College

And The Survey Says…

That was me when the tournament brackets were released Sunday night around midnight.

Let’s just say The Lax was not entirely pleased with who’s going to Denver.

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


I mainly have two issues with these picks: Grove City & SCAD.

Grove City only played 9 games. And only two of them were out of conference. But they were both wins.

I’m getting more accepting of the Grove City pick as time goes on, but the SCAD selection just makes me mad.

The main gripe I have is that, while yes, the Bees traveled to Ohio to play two of the toughest teams in the country, they lost. And against the teams they played “host” to, they went 1-1. 1-3 vs. non-conference ranked opponents.

What about Kennesaw State? I know they didn’t have the greatest of schedules. They did, however, make the long bus ride to Texas to take on 3 of the LSA’s finest (That’s not saying much, though).

The rest of the seeds, I can accept. They seem to be right for the most part.

I guess history helps out when you’re trying to get a bid to Denver.

I’ll have the normal Weekly roundup with more thoughts later in the week.

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About the Author: The Lax picked up his first stick when he stepped on campus at MCLA D2 school UNC Charlotte. After taking a short break, he returned to the field for independent UNCG. The Lax enjoys flowers, pictures of unicorns, long walks on the beach, and above all else, beating people with his D-Pole.

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Hilsgen

Hilsgen is a former MCLA D2 defender. After his playing career ended, he turned to the sidelines where he was briefly on staff at UNCG. Now, he's a nomadic lacrosse fan, looking for his next coaching and playing opportunity.

3 Comments

  • Kennesaw got robbed, How does scad get the #1 seed in their own tourney then LOSE in the first round of their conference tourney. Yes, they beat Kennesaw at home, but they also LOST at a neutral site. Having you COACH on the SC most likely made the vote a lot easier.

    • One thing I will say….

      The whole coach being on the selection committee argument is a moot point, and completely inarguable. As a part of the process, when a coach's team (in this case, Mike Cummings' SCAD Bees) was being discussed for inclusion, and then seeding purposes, the coach(es) were asked to leave the discussion and had no say one way or the other.

      The only input they would have over their teams spot would be to entirely veto the whole bracket, which didn't happen.

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