Colorado College Releases '11 Schedule
from press release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado College men's lacrosse team will play a 15-game regular-season schedule during the 2011 season, including the inaugural Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship at CC's Washburn Field.
The SCAC's first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament will be on the line when the top four teams descend on Colorado Springs. The semifinals are scheduled for April 22, with the championship game to be played on April 24.
"We are very excited by this year's schedule, going from coast to coast with two very challenging games in Philly to start the season and a rivalry game at Whittier to end the season," head coach Guy Van Arsdale said. "We look forward to tough conference slate and are very happy and proud to be hosting the first ever SCAC championship for men's lacrosse. The fact that the conference receives an AQ this year makes every conference game in effect a playoff game."
The Tigers begin the season by playing 2010 NCAA Tournament participant Goucher College in Philadelphia on March 12 and Swarthmore College the following day.
Conference play starts at Sewanee on March 19, the first of four SCAC road games.
CC plays the first of seven consecutive home games on April 8 when Oglethorpe University visits Washburn Field.
Following the SCAC tournament, Colorado College plays host to Mesa State College and Adams State College on April 30 and March 3, respectively.
The final game of the regular season pits the Tigers against long-time rival Whittier College for the first time since 2008. The teams will play for the Stabler-Locker Cup in honor of the two men – CC's Doc Stabler and Whittier's Doug Locker – who were most instrumental in bringing Division III men's lacrosse to the West.
"We're going to play Whittier every year from now on," Van Arsdale said. "That's a rivalry we want to build."
The 2011 NCAA Tournament begins on May 11.
2011 Colorado College Schedule
Feb. 19 Colorado State University Club (scrimmage) Home 1 p.m.
March 5 University of Colorado Club (Scrimmage) Home 1 p.m.
March 12 Goucher College Swarthmore, PA Noon
March 13 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA Noon
March 19 Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, TN Noon
March 21 Centre College Danville, KY 3:30 p.m.
March 24 The College of Wooster Columbus, OH 3 p.m.
April 1 Millsaps College Jackson, MS 3 p.m.
April 2 Southwestern University Jackson, MS Noon
April 8 Oglethorpe University Home 3:30 p.m.
April 10 Birmingham-Southern College Home Noon
April 15 Hendrix College Home 7 p.m.
April 22 SCAC Championship Home TBA
April 24 SCAC Championship Home TBA
April 30 Mesa State College Home 7 p.m.
May 3 Adams State College Home 7:30 p.m.
May 7 Whittier College Whittier, CA 1 p.m.
May 11 NCAA Tournament – First Round TBA TBA