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
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.
as per MCLA press release
ATLANTA – South Carolina put together the best season in program history last spring and now the Gamecocks are favored to win the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference Division I title in 2019 according to the preseason coaches poll released Wednesday.
South Carolina (18-2), which advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, grabbing four of the 17 first-place votes. This was the first time USC has been preseason favorites in the SELC.
The Gamecocks edged out Virginia Tech (13-5), which also had four first-place tickets, by three points.
Georgia Tech (10-6) was slotted third with one first-place vote even though both Liberty (9-6) and Clemson (14-3) – the fourth and fifth-ranked teams, respe
via FLN Special Correspondent Anthony Cicio
Tallahassee, FLA — The Florida State Seminole lacrosse team has found their head coach of the future. Darby Brower will return to his alma mater in Tallahassee this coming fall. Brower was selected by President Noah Dearman and his fellow executive board after a nationwide search.
Brower was a five year member of the team from 2013-2017. In his rookie campaign, he posted 8 goals and 5 assists. Brower was selected a team captain his sophomore season. He put up 25 goals and 10 assists, earning him 1st Team All-Conference Midfield honors. After injuries ended his junior and senior seasons early, Brower returned for a redshirt fifth year to tally 24 total points. His offensive contributions and senior leadership propelled th
via MCLA web site
2018 MCLA Division I All-America Teams
A – Wiley Bonham, Chapman
A – Dylan Garner, Chapman
A – Bennett Osterink, Michigan State
A – Josh Stout, Utah
M – Kaelan Naylor, Simon Fraser
M – Danny Riley, Virginia Tech
M – Chris Severson, Brigham Young
LSM – Ian Genord, Michigan State
LSM – Jack Lamey, Grand Canyon
FO – Dereck Isaac, South Carolina
FO – Hunter Stephans, Michigan State
SSDM – Sam Robbins, Michigan State
SSDM – Jordan Vicente, Grand Canyon
D – Craig Burris, Virginia Tech
D – Patrick Donovan, Michigan State
D – Ryan Neff, Boston College
D – Alex Wenzel, South Carolina
G – Kevin Boland, Michigan State
A – Quinton Eissler, UNLV
A – Sam Gregory, Liberty
A – Bryan Larocque, Davenport
A – Jake Pis
via the MCLA press releases
D-I Poll: Spartans Finish on Top
ATLANTA – After winning their first title at the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, Michigan State finishes the season as the No. 1 team in the final Under Armour Weekly Coaches Poll.
The Spartans (18-1), seeded third at the tournament, defeated No. 24 Oregon (7-7), No. 6 Virginia Tech (13-5), No. 3 Brigham Young (16-4) and No. 2 Chapman (16-1) to win the hardware.
South Carolina (18-2) and Utah (16-1) followed BYU to round out the top five.
Minnesota (8-7) and Florida (11-5) departed the poll to make way for Oregon and No. 25 Texas A&M (11-4).
Under Armour MCLA Division I Coaches Poll - Final
from FLN Special Correspondent Anthony Cicio
Last Friday night, Florida State was tripped up by Clemson in the first round of the conference tournament. The Tigers managed to slide past the Seminoles with a final score of 11-8. FSU finished the season with a record of 10-4 and a No. 16 national ranking in the MCLA Coaches Poll.
Senior Davis Goodman opened up the scoring on the night. Goodman initiated a dodge from behind the goal and managed to score with a quick, left-handed wraparound. Clemson responded two minutes later with a goal of their own. Both teams would trade goals in the remainder of the first quarter, tying the game at two a piece with a minute to go. In the final second of the first quarter, Sophomore Quinn Lowdermilk found time and room for a step ...