—Face-Off Academy Owners, Greg Gurenlian & Jerry Ragonese, Sign with, “The Gold Standard”—
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., April 30, 2019
Cascade and Maverik Lacrosse, the industry leaders in head protection and lacrosse equipment, announced today that they’ve entered into exclusive partnership with The Face-Off Academy (FOA). The partnership formally makes Maverik the official equipment partner and Cascade the official helmet of choice for the FOA. The recent agreement utilizes the expertise of Co-Owner’s Greg Gurenlian and Jerry Ragonese for Cascade and Maverik product development, FOA focus groups and testing. Along in the partnership, Cascade and Maverik have become the title sponsors backing Greg Gurenlian’s Beast Lab YouTube channel offering educational training for the next generation of the internationally known “Face-Off Army”.
Cascade and Maverik Sports Marketing Manager, Kevin Simmons, states, “The Faceoff Academy represents what our sport is all about – sharing knowledge of the game to make everyone better. These coaches have a proven track record and continue to dominate on the field. Their dedication to player development at every level is best in class,” Simmons exclaimed, “We have had a great relationship with Greg throughout his professional playing career and Jerry while customizing helmets for top programs throughout the world. We’re looking forward to the future of Cascade Maverik and the Faceoff Academy.”
Cascade and Maverik have also committed to backing marquee main events like the Face-Off Academy’s National Showcase, Championship Draw Day, The I-95 Cup and nationwide draw day clinics. Specifically, the FOA National Showcase event highlights the nation’s top 250 face-off specialists from middle school to varsity levels. The 2019 Championship Draw Day will be held in Philadelphia’s Penn Park at DCC Field over Memorial Day weekend streamlining with the collegiate national championships occurring right down the road. The I-95 Cup is the ultimate challenge to see which area of the country has the most talented face-off midfielders as top players from 4 selected areas meet for a 1 day tournament. For more information on FOA events please visit: https://thefaceoffacademy.com
Co-Owner, Greg Gurenlian, most recently captured the 2018 FIL World Championship with Team USA and is playing for the Redwoods Lacrosse Club professionally for the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). When asked about the solidified relationship, he responded, “This partnership is organic, we believe in Maverik/Cascade and their mission just as they believe in The Face-Off Academy’s. We are excited to have them as our exclusive protective gear sponsor,” he continued, “As a pro player, I have trusted Cascade and Maverik for my protective gear above all others for over a decade. It only makes sense that I would want my FOA Athletes to have the same gold standard protection that I have for myself.”
Jerry Ragonese, FOA Co-Owner, a graduate and alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology’s men’s lacrosse team and touts a professional playing career posting eight seasons in Major League Lacrosse that includes a 2015 MLL Championship. In 2019, Ragonese will be taking the field for the PLL’s Archer’s Lacrosse club. When talking on the future of the FOA, Ragonese mentioned,” Since I started my journey into athletics I’ve never trusted any piece of equipment longer than my Cascade helmet. The constant strive for a better product over my 15 years in the game has time and time again raised the bar. The drive mirrors our own at the FOA, never settling for ‘good enough’ and constantly re-engineering to put the best possible product on the field for our players. This partnership of Maverik/Cascade and FOA marries two like-minded entities together. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you!”
Both Gurenlian and Ragonese will be continuing to travel putting on clinics developing the lacrosse skills of the next generation of athlete through the highest quality of instruction with the FOA curriculum. Both will also begin their chase for the 2019 PLL Crown on June 1, 2019 when PLL season inaugural games are played at Gillette Stadium in Boston, MA on NBC Sports.
