MCLA News

November 18, 2013
HBCU All-Star Classic Showcases Lacrosse in D.C.
The inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Lacrosse All-Star Classic on Sunday showcased the sport and its appeal at Washington D.C.'s Howard University.

November 18, 2013
Gallery: HBCU Lacrosse All-Star Classic
A pair of high school games and a north-south college All-Star tilt highlighted the innaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Lacrosse All-Star Classic on Sunday at Howard University.

August 13, 2013
MCLA Championships Heading to Orange County

June 27, 2013
ACC Announces Women's Academic Honors

June 19, 2013
Podesta Named Interim President of the MCLA

May 18, 2013
Colorado State, St. Thomas Win MCLA Titles
Colorado State and St. Thomas repeated as MCLA Division I and II champions, respectively, on Saturday night in Greenville, N.C.

May 16, 2013
MCLA Tournament Semifinal Recaps
The Division I finals will have a very familiar feel while the D-II contenders are licking their wounds after two close calls.

May 14, 2013
MCLA Tournament Quarterfinal Recaps
After a wacky first round of the tournament, things returned to normal at the MCLA tourney as the top four seeds held in each division.

May 13, 2013
MCLA Division I First Round Recaps
The top four seeds advanced with ease, but the back end of the bracket was shakier with three upsets on Day One.

May 13, 2013
MCLA Division II First Round Recaps
It was a strong day for the CCLA and a near disaster for the SELC in the first round of the D-II tournament in Greenville, S.C.

May 7, 2013
Colorado State, St. Thomas Grab MCLA Top Seeds
The defending champions will be the top dogs in their respective divisions when the MCLA starts up next week.

May 5, 2013
MCLA Division I Bracket Projections
The MCLA will host its 17th championship this spring in Greenville. Here's who I'm projecting will be attending the party at this point.

May 3, 2013
Weekender: Podesta Prepping for MCLA Selections
Gary Podesta is in his first go around as the chair of the MCLA selection committee, but he's been working all season to make sure things go smoothly.

May 2, 2013
Michigan State Peaking At Perfect Time
Michigan Staet received their wake-up call in the middle of the season, and now the Spartans look like a scary defensive team heading into the postseason. It's what first year head coach Brandon Schwind expected, and now it's time to see if Sparty can pay it off.

April 30, 2013
MCLA Division II Poll: The Field Takes Shape

April 30, 2013
MCLA Division I Poll: Longhorns Breathe Easier

April 29, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Georgia Tech came up 30 minutes short of heading to nationals, but there is a lot to be optimistic about when it comes to the Yellow Jackets.

April 29, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Sam Houston State has prospered under the automatic qualifying system. But even without an AQ this spring, the Bearkats are heading back to the tournament. Will things be different?

April 22, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
BYU has a tradition like very few in the MCLA. As such, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the Cougars had to completely rebuild this year. All things considered, they've put together a pretty good spring so far and are still in the hunt.

April 22, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Playing for Western Oregon demands long trips, quality games and a willingness to play a physical brand of lacrosse. Things have been going pretty well for the Wolves so far.

April 19, 2013
Weekender: The Two Sides of Colorado's Goalie
He's a nerdy computer science major off the field, but when Colorado's Brad Macnee steps on the lacrosse field, everything changes.

April 15, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Sonoma State head coach Doug Carl has always relied on seniors to set the tone for his teams, especially in those years the Seawolves make a run to the national championship game. He likes the group he's got this spring.

April 15, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Grove City had never defeated Dayton prior to last weekend, but it's not necessarily something the Wolverines have dwelled on. They do, however, embrace the underdog role.

April 15, 2013
Coast Guard Dumps Briarcliffe, Control PCLL

April 11, 2013
Schooling Schooler: A Fond Farewell to the MCLA
It's been a fun ride for Jac Coyne and Nick Schooler, but this will be the last installment in the Schooling Schooler series.

April 8, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
UNLV is in the second year back in the MCLA and, while the numbers are a little thin, the Rebels are not a team to be taken lightly.

April 8, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
It's already surprising that North Dakota State has a competitive program, but the Bison keep on facing -- and hurdling -- obstacles on their way to another tourney berth.

