Lacrosse Takes Part in Indian Summer Festival

Redshirt junior Jennifer Zandlo with a festival attendee. Photo credit: Jordy Kirr

Sept. 6, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's lacrosse programs took part in Indian Summer Festival activities for the third straight year in downtown Milwaukee on Friday morning and afternoon.

"Today was a fantastic experience," sophomore women's goalie Emma Salter said. "I loved working with the kids at the Summerfest grounds, especially the ones who have never played lacrosse before. They were so excited about the mini games we played with them."

The day began early for Salter and with men's redshirt sophomore Kyle Whitlow as the pair made an appearance on FOX6 WakeUp with Laura Langemo at 7:10 a.m. The pair was also joined by Marquette alumnus Mark Denning (ARTS, '83), who was a member of the men's club team at MU and a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.  

Groups of both men's and women's team members returned to Henry Maier Festival Park throughout the day to provide demonstrations of  their sport, which is deeply rooted in Native American culture, to area youngsters. 

"I hope that lacrosse continues to grow in Wisconsin and more programs start up," Salter said. "So many boys and girls I talked to don't have teams in their schools to play on, but really seem to love the sport. It's so great seeing kids so enthusiastic about learning the sport that I love."

The festival continues throughout the weekend at the Summerfest grounds.


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