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MCLA Lacrosse: Grand Canyon Men’s Lacrosse (8-4) Captures SLC South Conference Title With 14-13 Win Over #3 Arizona State On April 11

Grand Canyon Men's Lacrosse vs Arizona State

With one minute left in overtime, Geoff Barnes scored on a jump shot from the right alley to give No. 18 Grand Canyon a 14-13 win over No. 3 Arizona State at GCU Thursday.
The win gives GCU the SLC South Championship, top seed and first-round bye heading into post season play next month in San Diego. The Antelopes (8-4) will play May 3 against a yet to be determined opponent.
Down 11-9 heading into the final quarter, GCU scored the first four goals of the quarter. ASU scored with 16.3 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. The Antelopes led 7-6 at halftime.
Carson Barton had a team-high three goals and added one assist. Drew Dziadyk, Brandon Knudson and Kris Holland each had two goals. Dziadyk added an assist. Dean Fairall had one goal and four assist. Barnes had an assist to go with his game-winning goal. Dakota Garant, Cody Wagner and Kyle Mason each added a goal. Chris McWilliams had an assist.
Grand Canyon’s Holland and Ron Hamwey combined to go 11-for-22 on faceoffs. Goalie AJ Wilkerson had 15 saves.

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MCLA Lacrosse: USC Men’s Lacrosse Returns To Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) For 2012-2013 Season After Suspension Due To Forfeiting Games In 2011

After a year away from the organization, the University of Southern California men’s lacrosse program has reapplied for admission to the MCLA for the 2013 season. The Trojans will be accepted back into the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC)– one of the 10 conferences that comprise the MCLA – on a tentative basis this spring, according to SLC president Matt Holman.

“[USC] will be a ‘provisional member’ for 2012-13,” Holman said. “Should they fulfill all required game and administrative tasks, then the membership can vote to move them to full membership for the 2013-14 season. They will not be considered for playoffs or MCLA tournament play in 2013.”

Southern Cal was ousted from the SLC after the 2011 season when they forfeited a pair of games, including failing to show up for a road game against conference rival UC Santa Barbara on Senior Day.

Non-conference games against USC in 2013 will not count toward a team’s three non-league contests necessary to be considered for an at-large berth to the national tournament and will not be considered by the MCLA selection committee, according to Doug Carl, the association’s vice president of eligibility. Carl did say that policy would be revisited in an upcoming conference call.

The return of USC isn’t a game-changer within the MCLA –the Trojans haven’t had a winning record since prior to the ’05 season – but it is a tantalizing turn of events for an institution thought to be considering adding lacrosse as a varsity sport.

Last year, USC senior associate athletic director Mark Jackson– who oversaw the addition of the varsity women’s program that will start competition in ’13 – told LaxMagazine.com’s Corey McLaughlin that men’s lacrosse was on the athletic department’s radar.

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/blogs/author/coyne/09.04.2012_at_2.45_p.m._by_Jac_Coyne

MCLA Lacrosse: Cal State Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse Faces San Diego State In The “SLC Game Of The Week” On Feb 4; Game Aired “Live” On YouTube



MCLA College Men’s Lacrosse: UC Santa Barbara Men’s Lacrosse (9-4) Plays Champan (12-1) April 24 For Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) North Championship

Last Thursday, the UCSB men’s lacrosse team played its third division game in a row; taking on the University of Southern California. In its penultimate game before the playoffs, UCSB needed the win to keep up with division rival Chapman University, who they will play tomorrow. After four intense quarters of play, the Gauchos stood victorious, moving to 9-4 overall and 4-0 in their division and into a first-place tie with Chapman.

The first three quarters of play against USC belonged to the Gauchos. Over the 45-minute span of those quarters, Santa Barbara outshot the Trojans 38-13, which led to an 8-4 advantage for UCSB heading into the final quarter.

“We did what we wanted to do with limiting their shots and being disruptive to their offense, but they did a good job with the shots they did have and kept it interesting,” Head Coach Mario Waibel said.

Date Opponent Result
2/05 at California   L,  10-6
2/07 at Stanford   W, 12-6
2/13 CAL POLY – SLO   L,  13-10
2/15 vs. Brigham Young   L,  12-11 (OT)
2/20 at UCLA   W, 9-4
2/28 at San Diego   W, 14-12
3/06 SONOMA STATE   W, 9-5
3/08 FLORIDA   W, 15-10
3/23 at Arizona   W, 9-4
3/25 at Arizona State   L,  14-7
4/03 CLAREMONT   W, 12-9
4/15 at USC   W, 8-7
4/24 CHAPMAN 1:00 pm
Coach: Mario Waibel

Things certainly did get interesting in the final quarter of play. USC, desperate for a comeback, managed to hold the Gauchos to just four shots and took six of their own. They brought the deficit to just one goal with just a few minutes remaining, but fell just short of forcing overtime as the Gauchos held on for the 8-7 win.

