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Premier Lacrosse League, STX, Announce New, National Combine for Top 50 High School Lacrosse Athletes

By PLL | Sep 13, 2023

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 13, 2023 – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster today announced it will partner with STX to build and host the PLL Combine - High School Invitational for the top 50 high school lacrosse players (grades 10 and 11). Each player will be selected to have their lacrosse skills and athletic performance evaluated with instruction from current PLL pros and performance analysis by Spellman Performance. The inaugural event will be held January 26-28, 2024 at IMG Academy.

“Investing in the next generation is core to our mission. Lacrosse players across the country are bigger, faster, stronger and more skilled than ever, yet our game doesn’t have a standardized means of evaluating talent,” said Paul Rabil, co-founder and President of the PLL. “With our partners at STX, we have created the PLL Combine, where we will support these talented, young athletes on their journey to the next level.”

The 50 PLL Combine - High School Invitational attendees will receive hands-on instruction, elite competition, all new equipment courtesy of STX, performance training, data collection, and speed programming. At the conclusion of the PLL Combine, players will receive an individual profile of their performance from Spellman Performance, complete with GPS data to track field presence and explosiveness, video analysis, and a personalized speed program to improve performance following the event. Additionally, the players will receive off-field training related to personal brand building, academic development, and athlete wellness.

“STX could not be prouder to partner with the Premier Lacrosse League through this initiative to identify and mentor the next generation of our sport’s role models and elite players,” said Ed Saunders, STX’s VP of Sales, Marketing & Operations. “It is yet another example of the league's long-range vision for strengthening its foundation, in much the same way the other major professional leagues do. As two leaders in the game, it’s important STX and PLL collaborate in bold ways to inspire new growth and exposure for lacrosse. We are excited to witness and chronicle what the future holds for this inaugural class alongside our partners in the league.”

For more information visit premierlacrosseleague.com/thecombine

About the Premier Lacrosse League
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was recognized by Front Office Sports’ 2021 Best Employers in Sports. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll).

About STX
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sport of lacrosse. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what has recently been viewed as the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit www.stx.com.