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1 - Published February 18, 2011 by in College

The gentlemen that brought you the GTL tanks released their 2011 Lacrosse Promo earlier this week. Check it out, very cool video featuring all of Gator Nation.

2011 Gator Lacrosse Promo from Gator Lacrosse on Vimeo.

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Earlier this week we featured the Chapman/USD game in a post, USA Starz Lacrosse released a video on Vimeo of the full game. If you have some time, check it out. I’ll I have to say is holy cow, Chapman’s bench is huge!

chapman vs USD – Large from USA Starz Lacrosse on Vimeo.

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Prodigy MCLA Top 25 Coaches Polls debut February 22

This should make for a much more legitimate polling system, not as a knock towards the ones that have been in place, but who knows teams better than the coaches that see them week in and week out throughout the season. Probably the most interesting thing to check out about the polls are the voters. D1 features 17 coaches from t0p 23 teams, 7 outside the top 23 and one from the PCLL. D2 features 10 coaches from top 23 teams, 8 outside the top 23 and one from the RMLC. An interesting spread if you ask me, seems like it should make for some pretty good polls this season. Check out the full press release below.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA (February 18, 2011) – CollegeLAX is proud to announce that the first Prodigy MCLA Coaches Polls for the 2011 season will be released online next Tuesday morning, February 22. Prodigy Networks will once again serve as the title sponsor for this year’s Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Coaches Division 1 and Division 2 Polls, announced weekly on CollegeLAX.us.

“We are thrilled to continue our involvement with CollegeLAX and the MCLA by sponsoring the top 25 poll this year,” said Prodigy President Rick Kladis. “More and more MCLA teams are taking advantage of our team networking and media services as ways to give them an advantage by increasing their exposure and level of play. We enjoy all the relationships we have with teams across the country, and Prodigy is excited to help with the continued success of each and every team.”

As confirmed at the 2010 Summer MCLA Board Meetings, the Prodigy Top 25 poll will be the only ranking system considered by members of the 2011 MCLA National Tournament Selection Committee.

“CollegeLAX has a long and rich history promoting the MCLA and we are proud to produce the weekly Top 25 poll again,” said CollegeLAX Founder Sonny Pieper. “With voter representation from all 10 conferences and so many highly rated programs, the Prodigy Poll on CollegeLAX will surely be a valuable tool for everyone within the MCLA during the 2011 season.  The race to Denver starts on CollegeLAX.”

The 2011 Prodigy poll release dates are February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 8. The Prodigy Poll will be released each Tuesday morning on CollegeLAX.us with the final end of year poll being released on Sunday, May 8th.

The complete field for the 2011 MCLA National Championships will be announced by the MCLA Tournament Selection Committee on Sunday May 8th following the ten MCLA conference tournaments.

The Prodigy Poll MCLA Division 1 voters are:
Doug Carl (Sonoma State), Ben Clark (New Hampshire), Frank Clark (Minnesota-Duluth), Phil Dodson (Illinois), Tom Greene (SMU), Buff Grubb (Clemson), Bill Harkins (Florida State), Dallas Hartley (Chapman), Brent Hoskins (Simon Fraser), Lane Jaffe (UCSB), Jaron Klopstein (Wisconsin), Jim Lange (Lindenwood), Ken Lovic (Georgia Tech), Chris Malone (Arizona State), Mark Miller (TCU), Craig Morris (Utah), Dan Morris (Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League), Dan Nourse (Cal), John Paul (Michigan), Gary Podesta (Santa Clara), Mike Ryder (Colorado), Matt Schneck (BYU), Chad Snelling (Oregon State), Alex Smith (Colorado State) and Ryan Winters (Florida).

The Prodigy Poll MCLA Division 2 voters are:
Zach Bosh (North Dakota State), Mike Brand (Centenary College), Bob Clarkson (Davenport), Derek Daehn (St. John’s), Kellen Gallacher (Central Washington), Will Gilner (Creighton), Ryland Huyghue (UC, Irvine), Andrew Joly (Missouri Baptist), Colin Knightly (St. Mary’s College), Dave Leach (Regis), Charlie Mark (Dayton), Pete Moosbrugger (St. Thomas), Sean Pagano (Briarcliffe College), Blaine Patrick (Appalachian State), Kevin Perkins (Utah Valley), Dustin Rich (Missouri State), John Robinnette (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference), Mike Schanhals (Hope College), Christopher Southard (Palm Beach Atlantic) and Michael Wilkerson (Portland).

A full list of all Prodigy MCLA poll rankings throughout the season can be found at http://www.collegelax.us/polls.php.

Poll Methodology and Process
The 2011 Prodigy MCLA Top 25 Poll is comprised of current MCLA coaches and MCLA conference administrators who have committed to submit rankings for the top 25 MCLA teams each week. These panelists were selected by CollegeLAX from multiple nominations submitted by various MCLA coaches and all 10 MCLA conferences. The panel has been designed to be a statistically valid representation of all MCLA conferences and includes numerous coaches from across the country.

About CollegeLAX (www.CollegeLAX.us)
CollegeLAX is a private lacrosse web site that exists to promote and primarily cover the MCLA, affectionally called the largest lacrosse league in the world. The site previously existed as USLIA.com and it has existed in one form or another since the spring of 1998. CollegeLAX continues to offers timely information including MCLA scores, Top 25 polls, statistics, schedules, team press releases, selected game photographs and active message forums. Thousands of players, coaches, parents, alumni and fans from across the country visit the CollegeLAX web site each week. For more information, please visit www.collegelax.us or follow us on Twitter @CollegeLAX.   CollegeLAX is a product of SONNYLAX, LLC.

About Prodigy Network
Prodigy Network, Inc. was founded in July 2006 with a vision of connecting the world of amateur athletics. Using an innovative business model and continuous implementation of the steady advances in media and network technologies, we provide amateur athletes, coaches, and teams media based, exposure solutions never before possible. Our services are steadily revolutionizing the exposure of athletics nationwide by providing coaches, teams, athletes and recruiters the media services and network resources to maximize their potential and achieve their goals. For more information, please visit www.prodigy-network.com/.

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134 huh? Well I’ll be camped out in front of my computer and television this weekend if you need me. Enjoy your weekend and good luck to all of those who are competing.


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