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ovu lacrosse program hosts inaugural alumni & prospect weekend

September 29, 2016 (VIENNA, WV) – October 1-3 the Ohio Valley University men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will host the first annual OVU Fall Lacrosse Experience on the main campus in Vienna, W.Va.

The event will kick off October 1 at 1:30pm with an OVU men’s lacrosse alumni game at the soccer/lacrosse field on the main campus. A cookout will be held after the game.

On Sunday and Monday the campus will host 25-30 prospective student athletes. “We are excited to host this inaugural event on the OVU campus,” said OVU Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Greg Zecca. “Lacrosse is the fastest growing collegiate sport in America today. We look forward to a great weekend of lacrosse with our alumni. The local community is invited to come out and watch this exciting sport, which is rapidly growing in the Mid-Ohio Valley,” Zecca said.

“We are also excited to introduce prospective student-athletes to the OVU campus and our growing lacrosse program,” Zecca noted. “We were fortunate to have a great recruiting class this fall and add NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse this year under the direction of Head Coach Max Ruhl,” Zecca noted.

“We hope to be able to raise the level of awareness of this great sport that is sweeping the nation, by bringing competitive and entertaining NCAA Division II play to the local community,” Zecca said.   

Coach Zecca and Coach Ruhl are coordinating the weekend event. This schedule is as follows:  


Saturday, October 1
1:30pm Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game*
3:30pm Cookout on the fields

Sunday, October 2
12:30pm Arrival on Campus
2-4pm Men’s & Women’s Prospect Games*
4:30pm Dinner on Campus

Monday, October 3
8:30am Welcome Coach Zecca/Coach Ruhl (Room 139c)
8:45am Reilly Turner Admissions/Financial Aid/Campus tour (Room 139c)
10:00am Attend Class
11:00am Attend Chapel
11:30am Presentation by Jeff Dimick, EVP (Room 139c)
12:00pm Meeting with College Deans
12:30pm Departure

*Weather Permitting. If forced to play offsite due to inclement weather, the alternate location will be the Parkersburg Soccer Club located at 400 Buckeye St., Parkersburg WV 26101.

For additional information about the event or the men’s lacrosse program at OVU, contact Greg Zecca at 304-865-6179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information about the women’s lacrosse program at OVU, contact Max Ruhl at 304-865-6231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..