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Ten new scholars bolster the NTU Lacrosse programme

We are pleased to announce that no fewer than ten new lacrosse scholars will be part of the Nottingham Trent University Lacrosse programme this season, following a highly successful 2016/17 season.

NTU Lacrosse will play unbeaten Durham University on Wednesday 11 October
NTU v Durham - Wednesday 11 October 2017

On the Women’s side we are pleased to announce that Welsh International midfielder Gabriella Sims will join the women’s programme on what promises to be an exciting year with many talented year 1 students also joining the team this year.

The men’s programme will welcome nine new scholars, five post-graduates and four under-graduates. They will join current scholars Jamie Powell, Zac Guy, Chase Dubois, William Hardy and James Pomfret.

Defender, Dominick Calisto joins NTU from Boston University, having been playing professionally in the US. He has recently won a National Championship with the Ohio Machine in Major League Lacrosse (MLL).

Attackman, Cameron Joyce joins us from the University of Southern New Hampshire, where he had a highly successful career, scoring 136 goals and being named an NCAA D2 All-American in his senior year.

Midfielder, Ben Lasane joins his fellow Mercer University alumni Chase Dubois, who is also studying MSc International Business. Clark Universities star goalkeeper Drew Riopelle-Tyrrell will anchor the defence for NTU next season.

We have also secured four players with international experience including England midfielder Tom Bracegirdle, who together with Zac Guy enjoyed a successful European Championships campaign in Budapest last summer.

He will be joined by Scotland defender Douglas Twineon and England U19 midfielders, Elliot Leonard and Jake Parker. All three represented their respective nations in U19 World Cup last summer. NCAA Division 2 Alderson Broaddus transfer Joseph Baythorpe will join them.

I am delighted to be able to bring such an array of high caliber of players with NCAA, professional and international experience to NTU. I am also really proud to have so many talented home-grown under-graduate students joining the programme, hopefully combined they will help us achieve our goal of becoming the leading university for lacrosse in the country.

Sam Patterson (Head of Lacrosse)

You can see our new and current scholars in action as they play their first BUCS match of the 2017/18 season on Wednesday. It is a highly anticipated match against an unbeaten Durham University side, who only narrowly beat NTU in the BUCS Championship Final last season.

NTU v Durham – Wednesday 11 October, 3.30 pm, Clifton 3G

Ten new scholars bolster the NTU Lacrosse programme

Published on 9 October 2017
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