March 15, 2014

No. 10 Simon Fraser Overcomes Slow Start, Sprints by Utah 18-8

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Record: SFU (6-1, 4-0 PNCLL Div. I)

After falling behind 2-0 early in the contest, a 9-1 run would help put No. 10 Simon Fraser up 9-5 at the half, on route to a commanding 18-8 win over Utah in a neutral site game played at Kings Way Christian Field in Vancouver, Washington. SFU's first out-of-conference win of the season, improves the Clan's record to 6-1 on the year, marking the team's best start since 2009, when Fraser posted a 14-0 record during the regular season and playoffs, through to the Quarterfinals of the MCLA Tournament.

SFU Junior midfielder Sam Clare - 5g, 2a, led all scorers with 7 points, while Fraser's attack trio of Ward Spencer - 5g, 1, Tyler Kirkby - 2g, 4a, and Lyndon Knuttila - 3g, factored in on 14 of the Clan's 18 goals, with a combined 15 points on the night.

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Next SFU Game: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2:00pm - vs. Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR (Student Legacy Park)

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March 8, 2014

No. 12 Simon Fraser Rolls to 14-2 Win Over Idaho

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Record: SFU (5-1, 4-0 PNCLL Div. I)

No. 12 Simon Fraser moved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in divisional play to stay at the top of the PNCLL Division I standings with a 14-2 win over Idaho. The Clan were dominant on both sides of the ball with nine different SFU players registering points, shutting out the now 2-1 Idaho Vandals for more than 45:00 minutes until allowing just two UI goals in the fourth quarter.

Despite allowing only 13 shots on net, both SFU goaltenders were outstanding when they needed to be with senior Darren Zwack stopping all 6 shots that he faced over the opening 35:54 and freshman Jeremy Lashar making 5 saves over the remaining 24:46 for a save percentage of 0.714.

Offensively, the Clan continued to be led by attackman Tyler Kirkby who increased his team lead in both goals (25) and points (30) with 5 goals on the evening. Fraser also got strong offensive performances from juniors, attackman Ward Spencer with 2 goals, 2 assists and midfielder Casey Foster with 2 goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Sam Clare and sophomore attack Lyndon Knuttila added a combined 4 points with 2 goals and 2 assists respectively.

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Next SFU Game: Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00pm - vs. University of Utah – Vancouver, Washington (Kings Way Christian Field)

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March 2, 2014

No. 14 Simon Fraser Pulls Away in Second Half to Shut Down No. 12 Oregon 15-5

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Record: SFU (4-1, 3-0 PNCLL Div. I)

After giving up a 3-0 lead to sit tied 3-3 at the end of the first quarter, No. 14 Simon Fraser would outscore No. 12 Oregon 12-2 the rest of the way, handing the Ducks their worst loss of the season in what was a convincing win for the 4-1 Clan who now take sole possession of the top spot in the PNCLL standings.

In what has been an understated storyline to start the season, Fraser's starting defensive unit, led by seniors, long stick midfielder Riley Wanzer and goaltender Darren Zwack, along with juniors Bayne Bosquet, Mark Hilker, and sophomore Alex Thomson, held Oregon to just 2 goals at even strength and only a single goal in the second half to shut the door on a traditionally strong Ducks offense, improving the Clan's goals-against-average to 7 goals per-game in 2014. Zwack backstopped SFU with an incredible 19 save performance for a .792 save percentage, improving his season average to an impressive 0.697 on the year. The Clan's defense also continued to make an impact on the scoreboard with Bosquet and Hilker each recording an assist in the win. Long poles Bosquet - 2a, Hilker - 1g, 2a, Thomson - 1g, and Wanzer - 2g have now combined for 8 points over Simon Fraser's first 5 games.

Offensively, the Clan continued to show off their well-balanced fire power with ten different players registering points. Midfielder Sam Clare - 4g, was joined by attackmen Tyler Kirkby - 4g, 1a and Lyndon Knuttila - 4g, who each scored 4 goals to command the Fraser assault, while junior attackman Ward Spencer added 3 points, with 2 goals and an assist.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 7, 2014, 6:00pm - vs. University of Idaho – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

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February 23, 2014

No. 17 Simon Fraser Doubles Up Washington 16-8

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Record: SFU (3-1, 2-0 PNCLL Div. I)

No. 17 Simon Fraser counted their second-straight divisional win of the season by doubling up Washington 16-8 to improve to 2-0 in the PNCLL and 3-1 overall. Clan attackmen Tyler Kirkby - 4g, 2a, Ward Spencer - 4g, 1a and Lyndon Knuttila - 3g, 1a, factored in on ten of the Clan's 16 goals, taming a physical Husky squad that now sits at 0-3 on the year.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00pm - vs. University of Oregon – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

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February 15, 2014

No. 17 Simon Fraser Overpowers Boise State 27-5

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
(Photo Credit: Shawn Carman)
Record: SFU (2-1, 1-0 PNCLL Div. I)

Following a one-goal loss to No. 4 Brigham Young the day prior, No. 17 Simon Fraser showed no signs of fatigue, instead taking out their discontent on Boise State, overpowering the Broncos by a final score of 27-5 to claim their first PNCLL Divisional match-up of the 2014 season and improve to 2-1 on the year. Thirteen different Clan players registered points in the win with midfielder Sam Clare - 6g and attackmen Tyler Kirkby - 5g and Iain Vickars - 4g, 2a, factoring in on 16 of Fraser's 27 goals. SFU's starting defensive unit of LSM Riley Wanzer - 10gb, and close defenders Bayne Bosquet - 3gb, Mark Hilker - 5gb, and Alex Thomson - 3gb, also played a prominent role in shutting down the Boise State offense, pushing the ball in transition and combining for 21 groundballs on the day.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:00pm – vs. University of Washington – Seattle, Washignton (UW - IMA #1)

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February 15, 2014

No. 17 Simon Fraser Rallies in 2nd Half, Falls a Goal Short 8-7 to No. 4 BYU

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
(Photo Credit: Shawn Carman)
Record: SFU (1-1, 0-0 PNCLL Div. I)

Down 6-2 at the intermission, No. 17 Simon Fraser went on a 4-goal run in the second half to tie the game at 6-6 mid way through the fourth quarter; however, BYU would finally answer back with two late goals of their own and then hang on despite a final one-goal push from the Clan, before running out the game's final minute to walk away with a narrow 8-7 victory. Attackman Tyler Kirkby paced the Fraser offense for the second straight outing with a game high 4 points, on 2 goals and 2 assists. Juniors Sam Clare - 2g and Ward Spencer Ward Spencer - 1g, 1a, were the other multi-point performers for the Clan, finishing with two points each in the neutral site, out-of-conference match-up, played in Boise, ID.

