Former Widener Lacrosse Star Leading Lacrosse Training Equipment CompanyJanuary 15, 2010
Jeff Siipola ’95 was a standout on the lacrosse field when he was a student at Widener. Now he’s a standout in the lacrosse training business.
Siipola is a managing director of MaxXcel, a maker of training equipment for lacrosse and other sports. The company is a sponsor of the US Lacrosse Coaches Convention in Baltimore this weekend.
Siipola said former Widener lacrosse coach Chris Wakely, who appears in a promotional video for the FP360, MaxXcel’s main product, was a big influence on him. “Coach Wakely was such a positive influence on my life,” said Siipola, who while at Widener was named to play in the College North/South Allstar game. “The hard work ethic, focus and drive that I have today in my career and my new company are directly attributed to what I learned from Coach Wakely playing lacrosse for him at Widener.”
Siipola lives in Sparta, N.J.