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Grand Valley State wins first lacrosse national championship

One-Goal Thriller Ends in Grand Valley State’s First National Championship

0 - Published May 18, 2014 by in College

In a back-and-forth game on a beautiful day in Orange County, Calif., the No. 1 Grand Valley State Lakers captured their first MCLA Division II national championship with a 12-11 win over No. 2 St. John’s. The Lakers and Johnnies both had appeared in but never won a championship game before today, with GVSU falling in the 2012 and 2008 finals and St. John’s dropping the 2007 final.

Jack Cranston leads Colorado Buffs win in MCLA semifinals against UCSB

Orange County Product Cranston Powers Colorado through Semis

0 - Published May 16, 2014 by in College

Orange County has played host to many players returning home for the 2014 MCLA National Championships, but none have had bigger games than Colorado’s Jack Cranston. Cranston, from nearby Santa Margarita, Calif., led his No. 2 Buffs team to a 12-10 victory over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals to earn a shot at the MCLA Division I championship on Saturday.

Grand Valley State in MCLA Division II final four

Lakers Avenge Loss in Semis, Hope for Same Versus St. John’s in Finals

0 - Published May 16, 2014 by in College

Before an 11 game win streak that took Grand Valley State into the MCLA national tournament as the top seed, the Lakers started the 2014 season with two losses – first to St. John’s and then against St. Thomas. Yesterday GVSU avenged the St. Thomas loss with a 10-5 semifinal win, and Saturday they will have a chance to gain another rematch victory in the championship game against No. 2 St. John’s.

Photo Credit: Robert White Chapman vs. Oregon State lacrosse

Local Teams Hope Home Field Advantage Leads to National Success

0 - Published May 12, 2014 by in College

Photo Credit: Robert White As the MCLA National Tournament comes to Southern California this week, 32 teams from around the country have made the journey to Orange County with the same dream: Winning a national championship. But for some teams, the journey was longer than others. Of the 16 teams in the Division I tournament, the […]

PNCLL Friday Forecast: Playoff Talk

0 - Published April 18, 2014 by in College, Conferences, PNCLL

Photo Credit: Shawn Carmen Division I The University of Washington will be travelling all the way to Boise, Idaho to take on the Boise State Broncos. In the PNCLL DI, Simon Fraser, Oregon and Oregon State have already clinched the 1, 2, and 3 seeds for playoffs, but there is a huge toss up for […]

PNCLL Wednesday Wrap-up: Final Stretch

0 - Published April 9, 2014 by in College, PNCLL

Welcome back to the PNCLL Wednesday Wrap-up! With only a little over a month left till playoffs, things are starting to heat up in the PNCLL. Below are the PNCLL DI teams in order of how the currently stand in the rankings and my comments on their position. Division I Simon Fraser After a rough […]

Bob White's Best of the Dominating Defenses

College Lacrosse Rivalries, MCLA Edition

0 - Published April 8, 2014 by in College

It’s Rivalry Week here at LaxAllStars, with big NCAA Division I rivalry games between teams such as Maryland and Johns Hopkins as well as Michigan and Ohio State. Connor gave us the rundown on some of the NCAA’s biggest college lacrosse rivalries, and most MCLA rivalry games are still a week or two away, but let’s take a look at some of the MCLA’s best rivalries.