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Next SFU Game: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00pm MST – vs. Boise State University – Boise, ID (BSU - Lincoln Turf)

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February 9, 2014

No. 17 Simon Fraser opens season with 16-9 win over Western Washington

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
(Photo Credit: Ken Goodman)
Record: SFU (1-0, 0-0 PNCLL Div. I)

No. 17 Simon Fraser opened the 2014 regular season with a 16-9 victory over regional PNCLL Division II opponent Western Washington. Twelve different SFU players registered points in the win, led by attackman Tyler Kirkby who scored a game high 6 points, with 5 goals and 1 assist in his Clan debut. Four other SFU players posted multi-point games, with 3-point performances from Andrew Branting - 2g, 1a, Sam Clare - 2g, 1 and Ward Spencer - 1g, 2a, while Lyndon Knuttila chipped in with a goal and an assist. The game marked the Clan’s 19th straight opening day victory, a streak dating back to the inception of the program in 1996.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2:00pm MST – vs. No. 4 Brigham Young University – Boise, ID (Boise State University - Lincoln Turf)

November 10, 2013

Men's Lacrosse to host 2013-2014 Alumni Game on Sunday, November 24

Simon Fraser men's lacrosse will play its annual alumni game at SFU's Terry Fox Field on Sunday, November 24 at 3:00pm PST. The event is open to the public and will feature the 2014 Simon Fraser Men's Lacrosse team versus Clan greats from the last 18 years (Est. 1996).

Event: SFU Lacrosse Alumni Game
Site: Terry Fox Field, SFU
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Time: 3:00pm
Teams: SFU Lacrosse Alumni vs. 2014 Clan

>> Join the Clan after the game for a Team Fundraiser at the Mountain Shadow Pub. $15 Burger & Beer. Must be 19+ to attend.

RSVP: Alumni please RSVP by Sunday, November 17 to General Manager, Marilyn Hoskins hoskins3@telus.net

Cost: Admission is FREE. Cost for Alumni to participate in the game is by donation. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $100 or more. Donations can be made by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Cheques payable to Simon Fraser University.

If you are not able to attend, but would still like to support the program by sending a donation, please mail donations (cheques payable to Simon Fraser University) to:

Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse
C/O Marilyn Hoskins
7780 Kentwood Street
Burnaby, BC
V5A 2E8

All donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards continuing to support the programs goal of winning a MCLA National Championship.

May 18, 2012

Clare, Ransom, Wanzer named to MCLA All-America Teams

2013 MCLA Division I All-America Teams

MCLA 2nd Team All-America

  • Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) - Midfield

MCLA 3rd Team All-America

  • Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey High School) - Midfield

MCLA All-America Honorable Mention

  • Riley Wanzer (Mukilteo, WA / Kamiak High School) - LSM
May 5, 2012

Ten Clan Players earn PNCLL All-Conference Honors

2013 PNCLL Division I All-Conference Teams

PNCLL Division I Offensive Player of the Year

  • Eric Ransom - Attack

PNCLL Division I Coach of the Year

  • Brent Hoskins, Simon Fraser

PNCLL All-Conference 1st Team

  • Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) - Midfield
  • Mark Hilker (Bowmanville, ON / Clarington Central Secondary) - Defense
  • Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey High School) - Midfield
  • Riley Wanzer (Mukilteo, WA / Kamiak High School) - LSM

PNCLL All-Conference 2nd Team

  • Alex Bohl (Newmarket, ON / The Hill Academy) - Midfield
  • Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) - Attack
  • Alex Thomson (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) - Defense

PNCLL All-Conference Honorable Mention

  • Bayne Bosquet (Coldstream, BC / Kalamalka Secondary) - Defense
  • Andrew Branting (Duncan, BC / Cowichan Secondary) - Midfield
  • Darren Zwack (Sherwood Park, AB / Archbishop Jordan High School) - Goal
May 4, 2013

Simon Fraser falls short in PNCLL Semi-Finals; Defeated 11-4 by eventual Conference Champion Oregon State

(Photo Credit: Greg Artman Photography)

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April 23, 2013

Simon Fraser defeats Montana 19-5 to Claim Top Spot in PNCLL North

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser mounted a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, on route to defeating Montana by a final score of 19-5. The decisive victory earned the Clan their sixth straight divisional title, clinching top spot in the PNCLL North heading into the Final Four Conference Championships, May 4-5 at Wilsonville High School in Portland, Oregon. The win also climbed SFU up two spots to No. 17 in the latest Nike / Inside Lacrosse Top 25 Poll, released earlier today on MCLA.us.

Senior attackmen Colton Dow – 3g, 2a, and Eric Ransom – 2g, 3a, continued to lead Fraser offensively, on a day where 12 different Clan payers registered points. The 5 points each provided a memorable end to their final regular season game as part of Senior Day at Terry Fox Field, joining fellow fourth-year player, goaltender Kyle Middleton who went the distance with 5 saves, to represent the three members of SFU’s 2013 Senior Class. Midfielders Sam Clare – 3g, 1a, and Andrew Branting – 3g, also had strong games on the scoresheet, each with a hattrick to end the regular season.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00pm PDT – PNCLL Semi-Final vs. #2S Oregon State University – Portland, OR (Wilsonville High School)

April 10, 2013

No. 19 Simon Fraser moves to top of PNCLL North with wins over Washington State and Idaho; Records 200th Win in Program History

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 19 Simon Fraser climbed to the top of the PNCLL North and moved to 10-5 (.667) on the season, with back-to-back wins over divisional rivals Washington State (28-9) on April 12 and Idaho (15-6) on April 13, during a two-game swing through the Palouse. Twenty-one different players registered points on the trip to propel the Clan into double digits in the win column, marking the twelfth time in eighteen years that SFU has crossed the 10-win plateau in a season. The consecutive wins held added historical significance as number 200 and 201 since the inception of the program in 1996, currently sitting the Clan at 201-63 (.761) all-time.

Simon Fraser opened the weekend with a commanding 28-9 win over Washington State. Sophomore midfielder Sam Clare – 4g, 2a, led all scorers with 6 points, followed by senior attackmen Colton Dow – 4g, 1a, and Eric Ransom – 2g, 3a, who each had 5 points on the night. Five other players had multi-point efforts for the Clan, including freshman midfielder Alex Bohl – 2g, 2a, sophomore attack Ward Spencer – 3g, 1a, and freshman midfielder Jordan Lashar – 2g, 1a.

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SFU continued to roll offensively the following day versus Idaho and bettered their play in the defensive end, scoring 15 goals, while allowing an improved 6 goals against. Ransom turned in his second straight 5 point effort with 3 goals and 2 assists, continuing a hot streak of 36 points in 8 games (4.5 PPG) since March 10 and 26 points over his last 5 starts (5.2 PPG). Junior attackman Frank Davalos, also capped-off a strong weekend with consecutive multi-point games (1g, 1a / 2g, 1a), bringing his season total up over a point-per-game (1.2 PPG) with 9 goals and 3 assists in 10 games on the year, since missing most of February and early March with an injury. In addition to Ransom and Davalos, Dow – 1g, 2a, Clare – 2g, and Bohl - 2a once again paced the Clan scoring, while freshman midfielder Chris Pond recorded the first multi-point game of his collegiate career with 2 goals.

