Monthly Archives: November 2013

WCLA Lacrosse: Cal Berkeley Women’s Club Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Arizona State, UCLA, USC, Arizona, UCSB, Cal Poly And UC Davis


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WCLA Lacrosse: Cal Poly Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features UCLA, Texas, Colorado State, Colorado, UCSB, San Diego State, UC Davis & Cal


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MCLA Lacrosse: Boise State Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features BYU, Utah, Oregon, Oregon State, Westminster, Washington And Idaho


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NAIA Lacrosse: St. Gregory’s University (OK) Adds Men’s Lacrosse As Varsity Sport In 2014-15; Growth Of Lacrosse In State Cited As Primary Reason


St. Gregory's Men's LacrosseLacrosse has grown in popularity in Oklahoma, part of a larger national trend. More than 100,000 boys participate in high school lacrosse nationally, according to the NFHS.

It is not currently recognized as one of the NAIA’s championship programs, but there are more than 30 NAIA schools offering men’s lacrosse. Potter said SGU will play a hybrid of NAIA, NCAA and college club teams. The Cavaliers will compete at Fr. Victor Roberts Field, currently the home venue of the men’s and women’s soccer teams.

“We are beginning to see several high schools in our region add lacrosse, so we want to be proactive in being able to offer it here,” said Potter, who indicated that women’s lacrosse may be looked at as a future addition to SGU’s athletic offerings.

St. Gregory’s University will add three varsity sports for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, athletics director Jeff Potter announced Wednesday. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving in addition to men’s lacrosse will bring SGU’s total offering of athletics programs to 17.

Potter said the university has already begun a search to fill the staffing needs of all three sports.

“Swimming and diving is an underserved sport in our region, and lacrosse has been identified as one of the most rapidly growing games in the United States,” said SGU President Greg Main. “We are excited to be adding these programs and look forward to providing SGU’s quality educational experience to future students who may be interested in them.”

SGU joins Oklahoma Baptist as the only varsity collegiate swim teams in Oklahoma. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), of which SGU is a member, has sponsored swimming since the 1950s. Swimming is similar to track and field in that athletes qualify for the NAIA’s national meet by meeting time standards.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), approximately 33,000 high school students at more than 900 schools participate in swimming programs in Oklahoma’s six-state region.

“We feel like there are several potential students we can attract to SGU who may otherwise leave the state to continue their careers collegiately,” Potter said.

SGU added men’s golf to its list of athletics programs earlier this year and men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s golf in 2012.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Arizona Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Washington, Oregon State, USC, Westminster, Utah, Sonoma State And Arizona State


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NCAA Lacrosse: Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Princeton, Fairfield, Ohio State, Towson, Cornell, UMass And Penn State


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A 14-game schedule including nine home games at James M. Shuart Stadium highlight the 2014 Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse schedule, that was announced by Pride Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney today.
Hofstra, which will host one of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Quarterfinal doubleheaders for the eighth time in school history on Saturday, May 17, will face nine teams which posted winning records last season including national semifinalist and quarterfinalist teams and two other Colonial Athletic Association squads who qualified for the NCAA tournament.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Michigan In “Showdown In The Shoe” On April 12


Ohio State Men's Lacrosse Showdown in the Shoe 2014

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will host Michigan in the 2014 Showdown in the Shoe April 12 in Ohio Stadium. The matchup is slated for 11 a.m. and will precede the Ohio State football team’s spring game.
“We are excited to again have our men’s lacrosse team play in front of what we hope is another record-breaking crowd,” Gene Smith, Ohio State vice president/director of athletics, said. “Our fans embrace the rivalry with Michigan so this is a special chance to introduce even more of Buckeye Nation to the sport of lacrosse.”
The game will be the sixth edition of the Showdown in the Shoe, which began in 2008. The tradition was suspended in 2013 because of construction in Ohio Stadium that moved the Ohio State football spring game to Cincinnati. A record 31,078 fans were in attendance when the men’s lacrosse Buckeyes defeated Air Force in 2010. The first game drew a then-NCAA regular-season and on-campus attendance record of 29,601 fans, with 30,192 at the 2009 contest to top that mark. Attendance is recorded at halftime of the men’s lacrosse game, with tens of thousands more in the stadium by the end of the contest as the football spring game begins immediately after. The 2009 football spring game set a national attendance record of 95,722.
“We would like to thank Mr. Gene Smith and Coach Meyer for the opportunity to play in Ohio Stadium in conjunction with the spring football game,” Nick Myers, in his sixth year as the head coach of the Buckeyes, said. “The event provides our men with a venue and crowd that is like no other in the sport of lacrosse. We understand the responsibility and we have embraced the opportunity as Buckeyes to prepare for this great rivalry game on April 12, 2014.”
The game between the Buckeyes and Wolverines, who elevated their program to Division I status for the 2012 season, will be an ECAC Lacrosse League contest. The teams will face off as Big Ten foes beginning in 2015, when lacrosse will be added as an official conference sport and Ohio State and Michigan will be joined by Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers and Johns Hopkins.
Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State are again competing for the Creator’s Trophy, an annual award that goes to the team with wins against the other Big Ten schools that sponsor men’s lacrosse. Ohio State is the defending champion after topping the Wolverines (17-8) and Nittany Lions (10-9 OT) on the road last year. The Buckeyes host Penn State March 1 and the Wolverines play at Penn State Feb. 8 in the other 2014 Creator’s Trophy contests.