Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/4/16
From Press Release
The Mesa Lacrosse Club and Maple Zone Sports Institute are excited to announce a partnership that will bring the Mesa teams to establish their new home base of training, development and event management operations to the two state-of-the-art MSI complexes – the indoor Field House and the outdoor Sports Village.
The partnership is expected to provide the platform for both organizations to work together to develop player enhancement programs by combining the capabilities of both complexes. The Mesa teams will continue to use the facilities at The Haverford School as they transition over the next twelve months into using the two MSI complexes.
“We are very pleased with this new partnership with MSI because it now provides us the opportunity to tailor our program offerings, using both complexes, in order to appropriately meet the constantly changing requirements of our committed and talented travel team players “, stated John Nostrant, Director of Mesa. “The integration of our training programs into the two complexes is ideal for our plans to continue to offer the best travel team experience to our players.”
New General Manager of Lacrosse Operations at MSI, Vinnie Bonaddio, stated, “having a nationally recognized lacrosse club like Mesa calling the MSI Field House and Sports Village home is an outstanding opportunity for MSI to continue to showcase the great fields and venues for playing lacrosse. We feel that the Mesa teams will now have the best venues in terms of location and facilities to continue to attract the best talent in this region.”
Mesa Lacrosse is Greater Philadelphia’s premier lacrosse club. The union of the Philadelphia Fever program (founded in 2006 by The Haverford School’s Travis Loving, John Nostrant, and Mark Petrone) with Mesa Fresh Lacrosse (founded in 2007 by Bob Aitken) offers players the opportunity to pursue the highest level of lacrosse from the beginning of their careers through college. The hallmark of the Mesa program is an emphasis on teaching and coaching the game. Rosters are capped so players can build on and off-field relationships and coaches are attached to teams to allow each team to grow and progress within and across seasons. Perhaps most importantly, Mesa coaches are supervised and coached by the architects of the most successful high school program in the country.
With 35 acres of turfed fields and indoor sports facilities, the MSI sports complexes separate themselves as the premier sports training centers on the east coast. State of the art facilities, batting cages, sporting fields and the most experienced sports trainers around provide the best opportunity to help those looking to improve as an athlete. Beyond the sports camps and performance training, the sports center is the ideal location for softball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse tournaments.