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.
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A recently released documentary by Harvard Westlake coach Alex Weber takes an inside look at the college lacrosse recruiting process with the goal of helping players and parents understand what college coaches truly are looking for.
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.
A decade ago, in 2004, the Navy men’s lacrosse team made an epic run to the Final Four, and then in front of the whole nation, the Midshipmen did the unthinkable, winning their semifinal game, and matching up with Syracuse on Memorial Day.
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.
A previous Club Directors Panel focused on how clubs are preparing their families for the accelerated recruiting process. Ryan Danehy, co-director of Go Blue and current assistant at Michigan, shared valuable insights from both sides of the process and then provided a great template for emailing college coaches.
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.
Less than a week ago, if you had asked me if we were going to see a new champion in D1 men’s lacrosse in 2014, I would have said “unlikely, at best”. 5 days later and my answer has changed to, “it seems incredibly likely right now, if not down right probable.”
So, you’re moving along on Wednesday, thinking about this weekend’s awesome D1 quarterfinal games, and then all of a sudden, you realize there are quarterfinal games TODAY, and you freak out.
Welcome to the Tuesday Super Post! I’m rethinking some of my picks, addressing some of the BIG ISSUES in this year’s playoffs, AND hitting you with top notch video! It’s good, it’s so good. It’s playoffs in May good!
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.
The Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse team just won their sixth straight national junior college championship. The Lazers knocked off Nassau Community College 12-7 to take the title, but the game was a lot closer than the 5-goal final margin might indicate. This was OCC’s 87th straight win, and they have now won an absurd 8 of the last 9 national titles. Talk about a dynasty!
Because we love you, we created a complete viewing guide for Day 1 of the MCLA Tournament!
What a weekend of lacrosse! We saw some crazy upsets, some not so crazy upsets, and a ton of amazing college lacrosse action. Let’s run down ALL the weekend’s big time scores and reports, and we’ll provide video wherever possible!
We took all of the first round teams of the 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament and broke down each roster and divided the players by state and province. Since all of the rosters had to be checked by hand, we can promise that a ton of effort was put forth, but our numbers could be slightly off (nobody’s perfect)!