheel drive, an all-wheel drive configuration is possible only on versions with six-cylinder engines. Consumption with a more powerful engine is approximately 10-11l / 100km, depending on the type of drive.
Changes in the exterior of the car compared to the previous model year are as follows: the front of the car has acquired a more modern look, and the new LaCrosse has acquired LEDs in the headlights, chrome tailpipes, new seats, higher-quality finishing materials and an up-to-date version of the infotainment system.If that wasn’t enough to spark a desire to buy the car, US residents can now purchase last model year’s sedan at a $ 1,500 discount.
The front-wheel drive version with both the 2.4-liter eAssist and the 3.6-liter V6 will sell for the same price of $ 34,060.
For those who lack comfort and luxury in the interior of the new product, the Ultra Luxury package is available. Interior trim in dark Japanese ash, charcoal synthetic suede on the mirrors, semi-aniline trim on sangria leather seats will cost $ 2,495.
In addition, there are two optional equipment packages available with different safety technologies. The $ 2.125 Driver Confidence I includes frontal collision warning, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, crossing lane markings and rear cross traffic warning, as well as xenon headlights and a dashboard on the windshield. Driver Confidence II for $ 1,745 is only available as an add-on to the first package and is not installed separately.It consists of adaptive cruise control, automatic collision avoidance and a proprietary proprietary seat vibration warning system.