April 6, 2013
Postler Leads No. 2 Westminster Past No. 4 CUI

April 5, 2013
Weekender: Cohen Shouldering the Load for Cal
Suffering from chronic shoulder problems, Cal's Dan Cohen could have left lacrosse behind. His decision to stay was huge for the Bears.

April 3, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Time for Some Bracketing
We're into April, so whether you want to or not, it's time for a dry run at projecting the 16-team field for the national tournament in Greenville.

March 28, 2013
Schooling Schooler: A Truly National Organization
While the lower NCAA divisions are caught up in regional competition, the MCLA is canvassing the nation and should be applauded.

March 25, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Regardless of what happens in Colorado - the Panthers have already lost to the Buffs and have CSU next - Chapman is in a lot better place than it was at the beginning of the year.

March 25, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
The story of the 2013 version of the Liberty program can't be told without first remembering what happened to the '05 edition of the Flames.

March 25, 2013
Brigham Young Takes Down Oregon in Berkeley

March 25, 2013
Making Sense: The Evolution of Bennett Cord
His first two years at Washington College didn't go as planned, but a watershed event helped turn Bennett Cord and the Shoremen around.

March 22, 2013
Weekender: King Still Answering Call for St. John's
Mike King had to be lured back to the St. John's (Minn.) lacrosse team, but he's been a staple for the Johnnies ever since.

March 22, 2013
No. 3 Westminster Routs No. 23 Montana State

March 21, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Handicapping the POY Race
We're already two months into the season, so it's time to start figuring out who's in the running for the MCLA's Player of the Year.

March 19, 2013
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March 18, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
The three games in 26 hours probably wasn't the smartest scheduling for Pitt, but the Panthers learned a little about themselves and what they need to do from here on out.

March 18, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Losing Jon Bonacore was a blow and bowing to Dayton on Saturday didn't help, but Briarcliffe has dealt with this all before.

March 18, 2013
Making Sense: Not Much to Say, Just a Picture
We can do some players of the week and some notebooks, but it's tough to get excited about anything right now.

March 14, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Rethinking Coaching Longevity
For quite a while, trends pointed to MCLA success being predicated on long-serving coaches. It's actually simpler than that.

March 11, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
The trip down to Florida was challenging enough for Boston College, but with their indoor facility destroyed by inclement weather, the Eagles 3-0 run through Texas was impressive.

March 11, 2013
Making Sense: Looking Out for Number One
Four coaches atop the rankings in D-II, D-III and both MCLAs have very different, and occasionally similar, thoughts on being ranked No. 1.

March 6, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Is Duluth Already in Trouble?
With the UMLC losing its automatic qualifier this year, Duluth is on the tightrope this spring. But is it already too late for the Dawgs?

March 4, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Colorado managed to down Oregon in overtime, but this is just the start of difficult stretch of games for the Buffs. Also, Georgia Tech grinds on.

March 4, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Coast Guard head coach Gary Weller calls it his Holy Grail. The Bears are good this year, but it's all about dethroning Briarcliffe atop the PCLL.

March 4, 2013
Making Sense: Ray Rostan Is More Than a Number
Hampden-Sydney coach Ray Rostan won his 300th game with the Tigers this spring. The milestone is the least impressive thing about him.

March 2, 2013
Photos: Southern Methodist vs. Texas A&M (MCLA)
Southern Methodist beat the Aggies 14-3 at the Patriot Cup on the campus of SMU. Photos by Jim Cowsert

March 1, 2013
Photo Gallery: SMU vs. Boston College (MCLA)
Boston College beat Southern Methodist 14-9 in the opening game of the Patriot Cup in Dallas, Texas. Photos by Jim Cowsert

February 27, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Here Comes the WCLL
The WCLL looked dead in the water in 2010. It has rebounded nicely, however, and has even greater potential lying ahead of it.

February 25, 2013
MCLA Division I Notebook
Stanford was primed for a big year, but this big? The Cardinal is undefeated against one of the best schedules in the country and eyeing a high tournament seed. Still, they're not getting too excited on The Farm.

February 25, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
It's a whole different ball game for Dayton head coach Charlie Mark. Whether it be his coaching staff, the schedule or even his health, 2013 offers plenty of challenges.

February 25, 2013
Making Sense: The Delicate Science of Platooning
After the last year's final four, it appeared Colorado State's goalie platoon was over. Nope. The Rams are fully committed.

