The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) will play their 2014 National Championships Tournament at two Orange County, CA, universities during May 12-17, 2014. This is the first time in the league’s 18-year history the Championships are being held west of Colorado. Hosted by the MCLA’s Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC), MCLA Divisions I and II will each compete in separate, 16 team single-elimination bracket tournaments. First Round, Quarterfinal, and Consolation games will be held on the recreation fields at University of California, Irvine, with Semifinal and Final matches held in Chapman University’s Ernie Chapman Stadium. Tickets are required for admittance to all games, including First and Quarterfinal Rounds, which are free of charge. All 30 games will be webcast live, exclusively on mcla.us in partnership with The Lacrosse Network. “The SLC is thrilled to bring the 2014 & 2015 MCLA Championships to the southwest and the premier facilities offered by UC Irvine and Chapman University,” said SLC President Matt Holman. “With this move comes a renewed commitment to the player experience and we have many exciting surprises in store for teams and their fans. The sport of lacrosse is exploding in California and what better way to contribute to this growing interest than to showcase the elite level of play the MCLA is known for.” Tournament information web pages are now live. There, visitors can access tournament brackets, secure event tickets, arrange lodging and ground transportation at no cost through MCLA travel partner EMCVenues, and register for the SoCal Quest for the Cup charity golf tournament. Contacts are also provided for media seeking press credentials and those interested in event sponsorship and advertising. About University of California, Irvine Founded in 1965, UCI boasts more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,400 staff, making it among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $4.4 billion. About Chapman University Located in Orange, California, Chapman is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 7,570 students. Situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, this southern California location provides easy access to cities, beaches, mountains and desert.