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Fraser will look to clinch their sixth straight regular season divisional title in their final game versus Montana next Saturday, April 20, as they take on the Griz at home on Terry Fox Field. Also the final home game for the Clan, SFU will celebrate their 2013 Senior Class, prior to the opening face-off.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:00pm PDT - vs. University of Montana – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

April 10, 2013

No. 19 Simon Fraser Downs Washington 20-6

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Fifteen different Clan players registered points, as No. 19 Simon Fraser downed Washington 20-6 on Saturday, April 6 to move to 1-0 in the PNCLL North. SFU was led by senior Colton Dow who registered a game-high 6 points with 4 goals and 2 assists. Fellow attackmen Frank Davalos – 3g, 1a, and Eric Ransom – 1g, 3a, also had strong games offensively with 4 points each, while sophomore midfielder Casey Foster recorded a career-high 3 goals for his first collegiate hattrick. The Clan led the Huskies from start to finish, posting a season-high 64 shots (13-14-20-17/64), to UW’s 16 (6-4-4-2/16).

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Next SFU Game: Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00pm PDT - vs. Washington State University – Pullman, WA (WSU - South Fairway Intramural Playfield)

April 4, 2013

Simon Fraser Win Streak Stopped 11-9 by Davenport

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Following consecutive wins over current No. 23 Virginia Tech (11-9), Illinois (7-2) and now No. 13 Michigan State (10-9), Simon Fraser had their three-game win streak snapped 10-8 by Davenport on Sunday, March 31, concluding a three-game swing through Illinois and Michigan that moved the Clan to 7-5 on the season.

With important out-of-conference (OOC) victories over Illinois and Michigan State, who was ranked No. 9 heading into their match-up the day prior, SFU moved up to No. 19 in this week’s Nike / Inside Lacrosse MCLA Top 25 Poll, while Davenport climbed to No. 16 with the win.

Simon Fraser was once again led by senior attackman Eric Ransom – 2g, 4a, who recorded his second straight 6-point outing, to improve his impressive total to 15 points (7g, 8a) on the trip (3 games). Davenport senior goaltender Eric Lindstrom played outstanding for the Panthers making 22 saves for a .710 save percentage, as the Clan outshot DU by a wide margin, firing 57 shots in the contest. ard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:00pm PDT - vs. University of Washington – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

March 30, 2013

No. 25 Simon Fraser Upends No. 9 Michigan State 10-9

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Down 6-2 after 30:00 minutes, No. 25 Simon Fraser went on an 8-3 run in the second half, scoring the winner with just 0:07 seconds left on the clock to upend No. 9 Michigan State by a final score of 10-9. After striking first to open the contest, Senior Eric Ransom was near unstoppable in the third quarter, scoring a natural hattrick and then adding an assist in the final frame to record a game-high 6 points, on 4 goals and 2 assists. Fellow attackman Ward Spencer also had a strong game for the Clan with a goal and 3 helpers, including an assist on the winning goal scored by freshman midfielder Andrew Branting. The 25th-ranked Clan continue to try and claw their way back up the polls, now having three Top 20 victories to the credit, with previous wins over current No. 17 Oregon State (11-8) and No. 18 Virginia Tech (11-9), to sit at 7-4 on the season.

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Next SFU Game: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 2:00pm EDT - vs. Davenport University – Grand Rapids, MI (Davenport University Turf Field)

March 28, 2013

No. 25 Simon Fraser Shuts Down Illinois 7-2

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser opened their three-game trip through the Midwest with a convincing 7-2 win over reigning GRLC champ Illinois. The Clan defense managed to shut down the Illini for the majority of the contest, backstopped by outstanding performances from both SFU goaltenders, who combined for a .867 save percentage on the evening. Senior Kyle Middleton started the game making 7 saves with just 1 goal against (.875 GAA), followed by junior Darren Zwack, who stepped in at the half, also holding Illinois to a lone goal, while posting 8 saves (.889 GAA) in the win. Fraser dominated the Illini in transition, as an aggressive ride led to a significant majority in offensive possessions for the Clan who now sit at 6-4 on the season. The win also marked Simon Fraser’s second of the year over an opponent who qualified for the 2012 MCLA National Championship Tournament in back-to-back victories, after dispatching defending SELC champ and current No. 18 Virginia Tech (11-9) two weeks prior (March 12).

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 4:30pm EDT - vs. Michigan State University – Oxford, MI (Oxford High School)

March 13, 2013

Simon Fraser Knocks Off No. 14 Virginia Tech

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser responded to being unexpectedly dropped from this week’s Nike / Inside Lacrosse Top 25 Poll by knocking off No. 14 Virginia Tech 11-9, in a neutral site contest in Boulder, CO on Tuesday, March 12. After taking an initial lead of 3-0 to start the game, the Clan went on an 8-goal run in the second quarter to lead by as many as seven in the first half, holding the Hokies to five goals over the final 30:00 plus minutes to earn the important out-of-conference victory. Freshman Alex Bohl led the Clan in scoring with 3 goals, while attackmen Colton Dow – 1g, 3a and Eric Ransom – 2g, 2a, each registered 4 points in the match-up. The win is the Clan’s third over an opponent who has appeared in this season’s Top 25, with previous victories over former No. 25 Chico State and current No. 20 Oregon State.

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Next SFU Game: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30pm CDT - vs. University of Illinois – Champagne, IL (University of Illinois)

March 11, 2013

First Half Run Downs No. 23 Simon Fraser, 18-11 versus No. 4 Colorado

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Despite early leads of 1-0 and 2-1, No. 23 Simon Fraser would be unable to overcome an 8-0 run over the first and second quarters, as they matched No. 4 Colorado 9-9 the rest of the way but ultimately fell by a final score of 18-11. Buffs senior goaltender Brad Macnee – 18 saves, .621 save %, maintained the CU lead by holding SFU shooters at bay through much of the contest, as the Clan outshot Colorado 51-37, including 28-13 in the second half. Fraser was led by sophomore midfielder Sam Clare who registered a game-high 4 goals and 5 points. Senior attackman Colton Dow also had a strong game on the scoresheet with 4 points (3g, 1a), including 2 goals and an assist during a 6-5 run to end the match-up.

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Next SFU Game: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 1:00pm MST - vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech – Boulder, CO (Kittredge Field, University of Colorado)

March 10, 2013

No. 23 Simon Fraser Starts Strong; Falls 16-7 to No. 1 Colorado State

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 23 Simon Fraser forfeited a 2-1 lead with just 0:02 seconds remaining in the first quarter, commencing a 9-0 CSU run that earned No. 1 Colorado State a 16-7 win over the Clan on the road in Loveland, Colorado. SFU sophomore attackman Ward Spencer led the Clan in scoring, tying a game-high with 4 points (3g, 1a), including 2 goals and an assist over a 5-6 stretch to end the contest.

