MCLA-1, Men's, Utah

BYU Lacrosse Announces 2013 Team Captains

No Comments 15 January 2013

PROVO, Utah—The BYU Lacrosse team has announced three captains for the 2013 season.  Patrick Matheson, Rob Ostler and Mickell Walker will lead the Cougars.

Patrick Matheson is a senior midfielder from Holliday, Utah.  Matheson was an honorable mention All-American and earned RMLC 2nd All-Conference Team in the 2012 season.  Matheson averages 1.1 points per game and has scored 44 goals during his career.

Matheson is anxious to work with a group of guys who are passionate about lacrosse and are determined to succeed.

“I am excited to work with a lot of the guys here,” Matheson said. “Everyone has great attitudes.  To be a captain with a bunch of people who are ready to work makes it really easy and enjoyable.”

Rob Ostler is a junior goalie from Manorville, New York.  Ostler played for Utah Valley University before joining the Cougars in 2010.  He has recorded 65 saves in his career.

Ostler is honored to have been named a team captain and is ready for the season to begin.

“I am very excited, overwhelmed and pumped,” Ostler said.  “I am ready to do this.”

Mickell Walker is a senior defensive middle from Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Last season, Walker earned 2nd Team All-American Mid Defense and RMLC 2nd All-Conference Team.  Walker has played in 64 games throughout his career and has been a solid defender for the Cougars.  Last season, Walker scored 11 goals.

Walker is looking forward to serve as a team captain and knows other members of the team will help him lead.

“I am excited,” Walker said. “Fortunately, we have a lot of leaders on team and we have a dedicated group that have common goals.”

Head Coach Matt Schneck, entering his 4th year as BYU’s Head Coach and 12th year overall, has been involved with the captain selection process for many years at BYU.

“We approached the selection of our captains in a different way this year,” Schneck said. “Rather than selecting early in the fall, we allowed the players more time to determine who they would like to have lead them into the upcoming season.  As a coaching staff we are thrilled with the selection of Matheson, Walker and Ostler.  They truly represent the best of BYU Lacrosse and will do a fantastic job.”

The Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse Team is a proud member of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Cougars have won four MCLA National Championship Titles – 1997, 2000, 2007 and 2011, and have been honored with more than 100 All-Americans who have proudly worn the Y. For more information, please visit www.byulacrosse.com and follow at www.twitter.com/byulacrosse

 

California, MCLA-1, Men's

Coach Pete Ginnegar previews the Claremont MCLA-1 Men’s Lacrosse season

No Comments 07 January 2013

It’s January and the 2013 Spring Lacrosse season is rapidly approaching.  Lax Daily is beating the bushes to get you as much coverage as possible of the upcoming season, from every division, college to high school, state-to-state, men/women/boys/girls. Continue Reading

Arizona, MCLA-1, Men's, Player Spotlight

Player Spotlight: ASU Freshman “Finn” Wells

1 Comment 03 January 2013

Lacrosse is all about the people who play it and make up the teams.  It’s not about “we vs. them” – it’s all about becoming “us.”  Getting to “us” involves learning a little more about “them.”  Lax Daily got to know a little about James “Finn” Wells, Continue Reading

MCLA-1, Men's, Minnesota

MCLA-1: UMinnesota-Duluth announces 2013 Captains

No Comments 05 December 2012

DULUTH, MN – Head coach Sam Litman has announced the captains for the University of Minnesota- Duluth Men’s Lacrosse team for the 2013 season. Kevin Soderholm and Stan Drutowski will lead the Bulldogs this spring.

Kevin Soderholm, a senior from Eagan, MN, was an All-American honorable mention and earned First- Team UMLC honors last season on defense. He has been a cornerstone of the team’s defensive unit for the past two seasons as a starter, and will be a major contributor this upcoming season. Kevin came to the Bulldogs from Eastview High School and is majoring in Statistics.

“I am following in the footsteps of a long list of great captains and I hope I can meet and exceed the expectations they have set before me. Every player who has been a part of Duluth lacrosse, past and present, has the goal of leaving the program better than when they have found it. The motto speaks for itself and the opportunity as a captain has placed it much closer to heart. The coaching staff has put together a challenging schedule this year and I can’t wait to see what we can do with it. We have a young, athletic, talented, and hard working squad. I just can’t wait to battle with this group of guys.”

Stan Drutowkski, hailing from Rosemount, MN, is a redshirt senior at the midfield for Duluth. He came into the program as a walk-on defensive midfielder, but worked his way into the offensive rotation and will be expected to lead the offensive attack for the Bulldogs in 2013. Stan scored 14 points last season, notching 11 goals and 3 assists. He is studying Marketing and will graduate this spring.

