MMA Lacrosse to hold first match April 8

IMG_3949_best_abbottOn Friday, April 8, the MMA lacrosse team will hold its first-ever Maroon & Gold scrimmage. Members of the MMA community and the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

“With this being our first year as a sport here at MMA and lacrosse being somewhat of an unknown entity around these parts, we wanted to have an open scrimmage on campus to allow everyone to see the great sport that this group of cadets have been working so hard to learn,” head coach LT Kevin Bissmeyer said. “This season has been about teaching the basics, how to catch and throw.”

IMG_0332_palenBissmeyer has previous coaching and playing experience at both the high school and college levels.

The 2015-16 lacrosse roster includes 27 players, six of whom have previous playing experience.

According to Bissmeyer, lacrosse differs from football because “lacrosse players come in all shapes and sizes. There is no set physical type for each position.”

According to Athletic Director MAJ Kevin Farley, lacrosse “really fits what we are doing here at MMA.”

“It’s a well-know, well-recognized sport in the boarding school community and having a team here on campus could help attract students,” Farley said.

“I want our teams, all MMA athletic teams, to be competitive,” President Charles McGeorge, a former high school lacrosse player and coach, said. “We’d love to see people come out. … We look forward to the chance to welcome the community to campus.”

Article by Jonathan Grffin of the Mexico Ledger.