Beaver Ballers Need a Hand

New_Benny_Beaver_Logo_-_2013What’s the first thing you think of when I say “carry the pizza,” “cherry picker,” “d-pole,” “2 hole,” or “cup check?” If you said NCAA lacrosse, you may already be a fan. If not, this is a great time to jump on the bandwagon.

The Oregon State University Men’s Lacrosse program just finished their regular season with an unprecedented perfect record. They are 10-0 and currently ranked #4 in the nation. The Beavers are the only team in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) without a loss. These student-athletes might not get the same publicity as their football or basketball counterparts, but they compete against many of the same schools. In addition to beating teams from five other PAC-12 schools, Corvallis’ best also took out the University of Portland, Cal Poly, Idaho, Simon Fraser University, and absolutely de-twigged the Montana Grizzlies 21-4.

That’s the last of the lacrosse slang, I promise.

Now it’s playoff season. But, the program needs additional financial support to help cover the costs associated with the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship Tournament. As a club team, the squad is funded almost exclusively by player dues and donations. They are calling for help from the community to cover travel expenses for the athletes and coaches. With a lofty goal of raising $30,000 by Thursday, May 28, there’s no time to waste.

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By Dave DeLuca