“I am extremely honored to be a captain at Duluth because I know how good our former captains
were. Being a captain means my peers choose me to lead them for an entire season. To me, that means I need to set the standard for the way guys on this team should act and play,” said Drutowski. “I take this role very seriously and it motivates me to improve myself as a player and person every single day. We are also fortunate to have a lot of good leaders on our team who aren’t captains, I learn things from guys like that every practice.”

Sam Litman will make his debut as head coach this season after being promoted with the departure of Frank Clark. “We have fantastic leadership on both ends of the field with an offensive and defensive player being selected as captains,” said Coach Litman. “Both Stan and Kevin are pure, natural leaders. They set the example and their peers follow. They are humble and selfless and that positively affects those around them. Their teammates truly look up to them as leaders and that’s why they were selected to be our captains for the 2013 season.”

“I expect to continue what we have been doing as a program: win the UMLC Championship and secure a spot at nationals,” explained Soderholm. “This year we do not have an automatic qualifier to the national tournament, so our regular season matchups have become even more important. I believe we are very capable of reaching our goals and the team believes as well. It’s important to have these goals, but now that they are set, we focus on today, knowing our daily grind can get us there.”

“We have a great group of guys this year and the sky is the limit. We are a young squad and there is an energy I have not seen from any other team I have been part of at UMD,” added Drutowski.

“We have put together one of the hardest schedules in our program’s history and look forward to the leadership these fine young men can bring to our teams and help us reach our goals” said Litman. The Bulldogs will release their schedule in the following weeks as they prepare to defend the UMLC Championship.

Colorado, MCLA-1, Men's

MCLA Champ CSU releases 2013 Schedule

No Comments 26 November 2012

Fort Collins, CO – Coming off their first MCLA national championship since 2006, the Colorado State Rams have announced an ambitious and challenging schedule for the 2013 campaign. Continue Reading

MCLA-1, Men's, Oregon

Oregon Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2013 Schedule

No Comments 14 November 2012

Eugene, OR—Head Coach Phil Keebler announced the University of Oregon’s 2013 schedule that includes a 14 game regular season.  Only five of the Ducks 14 regular season games will be played at home.

All seven of the Ducks opponents outside the PNCLL finished the 2012 season ranked in the final poll.  Those opponents include: Chapman, BYU, Colorado, Cal, Sonoma State, Stanford, and Chico State.  Furthermore, Chapman, BYU, Colorado and Cal were all MCLA Tournament selections.

The 2013 season will kick off on February 6th with a home game under the lights against Western Oregon University, the 2012 PNCLL DII Champions.

The Ducks first conference game comes just one week later when the Clansmen of Simon Fraser University travel down to Eugene on Wednesday, February 13th.  The Ducks and Clansmen met twice last year, both in the regular season and in the PNCLL Championship game.  The Ducks won both contests.   This year’s match-up poses a tough, early test for Oregon.

“This will be a huge game.  Simon Fraser has traditionally been our biggest competitor in league.  The rivalry between the teams has grown over the years, and always brings strong competition and intensity.  There’s no one we’d rather face to kick of our season,” said senior defenseman Ben Smood.

The Ducks will then fly to southern California to face Chapman, and Stanford at UCLA in the Pac-12 Shootout.  After hosting Washington the following week, the Ducks will head to Boise to take on Boise State and Colorado.

Sonoma State and Chico State will then come to Eugene in successive weeks to take on the Ducks in two out-of-conference games.

The Ducks will then head down to northern California for their spring break trip to take on the Golden Bears of Cal, and the Cougars of BYU.

Oregon will travel to Bend, OR, to face the Idaho Vandals, then visit Portland State, and face Oregon State at West Linn High School.

2013 Schedule:

Wed, Feb 6 – Western Oregon

Wed, Feb 13 – Simon Fraser

Sat, Feb 16 -@ Chapman

Sun, Feb 17 – Stanford (@ UCLA)

Sun, Feb 24 – Washington

Sat, Mar 2 – Colorado (@ Boise St)

Sun, Mar 3 – @ Boise St

Sat, Mar 9 – Sonoma St

Sat, Mar 16 – Chico St

Sat, Mar 23 – @ Cal

Mon, Mar 25 – BYU (@ Cal)

Sat, Apr 6- Idaho (@ Summit HS, Bend, OR.)

Sat, Apr 13 – @ Portland St

Sat, Apr 20 – Oregon St (@ West Linn HS. )


 

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