Asst. Coaches Named Finalists for Best Young Entrepreneurs

NEW YORK, NY - University of Massachusetts Boston men's lacrosse assistant coach Tyler Low and volunteer assistant coach Jason Wellemeyer have been named 2010 Finalists for America's Best Young Entrepreneurs, it was announced earlier this week by Bloomberg Businessweek on Bloomberg.com. The duo started up PrimeTime Lacrosse in 2007 and have been instrumental in its growth ever since.

Low and Wellemeyer both played collegiate lacrosse at Babson College. Three years ago the pair started an informal summer league for 75 students, who each paid $100 to play once a week. This project blossomed into an overnight camp the next year. Now PrimeTime Lacrosse runs camps, training programs, and a league known as Penguin Lacrosse.

The company ran a tournament with 50 teams from across North America in June. Low says the two are responding to high demand from lacrosse players who want to practice during the off-season. Their programs start for children as young as seven, with adults as old as 60 playing in their leagues. At peak times, they manage a staff of up to 50 people, mostly coaches. Close to 2,000 players will participate in training and league sessions in 2010. Low says PrimeTime Lacrosse had $270,000 in revenue in 2009 and is projecting $650,000 in 2010.

PrimteTime Lacrosse is among the top 25 nationwide finalists selected by Bloomberg Businessweek to be considered for the 2010 honor of America's Best Young Entrepreneurs.

The UMass Boston men's lacrosse team will return to action this spring with Low and Wellemeyer on the sidelines, joining head coach Rick Peterson for another exciting season of Beacons' lacrosse.

2010-10-02



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