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2010 MCLA Tournament Fields Announced

4 - Published May 2, 2010 by in College

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (May 2, 2010) – The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) announced the Division I and Division II teams that will compete for national titles at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. May 11-15. The University of Michigan, last year’s DI champion, and St. Thomas, the returning DII champions, are the top seeds in Division I and Division II, respectively.

DIVISION I Tournament field:
1. University of Michigan (CCLA)
2. Colorado State University (RMLC)
3. Arizona State University (SLC)
4. Chapman University (SLC)*
5. Minnesota-Duluth (UMLL)
6. University of Oregon (PNCLL)
7. Florida State University (SELC)*
8. Brigham Young University (RMLC)*
9. Michigan State University (CCLA)*
10. Simon Fraser (PNCLL)*
11. University of Colorado (RMLC)*
12. University of Florida (SELC)
13. University of Illinois (GRLC)
14. Cal Poly (WCLL)
15. Boston College (PCLL)
16. Texas State University (LSA)
*= at large bid

First Round Games
No. 16 Texas State vs. No. 1 Michigan
No. 15 Boston College vs. No. 2 Colorado State
No. 14 Cal Poly vs. No. 3 Arizona State
No. 13 Illinois vs. No. 4 Chapman
No. 12 Florida vs. No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth
No. 11 Colorado vs. No. 6 Oregon
No. 10 Simon Fraser vs. No. 7 Florida State
No. 9 Michigan State vs. No. 8 Brigham Young

Michigan enters the tournament with only one loss on the season and back to back championships in 2008 and 2009.

DIVISION II Tournament field:

1. University of St. Thomas (UMLL)
2. University of Dayton (CCLA)
3. Utah Valley State University (RMLC)
4. Grand Valley State (CCLA)*
5. Davenport University (CCLA)*
6. St. Johns University (UMLL)*
7. Elon University (SELC)
8. Western Oregon University (PNCLL)
9. Grove City College (CCLA)*
10. Westminster College (RMLC)*
11. Savannah College of Art and Design (SELC)*
12. Western Washington University (PNCLL)*
13. Cal State Fullerton (SLC)
14. Briarcliffe College (PCLL)
15. Missouri State University (GRLC)
16. Sam Houston State University (LSA)
*= at large bid

First Round Games
No. 16 Sam Houston State vs. No. 1 St. Thomas
No. 15 Missouri State vs. No. 2 Dayton
No. 14 Briarcliffe vs. No. 13 Utah Valley
No. 13 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 4 Grand Valley State
No. 12 Western Washington vs. No. 5 Davenport
No. 11 SCAD vs. No. 6 St. John’s
No. 10 Westminster vs. No. 7 Elon
No. 9 Grove City vs. No. 8 Western Oregon

Division II features the return of the St Thomas Tommies, who have won 22 games in a row including last year’s National Championship.

The first round and quarterfinal games of the MCLA National Championships will be played on the external fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on May 11 and 12. The tournament then moves inside the stadium for the semifinals and finals on May 14 and 15.

Tickets for the championship games can be purchased in person at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office, at any Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods location, by calling TicketHorse at 1-866-461-6556 or by visiting TicketHorse online.