ATLANTA – The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), the preeminent non-varsity league in the country, is excited to announce that PEARL will continue to sponsor the Goalie of the Week award during the 2023 season.
Each week this spring, an MCLA student-athlete in each division will earn the “PEARL Goalie of the Week” award for his outstanding work in the crease for his respective team.
“We’re excited to extend our partnership with the MCLA for the 2023 season,” said Erin Hanson, founder and owner of PEARL and Guardian Sports. “Goalies put themselves in the line of fire every game and we’re proud to recognize their efforts.”
The winner of the PEARL Goalie of the Week honor will receive a custom printed PEARL X lacrosse ball, a variety pack of PEARL lacrosse balls – the official ball of the MCLA – along with a PEARL lacrosse ball bag, a PEARL branded T-shirt and hat. The winner will also receive national recognition for his accomplishments.
“PEARL has been a staunch supporter of the MCLA for years now, so we’re obviously ecstatic to have them as a partner for the upcoming season,” said MCLA president Ken Lovic. “PEARL lacrosse balls are a great product. Partnering with PEARL again is a perfect fit for the MCLA.”
Nominations for the weekly award, which will run 15 weeks from Jan. 31 through the 2023 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, will be accepted from head coaches by Monday at noon.
The recipients of the honor, who will be judged on statistics and quality of opponent, will be announced on Tuesdays.
In 2015, drawing on 20-plus years of material science and engineering expertise, Guardian Sports developed the PEARL lacrosse ball. Since its inception, PEARL has expanded its product line to include three one-of-a-kind lacrosse balls:
- PEARL X lacrosse balls are made in the USA with a superior material that lasts longer and never greases. That’s why they offer a grease-free guarantee.
- PEARL NX lacrosse balls are made in the USA with the same material and specifications as PEARL X just without the bounce. PEARL NX is perfect for practicing indoors or on hard surfaces without sacrificing the feel of a standard lacrosse ball.
- PEARL LT lacrosse balls are the first SEI certified textured lacrosse ball to meet NOCSAE/NCAA/NFHS standards. PEARL LT’s textured technology prolongs its grip and delays greasing.
Guardian Sports is comprised of engineers and scientists that are passionate about developing high quality sporting equipment, allowing PEARL to continue to innovate and help grow the game. Learn more about the PEARL and Guardian Sports by following @pearl_lacrosse on Twitter and Instagram or visit www.guardiansports.com.