“USC was fighting for a playoff spot so they were fired up the whole game,” Waibel said. ”We had to stay sharp to walk away with the win.”

The Gauchos have one more test coming their way in the form of Chapman University this Saturday. The 12-1 Panthers are currently tied for first in their division with UCSB, which means that the outcome of this game, while it does have implications for the playoffs, more immediately determines the division champion.

“[The game] does have playoff implications, but we are only focused on playing this game at the moment,” Waibel said. ”This is for the division title and that is something that we have been working toward all season.”

If the Gauchos want the title, they are going to have to work for it. The Panthers’ powerhouse of an offense has outscored its opponents by a cumulative score of 182-102 and outshot its opponents 526-393, and they are strongest in the first quarter, which means that if the Gauchos are not careful, Chapman could put them into a deep, early hole.

“We are going to have to bring our ‘A’ game to be successful,” Waibel said. “It will take a strong team defensive effort to hold their powerful offense at bay and put ourselves in a position to win. I am confident our guys will be up to the challenge.

If any defense is up to the challenge, it is UCSB’s. The Gauchos are 8-1 since February 15 despite only scoring double digit goals in three of those games and have held their opponents to five goals or fewer in five games this season, and much of that success is due to the outstanding play of senior goalie Zack Carson. However, Chapman’s offense won’t be the Gauchos’ only problem. They will also have to try to score on Chapman’s goalie, Matt Sathrum, who is no slouch. Sathrum has made 93 saves this season for a 52.8 save percentage, which is no mean feat. Yet once again, Coach Waibel is confident that his team is up for the challenge.

“We have to keep the ball moving and be disciplined shooters,” Waibel said. ”We don’t want to give him any easy saves by standing and shooting.”

The fight for the division championship will take place this Saturday in The Pit. The first face-off is set for 1:00 p.m.


California College Lacrosse: Cal State Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse Features Junior Attacker Mike Ansel And Freshman Middie Chris Cole As It Seeks To Repeat As SLC Division II Champions

cal state fullerton lacrosse logo(From Daily Titan article) An inside look at an athlete is something that many fans can appreciate. Getting to know an athlete on a semi-personal level is comforting to fans and everyday people because it gives them an opportunity to see what type of person an athlete really is.

Cal State Fullerton junior Mike Ansel, 21, a communications major, and freshman Chris Cole, 19, undeclared, are two of the premier players on the Men’s Lacrosse Club.

Ansel, who came out of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif., plays attack for the Titans, while Cole, a graduate of Foothill High School in Santa Ana, plays midfielder.

Last year, Ansel was the Southern Lacrosse Conference player of the year, leading the nation in Division II Men’s

Junior attack Mike Ansel scored 106 points for the Titans last year. Photo Courtesy EYEinIphotography.

Junior attack Mike Ansel scored 106 points for the Titans last year. Photo Courtesy EYEinIphotography.

Collegiate Lacrosse with 104 points in 16 games.

Cole was part of three consecutive Southern Section championships. He was an All-American and was one of the top scorers in the Sea View League.

After winning their conference, the lacrosse club went on to the national tournament where they lost to Emory University in the first round.

Recently, both Ansel and Cole sat down and answered some questions about their personalities and their aspirations as lacrosse players.

Daily Titan: Tell me something about each of you that no one on the team knows about?

Mike Ansel: Well, this is going to sound a little weird, but I pay $35 for my haircuts.

Chris Cole: I’m really into koi ponds because I love fish and the relaxing sound of the water.

DT: What is more meaningful to you, scoring a goal or preventing one?

Ansel: It has to be scoring a goal. My position is attack so that’s what I live for, which is scoring goals.

Cole: I love to prevent a goal because it demoralizes opponents when they can’t score on us.

DT: What do each of you love the most about lacrosse?

Ansel: I love that lacrosse is a laid-back and very fun sport. It doesn’t get a ton of national attention but, man, it is fun to play! The scoring of goals, physical play and constant attention you must pay to your opponent is what makes the sport great. Also, if you keep your head on a swivel, you’re going to take some punishment.

Cole: I love the constant action and perpetual motion of the sport. There are no dull moments in lacrosse, which

Freshman midfielder Chris Cole led Foothill High School to three consecutive Southern Section championships. Photo by LaxBuzz

Freshman midfielder Chris Cole led Foothill High School to three consecutive Southern Section championships. Photo by LaxBuzz

 makes the sport great. Since I’m a very confident guy, I love to embarrass the defense. I’m very competitive, and lacrosse brings out the best in me.

DT: Who taught you how to play the game?

Ansel: My coach at El Toro High School, Pat Gowan, taught me how to play lacrosse. I owe him a lot for showing me the right way to play lacrosse. His assistants, Randy Josselyn and Greg Guy, were also instrumental in my development as a player.

Cole: John Fox, my high school coach. He helped make me the player that I am today.

DT: Who is your favorite player?

