As athletes continue to capitalize on their Name Image and Likeness, the LILJ has recently partnered with Cape Code based clothing apparel company Wears Woody to propel lacrosse players to new heights. As a brand Wears Woody prides themselves on being less about prep and more about beach when it comes to their attire and is a small-batch manufacturer of “bold coastal style” and multi-channel retailer that features their Funky Grand Wagoneer, mobile surf chalet, and select brick and mortar locations. Their famous tagline is “Born on the Cape with a California Vibe.” Founded by Mike Norwood who has been a life-long Type 1 Diabetic, the mission of Wears Woody is to reduce the burden of diabetes on society.
The partnership between Wears Woody and the LILJ formulated on the strength of the LILJ’s efforts to provide a platform for Long Island’s own in the world of lacrosse and the efforts of Wears Woody to give back to their communities. As part of the partnership between the two companies, Wears Woody has developed the Wears Woody Athlete Program which features some of the top high school lacrosse players on Long Island who not just excel on the field but also academically in the classroom as well as in their communities.
The initial stages of the Wears Woody Athlete Program is putting the spotlight on the women’s game, highlighting high school females in the classes of 2025 and 2026. In the class of 2025 the athletes representing the Wears Woody Athlete Program include Reese King (Westhampton), Kylie Lamoureux (Rocky Point), Ava Meyn (Bayport), Ava Simonton (Ward Melville), and Alexa Spallina (Mt. Sinai). The 2026 athletes feature Regan Backer (Garden City), Caitlin Barnes (Islip), Sophia Buffardi (Sayville), and Sophia Novelli (Massapequa/St. Anthony’s). Wears Woody simply wants their athletes to be proud to represent the brand within the community and assist in the content creation process.
As Wears Woody continues to grow, one of the primary goals is to first grow within the lacrosse community and overtime become an exclusive brand sponsor across the LILJ. Wears Woody also aims to expand their athlete program to the boys and go beyond high school athletes, also incorporating players at the collegiate level and professional athletes. While expanding as a brand Wears Woody will stay true to their mission of trying to help the ones with Type 1 Diabetes and their lacrosse journey.
If you are interested in learning more about the Wears Woody Athlete program, be sure to click this link and follow this bold coastal style brand today!
Words by Randy Paul and LILJ lead Journalist, Ellis Joshua