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CU Mens Lacrosse in Nat'l Championship Tourney May 11-15

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AlferdJasper, May 9, 2010.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Here's the bracket:

    Tournament Seeding Announced for MCLA National Championships

    http://mcla.us/2010/05/2010-tournament-seeding-announced-for-mcla-national-championships/

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo.—May 2, 2010

    —The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) announced the Division I and Division II teams that will compete for national titles at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. May 11-15.

    If I'm reading this correctly, CU is currently ranked #11.
    Tournament schedule here

    And CU's first game in the tournament is against Oregon, May 11 Tuesday night 7:00 at Dicks Sporting Goods park.

    Tue May 11


    7:00 PM[​IMG][​IMG]@ OregonDick's Sporting Goods Park

    Field 12

    Now, how do I know anything about this?
    Friend just came back from 24-hour fitness and told me that he ran into the entire Michigan Lacrosse team working out at 8 a.m. with their coaches, so it made me look up the schedule to see why they were in town.
    And there we are.

    BYW, Michigan is ranked #1. (don't even look who else is ahead of us.) :cry:

    Colorado got a brand new mens lacrosse coach on April 1.
    http://www.coloradodaily.com/cu-athletics/ci_14805545?source=rss

    Here is the CU Mens lacrosse site:
    http://culax.org/default.aspx

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  2. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Found a better bracket:
    http://mcla.us/national_tournament/2010_denver/brackets/DIV_I/

    Also, I could be wrong, but it's possible that the early games are no charge. If they are on the fields outside the stadium, there is typically no way for Dick's staff to disallow access unless they've put up fencing somehow.

    If anyone finds out, let me know. I plan to take my two lacrosse-playing nephews out for the Oregon game either way.

    Last time Colorado made the finals was 2006 - and we lost.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If CU expands the number of varsity sports it offers, my bet is that the AD targets men's and women's lacrosse. We have the fields/facilities already, there's not a ton of equipment needed, we need more going on in the spring, and it's a sport that CU could be pretty good at. Makes a lot of sense.
     
  4. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    I've attended a few CU lax games (including a CU-csu showdown at mile high) and I can attest that CU men's play very well, however, it is a HUGE step up to NCAA level in terms of skill and experience.

    As for facilities - where are they? My guess is that the lax players just bring their own gear directly from home.
     
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    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Don't be surprised if CU goes deep, they handed Michigan's lone loss during the regular season.
     
  6. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    That's an awesome note. :thumbsup: Didn't know that.
     
  7. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    They must share the fields used by womens soccer and club sports, maybe the practice fields when football isn't there?

    Lacrosse (like soccer) needs only goal nets specific to their sport to make an open space into a field. But lacrosse needs the lines on the fields due to their somewhat complicated (IMO - I never know what's going on when I watch my nephews play) rules about who can be where, who can touch the ball, be offsides, etc.
     
  8. Tea Rex

    Tea Rex Club Member Club Member

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    Who ever mentioned that players bring their own gear is correct, D1 teams are sponsored so they get the free gear such as helmets, gloves, cleats, etc.. If CU were to attempt to go D1 they would on average have to put in about $1.5 million a year for both men's and women's teams, most of that would account for travel.
     

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