The following is a media release submitted to SOURCE.
WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT – The men’s lacrosse team at Eastern Connecticut State University recently began its spring season.
The opening game resulted in a 10-7 non-conference win, the first for new head coach Marc Graham.
Among the student athletes is Brett Chin, a Framingham student, who majors in Business Administration. The class of 2020 student plays attack, and wears #16.
At 10-7 overall and 5-2 in the conference last spring, the team is coming off its 16th winning season in the program’s 18-year history.
They are ranked third in the LEC pre-season poll.
Graham hopes to guide the Warriors to their first LEC playoff title in six years.
“I think the guys have really started to buy into the commitment of getting better at every level,” he said. “I’ve been pleased with the changes we have seen and the improvements that we’ve made.” He argues that conditioning and versatility are among the team’s strengths.
The Warriors compete in the Little East Conference (LEC), which was established in 1986 as a single-sport league by six public institutions throughout New England. The LEC has since become a multi-sport league with eight primary members, six affiliate members and 19 championships.
Eastern offers a broad-based, Division III athletic program aimed at safeguarding the amateur aspects of the various sports and maintaining the proper perspective of athletics within Eastern’s academic mission.
By placing emphasis on the values of equity, diversity, sportsmanship, health and wellbeing, Eastern’s athletic program encourages students to contribute more effectively to our society and live richer, fuller lives.
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities.