CMU's men's lacrosse recruits Division-I quality athletes

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- According to head coach AJ Stevens, when CMU tells kids they're looking to win a national title for men's lacrosse, people listen.

Stevens states that of all the recruits he has brought to the Colorado Mesa's beautiful campus in Grand Junction, only 3 have ever gone elsewhere. The final destination for two of those players? Division I powerhouses Cornell University and the University of Maryland.

That's quite the feat for a Division II program, not to mention that 2012 will mark just the second season of Mavericks lacrosse.

"I think a lot of it just the product that was here before lacrosse even started, as far as just a really great campus," explained Stevens. "We have everything we need here facility-wise and the kids are coming in to assemble a top team, and compete for the national championship."

One of Stevens' top recruits hails all the way from Melbourne, Australia. Kade Robinson was a 2-time national champion in his native country, but when he was offered the opportunity to come to Colorado and play college lax, he couldn't say yes fast enough.

Watch the attached video to find out why athletes are so enthralled with CMU.

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