Daily Archives: January 25, 2012

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 In Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Preseason Poll

Stanford picked up 48 points and six first place votes to earn the top spot in the 2012 MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Cardinal has won the last seven MPSF Championships, appearing in three NCAA Tournaments in that span (2006, 2010, 2011).

Returning in the midfield is 2011 MPSF Newcomer of the Year Anna Kim and conference tournament Most Valuable Player Lyndsey Munoz in goal. Emilie (27G/12A) and Anna Boeri (17G/19A) are also back.

Only four points out of first in the poll is Oregon, collecting the remaining two top votes. The Ducks reached the MPSF Championship game last year, as Kristina Barrett (24A/52P), and Jana (36G) and Jess Drummond (34G/15CT/31DC) return from all-conference seasons. On the heels of a second place regular season, Denver came in third, posting 35 points. Two-time all-conference Ashley Harman and Kara Secora highlight the returnees, as the former was third in the MPSF last year in save percentage (.422) and the latter leading in assists (2.06 A/G) and third in points per game (4.33). California scored 33 points to finish in the top half of the poll. Tara Arolla (36G/39DC), Megan Takacs (32G/16A/48P), and Tori Harrison (33 GB/12CT/8DC) return from the All-MPSF squads. UC Davis took fifth with 24 points, having won 10 games in 2011. All-MPSF Defender Vanessa Jamison, along with Hannah Mirza (UCD record 58 DC) and Elizabeth Datino (30G/16A) are back for the Aggies. St. Mary’s finished with 16 points, one point ahead of first-year program San Diego State (15) and seven ahead of Fresno State (9). All-MPSF members Jilian Chong (26G/35P) and Mariah Walk (27G/35P/39DC) return to Moraga, along with 20-goal scorer Juliet Munroe. Maryland transfer Meris Walsh and Australian U19 member Isabelle Pickett expect to help jumpstart the Aztecs, while Briana Hetherington and Natalie Harrington are each coming off 15-point seasons in the Bulldog midfield. The 2012 season begins Feb. 10 with defending NCAA Champion Northwestern visiting Stanford. The Cardinal host the 2012 MPSF Semifinals and championship game, April 27 & 29.

Place – Team – Votes

1. Stanford – 48 (6)

2. Oregon – 44 (2)

3. Denver – 35

4. California – 33

5. UC Davis – 24

6. Saint Mary’s – 16

7. San Diego State – 15

8. Fresno State – 9

NCAA Lacrosse: 2012 “USILA Preseason Poll” Ranks Virginia #1 Followed By Duke, Johns Hopkins, Cornell And Denver

W-L Points (1st)     Next
Virginia 0-0       at Drexel
Duke 0-0       vs. Rutgers
Johns Hopkins 0-0       vs. Towson
Cornell 0-0       at Hobart
Denver 0-0       vs. Ohio State
North Carolina 0-0       vs. Penn State
Maryland 0-0       vs. Hartford
Syracuse 0-0       vs. Albany
Notre Dame 0-0       vs. Duke
Villanova 0-0       at Lehigh
Harvard 0-0       vs. Vermont
Massachusetts 0-0       at Army
Princeton 0-0       vs. Hofstra
Penn St. 0-0       vs. North Carolina
Penn 0-0       at Duke
Bucknell 0-0       vs. Delaware
Yale 0-0       vs. St. John’s
Hofstra 0-0       vs. Sacred Heart
Loyola (Md.) 0-0       vs. Delaware
Ohio St. 0-0       vs. Bucknell

MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Cal State Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Schedule Features San Diego State, Cal Poly, Regis, Fort Lewis And Western Oregon

Fri Feb 3 7:00 PM Saint Marys Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Sat Feb 4 7:00 PM San Diego State Fallbrook High SchoolFallbrook, CA  
Sat Feb 11 2:00 PM Cal Poly Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Fri Feb 17 6:30 PM Western Oregon Russell Road Recreation ComplexHenderson, NV  
Sat Feb 18 3:00 PM Utah Valley Russell Road Recreation ComplexHenderson, NV  
Fri Feb 24 7:30 PM San Diego Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Sun Feb 26 1:00 PM @ Marymount College Rolling Hills PrepSan Pedro, CA  
Sun Mar 4 2:00 PM Regis Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Thu Mar 8 6:00 PM @ UC Irvine UC-IrvineIrvine, CA  
Sat Mar 10 11:00 AM Fort Lewis Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Sun Mar 11 2:00 PM Portland Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Tue Mar 13 7:00 PM Colorado Mines Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Sat Mar 17 1:00 PM @ Cal State Long Beach Cal State-Long BeachLong Beach, CA  
Wed Mar 21 7:00 PM Western Washington Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Sat Mar 24 7:00 PM Grand Canyon Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA  
Tue Mar 27 7:00 PM Cal St San Marcos Cal State San MarcosSan Marcos, CA  
Sat Apr 14 1:00 PM @ Concordia Dana Hills High SchoolDana Point, CA  
Fri Apr 20 7:00 PM UC Santa Cruz Cal State FullertonFullerton, CA