Iowa Hawkeyes captain Alex De La Pena was recently featured by Lacrosse Magazine in an online article. Normally this translates into a feature article in following print issue. This article will help boost outside awareness of our state's most successful MCLA program.
Although De La Pena learned to lax on the East Coast, his presence at Iowa has helped elevate and organize the program. He is arguably the best laxer to ever suit up for any collegiate lax program in the state.
You may remember me previously mentioning De La Pena in a series about building an MLL franchise in Des Moines:
Another player I would acquire is Alex De La Pena from the University of Iowa. Although the talent in the MCLA is considered below that of the NCAA, De La Pena has finished in the top five in the points per game category for the last two years. As a Hawkeye, he would be regarded as a local hero and favorite.
Even if it fails to make the magazine proper, it is pretty awesome to see one of our schools featured in the nations primary lacrosse magazine!