ATLANTA – The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, the nation’s preeminent non-varsity collegiate league, is pleased to announce a partnership with “The Pearl” lacrosse ball.
The Pearl will be the Official Ball of the MCLA for the 2018 season.
“Guardian has been on the cutting edge of lacrosse ball technology and safety, making a partnership with The Pearl an exciting one for us,” said MCLA president Ken Lovic. “This is also a great opportunity for our membership to use a quality product at a competitive rate.”
The Pearl is resistant to the corrosive effects that plague most lacrosse balls. It will not harden or grease – it has a “grease-free” guarantee – and is made in the USA. This ensures consistent release from the mesh in MCLA competition; with the MCLA’s discount – your program can have consistent performance for practices as well.
The Pearl meets the safer, softer NOCSAE/SEI specifications for a lacrosse ball and is the official ball of US Lacrosse and Team USA. It is stamped for play by both the NFHS and NCAA.
“We are delighted that The Pearl has been selected as the Official Ball of the MCLA,” said Erin Hanson, founder and owner of Guardian. “We understand the commitment and effort that MCLA student-athletes and coaches make to their craft, and they deserve an affordable ball that performs at the highest possible level.”
MCLA programs will be able to purchase team orders of The Pearl lacrosse balls at a discount by visiting THIS WEBSITE.
In 2015, Guardian Innovations developed The Pearl lacrosse ball. Born from The Hanson Group, Guardian is able to draw on 20+ years of material science and engineering expertise. They use their expertise to improve the materials used in sporting goods. The team is comprised of innovators and scientists that are passionate about better engineered sporting equipment. Guardian Innovation’s goal remains the same: protecting athletes participating in sports that clearly demand advancements in equipment. Learn more about the company at GuardianSports.org and follow The Pearl on Twitter and Instagram.