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University of Maryland-Baltimore County graduate Drew Westervelt and a friend with a background as a commercial cleaning chemist started HEX Performance, a line of cleaning products designed for performance apparel and equipment. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Lacrosse odor helps UMBC grad clean up with $1M in sales (access required)

Lacrosse player Drew Westervelt wants to clean up by cleaning up. Traveling for Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League games left the 6-foot-5 Westervelt lugging an equipment bag whose soggy contents were, to put it mildly, malodorous. “I couldn’t find anything in the cleaning aisle that spoke to me as an athlete,” the 30-year-old Westervelt said. ...