Daily Archives: May 12, 2012

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse And Head Coach Bill Tierney Profiled In Video “Make Or Break: Part I”

Lacrosse national championships don’t just fall out of thin air. They also have yet to fall into it… Bill Tierney knows this better than anyone. Denver’s Head coach has six championship rings to his name, all of those at Princeton; a program he built into a dynasty over 22 seasons. Now he has taken on the rebuilding of DU as his next project, a team he already has teetering on the precipice of greatness.

In Tierney’s way of a birth into the NCAA tournament is an end of the season battle with one of the game’s other greats, John Danowski and his 3rd-Ranked Duke Blue Devils.

For Tierney, for the Pioneers, and for the hopes of lacrosse west of the Mississippi, this is MAKE OR BREAK.

“2012 WCLA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships” Feature Colorado State Women’s Lacrosse And UC Davis Winning Semifinal Matches And Meeting In Championship Game On May 12

Colorado State has been in this position many times before, but never quite like this. The Rams will gun for a third straight US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) Division I National Championship on Saturday, but this tournament they’ve had to play the role as favorite after winning it all as the No. 11 seed in 2010 and as the No. 6 seed with a young team last year. The Rams, who beat Florida Club 15-8 in Friday’s semifinal, will put their championship streak on the line on Saturday at 10:30 am (the game time was moved up due to the threat of thunderstorms in the area) at the El Pomar Sports Park against UC-Davis Club, which bested Michigan 11-10 in overtime in the other semifinal. The championships are being sponsored by Harrow Sports.

Scores for Friday, May 11

Division I Semifinals
Colorado State 15, Florida Club 8
UC-Davis Club 11, Michigan 10 (OT)

Division I Consolation Games
Colorado 16, Chapman 10
BYU 15, Texas 13 (OT)
Penn State Club 13, Oregon Club 7
Minnesota 14, Virginia Club 9
Santa Clara 12, UCLA 10
UC Santa Barbara 13, Central Florida 10

Schedule for Saturday, May 12 

Championship game: Colorado State vs. UC-Davis Club, 10:30 am

Division I Games
15th place game: Oregon Club vs. Virginia Club, 8 am, Field 5
13th place game: Minnesota vs. Penn State Club, 8 am, Field 3
11th place game: Chapman vs. Texas, 8 am, Field 2
9th place game: BYU vs. Colorado, 12:30 pm, Field 3
7th place game: Central Florida vs. UCLA, 8 am, Field 4
5th place game: Santa Clara vs. UC Santa Barbara, 9 am, Field 2 (Updated)
3rd place game: Florida Club vs. Michigan, 12:30 pm, Field 1