Gainesville, FL. (Oct. 6, 2011) – The Florida men’s lacrosse team released its 2012 schedule, head coach Ryan Winters announced Thursday. The Gators will host 7 games this season and face off against another 5 on the road headlined by a 3 game trip to the Pacific Northwest March 2-8.
“As always we wanted a tough out of conference schedule” said Winters. “That, combined with an elite SELC schedule, creates exciting potential for the 2012 season.”
The Gators open up the year playing host to USF (Feb. 11). The next two road tests will be difficult ones, as UF travels to Athens, GA to take on SELC foes UGA (Feb.17) and N.C. State (Feb.19)
UF then travels to the Pacific Northwest for their spring break portion of the schedule. The first two games will be hosted by the University of Washington, as the Gators square off against the Huskies (March 2) and Simon Fraser (March 4.) Florida will then travel down to Eugene, OR to play the 2010 PNCLL Champion Oregon ducks (March 7.)
The Gators return to conclude the non-conference slate as they take on Texas State (March 15), University of Rhode Island (March 16) and UC Santa Clara (March 28.)
The final 3 games will determine the SELC South division representatives. The first has Miami in Gainesville Saturday April 7th. Our final home game will be Friday the 13th against UCF. UF then travels to Tallahassee April 20th to conclude SELC play against defending champion FSU.
2012 University of Florida Men’s Lacrosse Schedule
Feb 11 USF
Feb 17 @UGA
Feb 19 @NC State (Athens, GA)
March 2 @Washington
March 4 @Simon Fraser (University of Washington)
March 7 @Oregon
March 15 Texas State
March 16 Rhode Island
March 28 UC Santa Clara
April 7 Miami
April 13 UCF
April 20 @FSU
We’d really like to thank Coach Harkins, Coach Barden, all the players from FSU and Auburn, and anyone else who has taken the time to remember Jamie Chapin. We know the family appreciates everything done to remember Jamie and thank you again to our fellow SELC teams for helping to remember a true ambassador the SELC, MCLA, and entire game of lacrosse.
The Gators will take their talents to South Florida to kick off the 2011 regular season against the University of Miami on Saturday February 5th at 5PM at Martin County High School. The matchup with the Hurricanes is the first of two SELC divisional games for the Gators this weekend, as they will also travel to Tampa on Sunday to face off against the USF Bulls at 2PM.
Martin County High School
2801 S. Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
The Gator Lacrosse family lost one of its own this morning after a tough battle with cancer, please keep Jamie Chapin and the entire Chapin family in your thoughts and prayers during this tough time.
Slideshow of Jamie Courtesy of Dave Adams
We’re hoping to be able to raise some money to possibly put a memorial at the lacrosse field in Jamie’s memory by selling the t-shirt below. Please check back often to see when they will be available. Thank you.
Gainesville, FL – The defending 2010 SELC Champion Florida Gators men’s lacrosse team is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 schedule. The Gators finished last season with a 12-3 record, an SELC conference title, and an automatic bid to the MCLA National Tournament in Denver. The Gators hope to surpass last seasons success with a challenging 2011 schedule in which they will play half of their games on the road against some of the MCLA’s top teams.
The 2011 schedule features an early season matchup on the road against the three-time defending MCLA champion Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans in Ann Arbor, the Gators will also take their talents to Texas to face both the Longhorns and Texas State. Unlike other SELC teams the Gators understand the importance of traveling and playing a tough OOC schedule, 2011 features home visits from Lindenwood (GRLC), Washington (PNCLL) , Boston University (PCLL) , and Chico State (WCLL) on top of their away matchups against Michigan (CCLA), Michigan State (CCLA), Texas (LSA), and Texas State (LSA).
The 2011 SELC in-conference schedule for the Gators features games against Georgia at the Wounded Warrior Tournament and Tennessee at home in Gainesville. As always the Gators will take on all division opponents, ending the season with a home matchup against rival Florida State Seminoles.
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The MCLA has announced a new partnership with Nike to be the brand of choice for all teams in the league. Florida and Florida State are featured in the announcement, the Gators are already outfitted head to toe in Nike gear courtesy of Elevation Lacrosse and received the ’2010 Best Kits’ Award from 412_Lax.
The 2010 Fall Alumni game will take place on Friday September 10th at 730PM at Lake Alice Field (Across from Frat Row).
Gator Football takes on USF the next day at Noon.