News Archive: MCLA

June 27, 2016
Pitt to Get New Indoor Facility for Lacrosse, No Varsity Plans
The University of Pittsburgh on Friday announced plans for a new $13.2 million indoor, domed field that will be built to NCAA specifications for soccer and lacrosse. But that doesn't mean varsity programs are on the way.

May 20, 2016
Chapman Lands Three on MCLA DI All-America Lists
Newly-minted champion Chapman had three first-team honorees to lead the way as the MCLA announced its Division I All-America selections.

May 20, 2016
St. Thomas Headlines MCLA D2 All-America List
Undefeated DII MCLA champion St. Thomas landed five players on the first team as All-Americans were announced this week following the tournament.

May 17, 2016
O’Brien, Mines Earn Godekeraw Honors
Georgia Tech’s Christopher O’Brien and St. Thomas’ Pat Mines have been named the recipients of the Godekeraw Award, which is presented by US Lacrosse to the top scholar-athlete in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).

May 16, 2016
Photo Gallery: Chapman vs. Cal Poly (MCLA DI Finals)
Chapman captured the MCLA championship on its home field, defeating Cal Poly. Photos by Dirk Dewachter.

May 14, 2016
Perfection! Chapman and St. Thomas Take MCLA Titles
Chapman earned the MCLA Division I crown with a 9-5 win over Cal Poly in front of a home crowd, while St. Thomas downed Grand Valley State 10-7 in DII.

May 13, 2016
St. Thomas, Grand Valley St. Power to MCLA D2 Finals
Top seed St. Thomas and No. 6 Grand Valley State both rolled to victory in the semifinals at Chapman University, setting the stage for Saturday's championship.

May 13, 2016
Cal Poly Ends GCU's Reign; Chapman Advances in MCLA Semis
Cal Poly took down defending champion Grand Canyon and Chapman kept its unbeaten roll going with a rally past Georgia Tech as the MCLA's finals were set for Saturday.

May 11, 2016
MCLA DI Roundup: Georgia Tech Buzzes BYU
No. 4 Georgia Tech rambled in to the Division I semifinals with a spirited 7-5 win over No. 5 Brigham Young on Tuesday at the MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour hosted by UC Irvine.

May 11, 2016
MCLA DII Roundup: Reinhardt Ends Dayton's Reign
The first big upset of the 2016 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour was an epic Division II tug of war won by No. 7 Reinhardt 9-8 over No. 2 Dayton sending the defending national champs home to Ohio.

May 10, 2016
MCLA Roundup: Grand Canyon Fends Off Michigan State
Grand Canyon survived a scare from Sparty and Arizona State posted the first upset during the first day of the MCLA National Championships in Irvine, Calif.

May 9, 2016
MCLA DII Tournament Underway in California
Kennesaw State and North Dakota State earned quarterfinal spots as action unfolded in day one of the MCLA National Tournament in California.

May 5, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Breaking Down the DII Tournament
The MCLA tournament kicks off on Monday - how does the Division II quarterfinal round stack up?

May 2, 2016
Chapman Headlines MCLA Tournament Field as Top Seed
Unbeaten Chapman is the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MCLA tournament, with Cal-Poly, Grand Canyon and Georgia Tech right behind in the top four.

May 1, 2016
St. Thomas Takes Top Seed as MCLA D2 Tourney Announced
A perfect record landed St. Thomas the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Division II MCLA Tournament, with Dayton, Concordia-Irvine and North Dakota State in the other top spots.

April 28, 2016
Connolly, Gondeck Earn MCLA Weekly Honors
St. Thomas midfielder Simon Gondeck and SMU goalie Adam Connolly are this week's MCLA Commanding Performance winners.

April 21, 2016
MCLA D1 Poll: Defending Champions Lurking
Grand Canyon started slow, but the defending MCLA champions are building steam as the playoffs approach, up to No. 4 this week.

April 21, 2016
MCLA D2 Poll: Tourney Time for Ranked Teams
With conference tournaments underway, three teams earned No. 1 votes in this week's MCLA D2 Top 25, led by St. Thomas.

April 21, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Kennesaw State Puts Last Season Behind
After a SELC tournament quarterfinal exit a year ago, No. 4 Kennesaw State looking for redemption this weekend.

April 14, 2016
Goalies Talbot and Ates Earn MCLA's Weekly Awards
Florida State's Spencer Talbot and Missouri Baptist's Robert Ates backstopped their teams to big victories this week, earning their places atop the MCLA's honor roll.

