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Lake Erie’s women’s lacrosse to promote suicide prevention

The beginning of the lacrosse season has begun at Lake Erie College and the women’s lacrosse team has proven to be a force to reckon with in the East Coast Conference (ECC). The team got its first historic win on March 5 against Erskine College.

On Saturday, March 27, the girls will make history again by playing their first home opener and first-ever conference game against Queens, N.Y., hosting the “Lax4Life” game beginning at noon at Perry High School.

The “Lax4Life” game’s purpose is to promote suicide prevention and increase awareness. Several of the division 2 women’s lacrosse teams are participating in this game. The initiative was started after a lacrosse athlete at West Chester University’s younger sister took her life at age 15. 

In order to better promote the event, both teams will be warming up in “Lax4Life” t-shirts, and group pictures will be taken.

All proceeds will go to suicide prevention, and donations will be accepted. Those who wish can also purchase suicide prevention cards with yellow ribbons for $1.

For more information, contact Laura Maness, head women’s lacrosse coach, at 440.375.7482 or

Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,300 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 35 undergraduate majors and graduate programs and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.


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