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MCLA:  Florida Bounces Back with 2-0 Homestand!

MCLA: Florida Bounces Back with 2-0 Homestand!

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  via UF press release by Matthew Lange, UF Correspondent   GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Coming off an 0-2 road trip against Georgia and No. 1 South Carolina, the Florida Gators were able to bounce back this past weekend at home against LSU and East Carolina. The defending Lone Star Alliance D-I champion, LSU came into the game ranked No. 25 in the nation and fresh off a hard-fought game against eighth-ranked Florida State the night before. LSU struck first to take a 1-0 lead, but after a first-quarter hat trick from Florida freshman Michael Fox, the Gators would go up 3-1 and never look back. Being back in the Sunshine State seemed to warm up the Gator offense, and senior attackman Kerry Thomas led the way, adding two goals and two assists to his point total. As th...
MCLA:  Young Gators Earn Experience

MCLA: Young Gators Earn Experience

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  Author's Note:  Welcome Matthew Lange to FLN as UF Gators Club correspondent this year!   via UF press release, authored by Matthew Lange   GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida men's lacrosse team started the 2020 season with a win, but a rugged road trip has the Gators regrouping heading into mid-February. Florida started the season with a convincing, 13-2 win over in-state foe North Florida. Nine different Gators scored goals while eleven players recorded points, allowing Garrett Hanrahan a good first look at his roster. Florida’s defense smothered the Osprey offensive effort, allowing just six shots on goal for the entire game -- a testament to the tenacity and leadership of the newly elected defensive captains. The Gators followed that up with the first
MCLA:  National Preseason Polls – FSU #8, UF with votes in D1 and UNF #9, FGCU #15, FAU with votes

MCLA: National Preseason Polls – FSU #8, UF with votes in D1 and UNF #9, FGCU #15, FAU with votes

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  via MCLA press releases   D-I Preseason Poll: Gamecocks Rolling ATLANTA – After winning its first MCLA Division I national championship last spring, South Carolina has been installed as the favorite in the 2020 New Balance Division I Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released on Wednesday. The Gamecocks (21-2 in 2019) captured 19 of the 24 first-place votes to retain a 14-point edge over their closest competition. South Carolina will open the season in Baton Rouge, La., with games against No. 25 LSU (7-8) and Texas A&M (2-0 in 2020). California (17-1), which fell to South Carolina in the 2019 title game, is comfortably in second place. The Golden Bears grabbed the remaining five first-place votes and were 28 points clear of third-ranked Chapman (17-3). Geor
#4 FSU, #8 UF and #10 UCF Head MCLA D1 SELC Pre-Season Poll

#4 FSU, #8 UF and #10 UCF Head MCLA D1 SELC Pre-Season Poll

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  via MCLA press release   ATLANTA – After capturing its first MCLA Division I national championship, South Carolina has been tabbed the favorite in the 19-team SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC), according to the preseason coaches poll. The Gamecocks (21-2), who are also the defending SELC champs, were 18 points ahead of their closest competitor and racked up seven of the 12 first-place votes. Liberty (16-2), which advanced to the national quarterfinals for the second straight year, is slotted second. Just a point behind the Flames is Georgia Tech (18-2). The Yellow Jackets are coming off a national semifinal appearance, grabbing two first-place votes for their cause. Florida State (9-7), which rounded out the quartet of SELC teams that qualified for natio
MCLA Polls:  FSU at #15 in D1, UF With Votes, FGCU #8, UNF #15, FAU With Votes

MCLA Polls: FSU at #15 in D1, UF With Votes, FGCU #8, UNF #15, FAU With Votes

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  via MCLA press releases   ATLANTA – Defending national champion Michigan State remained firmly entrenched as the top-ranked team in the second installment of the Under Armour MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll. The Spartans (2-0) grabbed 15 of the 22 first place votes this week as they prepare for the biggest game of their season. Michigan State travels to face No. 9 Chapman in a rematch of the title game from the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour. Cal (5-0), coming off a comfy win over No. 15 Florida State, entrenches itself in the No. 2 spot, garnering the remaining seven first-place votes. South Carolina (3-0) loses its one first-place vote from last week but still remains in the third chair. On the strength of a win over Chapman over the weeke
MCLA:  Florida’s Byrnes Has Commanding Performance

MCLA: Florida’s Byrnes Has Commanding Performance

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  via MCLA press release   ATLANTA – After lead the Gators to a pair of key non-conference road victories, Florida junior attackman Liam Byrnes earns MCLA Division I Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending Feb. 10. The burly (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) attackman started the weekend by dishing out three assists in the Gators’ 9-5 victory against LSU in Baton Rouge. He also gobbled up four ground balls in the victory. On Saturday, the Garden City, N.Y., product struck for a hat trick against Oklahoma as Florida completed the weekend sweep with a 12-4 triumph. “Both our contests this weekend started as low-scoring, defensive affairs,” said Florida coach Garrett Hanrahan. “Goaltending was excellent in both games, and it was clear
MCLA:  Michigan State, Chapman Tied Atop D-I Poll; FSU at #14 and Florida RV’s

MCLA: Michigan State, Chapman Tied Atop D-I Poll; FSU at #14 and Florida RV’s

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  via MCLA press release   ATLANTA – They met in the Division I title game of the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour and now Michigan State and Chapman are tied for first in the Under Armour Preseason Division I Coaches Poll. Michigan State, which defeated Chapman for the crown, 10-8, received 12 first place votes while Chapman grabbed the other nine. Brigham Young and South Carolina, the two other semifinalists from 2018, were ranked third and fourth, respectively. Virginia Tech rounds out the Top 5. The SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) enters the season as the association’s power conference with four teams in the top 10 and seven altogether. The Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) had four teams in the Top 25.   2019