About Face-Off Academy
The Face-Off academy was established in 2012 by Professional Lacrosse players Greg Gurenlian, Jerry Ragonese and Chris Mattes. The goal was to bring Face-Offs into the light by eliminating cheating and ridding the position of archaic techniques by way of biomechanics. After years of success, the FOA has established itself as the sport’s unquestioned leader in Coaching, recruiting and education for Face-Off men of all ages and skill levels. For more information, please visit: https://thefaceoffacademy.com.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., April 2, 2019 /PLLnews/
Cascade and Maverik Lacrosse, the industry leaders in head protection and lacrosse equipment, announced today that they’ve added Drew Simoneau to the company’s world-class pro roster. The recent signing of Simoneau brings the face-off position experience and expertise of a current, Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) face-off specialist, former Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star, NCAA Collegiate standout and coach of the nationally recognized Face-Off Factory training academy.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., March 21, 2019 /MLLnews/
Cascade and Maverik Lacrosse, the industry leaders in head protection and lacrosse equipment, announced today that they’ve added Max Adler to the company’s world-class pro roster. The recent signing of Adler brings the face-off position experience and expertise of a 2018 MLL Champion, Team Israel Face-Off Specialist, NCAA Collegiate All-American and coach of the nationally recognized Face-Off Factory training academy.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., February 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/
Cascade Maverik Lacrosse, the industry leaders in head protection and lacrosse equipment, announced today that they renewed long-term partnerships with Penn State University, University of Michigan, Villanova University and Fairfield University men’s lacrosse teams. The recent signings make Cascade the helmet of choice for more than 70 percent of the Division 1 landscape. The recent agreements maintain Maverik as the #1 hard goods supplier on the Division 1 men’s lacrosse field. Penn State, Michigan, Villanova and Fairfield will all wear Cascade helmets and be outfitted in Maverik protective equipment along with its complete line of heads and handles for the program’s upcoming 2019 season.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/
Maverik Lacrosse announced today the launch of its most elite line of protective gear, the Rome™ line. The Rome collection includes gloves, shoulder pad, speed pad, arm pads for the elite midfielder, arm guards for the elite attackman, and an elbow pad for the elite defenseman. Built on our anatomical SPEED FIT Profile, for the utmost maneuverability, the Rome collection provides outstanding fit, maximum protection and the best materials available in protective equipment. The entire Rome protective line will be available at retail starting October 1, while custom team orders for gloves and arm protection are being accepted now at FactoryCustom.com.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/
Maverik Lacrosse announced today the launch of its latest head, the Havok™. Designed and manufactured in the United States for long stick middies (LSMs) and defenseman, the Havok features best-in-class strength to weight ratio. The Havok is designed for a mid-high pocket and incorporates the all new Ground Control™ technology, so players can scoop ground balls with ease from any angle. The Havok will be available in white, “Hyperlite” blue, black and gray, starting July 4th.
February 7, 2018
Virtually every member of the Orange, as well as players on several other teams, have decided to wear protective head gear this season. The NCAA permitted such gear last season, but the idea didn’t catch on very quickly. Orange coach Gary Gait said the team didn’t have any in stock and none of his players inquired about getting one.
February 3, 2018
“We are excited to renew our relationship with Cascade,” stated Hopkins Head Coach Dave Pietramala. “Having worn their helmets before, we have great confidence in their product and are appreciative of Cascade’s ability to think outside the box when it comes to design,” continued Pietramala.
October 26, 2017
Maverik Lacrosse announced today the official retail launch of its latest innovation, the Axiom complete stick for women. Players can be a triple threat, passing, shooting and dodging with precision thanks to the Axiom’s completely redesigned head. The Axiom head is specifically designed for attackers and midfielders who want to control the outcome, featuring the Swivel + pocket for incredible hold, an optimal scoop angle, and the most pinched face shape allowed. The complete stick is available for a suggested retail of $209.99.
August 18, 2017
Cascade, the leading head protection manufacturer in lacrosse, announced today the sponsorship of the National Prospect Elite 80. The Cascade National Prospect Elite 80 is geared to maximize athletic recruiting opportunities for the girls and boys graduating in 2018 and 2019. Multiple sessions are available in the fall that provide regional access that offer affordable convenience helping to reduce time and travel costs, as opposed to national events that force people to travel longer distances. Nominations are being accepted now for the Prospect Elite Series, which starts October 22.
July 14, 2017
Maverik Lacrosse announced today the launch of its latest glove, the M4™. The follow-up to the industry-leading M3, the M4 will be the choice for custom team gloves at all playing levels. The M4 glove is designed for superior stick feel, instant break-in, enhanced ventilation and features 37.5™ fabric technology for ultimate comfort. Team orders are being accepted now for custom M4 gloves. The M4 will be available at retail in 13″, 12″ and 10″ sizes, starting September 29th, at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
May 18, 2017
Cascade Lacrosse, the leading helmet manufacturer in lacrosse, today launched a new premium helmet, the S. Designed and manufactured in the United States, the new S represents the pinnacle of protection, comfort and vision. The S incorporates several new, game-changing helmet technologies, including a new tri-liner integrated with the shell, new Xflo ventilation that more than doubles the breathability of previous helmets models, and a new Vision bar facemask that ensures the ball is never out of sight. The helmet will be available in Cascade’s 48-hour factory custom manufacturing starting June 19th at a retail price of $289.