Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today that LXM Pro Star Sam Bradman renewed his contract with STX through 2016. Bradman will continue to be the face of the Stallion product line and will appear in brand marketing campaigns, including product videos, print and web ads, as well as in-store signage.
As part of his role with STX, Bradman will represent STX at camps, clinics, tournaments and in-store events across the country. He will also continue to play in the LXM PRO Tour for Team STX, where he quickly earned a name for himself last season, leading Team STX to be the 2012 series champions.
Bradman also represented STX in U.S. Lacrosse’s 2013 Champion Challenge, his first game with the U.S. men’s national team, where he was named M.V.P. and led all scorers with three goals and two assists.
“After a great first year with STX, I look forward to broadening my role to help bring awareness of the game and brand all over the U.S. as I continue to grow as a lacrosse player,” said Bradman. “Being on the big stage in the LXM PRO and playing with the men’s national team requires the top equipment. STX makes equipment specifically for the players, allowing me to elevate my game and give me an edge in my run for Team USA.”
Bradman, a former midfielder for Salisbury University, was the USILA Division III 2012 Player of the Year, CAC 2012 Player of the Year and was the only Division III player nominated for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award. Bradman also became the first player in D-III history to be named the Championship Game’s Most Outstanding Player in back-to-back years.
“It’s clear that Sam’s skill on the field makes him one of the best lacrosse players out there right now,” said Greg Tate, Men’s Marketing Manager at STX. “After earning Champion Challenge MVP and leading Team STX to win the 2013 LXM PRO season opener, he shows no signs of slowing down and definitely embodies our ‘Never Stop’ mentality.”
Bradman’s next LXM PRO game will be in Chicago on July 20 at 2:15 PM. To see Bradman compete along with fellow Team STX athletes Kyle Harrison, Tim Desko and Peter Baum, you may purchase tickets at http://www.adrln.com/
Adrenaline Maverik United has acquired Shamel and Rhamel Bratton from Team STX, a deal the two teams have been discussing since early June. The former University of Virginia All-American midfielders will round out Maverik United’s offensive unit and introduce their electric style of play to an already explosive attack. Both Shamel and Rhamel have been on point delivering big games in Orange County and Del Mar. Shamel has put up a combined seven goals and two assists at the first two events and Rhamel will continue to be an initiator on offense and a classic two way threat. The Brattons will join a veteran Maverik United midfield unit of former collegiate All Americans such as Navy great, Graham Gill, former Syracuse standout, Sean Lindsay, and former Notre Dame star, Zach Brennemen.
“Both Shamel and Rhamel have been great ambassadors for LXM,” says Jeff Burroughs, coach of Maverik United. “Their dynamic play and commitment will be a very welcome addition to the Maverik United team.”
Meanwhile, Team STX has signed newcomer Davey Emala, recent UNC goal scorer. In his first two years of collegiate play, Davey was a starter for the Georgetown Hoyas, earning himself second team All- Big East and lead the team in scoring with 48 points in his sophomore year. Emala finished his last two years of eligibility at the University of North Carolina where his competitive nature thrived at the chance to compete for a National Championship title both years. Emala is a consistent player with a great shot and phenomenal Lacrosse IQ, always finding the most advantageous pockets on the field. He will add a fresh and unique look to the Team STX midfield line, alongside former Blue Jay and Tewaaraton Award winner, Kyle Harrison, 2x All American Salisbury Alum, Sam Bradman, and UNC’s Most Outstanding Player honoree, Sean Delaney.
“We’re excited to bring a guy like Davey Emala on board because he adds a different dynamic to our offense,” says Kyle Harrison. “We’ve got a lot of dodgers on our team and Davey is a guy who doesn’t need the ball in his stick a ton to be successful. He makes a lot of plays catching and finishing, being in the right place at the right time, and making good decisions with the ball in order for the offense to be successful.”