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Stealth Clinics at The Overlake School this Weekend

10/20/2009, 1:28pm PDT
By Washington Stealth

The Washington Stealth will hold two lacrosse clinics during the fall ball league at The Overlake School on October 24.  Stealth stars Ben Hunt and Jason Bloom will be running the clinics, which are free and open to the public.

Ten local lacrosse clubs take part in the fall ball league each Saturday from 12pm-5pm.  The Stealth clinics will each be an hour in length, taking place from 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm to give all players the opportunity to attend one of the sessions.  Hunt and Bloom will provide instruction and techniques to assist players on all aspects of lacrosse, as well as drills for players and coaches to use during the offseason.  The Overlake School is located at 20301 NE 108th St., Redmond, WA 98053.

In addition to the clinics, Hunt will make an appearance at Breakaway Lacrosse in Bellevue.  He will be available from 10am-11am on Saturday, October 24 to talk lacrosse with fans and sign autographs.  The store is located at 10830 NE 2nd Pl., Bellevue, WA 98004.
Hunt was selected with the 24th overall selection by the Washington Stealth in this year’s NLL Entry Draft.  He played in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the Washington Bayhawks this past summer where he scored 9 goals and added 1 assist in his rookie season.

Hunt is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina.  He had an outstanding career for the Tar Heels where he was selected as a 2nd Team All-American after a senior season in which he scored 17 goals and added 12 assists for 29 points.  He also served as a team Captain and was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament Team.  As a junior, Hunt was a 3rd Team All-American, selected to the All-ACC Tournament Team and was the team’s Most Valuable Player after scoring 21 goals and 9 assists for 30 points.
A 2005 graduate of Ohio State University, Bloom is entering his fourth season in the NLL.  He played the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the Colorado Mammoth before spending 2009 with the Boston Blazers.  Was acquired by the Stealth this offseason in a trade with the Blazers.  In 35 career NLL games, Bloom has recorded 20 goals, 25 assists and collected 112 loose balls.

Bloom was a two-time captain at Ohio State.  Helped lead the Buckeyes to a conference title and the school’s first DI NCAA Tournament berth his sophomore season.

The Stealth will begin their first season at the Comcast Arena at Everett on January 9, 2010.  Season tickets are available now and start at just $75 for eight games.  For more information on the Stealth and season ticket packages, log on to www.stealthlax.com or call 877-MY-75-TIX. 

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