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Men's Lacrosse Season Tickets Go on Sale January 23 

Philadelphia – Season tickets for the 2012 Drexel lacrosse team go on sale Monday, January 23.This year's home schedule is arguably the most challenging in the history of Drexel lacrosse. Five of the six teams playing at Vidas Field are ranked in the Face-Off Yearbook preseason top 20, including the season-opener against top-ranked Virginia, the defending national champions. The Dragons and Cavaliers open the 2012 season on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. After a pair of road games, the Dragons return home to face No. 9 Notre Dame on March 3. In their last visit to Vidas, the Fighting Irish fell to the Dragons in overtime. Drexel will also host No. 15 Bucknell in non-conference play in March. The Colonial Athletic Association home schedule includes a tilt with No. 11 Hofstra and No. 20 Penn State. Drexel closes the home schedule on April 28 against St. John's on Senior Day.  The Dragons will also take part in the Battle at Bethpage II when they take on UMass in Bethpage, N.Y. All Drexel season ticket holders will have first right to purchase tickets to that event. Drexel Athletics is offering two different season ticket packages again this year. The basic season package includes tickets for all six games and costs only $25; a savings of $23! The VIP season package includes tickets for all six games, a reserved parking space and a Dragons portable chairback* seat for only $45. As a “thank you” from Drexel Athletics, when you donate $1,000 or more to the men's lacrosse program you receive two VIP season ticket packages, which includes one parking pass. Both season and individual ticket are available by calling 866-4-DREXEL (373935) or by visiting www.DrexelTickets.com.  For more information on season and individual tickets, please visit www.DrexelDragons.com.   Note - The chairback seat will be available for VIP season ticket holders only at the merchandise stand of “weather permitting” games.  Drexel Athletics will store the chairbacks at the Vidas Athletic Complex, therefore they will need to be returned following each game.  

Two Former Dragons Selected in MLL Supplemental Draft 

Two former Drexel lacrosse standouts were recently selected in Major League Lacrosse's Supplemental Draft. Scott Perri, who was Drexel's outstanding male student-athlete of the year last season, and former goalkeeper Bruce Bickford each heard their names called on Wednesday.

Inside Lacrosse: Perri 

PROVING HIS POINTS: Drexel senior Scott Perri entered the weekend leading the Colonial Athletic Association in goals, assists, points, goals per game, assists per game and points per game. He then added five goals and two assists in a 13-9 victory over visiting Towson on Saturday. Perri will be back next year. Just not on the field. Drexel has a unique five-year plan for most of its undergraduates; the plan focuses on combining classwork with getting work experience and/or internships. Perri said his roommates were redshirted as freshmen and will play in 2012. However, Perri played as a freshman in 2008 and thus will take the field for the last time when the Dragons (7-6) travel to St. John’s on Saturday. “He’s having as good a year as anybody,” Drexel coach Brian Voelker says. “We ask him to do so much for us. He carries the ball a ton, people are cutting off his dodges. And he still has so many goals and assists.” Perri will be in school next year after having had three internships as a financial analyst, including one this summer in New York City. That he played as a freshman is not a surprise. Perri had a stellar high school career at Smithtown East (NY), where his classmates included Cornell All-American Rob Pannell. (The two remain very close friends.) Perri was the first four-sport athlete in school history. He was the leading scorer on the soccer team – 21 goals as a senior. He set a school-record for longest field goal in the football program’s history and was the shooting guard in basketball. (Pannell was the point guard.) But it was lacrosse that always caught Perri’s fancy. His father had played at Navy and Perri said he had a stick from the time he was in a crib as a baby. “My father still helps me a lot,” Perri said. “I’ll ask him for help about stuff that maybe I didn’t see during a game.” Not that Perri needs much help. He has 35 goals and 25 assists this year. Voelker recalled Perri’s performance in the CAA opener, a 10-5 win over Saint Joseph’s on March 9. The Dragons trailed 5-4 entering the fourth quarter. Perri scored five goals in the next 13 minutes in a 10-5 win. “When he started to get going,” Voelker says, “everyone else got out of his way.” Needless to say, Perri has drawn the opposing team’s top defensemen for the past couple years. His insights on those players are below. On Notre Dame senior Kevin Ridgway: “He’s a solid defender. He doesn’t get beat too often. When you dodge on him, you have to pick your spots.” (Drexel lost, 11-7, after having beaten the Fighting Irish last year.) On Virginia junior Matt Loveyjoy: “He’s a really good defender. I’m sorry he’s hurt right now.” (Drexel lost, 12-9, in a game that was tied in the fourth quarter.) On U-Mass. sophomore Kyle Smith: “He’s good, and their whole defense is good. They played a very good game against us. They adjusted quickly to what we were trying to do.” (Drexel lost 11-10 in three overtimes.) But Perri has helped Drexel off the field too. Drexel’s unique work/internship programs mean the coaches are balancing practice times around works schedules for some and class schedules for others. And Perri was one of the senior captains who met with the coaches to change the practice times. For the first time this year, the Dragons practiced in the morning (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) In previous years their practices began at 7 p.m., after the workday. “I love [the morning practices],” Perri says. “Our schedules are all over the place. The first three years, when we practiced from 7 until 9:30 at night, it was tough, guys were exhausted from work and then they had to go out and practice. “This year everyone is more focused, some guys have a little harder time getting up in the morning but we get practice done early and everyone is focused.” Such contributions will continue next year, when Perri is not playing but still is helping with the program. “He’s done everything we’ve ever asked him to do,” Voelker says.