Epoch Lacrosse has made headlines in the college lacrosse ranks, signing the 2016 NCAA champions to a multi-year equipment deal.
Epoch's Purpose head is cited in the release below, and has been a big hit at the last two Epoch ILWomen Committed Academies.
Check back for more news on this announcement.
North Carolina Athletic Department Press Release
CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina and two-time NCAA champion head coach Jenny Levy have agreed to a multiyear contract with Epoch Lacrosse, the industry leader in lacrosse technology, to be the exclusive supplier of hard goods such as stick heads, shafts, gloves and other select equipment to the Tar Heel women's lacrosse program, UNC announced on Thursday.
"We are so excited to partner with Epoch and celebrate its investment in women and girls who play our sport," Levy said. "As a coach, I want to work with companies that value who we are as a program and are dedicated to providing us an edge with innovative equipment. As we learned more about Epoch and the research and technology they put into product design for elite performance, we felt that it was a great fit for our program.
"It is clear through everyone we have met within the Epoch team, that they have an authentic passion for the sport, a handle on the pulse of the industry and most importantly want to be the best in the business," Levy continued. "We are excited to partner with their engineers to continue to evolve the game for players everywhere and we welcome Epoch to the Carolina family. Together, we look forward to taking the sport of lacrosse to new heights."
"We are grateful and extremely proud that such a prestigious women's lacrosse program has chosen to partner with Epoch Lacrosse as their hard goods equipment supplier," said Ryan Hurley, Epoch's partner and senior director of sales. "Epoch has committed itself to innovating in the women's lacrosse game and has done so with our Purpose head and its patent-pending 15-degree technology.
"Through meeting with Coach Levy and the team leadership, Epoch recognized our shared commitment to excellence. They are constantly looking to find the best student-athletes that help improve their team, and the same is true for their equipment supplier. We look forward to watching the Tar Heels women's lacrosse team compete for future national championships with their industry-leading Epoch technology."
About Epoch Lacrosse:
Epoch Lacrosse is a U.S. design and technology company committed to exclusively creating the highest-performing lacrosse equipment made and manufactured in the U.S. Through its innovation lab in Minneapolis, Epoch Lacrosse incorporates high-tech practices into its production including 3D printing and utilizing carbon fiber. In addition to Epoch Lacrosse's use of technology, the design of their women's head and shafts are leading the lacrosse industry and are growing in popularity among players – including the Purpose 15-degree head, and Dragonfly Purpose for elite lacrosse players.