The National Lacrosse League is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Mohawk International Lacrosse (MIL) as the official lacrosse stick of the NLL. The announcement was made earlier today by Commissioner Jim Jennings. MIL continues a partnership with the league that formed in the year 2000.
The Mohawk International Lacrosse line of sticks are well respected as some of the best in lacrosse today. MIL is the stick of choice among several of the league's top players, including John Tavares of the Buffalo Bandits. Tavares is the second-leading scorer in the history of the league.
The list of other NLL players using MIL sticks include:
Bruce Codd, captain of the Ottawa Rebel; Cory Bomberry, Derek Malawsky of the Rochester Knighthawks; Nick Trudeau of the Albany Attack; Tom Phair and John Rosa of the Colorado Mammoth; are among some of the other premier players who use MIL sticks.
Mohawk International Lacrosse is the last remaining manufacturer of Lacrosse Sticks on the Akwesasne Reservation, located in upstate New York. The sport of lacrosse has been played by the Mohawk people for several hundred years. Over the centuries, the art of manufacturing a lacrosse stick has been passed down from one generation of Mohawk craftspeople to another. In the words of Mark Mitchell, President of MIL, 'We invented the game, why not let us design your stick?'
'We are excited to continue our relationship with Mohawk International Lacrosse,' said Commissioner Jim Jennings. 'MIL produces a great product, and we share in their commitment to this great game that is lacrosse.'
MIL is also the official lacrosse stick of the league's Scoop n' Shoot program for children ages 6-14. For more information on Mohawk International Lacrosse and to see their line of products, please visit their website, www.mohawkintlacrosse.com.