Professional Lacrosse Players Using Alpha

BRANDON MANGAN

Brandon is from Long Island, NY and grew up playing lacrosse with his older brother.

Yale University

Career Notes: 99 goals rank fourth at Yale… 163 points are sixth…
2014: First-team All-New England… USILA North-South All-Star Game… Honorable mention All-Ivy… Two-time Ivy Honor Roll… Scored 23 goals and had 45 points… Drafted by New York Lizards.
2013: Tewaaraton Trophy Candidate… HM USILA All-America… Second-team All-Ivy League… First-team All-New England… Two-time Ivy Player of Week… Walter T. Collins Award as Yale’s offensive MVP… Led team with 39 goals and 64 points, both records for a junior at Yale… 4-3-7 vs. Sacred Heart… Goals in every game… Held to one goal in just four of 17 games.
2012: Third on team with 26 goals and 37 points… Ivy Honor Roll (Feb. 27, March 27)… 4-1-5 vs. St. John’s on Feb. 25… Started all 16 games… 25 ground balls.
2011: Started 12 games… Led Yale newcomers with 11 goals and 17 points.

Ohio Machine
2016 MLL SEASON
Played in 12 games, recording eight goals and two assists…one goal at Florida (4/23)…four goals against New York (5/14)…one goal and one assist at Charlotte (6/9)…two goals against Atlanta (6/18)…one assist against New York (8/06)
2015 MLL SEASON
Played in two games with the Florida Launch before season was cut short due to season-ending injury.
2014 MLL SEASON
Drafted by the New York Lizards, playing in four games, recording three goals.

“First off, a great product begins with great people and it has been a pleasure working with the guys over at Alpha Lacrosse in San Diego.  For me the most important thing for a shaft is the texture.  The A – Series Shaft has a great grainy texture to it that gives me incredible feel.  It is also extremely light for a carbon fiber shaft and has a little bit of flex that is optimal for shooting.  As for the apparel, I really like the refreshing and clean look. A lot of times lacrosse apparel is way over the top however, this is not the case.  With such promising products I am really looking forward to the future of Alpha Lacrosse.”

Brandon Mangan, Attack, OHIO MACHINE

RYAN LAPLANTE

Ryan grew up playing lacrosse in Colorado. He then continued his career at the University of Denver. In his time at Denver Ryan won a national championship and made three appearances in the final four.

University of Denver

2015: NCAA All Tournament Team… Named NCAA.com Defensive Player of the Week (5/25/15)… Named BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week (5/22/15)… Second Team All-BIG EAST

2014: BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year

2013: ECAC All-Academic honors… ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (04/15/13)

2012: ECAC All-Rookie Team… ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (04/30/12)… ECAC Rookie of the Week (03/12/12, 03/26/12, 04/9/12).

Denver Outlaws

Played 2 MLL seasons and appeared in 8 games

“Alpha Lacrosse is changing the game in the lacrosse industry. The moment that I started using an Alpha shaft, I fell in love with the product. The shafts are amazing, I have always been very specific about what kind of shaft I would use. After my first time using an Alpha shaft, I haven’t used anything else since. The team at Alpha puts so much passion and energy into their products whether it is shafts, equipment, or apparel. I am so excited for the future of this company, and can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves next!”

Ryan LaPlante, Goalie, DENVER OUTLAWS (retired)

CHRIS MAY

Chris is from McLean, Virginia and attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University

2010 – 2014, 4 year member of men’s lacrosse team.

The Ohio State University

2014 – 2016 for graduate school, member of men’s lacrosse team in 2015 that made it to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

2014: Honorable Mention All-Big Ten… 4x Big Ten Specialist of the Week… USILA Scholar All-American… USILA North-South All-Star Game participant… Ohio State Scholar Athlete…

2015: Ranked top 11 in NCAA for face-off win percentage… ranked top 7 in NCAA for ground balls per game… 133 ground balls in 2015 are most by Ohio State player since at least 1999 (previous record was 75).

 Chris was drafted in 2016 MLL Supplemental Draft by the Denver Outlaws. Current starting face-off midfielder for the Atlanta Blaze.

“Fired up to be on board with Alpha!”

Chris May, Faceoff/Midfield, ATLANTA BLAZE

ANDREW SUITOR

Andrew is from Orangeville, Ontario and went to Adrian College and played for RIT.

Andrew Suitor

Adrian College/RIT/Junior Leagues

Spent six seasons with the Orangeville Northmen of the OLA Junior “A” Lacrosse League… Won two Minto Cups (2008 and 2009) and three Ontario titles (2008, 2009, 2010) with the Northmen… Named OLA Second Team All-Star and First Team Minto All-Star in 2010…Winner of Dean McLeod Award as the Most Outstanding Player during the OLA Junior A Playoffs in 2008… Won an Ontario Midget “A” Championship in 2005… Played for England at the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship… Adrian College 2008-2009 and Played Club for RIT…

MSL

Peterborough lakers

NLL 

44 goals, 38 assists, 477 loose balls and 143 faceoff wins in 74 games… Has been a team captain in five of his six seasons… Spent parts of two seasons with New England after being traded to the Black Wolves in exchange for Joel White and New England’s second-round pick in the 2017 NLL Draft on March 30, 2015… In 2012, he had a career-highs in points (26), goals (15), assists (11) and loose balls (120)… Led the NLL in penalty minutes in both 2012 (74) and 2014 (73)… In 2012, was named to the West All-Star Team, the NLL All-Pro First Team and the Transition Player of the Year… A member of the 2011 NLL All-Rookie Team… Served as captain of the Swarm from 2012 until he was traded… 

Originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2010 NLL Entry Draft.  Current on the Rochester Knighthawks.

Andrew Suitor, Transition, ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS

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