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Next SFU Game: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1:00pm MST - vs. No. 4 University of Colorado – Boulder, CO (Kittredge Field)

March 1, 2013

No. 19 Simon Fraser Outpaced 14-12 by Arizona

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 19 Simon Fraser outscored Arizona 10-8 over the final three quarters but would be unable to overcome a 6-2 first quarter deficit, falling to the visiting Laxcats by a final score of 14-12. The loss moves SFU to 4-2 on the year, with a combined 3 goals responsible for the only blemishes on the Clan’s 2013 record after falling 9-8 to No. 8 Oregon earlier this season. Sophomore midfielder Sam Clare led Fraser in points with 4 goals and 1 assist, including three of the Clan’s final four goals during a 4-0 run over the games final 6:00 minutes. Senior attackman Colton Dow also had a strong day on the scoresheet, recording 4 goals in the loss. Arizona came into the game recently bounced from the MCLA’s Top 25 following a 9-8 overtime loss to Grand Canyon, after starting the season ranked at No. 22.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 4:00pm MST - vs. No. 1 Colorado State University – Loveland, CO (Loveland Sports Park)

February 24, 2013

No. 20 Simon Fraser Runs Past Boise State 14-6

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 20 Simon Fraser continued their strong start to the season by downing Boise State 14-6, to improve to 4-1 on the year. The Clan overwhelmed the Broncos in the midfield with Sam Clare – 4g, 1a, Alex Bohl – 3g, 1a and Andrew Branting – 2g, 2a combining for 13 points on the night. Fraser controlled the game from start to finish, outshooting Boise 60-19 over four quarters and recording 35 groundballs to the Broncos 18. Clan senior Kyle Middleton made his second start of 2013 in net, earning the victory with 5 saves.

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Next SFU Game: Friday, March 1, 2013, 1:00pm PST - vs. University of Arizona – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

February 16, 2013

No. 22 Simon Fraser Doubles Up on No. 25 Chico State 8-4

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 22 Simon Fraser concluded a stretch of four games in seven days, including the last two on the road, by doubling up on No. 25 Chico State by a final score of 8-4. The win followed-up a one-goal loss (9-8) to No. 7 Oregon on Wednesday, over a two-game trip that saw the Clan log over 1300 kilometers through Eugene, OR to Northern California, during a 4 day swing down the I-5. Sam Clare – 2g, 1a, and Colton Dow – 1g, 2a, led the Clan with 3 points each, while attackmen Lyndon Knuttila and Eric Ransom each contributed 2 goals. Junior goaltender Darren Zwack also featured prominently in the win, backstopping the Clan with 9 saves for a save percentage of .692. The four goals against ties a program low for SFU versus a ranked opponent, matching the equal marker set when the Clan defeated then No. 18 Illinois by the same score of 8-4 last season.

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Next SFU Game: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:00pm PST - vs. Boise State University – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

February 14, 2013

No. 22 Simon Fraser Edged 9-8 by No. 7 Oregon

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Despite outscoring No. 7 Oregon 5-3 in the second half, No. 22 Simon Fraser would fall to 2-1 on the season with a narrow 9-8 loss, as the Ducks hung on to a 6-3 halftime advantage and staved off a final Clan comeback attempt following a SFU time-out in the offensive zone with 17 seconds left on the clock. Fraser was led by freshman midfielder Andrew Branting – 2g and senior attackman Colton Dow - 2g, who paced the Clan with two goals apiece. SFU also received strong secondary scoring with sophomores Sam Clare – 1g, 1a and Ward Spencer – 1g, 1a, joining senior Eric Ransom – 1g, 1a, each with a goal and an assist. The PNCLL cross-Divisional contest was broadcast live nationally on Laxx.TV

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Next SFU Game: Friday, February 15, 2013, 8:00pm PST - vs. Chico State University – Chico, CA (University Stadium)

February 10, 2013

No. 21 Simon Fraser Surges Past Oregon State 11-8

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 21 Simon Fraser improved their early season record to 2-0 with an 11-8 come-from-behind win over Oregon State. Senior attackmen Eric Ransom – 2g, 3a and Colton Dow – 3g, 1a shared the lead across all offensive categories with 5 and 4 points respectively, while the Clan got two timely goals from sophomore midfielder Casey Foster to earn their second straight victory in back-to-back home contests to open the 2013 season.

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Next SFU Game: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00pm PST - vs. University of Oregon – Eugene, OR (UO Nex-Turf Field)

February 9, 2013

No. 21 Simon Fraser opens season with 20-7 win over Western Washington

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

No. 21 Simon Fraser opened the 2013 regular season with a 20-7 win over regional PNCLL Division II opponent Western Washington. Five different Clan players posted multi-point games, led by freshman midfielder Alex Bohl who registered a game-high 7 points with 2 goals and 5 assists. Senior attackman Colton Dow led all goal scorers with 5, also chipping in an assist for 6 points on the day, while sophomore midfielder Sam Clare – 2g, 2a, senior attackman Eric Ransom – 1g, 3a, and sophomore attackman Ward Spencer – 4g, each registered 4 point efforts in the win. In all, a total of thirteen SFU players featured in the Clan’s scoring, while senior goaltender Kyle Middleton was solid in net, going the distance with 13 saves for a save percentage of .650. The game, played in front of approximately 200 fans at SFU’s Terry Fox Field, marked the Clan’s 18th straight opening day victory, a streak dating back to the inception of the program in 1996.

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Next SFU Game: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 1:00pm PST - vs. Oregon State University – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

February 8, 2013

SFU Lacrosse Alumni Curtis Manning featured in article on ILindoor.com

Life as a lacrosse player, medical student ‘is routine now’ for Calgary’s Curtis Manning

by Robert Pollock | ILindoor.com

Curtis Manning is known as one of the best in the game and was chosen for the West All-Star team last year. What you probably don’t know about the Calgary Roughnecks transition player is that his outstanding performance transfers from the turf to the classroom. Manning, a graduate of Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Major in Kinesiology, is now attending the University of British Columbia (UBC) as a medical student. While Curtis has always been interested in becoming a doctor, he became even more interested while attending SFU...

Check out the full article and more at IL Indoor online.

February 8, 2013

Simon Fraser vs. Oregon to be broadcast online @ Laxx.TV February 13th

Laxx.TV's premium online broadcasting will be featuring current No. 21 Simon Fraser vs. No. 8 Oregon airing live and FREE of charge from Eugene, OR on Wednesday, February 13!

Event Start Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00pm PST

January 26, 2013

Clan defeat Alumni 17-11 in Annual "Red vs. White" Game

ABOVE: 2012-2013 Alumni Team - Thanks to our Alumni for their invaluable support!

January 22, 2013

Simon Fraser Ranked No. 24 in Nike/Inside Lacrosse Preseason Ranking

Inside Lacrosse, partnered with Nike and the MCLA, announced today its 2013 preseason college team rankings.

