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Latest MCLA Coaches Poll Ranks Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Colorado, Arizona State, UC Santa Barbara And Boston College

February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014


1 Colorado State (16) 2-0 635 1
Prev: W Oregon 14-7 | Next: Texas on 3/2
2 Colorado (7) 2-0 628 2
Prev: W Boston College 15-6 | Next: Texas on 2/28
3 Arizona State (3) 3-0 605 3
Prev: W Minn-Duluth 12-5 | Next: @ Chapman on 3/2
4 UC Santa Barbara 6-0 553 6 2
Prev: W California 13-11 | Next: @ UCLA on 3/1
5 Boston College 4-1 552 10 5
Prev: L Colorado 15-6 | Next: Rhode Island on 3/18
6 BYU 5-1 492 4 2
Prev: W San Diego State 10-8 | Next: Michigan State on 3/5
7 Michigan State 0-0 474 7
Next: @ Central Michigan on 2/26
8 Chapman 0-2 456 5 3
Prev: L Boston College 12-10 | Next: Grand Canyon on 2/28
9 Grand Canyon 1-1 411 12 3
Prev: W Minn-Duluth 15-7 | Next: @ Chapman on 2/28
10 Sonoma State 1-1 376 9 1
Prev: L UC Santa Barbara 9-8 | Next: @ Santa Clara on 3/1
11 Texas 6-0 370 13 2
Next: @ Colorado on 2/28
12 Oregon 2-2 323 8 4
Prev: L Colorado State 14-7 | Next: @ Simon Fraser on 3/1
13 Cal Poly 3-1 312 18 5
Prev: W Loyola Marymount 11-5 | Next: California on 3/2
14 Simon Fraser 3-1 302 17 3
Prev: W Washington 16-8 | Next: Oregon on 3/1
15 Davenport 2-0 205 22 7
Prev: W George Washington 21-7 | Next: Purdue on 3/1
16 California 2-2 169 14 2
Prev: L UC Santa Barbara 13-11 | Next: San Diego on 2/28
16 Georgia Tech 4-2 169 20 4
Prev: L Northeastern 6-4 | Next: @ Clemson on 3/1
18 Connecticut 0-0 167 16 2
Next: @ U.S. Coast Guard on 3/1
19 Stanford 2-2 160 11 8
Prev: W UC Davis 17-5 | Next: @ Chico State on 3/1
20 Minn-Duluth 1-2 158 15 5
Prev: L Grand Canyon 15-7 | Next: Indiana on 3/15
21 Oregon State 2-1 154 19 2
Prev: W Washington State 18-4 | Next: @ Portland State on 3/1
22 Westminster 2-0 151 24 2
Next: @ Loyola Marymount on 2/26
23 Northeastern 3-0 142
Prev: W Georgia Tech 6-4 | Next: @ Briarcliffe on 3/15
24 Arizona 2-1 122 23 1
Prev: W Oregon State 14-5 | Next: @ USC on 3/1
25 Texas State 6-0 69
Prev: W Texas-San Antonio 24-1 | Next: Houston on 3/1

MCLA Lacrosse: Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Open 2014 Season Against Grand Canyon & Oregon On Feb 21, 23 At “Lax Coaches Vs Cancer” Event

Colorado State Men's Lacrosse

The Colorado State University men’s lacrosse team opens its season this weekend at the first annual Lax Coaches vs. Cancer event in Palm Desert, CA. The Rams, ranked #1 in the MCLA preseason poll, will face the #12 Grand Canyon Antelopes and #8 Oregon Ducks on Friday evening and Sunday morning respectively.
It’s the first ever match-up between CSU and Grand Canyon, a team in its second year competing in MCLA Division I after several seasons at the Division II level. Meanwhile, the Rams and the Ducks will renew acquaintances for the first time since the 2008 season.
As a first-time event, Lax Coaches vs. Cancer puts some of the top programs in the MCLA on display this weekend, including #2 Colorado, #4 BYU, #5 Chapman and #10 Boston College. 11 total games highlight the action from Thursday through Sunday afternoon and all proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
All games will take place at the Hovley Soccer Park, 74735 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, CA. Admission is free, although donations to the ACS are accepted and encouraged. CSU’s Sunday morning game will be streamed live online by The Lacrosse Network.
Both GCU and Oregon were MCLA national tournament participants in 2013 and both were bounced by BYU in the first and second rounds respectively. Grand Canyon has yet to play a game this year while Oregon heads into the weekend at 2-0 prior to their Friday tilt against BYU.

WCLA Lacrosse: Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Top 20 Ranks Colorado State #1 Followed By UCSB, Georgia, Cal Poly And BYU

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Coming off of a dominant 22-0 season in 2013, the Colorado State Rams are the Preseason No. 1 in Lacrosse Magazine’s WCLA Division I Top 20. Winners of three of the past four US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates National Championships, the Rams were the first team since 2007 to take home the title as the top seed.
Runner-up UC Santa Barbara, the 2012 champion, is second in the Preseason Top 20, with Georgia, Cal Poly and BYU rounding out the top five.
The 2013 WCLA National Tournament will be played from May 7-10 at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex and Stadium in Virginia Beach, Va.

