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College Crosse Prospectus: Lacrosse Is Growing In Malaysia!

All the lax news and then some for January 3, 2017.

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Adam Charalambides, men’s lacrosse

The Big Ten Freshman of the Year last spring, Charalambides earned third-team preseason All-American accolades heading into his sophomore campaign. The Georgetown, Ontario native’s 43 goals last season tied for fifth most in Rutgers’ history and most by a first-year player.

Jules Heningburg, men’s lacrosse

A Maplewood native, Heningburg was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year after scoring 39 goals and contributing 21 assists for 60 points. Heningburg, who led the Big Ten with 18 goals and 26 points in conference-only games, is a preseason All-American selection.

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Lacrosse is growing in...MALAYSIA!?!?!?!

“We have slightly less than 100 enthusiasts but it’s steadily growing. I think there are challenges in trying to promote the sport because it is expensive as all the equipment has to be imported. And also because it is still not well known.”

[Jake] Marr related on the positive side that the MLA had gained affiliation with the world body, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), as well as membership in the Asia-Pacific Lacrosse Union and had also become the official body for the sport in Malaysia in 2014.

“Since then we have competed in friendlies against Singapore and in 2015 took part with a 15-man team in the Asia-Pacific Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

“We did not fare as well as our team was more like a Sunday League squad compared to countries such as Australia who are third ranked in the world,” he said.

He said the association welcomed all Malaysians and others to take up the sport.

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