October 20, 2011

MLL's Outlaws to Scrimmage DU at Colorado Showcase

from press release

DENVER – The Denver Outlaws will scrimmage the University of Denver men's lacrosse team on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium in the Third Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase.

"The opportunity to host the Denver Outlaws and work hand in hand with their great organization for the third straight year is a thrill for our players and an honor for the University of Denver," Pioneers Head Coach Bill Tierney said. "As we move through our fall season, we attempt to introduce new concepts to our younger players and help the older teammates assume more of a leadership role. We had a fantastic season last year and we are aiming for even higher goals in 2012."

Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance and $10 if purchased the day-of at the DU Box Office. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at DenverPioneers.com or at the DU Box Office, located in the Daniel L. Ritchie Center on the DU campus. Admission for DU students is free with a valid Pioneer Card.

"There is nothing better in an athlete's life to remind him of the importance of preparation and staying in shape for an upcoming season than a competitive experience and this Saturday's scrimmage against one of the Nation's best college lacrosse programs is just what the doctor ordered for us," Outlaws General Manager Tony Seaman said. "We're excited to continue our excellent partnership with Coach Tierney and the DU program as we face off with them this Saturday."

"The game against the Outlaws will give us a good idea of where we stand as we move into the winter months of conditioning, strength training and individual skill development," Tierney said. "There are few places like Denver which will allow both organizations' many fans the opportunity to see great lacrosse in an exciting fall contest."

Denver Outlaws who will be participating are former Pioneers Dillon Roy, Jordan Hendry and Andrew Lay, along with Connor Martin, Jesse Schwartzman, Matt Bocklet, Lee Zink, Sean McCarthy, Justin Bokmeyer, Sean DeLaney, Nate Watkins and Ben Brown.

Fans will also get the chance to see all their favorite Pioneers, including All-Americans Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario), Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.), Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario), Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.) and Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.).


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