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Men’s Lacrosse Takes on Countdown to Face-Off Challenge

Jan. 29, 2018


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EASTON, Pa.
– The Lafayette men’s lacrosse program has been challenged by an anonymous donor to raise $75,000 in six days. The Countdown to Face-Off Challenge began on Monday and runs until the team’s first game on Feb. 3.

"This campaign is an excellent way for our supporters to make an immediate impact for our program,” interim head coach Ed Williams said. “The gifts allow our staff to build a championship-level program and give our student-athletes a first-class experience. We’ve been working extremely hard this preseason and are ready to prove people wrong this spring. We hope you’ll participate in this challenge and join us in our pursuit of excellence when the season kicks off this weekend.”

Former captain Andrew Horton ’08 is also challenging alumni of the last ten years. Horton will pledge $10,000 to the program if 25 members of the classes of 2008-17 make a gift during the week.

Gifts made to the Lafayette Maroon Club’s Friends of Men’s Lacrosse before Feb. 3 will allow for the enhancement of the program’s operating budget as well as scholarship support. The success of this challenge will provide current and future student-athletes with a championship experience.

The Leopards open the 2018 season on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., facing off against No. 9 North Carolina at 12 p.m.

For more information on the Maroon Club or the Friends of Men's Lacrosse, contact Josh Azer, Director of Athletic Development, at (610) 330-3116 or azerj@lafayette.edu, or Michael Rath, Associate Director of the Maroon Club, at (610) 330-5683.