The rankings have been compiled by coaches and league officials

MCLA Division I

  • 1. Colorado State
  • 2. Arizona State
  • 3. BYU
  • 4. Chapman
  • 5. UC Santa Barbara
  • 6. Cal Poly
  • 7. Michigan State
  • 8. Colorado
  • 9. Oregon
  • 10. Virginia Tech
  • 11. Pittsburgh
  • 12. SUNY-Buffalo
  • 13. California
  • 14. Sonoma State
  • 15. Florida State
  • 16. Minn-Duluth
  • 17. Connecticut
  • 18. Northeastern
  • 19. Texas
  • 20. Boston College
  • 21. Stanford
  • 22. Arizona
  • 23. Clemson
  • 24. SIMON FRASER
  • 25. Chico State

Click HERE to read more on MCLA.us

January 16, 2013

Men's Lacrosse to host 2012-2013 "Red vs. White" Alumni Game on Saturday, January 26

Simon Fraser men's lacrosse will play its annual alumni game at SFU's Terry Fox Field next Saturday, January 26 at 5:00pm PST. The event is open to the public and will feature the 2013 Simon Fraser Men's Lacrosse team versus Clan greats from the last 17 years.

Event: SFU Lacrosse “Red vs. White” Alumni Game
Site: Terry Fox Field, SFU
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2013
Time: 5:00pm
Teams: SFU Lacrosse Alumni vs. 2013 Clan

RSVP: Alumni please RSVP by Wednesday, January 23 to General Manager, Marilyn Hoskins hoskins3@telus.net

Cost: Admission is FREE. Cost for Alumni to participate in the game is by donation. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $100 or more. Donations can be made by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Cheques payable to Simon Fraser University.

If you are not able to attend, but would still like to support the program by sending a donation, please mail donations (cheques payable to Simon Fraser University) to:

Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse
C/O Marilyn Hoskins
7780 Kentwood Street
Burnaby, BC
V5A 2E8

All donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards continuing to support the programs goal of winning a MCLA National Championship.

January 12, 2013

7th Annual Maple Leaf Awards scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013top

The Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse program, in partnership with Burnaby Mountain Selects Lacrosse, will be hosting the seventh annual Maple Leaf Awards Dinner on Friday, January 25, 2013.

Each year, the Maple Leaf Awards celebrate Canada’s national sport by supporting youth and collegiate field lacrosse in British Columbia. Established in 2006 as the first event of its kind in Canada, the awards dinner and silent auction will usher in the upcoming collegiate season by recognizing SFU 2012 graduating seniors, introducing the incoming 2013 freshmen class, and celebrating SFU lacrosse 2012 team award winners, PNCLL All-Conference and MCLA All-American league honors recipients.

The Maple Leaf Awards will also acknowledge the 2012 BMS Scholar Athlete Award recipients and individual player award winners for the 2012 summer and fall rosters of the Burnaby Mountain Selects Elite Touring Teams that competed in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington. As well, Randy and Ingrid Friesen will be presenting the third annual Chris Friesen Memorial Award on this very special evening.

Scott Rintoul, host of the “Scotty & Company” morning show on Vancouver’s all-sports station, the TEAM 1040, returns for his sixth stint as the evening's Master of Ceremonies, while special guest Geroy Simon, a professional football player and veteran slotback for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL), BC Lions will lead this year’s keynote address.

Geroy Simon
Considered one of the greatest CFL receivers of all-time, Geroy Simon ranks first in CFL history with 15,787 receiving yards, surpassing Milt Stegall’s total of 15,153 on June 29, 2012.

In addition to the event's silent auction, Cathay Pacific will be giving away “Airfare for two (2) to New York” to one lucky winner in the evening’s “Balloon Pop.”

After consecutive sellout crowds of just under 300 lacrosse enthusiasts the past two years, the 2013 event will move inside the 6,300 square foot Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, BC starting at 6:00pm. A limited number of tickets for the 2013 Maple Leaf Awards are still available for $75.00 each (plus HST) or $750.00 for a table of 10 (plus HST) and can be purchased through the SFU / BMS Lacrosse Office via email info@selectslacrosse.com or by calling 604.461.8361.

Click HERE to read the full press release in PDF. For further information on the Maple Leaf Awards (established 2006), including a complete archive of the event, visit SelectsLacrosse.com/Maple-Leaf-Awards.html

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December 7, 2012

Coach Hoskins shares one of his favorite Christmas Recipes in this week's Burnaby Now!

November 22, 2012

Maclean’s 2013 University Rankings: Simon Fraser on top again for the 2012-2013 year

For the sixth year in a row, Simon Fraser University has been rated Canada’s best comprehensive university in Maclean’s magazine's annual rankings of the country’s top 48 universities.

Comprehensive universities have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees.

2013 Ranking. School (Last Year)

  • 1. Simon Fraser (1)
  • 2. Victoria (2)
  • 3. Waterloo (3)
  • 4. New Brunswick (6)
  • 5. Guelph (4)
  • *6. Carleton (7)
  • *6. Memorial (5)
  • 8. York (9)
  • 9. Regina (10)
  • 10. Windsor (8)
  • 11. Wilfrid Laurier (11)
  • 12. Ryerson (13*)
  • 13. Concordia (12)
  • 14. UQAM (13*)
  • 15. Brock (15)

* Indicates a tie

Click HERE to read the full article on Macleans.ca - On Campus.

October 23, 2012

Hoskins announces Fall Recruiting Calendar

Simon Fraser University Men's Lacrosse Head Coach, Brent Hoskins has announced the Clan's Fall Recruiting Calendar. Hoskins, along with SFU Assistant Coaches Chris Fox, Luke Genereux and Chris Tessarolo will be on the sidelines at some of the top recruiting events in North America this fall, attending tournaments in California, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and North Carolina:

  • Oct 27-28 - Charlotte Fall Classic (Charlotte, NC)
  • Nov 3-4 - Dave Cottle Fall Invitational (Baltimore, MD)
  • Nov 10 - Navy National Shootout High School Fall Tournament (Annapolis, MD)
  • Nov 11 - Ultimate Performance Fall Shootout (Baltimore, MD)
  • Dec 1-2 - Adrenaline Sin City Showdown (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Dec 29-31 - NDP Tournament of Champions (Tampa, FL)
  • Jan 5-6 - Adrenaline Challenge (San Diego, CA)
  • Jan 19-20 - Sandstorm Lacrosse Festival (Palm Springs, CA)

If you are a current High School Sophomore, Junior or Senior attending one of these event and would like to have an SFU Coach watch you play or have the opportunity to speak with a member of the Coaching Staff, please email SFU Lacrosse Assistant Coach / Operations Coordinator Luke Genereux.

Ranked as Canada's Top Comprehensive University, Simon Fraser is an Acadmics First institution with the goal of competing for a Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I National Championship.

To apply for admission or learn more about Simon Fraser University, please click HERE.

October 3, 2012

Simon Fraser 2012 Fall Scrimmage Schedule

By Casey Foster, SFU Lacrosse Marketing & Communications Assistant

Simon Fraser will be competing in a five game fall scrimmage schedule, including four games on the road, and the inaugural SFU Lacrosse Fall Showcase featuring an intra-squad scrimmage.

The Clan men’s lacrosse team begins their fall competition with a trip to northern California this weekend. The five-day excursion will have SFU match up against Diablo Valley College, Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), and Chico State at their home fields. First up is Diablo Valley on October 5th. The Clan will then face NDNU on October 6th in a rematch dating back to last fall. Another rematch from last fall is scheduled for the next day (October 7th) as Simon Fraser will face off against Chico State.