February 20, 2013
New Coach, New Reality for Minnesota-Duluth
Sam Litman has become the first hometown coach for Minnesota-Duluth, which certainly has its advantages. However, without an AQ to the MCLA tourney, plenty of challenges await the Bulldogs.

February 20, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Where Are We Headed Next?
It seems doubtful that the MCLA will be heading back to Greenville in '14. What locations make the most sense?

February 18, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
Andy Garrigan didn't take over the Texas program in the manner in which he hoped, but he and the Longhorns are trying to make it work. After UT destroyed Florida State to improve 5-0 on Saturday, things appear to be on track.

February 18, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
In just its second year in the MCLA, Florida Gulf Coast had 60 players come out for the team this spring. Expectations are sky-high for the Eagles.

February 18, 2013
Making Sense: SLU Breaking Out of Cold Storage
Cooped up indoors for much of its preseason with occasional trips outside, St. Lawrence is trying to make it work in lacrosse's version of the arctic.

February 17, 2013
Coast Guard Opens With Two Ranked Wins

February 16, 2013
No. 1 St. Thomas Takes Down No. 3 Westminster

February 13, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Swinging from the Gallows Poll
The MCLA is the only lacrosse league where the weekly poll is a selection criterion. It's time for that practice to stop.

February 12, 2013
Brigham Young Bounces Boise State in Opener

February 12, 2013
Simon Fraser Surges Past Oregon State

February 12, 2013
Westminster Names Three Captains for 2013

February 11, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
The NCLL is an important league in the landscape of collegiate lacrosse, but it's not for every team. George Washington felt it was ready for a move to the MCLA.

February 11, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
Depsite some impressive victories over the last couple of seasons, the University of Portland has not been able to grab the attention of national poll voters. That could change this year.

February 11, 2013
Making Sense: No Warm-Up Needed for St. Thomas
They enter the 2013 season as a dynasty, but St. Thomas is jumping right into the fire. Are the Tommies ready?

February 6, 2013
Schooling Schooler: Can Teams Survive The Move?
Two more teams are moving from MCLA-II to MCLA-I this spring. Will they have more success than their predecessors?

February 5, 2013
MCLA Division I Weekly Notebook
They don't get much respect in the LSA, but LSU has high hopes after a decent start to the season. The biggest challenge is immediately ahead of them.

February 5, 2013
MCLA Division II Weekly Notebook
It was a tiny mistake in a weekly poll, but MCLA Division II needs to make sure that small errors don't lead to big misperceptions. Plus, Houston returns in style.

February 5, 2013
Making Sense: UCSB in the Process of Regrouping
After an upset loss to Stanford, Mike Allan must make sure UC Santa Barbara can stick to "the process" as they go forward.

January 21, 2013
Johnson & Wales-Denver to Add MCLA Team in '14

January 17, 2013
No AQ? No Problem for Sam Houston State
The Lone Star Alliance's Division II league has lost its automatic qualifier this spring, meaning conference heavyweight Sam Houstonn State will be operating without a net. That might be a good thing.

January 15, 2013
BYU Announces Tri-Captain for 2013 Campaign

January 15, 2013
Long Way Home: Brand Finds His Spot at TxState
The path from the Ivy League to Lone Star Alliance is definitely the one least traveled. Mike Brand thinks he can make it work.

January 3, 2013
After D-I Transfer, Novotny Embracing Pitt Project
A former Division I prospect turned MCLA blueblood, Pitt's Tyler Novotny has the mojo to take Panthers to new heights.

January 3, 2013
Arthur Stares Down Challenges for Westminster
When Jake Arthur, Lacrosse Magazine's MCLA Division II Preseason Player of the Year, gets in a zone, good luck getting him out of it.

January 1, 2013
Postseason Spoiler: Small School Tourney Brackets
It's the new year and we're just under six months until the culmination of the 2013 season. Here's a sneak peek as to what the brackets will look like for the small schools in May.

December 28, 2012
Coyne's 2012 Small College Year in Review
Another year is in the books and Jac Coyne examines the small school realm with topics, awards and predictions for '13.

