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MLL Lacrosse Phenom Chazz Woodson

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Chazz Woodson is one of the most electrying players in lacrosse. A midfielder for the Florida Launch, he was drafted as the 19th overall pick in the 2005 MLL collegiate draft. After brief stints with the Long Island Lizards and the Boston Cannons, Chazz played for the Los Angeles Riptide until the team folded between the 2008 and 2009 seasons. During that time, he was a 2008 MLL All Star Selection where he won the freestyle competition. From 2009 to 2010 Chazz played for both the Chicago Machine and the Chesapeake Bayhawks (2010 MLL Champions). In 2011, he signed with the LXM Pro Tour, which introduces lacrosse to mainstream audiences by combining world-class professional lacrosse games with live concert performances. In addition to playing, Woodson has been a member of the Ransom Everglades School Athletic Department since 2006, where he coaches JV basketball and Varsity lacrosse. He’s been featured in articles in Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine. He also signed an endorsement deal with Brine Lacrosse in 2008 and in 2009, became the first and only lacrosse player ever signed to a contract with New Balance Athletic Shoe. Chazz has featured in 3 commercials thus far for Brine, and one for New Balance. He was presented with the Young Alumnus of the Year award by the Blue Ridge School in the fall of 2008, and his lacrosse jersey was retired in the spring of 2010.

Woodson, a champion of diversity, is one of the founders of the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance, bringing together the world's greatest Black lacrosse players to promote academic, professional and social achievement and to grow the game in underrepresented communities.