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Women's Lacrosse News & Highlights

February 27, 2014

"Lacrosse Cultural Experience"

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Eastern Women's Lacrosse and Meiji University Lacrosse pose for a photo before Thursday's scrimmage.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.—Although separated by nearly 6,800 miles, Eastern University and Meiji University were brought together on Thursday by a love for lacrosse.

Eastern Women’s Lacrosse had the unique opportunity to host the Meiji University Women’s Lacrosse team on Thursday afternoon for a friendly clinic and scrimmage.

Meiji University is a prestigious university from Tokyo, Japan. Their women’s lacrosse team is spending the week in the Philadelphia area playing and training with local lacrosse teams. ZAG Sports, the group that hosted Eastern Field Hockey’s trip to Bermuda in the winter, is organizing the trip for the Japanese team.

Coach Camrin Azzarano, who went on the Field Hockey Bermuda trip, said that this is such a great cross-cultural experience for both teams. “Every time we’re asked if we want to host this team, we always say yes.”

Coach Azzarano pointed to players after the game from both teams exchanging small gifts and overcoming language barriers. Players had fun taking pictures with each other and sharing and dancing to popular music. Coach Azzarano said that while it was a good experience playing the Meiji team, the interaction after the game was just as important for her squad as they learn a little bit more about another culture. Check out the video and photos below:

Eastern University Women's Lacrosse Hosts Meiji University from Eastern University Athletics on Vimeo.

Updated: Friday, 07 March 2014

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