The Columbus Landsharks may look young, but they are seeking to establish themselves in the 2001-2002 season. In their final tune-up for the regular season, the Landsharks lost to the New York Saints in a close battle, 15-12. With promising draft picks and a strong local roster, the Landsharks will be a team to watch this season.
Having a strong local feel to the team will help the Landsharks develop a dedicated fanbase in a city where lacrosse is increasing its popularity. The local players like Ryan Stopper, David Harvey, and Steve Gloeckner will add a certain amount of pride for the Landshark fans.
"We want [the Landsharks] to be Columbus's team," Vice President of Operations, Chris Bandura said. Six Ohio natives add to the local flair of the team's growing popularity, and with the promise of a young squad and new ownership, the Landsharks are ready to make their mark in the National Lacrosse League this season.
Columbus cornered the NLL Draft with several picks in the early rounds, acquiring a great deal of potential for seasons to come.
The Landsharks begin the regular season on December 1 against the expansion New Jersey Storm at 7:30 p.m. at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Season Ticket packages start at $100, and single-game tickets start at $14.50. For ticket information, call the Landsharks at (614) 246-JAWS (5297).