Ansel: Well, I’m kind of cheating, but I have to say I have two favorite players: Ryne Olson and Jordan Michaels.

Cole: Michael Watson.

DT: Favorite team?

Ansel: Syracuse Orangemen.

Cole: Ohio State Buckeyes.

DT: Who inspires you to be the best?

Ansel: Michael Powell of the Boston Cannons. He’s a great all-around player and defines the word tenacious. He never gives up, and the way he plays just inspires me to be the best lacrosse player possible.

Cole: My stepbrother, Randale Thornhill. He introduced me to the game and showed me how to go about my business and how to be a good man.

DT: How do you apply the game of lacrosse to your daily lives?

Ansel: In life if you don’t put in the effort, you’re not going to see the results. In lacrosse, like in life, there are no shortcuts in becoming a successful person.

Cole: Overcoming the odds, determination and dedication are all part of lacrosse. I look at life the same way.

DT: Describe each other’s personality.

Ansel: Chris reminds me of myself in that he’s super confident and sometimes even brash, but he’s a good guy and modest, but once you get on him on the field he’s like me: an animal.

Cole: Mike is a funny and confident guy who likes to be the life of the party. He plays hard and is always working at becoming the best. I see that in myself, so that’s probably why we get along so well.


California College Men’s Lacrosse: Cal State Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse (13-5) Completed 2009 Season With Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) Division II Championship

CSUF Titans - 2009 SLC DII Champions!

Cal State Fullerton Titans Lacrosse - 2009 Southwestern Lacrosse Conference Division II Champions!

Mike Ansel named SLC DII Offensive Player of the Year.

First Team SLC All-Conference
Mike Ansel – Attack
Jesse Luchansky – Midfield
Kyle Smith – Face-Off Specialist
Ozhan Kashkooli – Goalie

Second Team SLC All-Conference
Chasen Cameron – Attack
Jordon Michaels – Defense

Honorable Mention SLC All-Conference
Jimmy Lin – Attack
Deron Hansen – Long-Stick Midfield


Cal State Fullerton

Coach: Ryland Huyghue
Record: 13-4
Division Record: 6-1

Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC): San Diego State Men’s Lacrosse Coach Matt Holman Is Coach Of The Year; Chapman’s James O’Connor Martin Is Offensive Player Of The Year; San Diego State’s Billy Double Is Defensive Player Of The Year


Division I SLC All-Stars
Div. I – SLC Coach Of the Year:
Matt Holman, SDSU

Div. I – SLC Offensive Player of the Year:
James O’Connor Martin, Chapman

Div. I – SLC Defensive Player of the Year:
Billy Double, SDSU

Div. I – 1st Team SLC All-Conference:
James O’Connor Martin, Chapman, Attack
Brendan Sindell, UCSB, Attack
Marcus Wooden, Chapman, Attack
Mike Clayton, Chapman, Midfield
Derek Mills, Chapman, Midfield
Alex Paul, LMU, Midfield
Max Sanford, Claremont, Long-Stick Midfield
Eric Chang, Claremont, Face-Off Specialist
Chris Small, Chapman, Face-Off Specialist
James Guzik, UCSB, Defense
Andrew Salcido, Chapman, Defense
Chris Schaible, UCSB, Defense
Billy Double, SDSU, Goalie

Div. I – 2nd Team SLC All-Conference:
Alex Bates, SDSU, Attack
Magnus Karlson, LMU, Attack
Philip Trapp, Claremont, Attack
Ryan Sanders, UCSB, Midfield
Ben Tilton, USD, Midfield
Blake Whitcomb, Chapman, Midfield
Ian Maunsell, SDSU, Long-Stick Midfield
Sebastian Croft, UCLA, Face-Off Specialist
Spencer Halvorsen, Chapman, Defense
Tim Murray, SDSU, Defense
Marc Napp, LMU, Defense
Alex Price, Claremont, Goalie

Div. I – Honorable Mention SLC All-Conference:
Bobby Enquist, USD, Attack
Kyle Morse, UNLV, Attack
Tim Roe, USD, Attack
Scott Trimble, Claremont, Attack
Logan Brown, Claremont, Midfield
Curtis Fillmore, Arizona, Midfield
Corey Janoff, USC, Midfield
Jack Miller, UCSB, Midfield
Spencer Rowe, Chapman, Long-Stick Midfield
Aaron Caton, Arizona, Defensive Midfield
Evan Youngstrom, SDSU, Face-Off Specialist
Ashton Clarke, Claremont, Defense
David Krumwiede, USC, Defense
Chris Plummer, Arizona, Defense
Shane Robinson, UCLA, Defense
Doug Rouche, UCLA, Defense
Mike Rosenberger, USD, Defense
Nick Rossler, LMU, Defense
Zack Carson, UCSB, Goalie
Thomas Holman, LMU, Goalie
Jason Kho, Chapman, Goalie
Dan Kirkpatrick, Chapman, Goalie