During the 2022-2023 season, Jeff Teat visited multiple Lacrosse Unlimited locations across Long Island to meet with local fans. The current Riptide offensive leader spent his time giving kids stringing tutorials, signing autographs, and answering any questions the young aspiring players asked. Through this partnership, local players had the chance to meet the NLL league leader in points and ask him for tips and advice for the coming season. In-person meet-ups with stars like Jeff Teat show another one of the Riptide’s efforts to grow their following around Long Island and give the community a unique experience to meet one of the game’s top players.
With one game remaining in the season, Jeff Teat has surpassed his previous career high in Goals, Assists, and Points as he is pursuing his first MVP award in just his second NLL season. While his accomplishments on the field have been setting records around the league, Jeff knows his impact can go far beyond the field. “I am lucky enough to have seen all the positives lacrosse has brought into my life, and I want to be able to pass that on to the next generation.” Said Teat, whose father, Dan Teat, spent 14 years himself in the NLL. “My dad introduced me to the game young, and I really grew to love lacrosse more and more every time I picked up the stick or watched a game.”
Executive Vice President Rich Lisk has had only positive remarks about Teat on and off the field since he arrived in Long Island. “Jeff has done everything we have wanted when you draft a player first overall. His play continues to rise each game as he already is one of the best players in the entire sport. Off the field, he’s out signing autographs, giving back to our community with free clinics and helping the growth of the Riptide and the NLL.”
Lacrosse Unlimited is a Sportswear brand that has grown to become one of the top lacrosse apparel and equipment distributors in the whole sport. However, the store’s roots are tied to Long Island for longer than most know as the founders, Joe Desimone and Mike Desimone, started the company in 1990. At the time, the store’s original name was “Long Island Lacrosse” which then was renamed “Total Lacrosse” before eventually settling on Lacrosse Unlimited which has over 48 locations according to their website.
If you are interested in having a Riptide player appear at your camp or store, email Elon Tuckman at [email protected] .