The Grove City College men’s club lacrosse team secured an at-large bid and was awarded a spot in this upcoming Division II Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship Tournament in Irvine, Calif.
The Wolverines, led by head coach Bill Sigmund ’12, will play their first-round game at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) Monday, May 9, against seventh ranked Reinhardt University (Waleska, Ga.) on the campus of University of California-Irvine. If the team wins they’ll move on to challenge either second-ranked University of Dayton (Ohio) or 15th-ranked Southern Oregon University.
“Since this selection is the fourth consecutive for the team – and fifth overall – it really represents the consistent development of upperclassman and emergence of a young, highly-skilled freshman class,” Zach Jew ’11, assistant head coach, said.
The multiple appearances at the national championships and the general success of the club program contributed to Grove City College’s decision to make lacrosse the college’s 22nd NCAA varsity sport beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.
“We know that this will help us build for the future in terms of recruiting talented athletes from across the country. It provides a level of expectation for the future, but also continues to build on the foundation of a program that has been in existence since 1992,” Jew said.
A live feed of the game will be available at www.mcla.us. For more information on the tournament, visit http://mcla.us/national_tournament/2015/2/.
Fans can follow @GroveCityLax on Twitter for updates on the championships.
For more information on the Grove City College men’s club lacrosse team, visit www.grovecitylacrosse.com.