April 14, 2016
MCLA D2 Poll: St. Thomas Strengthens Hold on No. 1
An overtime win over a Top 10 St. John's team helped the Tommies expand their lead over Concordia Irvine and North Dakota State atop the MCLA D2 poll this week.

April 14, 2016
MCLA D1 Poll: Florida State Moving Up the Table
A pair of wins over ranked teams helped the Seminoles move up to No. 11 in this week's MCLA DI poll, while Chapman and Georgia Tech still tussle at the top.

April 14, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Mustangs Firing on All Cylinders
One of three remaining unbeaten teams (the others being No. 1-2 Chapman and Georgia Tech), Southern Methodist is coming into its own as a program.

April 7, 2016
Apruzzese, Vowles Earn USL/MCLA Player of Month Honors
After posting outstanding performances against premium competition during the month, Chapman’s Dave Apruzzese and Lourdes’ Dalton Vowles have been named US Lacrosse MCLA Players of the Month for March.

April 7, 2016
MCLA D1 Poll: Chapman Continues Hold on No. 1
Chapman took hold of the MCLA No. 1 spot in DI in the third week of the season, and hasn't let go yet. The Panthers took 22 of 24 votes for the top spot to hold it another week.

April 7, 2016
MCLA D2 Poll: Tommies Take Over Top Spot
An unbeaten weekend against top competition lands St. Thomas at No. 1 in the MCLA Division II poll this week, ahead of Concordia-Irvine.

April 7, 2016
MCLA Notebook: UMLC Gains Strength
A strong performance in a 'judgement weekend" gives the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference right to claim status as the tops in DII.

April 7, 2016
Bullitt, Schraut Headline MCLA Weekly Honor Roll
Evan Schraut (North Dakota) and Dan Bullitt (Pittsburgh) earned the MCLA's commanding performance awards for the week after great contests in ranked wins for their teams.

March 31, 2016
Hamwey, Shindall Headline Weekly MCLA Honors
Grand Canyon's graduate student Ron Hamwey and Missouri Valley freshman Austin Shindoll had this week's MCLA Commanding Performances.

March 31, 2016
MCLA D1 Poll: Cal Poly Continues Upward Trend
With another big win, Cal Poly moves up to No. 3 in this week's MCLA Top 20, behind only Chapman and Georgia Tech.

March 31, 2016
MCLA D2 Poll: Big Weekend Set to Clarify Top Tier
No. 1 Dayton, No. 3 St. Thomas, No. 4 North Dakota State, No. 6 Minn.-Duluth, No. 7 Grove City, No. 8 St. John’s and No. 9 Grand Valley State all converge on South Barrington, Ill. for a round-robin event.

March 31, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Midseason MCLA DI Bracketology
Who will be on the road to UC Irvine in May? We take a look at the playoff races across Division I at the mid-season.

March 24, 2016
Chapman Survives Scare, Stays Atop MCLA DI Top 25
A rally to defeat Stanford 9-8 on Sunday kept Chapman unbeaten and well ahead of Georgia Tech for the No. 1 spot in this week's UA/MCLA DI Top 25.

March 24, 2016
Dayton No. 1 for 5th Straight Week in MCLA D2 Poll
Dayton and 2015 MCLA championship foe Concordia-Irvine remained 1-2, with St. Thomas also sneaking a No. 1 vote in this week's MCLA D2 poll.

March 24, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Midseason MCLA-II Bracket Prediction
With a full two months of season gone, its time to take a look at how the race for the 2016 National Tournament is shaping up for Division II.

March 22, 2016
Goalies Lashar, Fairey Earn MCLA Player of Week Nods
Simon Fraser's Jeremy Lashar and Montana State's Parker Fairey both put in great work in net for their teams, earning MCLA Commanding Performance of the Week honors.

March 17, 2016
Chapman Strengthens Hold on MCLA DI No. 1 Spot
Chapman needed overtime to defeat Colorado, but the win helped the Panthers expand their lead on the rest of the field with 22 first-place votes in the MCLA's poll this week.

March 17, 2016
Davidson, Bement Earn MCLA Weekly Honors
A pair of defensemen, UNLV senior Dylan Davidson and St. Thomas junior Alex Bement, earned the MCLA's Commanding Performance of the Week awards.

March 17, 2016
Dayton Doesn't Budget Atop MCLA D2 Poll
Dayton has played close games, but still maintains a comfortable lead over Concordia-Irvine and St. Thomas in this week's D2 poll.

