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Shamrox sign McGlone, Jacobs and Martin

November 8, 2006 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Chicago Shamrox News Release

CHICAGO, IL November 8, 2006 - The Chicago Shamrox signed forwards Bill McGlone and Cody Jacobs, and defender Eric Martin to one-year deals, in preparation for their upcoming season of indoor professional lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) starting in January at the Sears Centre arena.

Bill McGlone, 6'2", 210 lbs. was team captain at Maryland and led the Terrapins to the ACC championship game. While at Maryland, McGlone tallied 77 goals and 30 assists, and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team during his 2006 season. McGlone scored 20 goals and 2 assists in 10 games last summer, during his rookie season with the MLL Baltimore Bayhawks. Cody Jacobs, 5'10", 185 lbs. played Junior A lacrosse for the Six Nations Arrows. Jacobs, a left-handed forward, tallied 36 goals and 21 assists in 21 games and played as a finalist in the Minto Cup.

"The Shamrox signed McGlone and Jacobs to increase our potential for scoring goals," said Shamrox GM/Head Coach Jamie Batley. "McGlone and Jacobs were top performers on their previous teams and we expect them to contribute offensively in the NLL for the Shamrox."

Eric Martin, 5'10" 200 lbs. is a left-handed defenseman and played for the K-W Braves in 2006. Martin plays with speed, energy and an aggressive style and tallied 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) as a defender during 25 Junior A lacrosse games.

"Martin is a solid young defender and has proven himself as an aggressive player," said Shamrox GM/Head Coach Jamie Batley. "He is a great addition to our defense and we are excited to see what he can accomplish in the NLL."

The Shamrox start indoor lacrosse play with their home opener on Saturday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. against the New York Titans. The Shamrox will play their home games at the Sears Centre arena, a brand new state-of-the-art sports facility in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb of Chicago.

Shamrox season tickets (starting at only $10 per game), group ticket reservations and team merchandise are available online at the official Website, www.ChicagoShamrox.com, or by phone at 1-877-SHAMROX.

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