Announces Acquisition Of Industry Competitor Universal Lacrosse

Combination of two of the world's leading lacrosse ecommerce destinations helps to enhance the sport and sets the stage for growth
United As One Universal
United As One Universal
NORWALK, Conn. - April 11, 2024 - PRLog --, the leading lacrosse e-retailer and team dealer, today announced a substantial expansion of their scope in the marketplace, acquiring one of its chief competitors, Universal Lacrosse. The acquisition makes the largest ecommerce ( and and team dealer dedicated strictly to the sport of lacrosse. will also be acquiring Universal's 10 retail stores.

"This move puts in a great position to scale the business. The addition of John Flanagan and his team provides the added talent to launch into an exciting new chapter" stated John Arrix, CEO of "As we unite these two companies, we are poised to harness the unparalleled expertise of our lacrosse team sales force, and we will raise the bar for customer service excellence in the industry. Our unwavering commitment to seamless relationships with our valued customers will drive a transformation of the online platform, bolstered by synergies with and our array of digital properties," continued Arrix.

John Flanagan, CEO and Founder of Universal, stated, "We are excited for the future. The strategic positioning of Universal Lacrosse stores will remain instrumental in servicing vital lacrosse communities, strengthening's omnipresence from online to team to retail and ensuring that customers can engage with us on their own terms. This comprehensive approach underscores our dedication to meeting diverse consumer needs and preferences."

Looking ahead to the remainder of 2024 and beyond,'s growth trajectory will be guided by the collective efforts of the veteran teams, united under a shared vision of success. Together, the platform can capitalize on synergies, innovate relentlessly, and propel our combined group to new apexes of accomplishment within the lacrosse market. Universal's 10 retails stores will continue under the Universal name. and Universal will continue to run separate ecommerce platforms. Universal's team sales division will move under

Additional details on the new combined business will be available in the coming weeks.


With a staff with over 200 years of combined experience, the team embodies the spirit of the game, from grassroots to professional levels. Our mission is to enhance your enjoyment of lacrosse, whether you're a player, parent, coach, or fan. As the game's most authentic retailer, we are deeply involved in the community and committed to supporting lacrosse's growth. Our customer service and satisfaction have been number one for over a decade. For more details visit

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