Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/3/13
From Press Release
Mesa Fresh Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Fever have announced that they are merging into Mesa Fresh Fever.
Mesa Fresh Lacrosse was founded in 2007 with the intent to showcase high school lacrosse players that are highly skilled, but also of high character. Mesa prides itself in teaching how to play the game right – not just attending tournaments. Players are selected based on game performance and contribution to their youth teams along with recommendations by area coaches.
Since the inception of Mesa Fresh Lacrosse, its teams have won some of the strongest high school field tournaments including Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions (2014 & 2015), Lava Lax (2012, 2015 & 2016), Summer Sizzle (2012), Battle of the Hotbeds (2010), Lax Max (2010 & 2012), Tri-States National Tournament (2013 & 2016) and MVP Team Tournament (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016).
The Philadelphia Fever was founded in 2006 by The Haverford School’s John Nostrant, Travis Loving, and Mark Petrone. The Fever is one of most respected youth club organizations in the country. In 2013, the Fever had over 390 players tryout for its teams. The Fever seeks to provide the best coaching around while having fun at the same time.
Bob Aitken, the founder of Mesa Fresh Lacrosse, says, “We have been looking to add a youth component to Mesa for years, and the Fever is the perfect fit. We will continue inviting the best players in the Philadelphia area to join our rosters, but the Fever will strengthen this with its relationships.”
John Nostrant adds, “We are so excited about partnering with Mesa, which is arguably the best high school lacrosse club team around, but that also has players who respect the game. This partnership will provide an avenue for some of our Fever players to remain part of our organization through high school.”