Lacrosse Making Headlines around the Nation
Lacrosse has been growing, we all know this. But now it seems most local papers are even reaching out to lacrosse to find some more material, granted most lacrosse news is great for us.
With Oregon’s 0-2 start last weekend, next weekend’s game against Michigan is going to be huge for them, for their season. If they lose, a lot of people are pretty much counting them out for good this year; if they win, they still have a chance to make the big dance come May. This is also a big game for Michigan. Why? After this weekend against #13 Florida they will start a three game road streak against Oregon (once top-25), #15 Loyola Marymount and #3 Chapman. Also, looking back to last season, Michigan and Oregon played in Texas to the tune of 5-4 Michigan in OT.
So where am I going with this? Well on Monday the LA Times ran an article on the game, however short it was there are two big things about that. It was the LA Times and it was an article about the MCLA. Check out the article hither.In other news, we also have a little press from the Montana Grizzlies and Utah Utes game. Utah came away with a very decisive 20-3 win, but press is press and we here at MCLA Fan love it no matter the score.
Montana might be rebounding and recreating what the likes of their 2007 National Championship team started but they are still a force to worry about, don’t consider this score reflective of what their season will hold, they have some ballers waiting to step-up.
Also, here is an interview with Utah’s Coach Craig Morris after the game. Great little interview.
Check out highlights from the game over at Collegelax.us, courtesy of Prodigy Networks. In the RMLC D2, Westminster is opening up their season with the MCLA Full House Face Off in Henderson, NV. The tournament will feature several D2 teams facing off against each other. Westminster will be playing both PNCLL D2 #10 Western Oregon and SLC D2 #13 Cal State Fullerton. The other two teams playing at the tournament will be Utah Valley and UC Santa Cruz.
This should be a pretty huge weekend for the D2 national standings and polls. Four of the five teams in the Face Off are in the top 15 of D2 and UC Santa Cruz may be 0-3, but two of the losses are to D1 teams (Santa Clara and UC Davis) and the other to 3-0 WCLL D2 Concordia. Should be a very interesting weekend.
Check out Westminster’s Press Release on the weekend below.
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Season Begins with Full House Face Off
February 16, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY – The 2011 Westminster men’s lacrosse season begins with two games this weekend in Las Vegas at the MCLA Full House Face Off. The event is being organized by Westminster and will feature five teams playing six games over the course of three days. All games will be played at the Russell Road Sports Complex in Henderson, Nev.
Sixth-ranked Westminster will begin the year against No. 10 Western Oregon on Friday, February 18. On Saturday, February 19, Westminster will face No. 13 Cal State Fullerton. Friday’s game is at 6 p.m. on field six while Saturday’s game in on field five at 2 p.m.
Westminster begins the year after finishing 2010 with a 13-8 overall mark. They went 3-1 in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference and advanced to the championship game in the conference tournament. The team earned a 10-seed at the MCLA National Championships and defeated Elon 11-7 in the opening round. Westminster upset No. 2 seed Dayton 14-11 in the quarterfinals before suffering a 9-7 loss to Utah Valley in the semi-finals.
The 2011 squad returns 24 players from the 2010 team including First Team All-American Dallas McLellan. McLellan is the team’s all-time leader in saves and is a three-time All-American. Josh Condas also returns after leading the team in scoring last season. Condas scored 42 goals and added 17 assists in 2010. He has 139 career points to rank first in Westminster history. Jacob Wayman returns for his senior campaign as the school’s career leader with 63 assists.
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Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC or WestminsterPR on Twitter.
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Moving away from the news world, we have a little video from the gentlemen at Mizzou lacrosse. The Tigers went through some very tough preseason conditioning it looks like. Hopefully they’ll be ready for their game this weekend against Nebraska. Nebraska opened up their season last weekend with a 17-10 win over Creighton.