Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse To Face Notre Dame In Inaugural “Pacific Coast Shootout” On March 8 At OCC In Orange County, CA

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The inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout, featuring the men’s lacrosse teams from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Denver, will be played on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. (MT) at LeBard Stadium on the campus of Orange Coast College.

The Fighting Irish (11-5 in 2013) enter the 2014 campaign after reaching the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, only to suffer a dramatic 12-11 loss at the hands of the eventual national champions, the Duke Blue Devils. The Pioneers (14-5 in 2013), meanwhile, saw their 2013 campaign end in the national semifinals with a 9-8 loss to the Syracuse Orangemen. Notre Dame leads the all-time series between the schools, 14-3, including dramatic, overtime victories in both 2012 and 2013.

Notre Dame will be making its third regular-season appearance in Southern California and first since a 9-7 victory against North Carolina at The Home Depot Center in Carson during the 2005 season.

“We are thrilled to be playing in Southern California again this spring,” said Notre Dame Head Coach Kevin Corrigan. “The Pacific Coast Shootout will be a great experience for all our guys, particularly the California kids on our roster. If the great Notre Dame/Denver games of the past few years are any indication, California lacrosse fans are in for a real treat.”

Denver, meanwhile, returns to California for the second time, having met Harvard in the San Francisco Fall Classic in 2011.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout, especially against such a great opponent as Notre Dame,” said Denver Coach Bill Tierney. “Each year, more and more western lacrosse players are appearing on Division I rosters, and California has become a hot-bed for that growth. The Denver Pioneers look forward with great anticipation, to the opportunity for us to demonstrate to the Pacific Coast area, what college lacrosse at its finest can be like for young players, their families, and our west coast fans.”

The afternoon will conclude with a 3 pm contest between the Loyola Marymount Lions and the UCSB Gauchos.

“It’s no secret. West Coast lacrosse is booming,” said the event’s Executive Director, G.W. Mix. “Each year, more and more players from California are appearing on the rosters of traditional college lacrosse powerhouses. The ultimate goal of the Shootout is to promote the high quality of lacrosse being played in California and the West, while exposing these developing players and programs to the best collegiate programs in the game. With this match-up between Denver and Notre Dame we are well on our way.”

Tickets for the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout cost $35.00 for Reserved Sections and $25.00 for General Admission and are currently on sale at pclaxshootout.com.

NCAA Lacrosse: Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Colgate, Maryland, Ohio State, Temple, Towson, Dartmouth And James Madison

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Hofstra University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Shannon Smith announced her program’s schedule for the upcoming 2014 season.
“We are excited about our strong non-conference schedule to prepare us for the Colonial Athletic Association portion of our 2014 slate,” commented Smith. “The opponents we will face prior to our CAA schedule will certainly prepare us for the rigors of conference play and put us in a position to fight for a conference title and a berth in the NCAA Championship. We can’t wait to get started.”
The 17-game schedule will feature seven home games at James M. Shuart Stadium, including the first home game of the season against a Maryland squad that was the runner-up in the NCAA Tournament a season ago.

Hofstra Women's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

NCAA Lacrosse: Georgetown Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Princeton, Duke, Stanford, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Loyola & Louisville

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The Georgetown University women’s lacrosse squad released its 2014 schedule on Thursday. The team will face seven squads that finished 2013 ranked in the top 20 nationally as well as eight NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The Hoyas will have a good mix of strong opponents as well as some new conference foes as the coaching staff has once again put together a challenging slate.
Georgetown will start off 2014 by hosting the University of Delaware Blue Hens at Multi-Sport Field on Feb. 15. A season ago, Georgetown downed the Blue Hens in the season opener on the road by a score of 16-12. It will mark the third-consecutive season the Hoyas begin the year with Delaware.

Georgetown Women's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

NCAA Lacrosse: Marquette Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Lehigh, Ohio State, Duke, Villanova, St. John’s And Notre Dame

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The Marquette University men’s lacrosse team unveiled its 2014 schedule Wednesday. It marks the program’s second year of varsity competition under head coach Joe Amplo and the Golden Eagles’ inaugural season as a full-time member of the BIG EAST Conference.
The 2014 slate features a rematch against the 2013 national champion Duke Blue Devils and five home games, in addition to a full league schedule and a chance to play in the 2014 BIG EAST Championship.

Marquette Men's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Mary Washington Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features St. Mary’s, Wesley, Salisbury, Lynchburg, Roanoke & Guilford

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MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Biola Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Saint Mary’s, Claremont, Northern Colorado, UCSD And Occidental

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NCAA Lacrosse: UMass Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Army, Ohio State, Harvard, Brown, Albany, Penn State, Towson And Hofstra

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The University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse program announced its 2014 season schedule on Wednesday. Head coach Greg Cannella will challenge the program with a tough eight-game non-conference slate before the Minutemen begin their fifth season competing as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.
Following scrimmages against St. John’s on Jan. 25 and Siena on Feb. 1, Massachusetts opens its regular season with a Saturday, Feb. 8 game at Army in West Points, N.Y. UMass follows up its meeting with the Black Knights with a contest against Ohio State at the Moe’s Southwestern Grill Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 16.

UMass Men's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule