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BYU Cougars Announce 2010 Schedule

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BYU Lacrosse has announced their schedule for the 2010 season. With out-of-conference games against Chapman, Michigan, Simon Fraser and Sonoma, first-year head coach Matt Schneck is taking the MCLA head-on.

Highlights from the news release:

@ Chapman

The Cougars will kick the season off early this year with a trip to sunny California over President’s Day Weekend.  Visiting San Diego State University for the first time on February 11th, BYU will take on the Aztecs in an early evening game.  Two days later The Cougars will face the Chapman Panthers in a rematch of last year’s national semi-final game which saw the Panthers edging The Cougars with a 10-9 overtime victory.

“The BYU – Chapman series has become a wonderful on field battle every season”, said Schneck.  “Whether we are playing at home, away or at a neutral location, this game always becomes one of the season’s best.”

vs. Michigan

Two weeks after returning home from California, the Cougars will face one of their toughest tests of the season as the defending MCLA National Champion Michigan Wolverines visit Provo on March 6th. Michigan and BYU have combined to win the last 3 MCLA National Championships, with Michigan posting back-to-back undefeated seasons the previous two years.

“We are excited to host the University of Michigan in Provo this year”, said Schneck.  “Coach John Paul and his staff have done an exceptional job preparing their team the past two seasons to become the dominant force in the MCLA.  We look forward to their visit and what promises to be an exciting challenge.”

@ Simon Fraser

The Cougars will fly to Seattle to face the University of Washington Huskies on March 18th. The meeting with the Huskies will be the first between the programs and is slated to be a premier local event held in Husky Stadium. Two days later The Cougars will cross the border to Canada take on the Simon Fraser Clan.  This will mark the third year in a row the Clan and Cougars have met in the regular season with each team winning once.  The teams also met in one of the most memorable quarterfinal games in recent history in 2008 with The Cougars edging out the Clan 10-9 in a muddy game in Texas.

@ CSU, CU

The final two games of the season will be against Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) rivals University of Colorado and Colorado State University. The Cougars will travel across the Rocky Mountains to face the CSU Rams on April 21st, and the Colorado Buffs on April 23rd. Both teams have been ranked in the top 10 for much of recent history, and both will provide stiff competition for the Cougars.

“This weekend is a great way to end the regular season”, said assistant coach Jordan Harris.  “RMLC tournament placement will be determined by the end of the weekend.”

Last game of the regular season: Colorado. New CU coach Peter Stevenson is a BYU grad and former offensive coordinator. In fact, he was the Cougars’ o-coordinator last time they won the national championship (2007). This will be an exciting one to have at the end of the schedule, and it could turn out to be the game that determines the 1st seed in the RMLC tourney.

BYU 2010 Schedule

To end Fall Ball, BYU played in the Best of the West tourney in Las Vegas earlier this month. Here’s some footage from their trip:

To hear more about the 2010 BYU team and their showing at the Best of The West tourney, you can listen to their most recent weekly podcast. Quite a bit of info in there.

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  • “This will mark the third year in a row the Clan and Cougars have met in the regular season with each team winning once” …did they tie one year?…and under the schedual it says the tourny is gunna be in colorado…i thought it was gunna b in provo?

  • Im kinda surprised to see BYU coming to southern california to play a team like SDSU and not returning a game to a team that has traveled to BYU in the past like a Claremont. Im interested to know whether SDSU is planning to return BYU's trip. Im sure other circumstances come into play on planning these trips but i was still a little surprised to see that especially because it seems like BYU is repaying past trips by Chapman and UCSB on the same road trip.

    • The Claremont Home/Home agreement was made with Coach Stevens before he left to start the program at Mesa State in Colorado. You are correct that we typically schedule Home/Home agreements for games, but in this case the change in leadership for both programs led to a mutual withdrawing of the agreement. We are excited to start a new relationship with SDSU. They surprised a lot of teams last year, and we expect 3 great games in sunny CA.

      • I could definitely understand that logic if the program you had an arrangement with lost its head coach and the team was expected to be in a complete rebuilding faze, but Coach Stevens was an assistant coach. Regardless, the match up with SDSU should be a fun one to watch, probably the biggest out of conference home game in the past several years for SDSU. Will SDSU be returning the trip next season?

        • Jordo, do you know if any BYU games will be televised on BYU-TV this upcoming year? I remember watching the BYU-Michigan game two years ago, and still have the game tape. Thanks!

          • We are working on it! There is a very good chance the UM game will be televised and we are working on a few others.

            About Coach Stevens, he and Coach Lamb were very good friends and even though he was assistant he knew last year that he would be the head coach this year (which he was for a short time before leaving for Mesa) and he was instrumental in the Home/Home agreement.

          • Awesome. Yeah I'll never forget that game. Your goalie back then, Kikimoto (sp?) played one hell of a game. Living in New Jersey, its nearly impossible to see any MCLA action so with BYU-TV I'd be able to see my fair share.
            It's unfortunate about Coach Lamb, I really never heard why he was fired, but all reasons aside BYU will remain a power in the MCLA and it'll be interesting to see how they do this upcoming year!

  • I could definitely understand that logic if the program you had an arrangement with lost its head coach and the team was expected to be in a complete rebuilding faze, but Coach Stevens was an assistant coach. Regardless, the match up with SDSU should be a fun one to watch, probably the biggest out of conference home game in the past several years for SDSU. Will SDSU be returning the trip next season?

  • Jordo, do you know if any BYU games will be televised on BYU-TV this upcoming year? I remember watching the BYU-Michigan game two years ago, and still have the game tape. Thanks!

  • We are working on it! There is a very good chance the UM game will be televised and we are working on a few others.

    About Coach Stevens, he and Coach Lamb were very good friends and even though he was assistant he knew last year that he would be the head coach this year (which he was for a short time before leaving for Mesa) and he was instrumental in the Home/Home agreement.

  • Awesome. Yeah I'll never forget that game. Your goalie back then, Kikimoto (sp?) played one hell of a game. Living in New Jersey, its nearly impossible to see any MCLA action so with BYU-TV I'd be able to see my fair share.
    It's unfortunate about Coach Lamb, I really never heard why he was fired, but all reasons aside BYU will remain a power in the MCLA and it'll be interesting to see how they do this upcoming year!

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