Within a week of returning from their California trip, Simon Fraser will travel down across the border again to Bellingham, WA for another scrimmage versus Western Washington University on October 14th.

Later in the fall, and back North of the 49th Parallel, the Clan have scheduled their inaugural SFU Lacrosse Fall Showcase featuring an Intra-Squad Scrimmage on Saturday, November 17th to take place up on Terry Fox Field at Simon Fraser University.

SIMON FRASER MEN’S LACROSSE 2012 FALL SCHEDULE

  • Oct. 5 - @ Diablo Valley College – 1:00pm PDT #
  • Oct. 6 - @ Notre Dame de Namur (NCAA Div. II) – 12:00pm PDT
  • Oct. 7 - @ Chico State (MCLA Div. I) – 11:00am PDT
  • Oct. 14 – @ Western Washington (PNCLL Div. II) - 11:00am PDT
  • Nov. 17 – SFU Fall Classic Intra-Squad Scrimmage – 6:00pm PDT

# LIVE Broadcast on Ustream

Click HERE to download the official press release in PDF.

October 3, 2012

Ustream to LIVE Broadcast Fall Scrimmage at Diablo Valley College

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Event Start Time: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:00pm PST

September 23, 2012

Fraser ranked 2nd in PNCLL Division I - Pre-Season Coaches Poll

The Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) has released its 2012 Division I - Preseason Coaches Poll with Simon Fraser selected second among the conference’s nine members.

University of Oregon topped the poll with six first-place votes and 77 total points, while the Clan were only three points behind at #2 with three first place votes and 74 points total.

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2012 PNCLL Division I - Pre-Season Coaches Poll

  • 1. Oregon - 77 (6)
  • 2. SIMON FRASER - 74 (3)
  • 3. Oregon State - 63
  • 4. Washington - 47
  • 5. Boise State - 43
  • 6. Idaho - 40
  • 7. Washington State - 28
  • 8. Montana - 23
  • 9. Portland State - 13
Sept 17, 2012

Simon Fraser University Lacrosse Grouse Grind Challenge

Blog by Dr. Bryson Chow, team Strength & Conditioning coach and Team Chiropractor

In his most recent blog, Dr. Bryson Chow (SFU '07) provides a first-hand account of the Clan's battle up the infamous Grouse Grind in Vancouver, BC. From the team's 7:00 A.M. start time, Bryson touches on the conditioning factors involved with running "The Grind", as well as the players reactions and excitement upon completion...

Click HERE to read the full post by Dr. Bryson Chow as he returns for his 2nd season with the Simon Fraser University Clan. Stay tuned throughout the season for an inside look into the strength and condition of the SFU men's lacrosse team!

Top 5 up The Grind! Bayne Bosquet, Sebastian Darby, Casey Foster, Alex Bohl, and Rolando Aldana

Sept 14, 2012

SFU student & Lacrosse player rappels 20 storeys for charity

By TYLER ORTON, 24 HOURS VANCOUVER

“Hulk smash!” cried Frank Davalos after rappelling 20 storeys from a downtown Vancouver skyscraper on West Hastings Street Tuesday morning. The Simon Fraser University student, thankfully, didn’t smash to the ground during his bid to raise money for Drop Zone, an Easter Seals summer camp fundraiser for kids with disabilities. Rather, his “smash” bellow honoured the three hours he spent with a make-up artist applying green paint to his body to become a superhero for the day for the cause. Davalos, who raised about $1,400, said the descent left him with adrenaline pumping through his body...

Click HERE to read the full story and more...

photo courtesy of Carmine Marinelli/24 HOURS

Sept 11, 2012

Simon Fraser University Lacrosse Strength & Conditioning Preseason Progression

Blog by Dr. Bryson Chow, team Strength & Conditioning coach and Team Chiropractor

In one of his recent blogs, Dr. Bryson Chow (SFU '07) covered the preson progression of the strength and conditioning of the Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team. Starting with the first morning the team stepped on the field for the year, Bryson covers the ideas of taking on a roster of 40+ players, injury care and prevention, biomechanics, and sport specific performance..

Click HERE to read the full post by Dr. Bryson Chow as he returns for his 2nd season with the Simon Fraser University Clan. Stay tuned throughout the season for an inside look into the strength and condition of the SFU men's lacrosse team!

June 11, 2012

2012 Locker Room Sale to be held this Sunday, June 17

The Simon Fraser University Men's Lacrosse team and Burnaby Mountain Selects are excited to announce that we will be holding our annual Locker Room Sale this coming Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Whether you're in need of a last minute Father's Day gift, looking to take advantage of season-ending discounts, or wanting to stock up on items to trade at tournaments this summer, clearance prices of 50-90% off are available on authentic SFU Lacrosse and BMS merchandise including team apparel, performance wear, practice gear and outerwear. Clearout prices are also available on new and gently used team equipment and a wide selection of sizing samples from Gildan Activewear and other clothing manufacturers.

WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

WHERE: Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 - West Gym VIP Room (Access from Patio overlooking Terry Fox Field) Driving Directions

Clearance Items Sale Terms

All inventory items have been discounted for clearance. Quantities are limited to first come, first serve. All sales are final on discounted items. Returns will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Orders are payable by cash or check. Checks payable to Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse. All items are subject to 12% HST.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: For additional inquiries, please contact info@selectslacrosse.com or phone +1 (604) 461-8361.

May 24, 2012

Two Clan Players named MCLA All-Americans

MCLA All-America Teams

MCLA 1st Team All-America

  • Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) - Attack

MCLA 3rd Team All-America

  • Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) - Midfield
May 7, 2012

Eight Clan Players earn PNCLL All-Conference Honors

PNCLL All-Conference Teams

PNCLL Division I Offensive Player of the Year

  • Calvin Craig - Attack

PNCLL Division I Freshman of the Year

  • Sam Clare - Midfield

PNCLL All-Conference 1st Team

  • Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) - Attack
  • Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) - Midfield

PNCLL All-Conference 2nd Team

  • Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) - Attack
  • Mark Hilker (Bowmanville, ON / Clarington Central Secondary) - Defense
  • Riley Wanzer (Mukilteo, WA / Kamiak High School) - LSM
  • Darren Zwack (Sherwood Park, AB / Archbishop Jordan High School) - Goal

PNCLL All-Conference Honorable Mention

  • Bayne Bosquet (Coldstream, BC / Kalamalka Secondary) - Defense
  • Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey High School) - Midfield
May 07, 2012

Simon Fraser wins rematch over Oregon State; Falls to Oregon in PNCLL Final Four Conference Championship

May 05, 2012

No. 24 Simon Fraser End of Regular Season Report

By Casey Foster, Marketing & Communication Assistant

(Photo Credit: Joyce Simons)

BURNABY, BC (May 2, 2012) - In their tenth season under now Head Coach Brent Hoskins (formerly Co-Head Coach), the No. 24 Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team (est. 1996) enters the PNCLL Conference Championships as the top seed of the North Division, aiming to hoist the Clan's 9th PNCLL Conference Championship and qualify for the MCLA's National Championship Tournament for the eleventh time in program history. Fraser finished the 2012 regular season with a PNCLL conference record of 3-0 and an overall record of 8-6....

