A Day in the Life: 207 Lacrosse

A Day in the Life: 207 Lacrosse


Company Name: 207Lacrosse

Location: Portland, Maine

Function: Year Round Boys & Girls Leagues, Clinics, Travel & Training K-12 & 18+

History of this company?

In 2006, Deke Andrew took over a growing Maine Elite Lacrosse League (now the Men's Elite League). The following summer Maine Elite added Men's and Women's pick-up lacrosse. In 2008 Maine Elite began offering year-round youth lacrosse for grades K-8.

In 2011, Maine Elite expanded to offer Boys and Girls High School programs and opened it's own 35,000 share foot indoor sports facility in Portland, Maine, The Riverside Athletic Center. The company also changed its name to 207Lacrosse.

In 2010 and 2011, Deke was voted US Lacrosse Man of the Year in acknowledgment of his efforts to grow the game of lacrosse in the State of Maine.

In the summer of 2012, 207Lacrosse launched it 1st Boys Travel Team. By Summer 2014 the travel progam had grown to 6-Teams.


Outside of its history, what makes this company so special?

  • 207Lacrosse has grown from an 80-player mens summer league to one of the largest year round lacrosse programs in Northern New England.

  • Owner Deke Andrew was born, raised & introduced to lacrosse in the State of Maine.

  • The company was started with $0 & built itself on the registration income of its early participants.

  • Our building has been fitted out with 40-yard wall area & is line exclusively for Boys & Girls Lacrosse

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