December 19, 2012
Colorado State, St. Thomas Lead LM's MCLA Polls
A pair of defending champs earn top billing in our MCLA Division I and II preseason polls. Tyler Novotny, Jake Arthur take individual honors.

November 29, 2012
Thank You for Voting for Preseason Players of Year!
More than 100,000 votes were cast in Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Players of the Year fan polls. Check out your winners!

November 5, 2012
Sonoma State Releases 2013 Spring Schedule

November 2, 2012
Is Going Greenville Sustainable?
Moving its championship to South Carolina saved the MCLA money, but taxed the qualifying teams. By opening up the bidding process for '14, it appears this spring could be the last tourney held in Greenville.

November 2, 2012
30 in 30: With Fall Over, What to Expect in Spring?
Lacrosse Magazine's "30 in 30" fall series concludes with one final question: What does the LM staff expect come spring?

October 16, 2012
Best of Lacrosse 2012: Vote for Top Men's Coach
Who was the best coach in 2012? Jim Berkman? Dave Cottle? Kevin Cassese? Vote in LM's Best of Lacrosse fan polls.

October 16, 2012
30 in 30: Can Davenport Weather Its Next Move?
With a former meteorologist as their new coach, can the Panthers find success in MCLA Division I?

October 15, 2012
Coast Guard Names Captains for 2013 Campaign

October 2, 2012
30 in 30: Can Boise State Cure Its Case of the Blues?
Boise State's blue turf is an effective branding tool, but can the Broncos become known for more than just a recognizable rug?

October 2, 2012
30 in 30: Can Stimmel Balance Faith and Lacrosse?
There are always challenges blending religion and sports, but former Ohio State captain Andrew Stimmel has found the perfect platform.

September 13, 2012
Brand Named New Head Coach at Texas State

September 7, 2012
Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: MCLA Div. II
The summer is nearly at a close, so it's time for the final installment of Jac Coyne's offseason rankings. Up now: MCLA-II.

September 5, 2012
Viral Video Creator Has Michigan Lax Background
Former Michigan club player Pat Stansik just loves making his close friends laugh, but his audience is growing, with help from Denard Robinson.

September 4, 2012
Midsummer Night's Power Rankings: MCLA Div. I
It's the offseason, so it's time for Jac Coyne's Midsummer Night's Power Rankings. Up now: MCLA Division I.

July 9, 2012
Moosbrugger, St. Thomas Win One for Dad
Tommies head coach Pete Moosbrugger lost his father at the beginning of the season, but with the help of his program, he was able to give him a proper farewell.

June 11, 2012
Coyne's All-Americans: MCLA Division I
The proliferation of All-Americans has reached epidemic proportions. There can only be 12, and Jac Coyne has the MCLA-I squad.

June 8, 2012
Coyne's All-Americans: MCLA Division II
The proliferation of All-Americans has reached epidemic proportions. There can only be 12, and Jac Coyne has the MCLA-II squad.

May 22, 2012
Report Card: Greenville Passes First MCLA Exam
The MCLA's experiment with Greenville, S.C., was generally successful, but there is still room for improvement.

May 19, 2012
Colorado State Completes Drive for Number Five
Jack Regan made 11 saves and the Rams defense held Cal Poly scoreless for 34:32, helping CSU grab its fifth MCLA crown.

May 19, 2012
St. Thomas Clinches Dynasty, Rallies Past GVSU
Thanks to the play of goalie Ryan Zeilinger, who was almost pulled in the first half, St. Thomas won its third title in four years.

May 17, 2012
Carbonneau Saves St. Thomas, Thwarts Dayton
Peter Carbonneau scored with 1:38 left to give St. Thomas a 14-13 victory and fend off a late upset bid by the Flyers in the MCLA-II semis.

May 17, 2012
Colorado State's 'D' Squashes BYU Repeat Hopes
Using a sting defense and an eight-point evening from Austin Fisher, Colorado State ended the Cougars run, 11-5.

May 17, 2012
Grand Valley Dethrones Davenport in MCLA Semis
GVSU's Jack Dumsa and Jeremy Pouba combined for five goals and four assists, helping the Lakers topple the defending champs.

May 17, 2012
Numbers Weren't Pretty, But Cal Poly Beats ASU
Arizona State dominated just about every statistical category except the one that matters, as Cal Poly posted a 10-4 victory.

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