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WCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features BYU, Texas, Michigan State, Michigan, UCLA, Colorado & Colorado State
MCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Arizona, Utah, BYU, UCSB, Cal Poly, Utah St., Whittier, Colorado & Colorado State
“2013 MCLA Lacrosse National Championships”: #2 Westminster Men’s Lacrosse (CO) Faces #1 St. Thomas (MN) In Div II Finals On May 18
WCLA Lacrosse: #1 Colorado State Women’s Lacrosse Dominates On The Road As It Defeats #2 BYU, #15 Westminster And Utah On April 5-6
WCLA Lacrosse: #14 Westminster Women’s Lacrosse (7-1) Hosts #5 BYU And #1 Colorado State On April 3, 5; Move Up To Div I “Impressive”
The 14th-ranked Griffins will host fifth-ranked Brigham Young on Wednesday and undefeated No. 1 Colorado State on Friday in two key Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League showdowns. Westminster has never beaten cross-state rival BYU.
“We have to come out with some confidence,” Farrell said. “In the past we’ve been fearful playing teams like BYU because we’ve seen them do so well.”
Farrell was the 2012 Lacrosse Magazine WCLA Division II Preseason Player of the year. The senior attacker has continued to put up impressive numbers in WCLA Division I play this year. In stats calculated through the Griffins’ first seven games, Farrell led the team with 42 points (27 goals, 15 assists).
Westminster posted an impressive win March 17 against No. 16 Colorado. Its only loss at the club level this season was on Feb. 15 to No. 10 Minnesota in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Griffins narrowly lost to NCAA Division II Colorado Mesa on March 2.
MCLA Div II Lacrosse: “2013 Vegas Full House Face Off” Features St. Thomas Men’s Lacrosse, Westminster, Cal State Fullerton, Concordia, Portland, UC Santa Cruz And Biola On Feb 15-17
Westminster has been a D2 member since the program started in 2007. The Griffins won the D2 National Championship in 2008 and have qualified for the national tournament every year. They will remain a member of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference and join current D1 members: Brigham Young, Colorado State, Colorado, Utah, Utah State and New Mexico.
“Division 1 of the Rocky Mountain Conference is one of the toughest in the MCLA,” Goodhand stated. “Our staff is very excited for this opportunity and we’re traveling to get an early dose this year when we slip into Boulder and Ft Collins early this season.”
Since men’s lacrosse was started at Westminster in 2007, the Griffins have gone 89-34 overall while compiling a 22-2 mark in league games. They have won the conference championship four times in the six years while making the championship game every year.
MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse (6-1) Are Ranked #5 While Averaging Over 14 Goals Per Game
Griffin Notebook Westminster enters the week with a 6-1 overall record and is 1-0 in home games. They are coming off an 18-9 win over Utah State in Logan last Saturday. The Griffins are 6-0 this season against teams from the MCLA and 2-0 against MCLA Division I foes.
As a team, Westminster is averaging 14.6 goals per game while taking 46 shots per contest. They have outscored the opposition 103-52 over the season while holding the opposition to 26.9 shots per game. The Griffins have a 267-118 advantage in ground balls with a 78.9% success rate in clears. Westminster dominates the faceoff department with a 78.9% win percentage.
Gian Sexsmith is the team’s top scorer with 32 points. He is second on the team with 21 goals while adding a team-high 11 assists. Matt Hearn leads the Griffins with 23 goals and has seven assists for 30 points. Collin Madsen has scored 13 goals and is tied for second on the squad with eight assists. Marshall Serzen has collected a team-best 44 ground balls and wins 80.1% of the faceoffs he has taken.
Chris Burckle has played the majority of minutes in the Griffin cage. Burckle has a 65.2% save percentage while allowing just 6.21 goals per game. Craig Patrick has made 15 saves with a 60% save percentage with Adam Marfice stopping 41.2% of the shots on goal he has faced.
Game Coverage Both games this week will be streamed live on Griffins TV. With multiple camera angles, Griffins TV provides one of the best streaming options in all of the MCLA. The stream goes live approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the game. Westminster will also offer Live State for both of the games this week. Links for both of these features can be found at WestminsterGriffins.com.
Tracking the Nike MCLA Rankings After sitting in the No. 6 position on the first two Nike MCLA Coaches’ Polls, Westminster has come in at No. 5 in the last two polls. The Griffins received 273 points in the poll that was released on Tuesday which kept them in the No. 5 position for a second straight week.
MCLA Div II Men’s Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2012 Schedule Featuring Utah, St. Thomas, BYU And Northern Colorado
|1/28/2012||Sat.||BOISE STATE||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|2/17/2012||Fri.||vs Sam Houston State||Henderson, NV|
|2/18/2012||Sat.||vs Western Oregon||Henderson, NV|
|2/19/2012||Sun.||vs UC Santa Cruz||Henderson, NV|
|2/28/2012||Tue.||at Saint Mary’s||Moraga, CA|
|3/1/2012||Thu.||at Dominican (CA)||San Rafael, CA|
|3/4/2012||Sun.||MONTANA||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|3/10/2012||Sat.||at Utah State||Logan, UT|
|3/14/2012||Wed.||UTAH||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|3/17/2012||Sat.||*||UTAH VALLEY||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|3/23/2012||Fri.||MONTANA STATE||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|2012 GRIFFIN INVITATIONAL|
|3/30/2012||Fri.||Northern Colorado vs St. Thomas (MN)||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|3/30/2012||Fri.||CONCORDIA (CA)||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|3/31/2012||Sat.||Concordia (CA) vs Northern Colorado||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|3/31/2012||Sat.||ST. THOMAS (MN)||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|4/1/2012||Sun.||St. Thomas (MN) vs Concordia (CA)||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|4/1/2012||Sun.||NORTHERN COLORADO||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|4/7/2012||Sat.||ALUMNI GAME||Dumke Field||Salt Lake City, UT|
|4/13/2012||Fri.||*||at Fort Lewis||Durango, CO|
|4/14/2012||Sat.||vs Colorado Mines||Durango, CO|
|4/15/2012||Sun.||*||at Western State||Grand Junction, CO|
|4/21/2012||Sat.||at Brigham Young||Provo, UT|
|5/3/2012||vs Quarterfinals||Grand Junction, CO|
|5/4/2012||vs Semi-Finals||Grand Junction, CO|
|5/5/2012||vs Championship||Grand Junction, CO|
|5/14/2012||vs First Round||Greenville, SC|
|5/15/2012||vs Quarterfinals||Greenville, SC|
|5/17/2012||vs Semi-Finals||Greenville, SC|
|5/19/2012||vs Championship||Greenville, SC|
MCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Cal State Fullerton 19-9 On Feb 19, Loses To Western Oregon 18-11 In “MCLA Full House Face Off”
Westminster started the year with an 18-11 loss against No. 10 Western Oregon on Friday. They bounced back to defeat No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 19-9 on Saturday.
This is the second straight year the Griffins went 1-1 at the Full House Face Off. They have also started 1-1 for a third consecutive year.
Westminster will return to action on Sunday, February 27 when they travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to face UC Santa Cruz.