New York, NY (March 22, 2018)— The Federation of International Lacrosse has announced Gladiator Lacrosse, a premier name in the sport, will be the provider of the Official Goals for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship that will be played in Netanya, Israel from July 12 through July 21, 2018. All 25 fields being used for competition during the World Championship will be adorned with Gladiator Lacrosse Professional Goals and Nets.
“Gladiator Lacrosse is very excited to partner with the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship in Netanya. Nearly 50 nations will be competing in what is likely to go down as the largest international event in lacrosse history and we are proud to be the Official Goal Supplier” said Larry Palumbo, Operations Manager of Gladiator Lacrosse. “We are thrilled to partner with such a well-known brand like Gladiator Lacrosse” said Scott Neiss, Chairman of the 2018 FIL World Championships. Jessie Kraft, Director of Partnerships for the 2018 FIL World Championships added, “We are excited to feature Gladiator Lacrosse as a partner, as they are a true leader in the lacrosse equipment industry.”
This new partnership is a shining example of just how committed Gladiator Lacrosse is to help players train and excel in the sport globally. “The Federation of International Lacrosse and Gladiator Lacrosse both strive to make the game accessible to wider audiences and we look forward to leveraging the partnership to help grow our brand internationally” said Rachel Zietz, CEO and Founder of Gladiator Lacrosse.
About 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships (WLC): The 2018 WLC will be the 13th edition of the international men’s field lacrosse tournament organized by the Federation of International Lacrosse. The event is held every 4 years and the 2018 edition will see 48 nations compete for the gold medal this summer in Netanya, Israel, making this World Championship the largest of all-time. To learn more about the event, please visit worldlacrosse2018.com and the tournament’s social media pages: @worldlax2018 on Facebook and @worldlaxchampionship2018 on Instagram.
About Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL): The FIL is headquartered in New York City and is the international governing body of lacrosse, responsible for men’s, women’s, and indoor versions of the sport. They organize the Men’s World Lacrosse Championship, Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, the Under-19 Men’s and Women’s World Lacrosse Championships, and the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. To learn more about the FIL, please visit filacrosse.com and their social media pages: @filacrosse on Facebook and @federation_of_intl_lacrosse on Instagram.
About Gladiator Lacrosse: Gladiator Lacrosse, founded in 2013, established by then-13-year-old entrepreneur and lacrosse player Rachel Zietz, is currently one of the leading manufacturers of professional grade lacrosse equipment. Recognized by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott in his 2016 State of the State address and by Time Magazine as one of the 30 most influential teens of 2016, Gladiator Lacrosse and its founder have been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, South Florida Business Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and Inc.com. Gladiator Lacrosse was also the first lacrosse company to appear on ABC’s hit television show, Shark Tank. To learn more about Gladiator Lacrosse please visit, gladiatorlacrosse.com and their social media pages: @gladiatorlacrosse on Facebook and @gladiatorlax on Instagram.
Gladiator Lacrosse, LLC Unveils The Casey Powell Signature Collection, Its Superior Product Line of Practice Equipment
The highly anticipated Casey Powell Product Line maintains the brand’s dedication to producing the highest quality performance practice equipment by combining professional-grade and premium materials.
Gladiator Lacrosse and Casey Powell, currently a major league player for the Florida Launch, announce the successful release of their latest high-caliber product line: The Casey Powell Signature Collection. The all-new Casey Powell Signature Edition Lacrosse Goal and Casey Powell Signature Edition Wall Rebounder not only break training barriers for their first-of-its-kind performance and elegant design features, but also draw inspirational cues from the legacy of Casey Powell.
The Casey Powell Signature Collection is designed to fit the needs of today’s elite lacrosse athletes with never before used black-on-black textiles and premium elements, making the collection one of the top performing practice equipment offered today. The Casey Powell Signature Edition Lacrosse Rebounder is a durable 4’ x 3’ rebounder designed for beginners-to-advanced players and comes complete with an exclusive Casey Powell Training Guide to help players practice and improve their lacrosse skills. The Casey Powell Signature Edition Lacrosse Goal is composed of a premium 6mm braided polyester professional-grade net designed with a sturdy snap-piece frame and a lacing cord made for easy assembly. Both Signature Collection items include a Casey Powell Training Guide to maximize practice sessions with the use of the equipment. “The emphasis for the training guides were to remind players that a conditioned lacrosse athlete obtains skillfulness through dedicated practice sessions,” said Casey Powell. “The handbook is a reflection of my own personal training techniques that have helped my aiming precision and perfected my shots.”
The international lacrosse icon Casey Powell and the CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse wanted to create industry-leading practice equipment that encourages today’s athletes to rethink performance and emphasize the importance of training with durable, professional-grade equipment. “The Casey Powell Collection continues the tradition of setting the benchmark for superior design and performance,” said Rachel Zietz, CEO and Founder of Gladiator Lacrosse. “As a growing brand, Casey Powell and I recognized that lacrosse athletes want and need equipment that is truly an extension of their sophisticated style, without affecting the quality and overall product performance.”
For Gladiator Lacrosse, continuing to set a new standard for performance innovation is one of the results of working alongside brand ambassador Casey Powell. Casey Powell Signature Edition products are revolutionizing the lacrosse market, and players around the world are now able to purchase this exclusive equipment online.
Gladiator Lacrosse™ is proud to announce that Casey Powell, accomplished lacrosse player, four-time All American and two-time National Player of the year, is now part of the brand’s family.
Gladiator Lacrosse and Casey Powell, currently a major league player for the Florida Launch and one of the most decorated players ever to set foot on a field, celebrated the announcement in Boca Raton, Florida, after many months in the making. The international lacrosse icon and 2014 MVP of Major League Lacrosse will be representing Gladiator Lacrosse as the company’s brand ambassador. Powell’s commitment to the future of lacrosse is evident in his participation in many lacrosse involvements: as a coach for Disney College Spring Training; as the founder of Speed Lacrosse, a modified version of the game; as a player for several pro teams; and as one of the MLL’s top players of all-time. He is also the all-time leading scorer in MLL history and was a World Champion winner with Team U.S.A.
Powell, also founder of the Casey Powell’s World Lacrosse Foundation, has spent decades submerged in his passion for lacrosse and his partnership with Gladiator Lacrosse is no exception. “I am pleased to be part of the Gladiator Lacrosse team. I have always admired quality craftsmanship in products for players and Gladiator Lacrosse offers just that. Plus, I’ve had the privilege of working with someone as talented, young and motivated as Rachel, she is an inspiration,” he explained.
Powell is pursuing a unique and lasting impact alongside Gladiator Lacrosse by offering superior, professional-grade training products to the lacrosse community through a future launch of a Signature Edition Line.
For Gladiator Lacrosse, the choice of working with Casey Powell as brand ambassador extends its long-term commitment to lacrosse players. “We are thrilled to have Casey Powell as a representative of Gladiator Lacrosse; he combines top performance in his sport with elegance and power and he embodies the principles of perseverance through an unwavering commitment to excellence. These are precisely the qualities that we have come to represent in our lacrosse equipment,” said Rachel Zietz, CEO and founder of Gladiator Lacrosse.
Powell earned All-American honors four times (1995-98), including three first-team nods. He was twice the winner of the L.t. Raymond J. Enners Award as the USILA Player of the Year (1997, 1998) and he finished his college career with a then school-record 287 points (158 goals, 129 assists). Powell was also captain of the US Men’s National Team in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship, including the US Men’s Indoor National Team (2011, 2015).