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Men's Lacrosse Team Joins Domestic Violence Awareness Effort

March 15, 2016

The Men's Lacrosse team has joined other students on campus as well as lacrosse teams across the country in learning about and raising awareness of domestic and sexual violence.

The team, along with Coach Bill Mason, participated in a domestic violence training on campus led by Professor Karin Raye, student trainers and Jessica Teperow from reach Beyond Domestic Violence to learn more about the issue and the steps to take to prevent it. A highlight of the training was the screening of the film Escalation, part of a workshop created by the One Love Foundation.

"Above all, what made it work was the fact that the lax captains, two of whom are in my sexual violence advocacy class, and their coach, Bill Mason, asked for the training. The guys were exceptional and, from what I have heard, the impact and response has been excellent," said Raye.

Lasell lacrosse players have joined other lacrosse teams across the country in support of this education. The One Love Foundation was formed after Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was beaten to death in May 2010 by her ex- boyfriend.

At the Lasell training, team captains encouraged their teammates to make a team effort to step up as role models on campus and step in when another student needs help and support around a domestic violence situation.