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COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team will have a new look in the 2008-09 season as it enters into a partnership with lacrosse equipment provider STX. In the new deal, the Buckeyes will be provided sticks, gloves, goggles, goalie equipment and balls from STX.

“We are thrilled to be working with STX,” Sue Stimmel, Ohio State women’s lacrosse head coach, said. “The company has an outstanding history of excellence. They have been great to work with and our team looks forward to playing this spring with the best lacrosse equipment available.”

Ohio State in one of seven NCAA programs to be fully equipped with STX gear, joining lacrosse powerhouses Duke, Hopkins, Georgetown, Loyola, Maryland, Princeton and Syracuse.

“We are thrilled to bring the Ohio State women’s team into our family of top national programs,” Joanna Kotula, STX Product Manager for Women’s Lacrosse, said. “Lacrosse is experiencing terrific growth in the Midwest and we are proud to have our equipment on an emerging team that younger players will follow.”

As a department, Ohio State athletics is in the second year of a seven-year contract with Nike, which will continue to provide uniforms, workout gear and more for the women’s team.

STX is the world’s leading manufacturer of lacrosse sticks and equipment. Since its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse stick that ushered in the “modern era” of lacrosse, STX is universally known for its technological innovations. Recognized for its many contributions to the game of lacrosse, STX continues to set the standard for competition-level lacrosse equipment. For more information, visit http://www.stx.com/.