This season the Cal Men’s Lacrosse team celebrated their 50th Anniversary. The club was fortunate enough to host home games in the new Memorial Stadium on campus. The final regular season game was played against rival Stanford.
We scoured through countless photos from the 2014 MCLA National Tournament in Orange, CA, and we selected our Top 25.
Welcome to a Postseason Video Explosion! The college season may be over and done with, but the video is just getting good now. That’s kind of how it works. These things take time! Settle in, it’s going to be an awesome ride.
Following the resignation of Chris Malone the Sun Devils are immediately accepting applications for the position of head coach for the 2015 season and beyond.
A late run by No. 1 Arizona State was not enough to defeat No. 2 Colorado in the 2014 MCLA Division I national championship game, as the Buffs captured their first title in a 13-12 win over the previously undefeated Sun Devils. Led by tournament MVP Riley Seidel’s six points, Colorado broke open a 5-5 halftime tie to lead 13-8 early in the fourth before ASU’s comeback attempt.
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.
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.
Finally, the MCLA National Championship games are nigh. Tomorrow, May 17th, four universities will play in two games to decide the National Champions of the MCLA Division I and II. The Division II game starts at noon and the Division I game will begin immediately after at 3.
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.
Here’s a breakdown of the MCLA National Championship Final Four games. Games start at 11:30 am PST and the last one begins at 7:45 pm tonight! All semi-final games are played today (May 15) at Chapman University.
The MCLA national tournament has been going on this week in Orange County, CA and although it just happens to be the hottest week of the entire year, it’s still SoCal, and the beach is right around the corner. The Montana State team, who gave No. 1 Grand Valley State a tough game in the opening round of Division II play, enjoyed some beach time on Tuesday. WARNING: Beautiful beach lacrosse photo ahead.
After two days of opening round MCLA national tournament action at UC Irvine, four teams remain in each division. The Division I Final Four will be an all Western affair with top seeds No. 1 Arizona State and No. 2 Colorado advancing along with No. 4 Chapman and No. 6 UC Santa Barbara. In Division II, the top four seeds – No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 St. John’s, No. 3 Dayton, and No. 4 St. Thomas – all advanced, and all come from the Midwest.
Here’s the full list of MCLA Round 2 games, in order, and embedded so you can watch them all in one place! Party on! All second round games are played today (May 13) and the final four is on Thursday (May 15). Games are played at both Chapman University and the University of California – Irvine.
Because we love you, we created a complete viewing guide for Day 1 of the MCLA Tournament!
Everybody loves Selection Sunday, so I call this MCLA Monday.
This past weekend wrapped up the conference tourneys and the field of 16 has been decided.