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Boxer Lacrosse gears up for annual Pacific Playday

Kenzie Brown

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It is lacrosse season for the Pacific University community. Time for lady lax players to shake off the rust and participate in the upcoming Pacific Playday.

Pacific Playday has been a long-standing tradition since Head Coach Britt Hartman’s time playing for the Pacific lacrosse team. The 2019 roster of players is filled with a variety of first-year players and many returners, all who are thrilled to get out and take the field.

This yearly lacrosse playday will be held on Feb. 23 from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Though the official schedule for the games has not been released. Pacific Playday is a round robin style tournament that will be held at Hanson Stadium.

The playday will consist of a total of four teams: Pacific itself, Linfield University, University of Puget Sound (UPS), and an additional club team from Oregon. Each of the teams will compete against each other in a total of three games. All games will be played full field, consisting of 20-minute halves, with a running clock.

The upcoming playday will not only be a great opportunity for the women’s lacrosse players to come out and show off their new skills, but it will also serve as a reffing clinic. The reffing clinic is training for future college lacrosse referees.

The weekend event welcomes spectators to join in the stands and support local boxers. The event will be open all day, with concession open as well from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a free event for every age, with the opportunity to learn the rules and regulation for new eager fans.

With Pacific Playday right around the corner, coach Hartman is excited to see everyone get together and enjoy the event.  “Playdays have been here since I was here and are fun for new players with low stress,” Hartman said. “Players get to go out there, playing and practicing all of what we have been working on.”

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