March 17, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Sonoma's Hoops Experiment
Out of basketball eligibility, Sonoma's Mike Harris picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time. Thankfully, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound athlete has found a quick knack for the sport.

March 11, 2016
Chapman Solidifies Lead in MCLA DI Poll
Chapman took 19 first place votes to hang on to the top spot in this week's MCLA Top 10 for Division I, ahead of Georgia Tech, which took nine top votes.

March 11, 2016
Dayton Maintains Top Spot in MCLA D2 Poll
Dayton took 13 first-place votes to keep just ahead of Concordia and North Dakota State in the MCLA DII poll this week.

March 11, 2016
Melbye, Kennedy Named MCLA Players of the Week
Chapman defensive midfielder and San Diego's Aiden Kennedy are this week's MCLA Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour honorees.

March 4, 2016
MCLA’s Byars, Bernad Earn US Lacrosse Monthly Honors
On the strength of solid individual numbers and early team success, Georgia Tech’s junior defender Will Byars and Concordia-Irvine’s senior attackman Dillon Bernad have been named the US Lacrosse MCLA Players of the Month for February.

March 3, 2016
Chapman Takes Over MCLA D-I Top Spot

March 3, 2016
Dayton Hangs on to MCLA D-II Lead

March 3, 2016
MCLA Notes: Grove City Leaning on Dynamic Duo
When Dave Hall and Daniel Casselli showed up at Grove City (Pa.) for the 2013 season, they appeared to be the ultimate odd couple. Most teams will take the offensive production they've had.

March 1, 2016
Wiesner, Strugeon Named MCLA Players of Week
Colorado's Max Wiesner and North Dakota State's Kevin Sturgeon were named the MCLA Players of the Week.

February 25, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Hable Still Present at Virginia Tech
This year, a player will wear the No. 8 jersey during each weekend game in remembrance of Virginia Tech attackman Alex Hable. The selected player will donate their stats to Hable's memory.

February 24, 2016
Colorado Remains Atop MCLA Division I Poll
For the second straight week Colorado sits astride the Under Armour MCLA Division I Coaches poll as the Buffaloes grabbed 17 of the 25 first place votes.

February 24, 2016
Dayton Still in Control of MCLA Division II Poll
Defending champion Dayton remains the top team in the most recent Under Armour MCLA Top 25 Coaches poll. The Flyers snagged 17 of the 27 available first place votes.

February 23, 2016
Connolly, Harris Earn MCLA Player of Week Honors
After sparking No. 6 Georgia Tech to a pair of comfortable victories over Top 20 programs, junior attackman Brian Connolly has earned the MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending Feb. 21.

February 18, 2016
MCLA Notebook: Quite a View from the Top
Sierra Nevada is trying to build a powerhouse club program, and sometimes the easiest way to do that is selling players the gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe. The Eagles are ranked 13th in MCLA's Division II.

February 17, 2016
Photo Gallery: MCLA Pac-12 Shootout
The Pac-12 Shootout, held at UCLA this past weekend, featured UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal-Berkeley, Oregon State, Stanford, Utah, USC, Washington and Washington State. Photos by Anna Scipione.

February 9, 2016
WWU’s Rabin Snags MCLA D-II Weekly Honor
With an eight-point performance, Western Washington midfielder Alexander Rabin has been named the winner of the MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour.

February 6, 2016
MCLA: Utah Valley Stuns No. 1 Grand Canyon in OT

January 27, 2016
Grand Canyon, Dayton Top MCLA Preseason Polls
With the start of the season just two days away, the MCLA released Wednesday its Under Armour Top 25 preseason polls for Division I and Division II.

January 25, 2016
9th Annual Pac 12 Shootout Set for Feb. 13-14

December 21, 2015
Cal MCLA Squad Unretires Number to Honor Alum
Former Cal men's lacrosse player Doug Scuitto died after rushing into a burning house to try to save his friends. The program retired his number 4, but will bring it back this year to honor his legacy.

December 21, 2015
Inside the January Edition of Lacrosse Magazine
The USC women's lacrosse team is living up to the hype. Lacrosse Magazine got an all-access pass in L.A. to know more about the Women of Troy, anchoring our West Coast-themed edition.

November 4, 2015
Colorado State, Arizona State Coaches Resign
Two MCLA juggernauts will have new coaches in 2016, following a messy departure for Alex Smith at Colorado State and a one-and-done season for Joseph Thon at Arizona State.

October 1, 2015
Grand Canyon's Barton Drafted by NLL's Roughnecks

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