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MLL Partners with Lasell University

January 08, 2018

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that Lasell University in Newton, Mass. will become the first official preferred internship partner of the league and will offer discounted tuition rates to current MLL players pursuing their degrees beginning immediately.

"This is an exciting partnership that will provide meaningful professional experiences for our graduate and undergraduate students, while offering Major League Lacrosse players diverse learning opportunities on the Lasell campus and through our online programs," said Lasell President Michael B. Alexander. "We are delighted to partner with MLL and to launch this exciting initiative."  

Located just six miles from the MLL office, Lasell's proximity and respected Sport Management and Sports Communications curricula made the school an ideal fit for MLL. In addition, 100 percent of Lasell students participate in internships while completing their undergraduate degrees and many have gained significant experience working with Boston sports teams, including the Celtics and the New England Patriots.  

"We are very pleased to be collaborating with such an innovative institution right in our backyard," said Bill Beach, Sponsorship Sales and Fulfillment Manager for MLL. "We are always in need of strong interns at the league office and Lasell can provide us with a pipeline of talented students and we can provide them with real world experiences as they explore careers in the business side of sports."    

Lasell students will have the opportunity to assist in all departments in the league office, as well as contribute to a number of special projects throughout the lacrosse season.  

Equally important, Lasell will offer all current MLL players and league personnel the opportunity to take undergraduate and graduate courses, both on campus and online, in a range of disciplines including business, management, sport management, communication, criminal justice, education, nutrition for human performance, rehabilitation science, and information technology. A number of MLL players have successfully balanced academics with league play, including Ohio Machine midfielder Peter Baum, who is currently enrolled in law school.