Click HERE to read the full report in PDF.

April 28, 2012

No. 23 SFU downs Montana 20-15; ends Regular Season on 5-game win streak

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

MISSOULA, MT (April 28, 2012) – No. 23 Simon Fraser rode a 19-11 lead late in the fourth quarter to down Montana by a final score of 20-15 to claim their fifth straight regular season divisional title and enter next weekend’s Final Four Conference Tournament as the top seed from the PNCLL North. Eight different Clan player registered multi-point games, led by the attack trio of Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) – 2g, 4a, Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) – 5g and Iain Vickars (Burnaby, BC / Burnaby South Secondary) – 4g, 1a who continues to have a breakout freshman year over the back half of the season with 23 points (18g, 5a) over his last five games. Fraser goaltender Darren Zwack continued a strong sophomore campaign with 17 saves, including several from point blank, to mark the tenth time this season that he has recorded double-digit saves in the 12 games that he has started...

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:00pm PDT – PNCLL Semi-Final vs. Oregon State University – Tacoma, WA (Curtis High School)

April 19, 2012

No. 20 Simon Fraser wins 4th straight; beats Washington 23-17

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

(Photo Credit: Joyce Simons)

BURNABY, BC (April 19, 2012) – No. 20 Simon Fraser extended their winning streak to four games and posted their sixth win over their last seven contests as they downed Washington 23-17 in their final home game on Saturday, April 14 and moved to 2-0 atop the PNCLL North Division. The Clan would overcome 23:00 minutes in penalties, including 16:30 in the second half, to lead the Huskies by as many as nine in the fourth quarter, despite giving up 9 goals to the UW extra man unit. Fraser was led by Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) – 6g, 3a, Iain Vickars (Burnaby, BC / Burnaby South Secondary) – 6g, 2a and Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) – 6g, who each recorded impressive six goal outings in the win, while junior attack Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) registered 6 points with a goal and a game-high 5 assists...

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:00pm MST - vs. University of Montana – Missoula, MT (UM – Washington Grizzly Stadium)

April 10, 2012

No. 23 Simon Fraser ropes Longhorns, upends No. 17 Texas 13-7

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

LAKE OSWEGO, OR (April 8, 2012) – Looking to improve to 5-1 over their last six games, No. 23 Simon Fraser posted their fourth out-of-conference victory of 2012 with a 13-7 win over No. 17 Texas. The Clan were powered by four goal efforts from attackmen Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods) – 4g, 1a and Iain Vickars (Burnaby, BC / Burnaby South Secondary), while fellow attack Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) chipped in with 2 goals, 2 assists and midfielder Frank Davalos (Moose Jaw, SK / Albert E. Peacock Collegiate) contributed 3 assists in what was the Clan’s highest offensive output versus a ranked opponent this year. Sophomore goaltender Darren Zwack (Sherwood Park, AB / Archbishop Jordan HS) made his tenth start of the season, backstopping the Clan with 22 saves and a .757 save percentage for the win...

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:00pm PST - vs. University of Washington – Burnaby, BC (SFU – Terry Fox Field)

April 03, 2012

No. 23 Simon Fraser runs past Idaho 24-6 to win four of last five

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

BURNABY, BC (April 3, 2012) – Simon Fraser continued their drive back from a 1-5 start with a 24-6 win over Idaho to post their fourth victory in their last five starts and improve their overall record to 5-6 on the year, while moving to 1-0 at the top of the PNCLL North Division. Ten different Clan players got on the score sheet, led by the attack quartet of Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) – 5g, 2a, Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) – 4g, 2a, Ward Spencer (Saskatoon, SK / Evan Hardy Collegiate) – 4g, 2a and Iain Vickars (Burnaby, BC / Burnaby South Secondary) – 2g, 2a, who registered a combined 23 points on the night....

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Sunday, April 8, 2012, 2:00pm PST - vs. No. 7 Texas - Lake Oswego, OR (Lakeridge High School)

March 30, 2012

Simon Fraser outguns No. 19 Loyola Marymount 10-9

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2012) – Simon Fraser bounced back from a narrow 13-11 loss to No. 5 Chapman with a 10-9 victory over No. 19 Loyola Marymount on Sunday, March 25 to post their second Top 25 win of the season and go 1-1 on their out-of-conference trip through southern California. Freshman standout Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) scored his second straight hat trick to lead the Clan with three goals, including the game winner, while junior midfielder Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey HS) also contributed 3 points in the win with 2 goals and 1 assist...

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Sunday, April 8, 2012, 2:00pm PST - vs. No. 7 Texas - Lake Oswego, OR (Lakeridge High School)

March 25, 2012

Simon Fraser narrowly defeated 13-11 by No. 5 Chapman

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

CARLSBAD, CA (March 25, 2012) – Leading 2-0 after the first quarter and 6-5 at the half, Simon Fraser would continue to show that they can compete with the MCLA’s best but would once again fall just short of knocking off their first Top 10 opponent of 2012 as No. 5 Chapman broke open a 10-10 game in the fourth quarter to claim a 13-11 win. Sophomore attackman Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) led the Clan with 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist, while freshman midfielder Sam Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) – 3g, 1a and junior attack Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) – 2g, 2a also had outstanding games offensively with 4 points each. The loss was Fraser’s third to a Top 5 opponent this season, with a -13 goal differential in those three games, including an 11-4 loss to current No. 1 Colorado State and a 14-10 loss to No. 3 Brigham Young...

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7:00pm PST - vs. Idaho - Burnaby, BC (SFU - Terry Fox Field)

March 18, 2012

Simon Fraser knocks off No. 18 Illinois 8-4

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

SALEM, OR (March 18, 2012) – A game after their first out-of-conference win of the season, Simon Fraser earned their first Top 25 victory of 2012 as the Clan knocked off No. 18 Illinois 8-4. Fraser was led offensively by junior attack Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) with 2 goals and an assist, while midfielders Brendan Farrell (Milton, ON / St. Michael's College School) and Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey HS) each contributed two points with a goal and an assist. Fraser’s defense offered the games’ biggest story line as the starting unit of Bayne Bosquet (Coldstream, BC / Kalamalka Secondary), Mitch Frank (Burnaby, BC / St. Thomas More Collegiate) and converted midfielder Mark Hilker (Bowmanville, ON / Clarington Central Secondary) held the Fighting Illini to 2 goals until late in the contest, with only 1 coming at even strength. LSM Riley Wanzer (Mukilteo, WA / Kamiak HS) continued his strong play in transition, while fellow sophomore Darren Zwack (Sherwood Park, AB / Archbishop Jordan HS) posted a career high save percentage of .826 as he backstopped the Clan with 19 saves. The game was played neutral site at Salem Academy in Salem, Oregon.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Friday, March 23, 2012, 7:30pm PST - vs. Chapman – Carlsbad, CA (La Costa Canyon High School)

March 15, 2012

Simon Fraser Midseason Report

By Casey Foster, Marketing & Communication Assistant

(Photo Credit: Joyce Simons)

The Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team has just passed the half-way marker of their 13-game regular season schedule, off to an up-hill start with a current record of 2-5. The Clan are currently unranked in the MCLA with losses against top ranked opponents including current No.1 Colorado State, No. 3 Brigham Young and No. 7 Oregon. Six games remain to be played on SFU’s schedule over the remainder of March and through April, including matchups against ranked opponents No. 18 Illinois, No. 5 Chapman, No. 21 Loyola Marymount, and No. 6 Texas. With a starting line-up containing multiple freshmen on offense and defense, Simon Fraser is poised to meet head on any challenges standing between them and a PNCLL Conference Championship, in hopes of earning a bid to the MCLA National Championships this May...