WCLA Division I Preseason Top 20

1. Colorado State
2. UC Santa Barbara
3. Georgia
4. Cal Poly
5. BYU
6. Texas
7. Florida Club
8. Pittsburgh
9. Virginia Club
10. Colorado Club
11. Santa Clara
12. USC Club
13. Minnesota
14. Westminster
15. Ohio State Club
16. Maryland Club
17. Michigan Club
18. Virginia Tech Club
19. UCLA
20. Penn State Club

MCLA Lacrosse: Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Oregon, Texas, Michigan State, BYU, Arizona State, Cal Berkeley, Chapman, Utah, Westminster And Colorado

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Colorado State University men’s lacrosse has announced a 14 game schedule for the 2014 season, which includes match-ups with eight MCLA tournament teams from 2013. The Rams will also scrimmage two NCAA varsity opponents, including the University of Denver, a Division I semifinalist from a year ago.
CSU begins its season with two scrimmages in early February, traveling to play the University of Denver and Colorado Mesa University on Feb. 1 and 15 respectively. The Rams have never scrimmaged Denver in a spring game and their contest against CMU is only the second since the Mavericks moved to NCAA Division II in 2011.

Colorado State Men's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

MCLA Lacrosse: “2013 MCLA Men’s National Championship Game” Replay (Video)

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2013 MCLA National Championships: Championship: (1) Colorado St vs (2) Colorado

MCLA Lacrosse: Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Alex Smith Credits Play Of 14 Seniors For Program’s Sixth National Championship

Colorado State Men's Lacrosse

Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Alex Smith credits his seniors for leading the way.  “We had 14 seniors and they were really focused from the very start of the year.  We lost to CU in the fall and that really motivated us going into the spring.  Our senior class was definitely the strongest point of our team and they were a really special group.”

Colorado State Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Alex Smith

Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Alex Smith

For Coach Smith, 2013 shall be remembered at CSU for its midfield, a strong, deep group of players that solidified the team on game-days. “Midfielders, Alex Devlin and Tim Taggart were great for us.  They were part of an all-senior line with Braxton Campbell.  Dustin Grybinas was part of our second group this year.  I think we were one of the few teams at our level to be able to go three lines deep at the midfield and that really helps us in those long tournaments and back to back situations.”  That senior line combined for 67 points this season. Coach Smith continued to tout his midfield, “Logan Chandler and Josh Gregg, a couple of unsung guys most of the time. Both are defensive midfielders that really got a lot of the dirty-work done for us.  Josh was great as a clearing mid and wing guy, and Logan is as hard-nosed and smart as they come.”

Then you have the face-off specialist, Dan Warfield.  Second team All-Conference, as well as All-American, winning 65 percent of his draws, including nearly 60 percent in the National Championship game.  “He’s arguably our most valuable player and kept us with the ball on our offensive end in some very key spots.”

For more:  http://mcla.us/news/2013/06/2013-rmlc-season-in-review/

“2013 MCLA Lacrosse National Championships”: #1 Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse (21-0) Captures Second Consecutive National Championship With 7-2 Win Over #2 Colorado (18-3) On May 18

2013 MCLA Men's Lacrosse National Championship logo

Colorado State used a stifling defense to win its second consecutive MCLA national championship Saturday night, beating arch-rival Colorado 7-2 in the Division I final at Sirrine Stadium.

Colorado State Men's Lacrosse Attacker Austin Fisher

Godekeraw Award winner Austin Fisher notched his 51st goal of the season in Colorado State’s 7-2 win over Colorado for the MCLA-I championship Saturday night in Greenville, S.C.
Photo by Cecil Copeland

The Rams completed a 21-0 season. The only three losses for Colorado (18-3) came against CSU. This one, though, came more than 1,500 miles from either school and after four rounds of MCLA competition.

“It’s crazy, but I’m not surprised at all, though,” said Alex Smith, Colorado State’s coach. “I knew they were the second-best team along with us. I’m really proud it could have come against them. We have such a good rivalry. For our fans and out teammates, it just means so much.

“They’re really well-coached,” Smith said. “I have a lot of respect for them. … They did a great job defending us.”

The Rams’ defense was better, though, keeping the Buffaloes off the scoreboard until the first minute of the fourth quarter. Defenders Hayden Porter, Patrick Sullivan and Tyler Zabor shared the game’s most valuable player honor.

Colorado used a different defensive strategy from the two regular-season meetings, going with a zone defense. Smith wasn’t totally surprised.

“They played zone all last year,” Smith said. “I had a feeling they would break the zone out at the tournament. We saw it in some other tournament games zoning us. They were really good at it, so it took us executing really well to get it done.”

Colorado State men's Lacrosse

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2012-13/news/051813_colorado_state_st_thomas_win_mcla_lacrosse_championships