Oregon State University: 2013 Season Outlook

Photo by Robert White
Photo by Robert White
Photo by Robert White
Photo by Robert White

Chad Stelling, the head men’s lacrosse coach at Oregon State University, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Beavers during the 2013 season. Oregon State competes in the Pacific Northwest College Lacrosse League at the MCLA Division 1 level. Keep up to date with the Oregon State Lax homepage.

What are 3 words that describe your team this year?
Young, Fast, Passionate
How many players tried out for the team this year?
Roster size by position
– Attack: 9
– Midfielders: 16
– Defenders: 11
– Goalies: 4
Roster size by year in school
– Freshmen: 16
– Sophomores: 10
– Juniors: 6
– Seniors: 8
Where do the majority of your players come from?
Oregon, California
Team Captains
Our Captain is not selected at this time.
Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?
Our goal for the 2013 season is to continue to improve and build on the successes we have achieved over the last several years. Our guys have put in a lot of time and effort to take OSU to the next level, and now it’s time to translate those efforts into greater success on the field.
What’s one thing you’re most excited about?
I am most excited for our players this year, both young and seasoned. The composition of our team provides them with some unique opportunities. The seniors have witnessed and cultivated tremendous positive change within our program in 4 short years. They now have the ability to lead a team that looks to benefit from one of our most talented incoming groups of young guys we have seen in quite some time.
Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?
I believe the PNCLL will again be a challenging conference, filled with parity in 2013. Two games stick out for us though. We open the 2013 campaign in Canada for a semi-final rematch with SFU, and end our regular season with the Civil War against Oregon. How we execute and perform in these games will most certainly be an accurate gauge of where we are as a program.
What’s your prediction for the 2013 MCLA Final Four?
Cal Poly, Colorado State, SFU, & Arizona State