|May 6||5 p.m.||Ivy League Semifinal
Harvard vs. Penn
|7 p.m.||Notre Dame at
|8 p.m.||Ivy League Semifinal
Yale at Cornell
|Sat, May 7||1 p.m.||Warrior ECAC Championship
|Sun, May 8||Noon||Ivy League Final
Daily Archives: May 4, 2011
Lacrosse On Television: ESPN3.com And ESPNU To Televise Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Championships, #3 Notre Dame Vs North Carolina And ECAC Lacrosse Championship On May 6-8
College Women’s Lacrosse: 2011 US Lacrosse WCLA National Champioships Begin May 4 With #1 Colorado Women’s Lacrosse (15-1) Looking For First National Title
Twenty-four teams (16 in Division I, 8 in Division II) are headed to the Arizona heat – and we mean heat – to battle for a national title. Temperatures are predicted to hit 98 or 99 each of the four days of competition.
Wednesday, May 4 Division I Games (All times, Pacific)
5 pm – No. 3 UC Davis Club vs. No. 14 Washington
5 pm – No. 6 Colorado State vs. No. 11 Pittsburgh
5:30 pm – No. 2 Florida Club vs. No. 15 Minnesota
5:30 pm – No. 7 UCSB vs. No. 10 Texas
8 pm – No. 4 Santa Clara vs. No. 13 Boston College Club
8 pm – No. 5 Lindenwood vs. No. 12 Cal Poly
8:30 pm – No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 16 Midland
8:30 pm – No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 8 UCLA
Colorado State won the Division I championship as a No. 11 seed last year, and this year’s tournament figures to be just as wide open. Cal Poly ripped off seven straight titles from 2001 to 2007, but there have been no dominant teams the last three years. Colorado State ended Cal Poly’s reign in 2008, beating the Mustangs in overtime at Denver’s Invesco Field, home of the NFL’s Broncos. In 2009, the first year of the tournament in Scottsdale, Virginia Tech’s club team came from nowhere to win the title as a No. 6 seed.
Colorado enters this year’s tournament as the No. 1 seed following a terrific 15-1 season, and is looking to cash in on its first national title after three straight semifinal trips, including a spot in the 2009 championship game. Five of the Buffaloes wins came by two goals or less, including one-goal wins over No. 2 Florida Club and No. 3 UC-Davis Club.
Theresa Sherry, who compiled a 34-38 record as head coach of the California lacrosse team the past four years, resigned from her position Tuesday.
The Golden Bears completed the 2011 season last month with a 9-8 overall record after falling to Stanford, 20-11, in an MPSF Tournament semifinal match.
Sherry joined the Cal program as an assistant coach for the 2007 season before being elevated to head coach for the 2008 campaign. She was named the 2008 MPSF Coach of the Year after guiding the Bears to a 9-9 record and a 4-1 conference mark.
Prior to her tenure at Cal, Sherry served as an assistant coach at Amherst College for the 2006 season while also working as a television commentator for ESPNU. She was an All-American lacrosse player at Princeton, earning her bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 2004.
A nationwide search for a new head coach will be conducted.
Western NCAA Lacrosse: USC Men’s Lacrosse Is In “Exploratory Stages” Of Adding NCAA Div I Varsity Lacrosse Program To Compliment Women’s Program
The University of Southern California is considering adding a varsity men’s lacrosse program, according to a USC athletic department official who spoke with LaxMagazine.com, although no decision has been made nor has a timetable been established for making a decision.
“We’re exploring the opportunity for men’s lacrosse internally,” said USC senior associate athletic director Mark Jackson, who oversaw the addition of the new USC women’s varsity program announced in November.
“We recognize how fast the sport is growing, and the popularity from youth lacrosse all the way up,” Jackson said. “It’s something we’re really cognizant of. We launched women’s lacrosse, and hopefully men’s lacrosse is somewhere in our future.”
There are currently no Division I colleges or universities in the Pacific time zone of the United States with a varisty men’s lacrosse team. Denver and Air Force, in Colorado, are the two westernmost schools with teams, and they compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) with Loyola (Md.), Fairfield, Ohio State, Bellarmine and Hobart.
USC currently fields a club team under the direction of the school’s recreational sports office, and plays home games on the Los Angeles campus.
“It’s in the exploratory stages, but we understand where the game stands out here and how fast it’s growing,” Jackson said of adding a varsity team. “We haven’t put any kind of specific timeframe on it, but it’s not to say we haven’t talked about it, because we have. I know it’s a sport that’s important from our president [Max Nikias] on all the way down. We’ll continue to talk about it for sure.”