BOSTON (January 8, 2018) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that Lasell College 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.
About Lasell College
Lasell is an independent coeducational college that emphasizes a combination of immersive learning, social and civic responsibility, and professional training in both its graduate and undergraduate programs. Established in 1851, the institution is located on a 53-acre campus adjacent to a hub of professional and educational opportunities in Greater Boston. The school’s faculty practitioners offer rich industry expertise across more than 50 academic programs in areas including athletic training, business, criminal justice, health sciences, information technology, fashion, and hospitality management. A model for intergenerational learning, the campus includes two early learning centers and Lasell Village, the first-of-its-kind, college-sponsored continuing care retirement community with a learning mandate that has drawn international attention.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards and Ohio Machine.