In my continuing quest to be more proactive on the college scene there's some interesting news to report on one of our Florida colleges.
Jacksonville has received votes for the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Top 20, finishing at 22 for the week! The Dolphins are 2-1 on the season with their only loss to #13 Michigan by 2 goals. Jenny Kinsey and Sarah Elms lead the team with 11 goals each in the 3 games.
LINK to the poll
The Tampa Women fell to Lindenwood on Tuesday. Lindenwood rose to #1 in that very same poll for D2 Women and proved it with the 11-5 win in Tampa.
LINK to press release
The Gators rebounded on Wednesday from their Saturday loss to Loyola (Md.) with a commanding 21-6 road win over Kennesaw State.
LINK to press release
Thanks to our FSU correspondent Daniel Mantzaris for the article, he will be with us all season long as the Seminoles look to make even more noise this year in MCLA D1! Note that the Friday game against #1 South Carolina will be streamed if you are a Seminole alum or fan!
by Daniel Mantzaris
MCLA DIVISION I - TALLAHASSEE – After a commanding win over LSU on Friday night, the Florida State Seminoles rise to a confident 3-0 on the season. Friday’s matchup versus #25 LSU concluded with the ‘Noles routing the Tigers 16-6, who fell to 1-5 this weekend after losing to UF in the Swamp 13-8.
Beginning the season ranked #8 in the nation, the Seminoles are off to a fast start averaging 17 goals per game against opponents in 3 appearances. This is a result of a high-powere...
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).
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...
via MCLA web site
SALT LAKE CITY – Davis Crayner’s second goal of Monday’s game between his No. 12 Florida State squad and No. 5 Arizona State was the biggest of his collegiate career. It came midway through the second overtime of the first-round game between the two teams, sending the Seminoles to the quarterfinals.
It was tight game for most of the evening. The Sun Devils (12-3) led 2-1 after the first quarter but watched the Seminoles (9-6) counter to take a 5-4 bulge into halftime.
Still trailing 6-5 after three quarters, Arizona State found its strike, overtaking Florida State, 9-8. With less than a minute remaining, Florida State found the equalizer, send the game to extra time. There, C...
via the MCLA web site
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ATLANTA – Ranked atop the weekly poll for the entire regular season, California has been installed as the top seed in the 2019 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour after the selection committee unveiled the bracket on Sunday night.
The Bears (14-0), who are making their 10th appearance at nationals and have a championship to their name, will square off with No. 16 LSU (7-7). The Tigers are making their first visit to the tournament after winning the Lone Star Alliance automatic qualifier.
No. 2 Chapman (15-2) leads a three-team SLC contingent consisting of No. 5 Arizona State (12-2) and No. 10 Concordia-Irvine (12-4).
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...