Click HERE to read the full report in PDF.

March 15, 2012

South Delta Leader: Ladner lacrosse player doesn't miss a beat with SFU team

by Philip Raphael | Southdeltaleader.com

New school. New classes. New temporary home. New team.

Despite all the changes that Ladner's Sam Clare has encountered since starting studies at SFU last fall, the freshman lacrosse standout hasn't seemed to miss a beat.

Midway through the team's season the still 18-year-old—his birthday is in December—midfielder is among the top scorers and is emerging as a leader on a young team.

"Sam is off to a fantastic start," said SFU lacrosse head coach Brent Hoskins. "He's an incredible athlete. We also had the opportunity to work with Sam When he was in high school and it's been really nice to see him utilize his great athleticism and be able to transition to the college level and step and make an immediate impact."

Check out the full article and interview at South Delta Leader online.

March 5, 2012

Simon Fraser regains bite, downs Florida Gators 15-9

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Playing their second game in as many days, Simon Fraser would fend off any signs of fatigue versus Florida, leading for most of the contest before pouring it on in the fourth quarter to claim a 15-9 victory. Junior Colton Dow led the Clan with a season-high 6 points on 5 goals and 1 assist, while fellow attackman Calvin Craig chipped-in with 3 goals and 2 assists to extend his team-leading point total to 29 on the season. Seven different players recorded multi-point efforts for SFU, including freshman midfielder Sam Clare who continued his strong play with 2 goals and 1 assist. Sophomore goaltender Darren Zwack also had an outstanding game making 21 saves and posting a .700 save percentage for the win. The out-of-conference match-up was played neutral site at University of Washington.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 5:00pm PST - vs. University of Illinois – Salem, OR (Salem Academy)

March 3, 2012

Simon Fraser starts strong, fades 20-13 to No. 6 Oregon

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

(Photo Credit: Joyce Simons)

With first half leads of 5-2 and 8-6, Simon Fraser would be unable to maintain the early momentum for a full 60:00 minutes, falling 20-13 to the visiting Oregon Ducks. Trailing 10-8 at halftime, SFU would tie the game at 10-10 out of the break, before 7:00 minutes in Clan third quarter penalties fueled a seven-goal UO run to put the game out of reach despite the two teams matching each other goal for goal over the final frame. Calvin Craig continued to lead Fraser in scoring with 4 points on 2 goals and 2 assists, while freshmen Sam Clare and Travis Hayes each registered hat tricks with three-goal efforts in the loss.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:00pm PST - vs. University of Florida – Seattle, WA (University of Washington IMA #3)

February 26, 2012

No. 22 Simon Fraser upended 13-6 by Oregon State

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Two days after once again proving that they could compete with one of the MCLA’s top ranked teams for most of the contest, No. 22 Simon Fraser followed up a promising showing with another lackluster performance in a 13-6 loss to Oregon State, dropping their record to 1-4 on the season. Sophomore attack Calvin Craig continued to lead Fraser in scoring with 3 points on 2 goals and 1 assist, while junior midfielder Eric Ransom scored twice in what was another uncharacteristically low offensive output for the Clan.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 1:00pm PST - vs. University of University – Burnaby, BC (SFU – Terry Fox Field)

February 25, 2012

No. 22 Simon Fraser falls 11-4 to No. 2 Colorado State

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Down 4-2 at the half, No. 22 Simon Fraser would not be able to keep pace with Colorado State over the final 30:00 minutes falling to the No. 2 ranked Rams by a final score of 11-4. SFU was led by sophomore attack Calvin Craig – 2g and freshman midfielder Sam Clare – 1g, 1a, each with two points, while freshman attack Ward Spencer added the other SFU marker in what was a surprisingly low offensive output for the Clan. Sophomore goaltender Darren Zwack made 19 saves in the loss, including 14 over the first 45:00 minutes of action to keep Fraser to within three at 7-4 until the dying seconds of the third quarter. The game was played neutral site in Beaverton, Oregon as part of the first annual Southridge Lacrosse Classic at Southridge High School and aired live as part the inaugural premium broadcast on Laxx.TV.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 12:00pm PST - vs. Oregon State University – Corvallis, Oregon (Student Legacy Park) ^LIVE In-Game Blog on MCLA.us

February 21, 2012

Laxx.TV's inaugural premium broadcast featuring No. 22 Simon Fraser vs. No. 2 Colorado State will now be aired FREE of charge!

Event Start Time: Friday, February 24, 2012 at 4:00pm PST

February 21, 2012

Lacrosse Magazine: Craig's Return a Welcome Surprise for Simon Fraser

by Jac Coyne | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter @Jac_Coyne

It was time for Calvin Craig to give up the stick.

The 25-year-old freshman for Simon Fraser had an incredible "rookie" campaign for the Clansmen, leading all of MCLA Division I in goals (100) and points (132), but he felt old. His left knee throbbed after every practice and game from the obliterated meniscus and partially torn ACL. The right knee wasn't much better, having been already diagnosed as arthritic. At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds with a deadly indoor crease game, Craig found a way to get his points, but everything hurt.

Check out the full article and interview at US Lacrosse Magazine online.

February 20, 2012

Simon Fraser University Announces Large-Scale Proposal for $65M Expansion Project, Including Stadium, Student Space

February 16, 2012

Upcoming Games to be Broadcast LIVE Online

By Casey Foster, SFU Lacrosse Marketing & Communications Assistant

Special and inaugural web broadcasts have been announced for upcoming games on the schedule of the Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse team.

Friday, February 24 marks beginning of the inaugural web broadcast season of Laxx.TV, a new online source claiming to “change the way you follow lacrosse by providing online streaming of games, access to all news and information through its news aggregation and an intuitive way to talk about pressing issues in lacrosse.”

The inaugural webcast will be available online at Laxx.TV, showcasing the high-profile matchup between Simon Fraser, and No. 3 Colorado State.

Co-founder Will Oakley on Laxx.TV: “We are committed to giving fans more live video access to the game of lacrosse which is why we selected games in all areas of the country” says co-founder Will Oakley. Oakley continued, “We feel we have to put together a great first season with our ultimate goal of expanding to broadcast men’s and women’s lacrosse at all collegiate levels and the high school level each year. The games are produced with multiple-camera setups, announcers, and graphics for a much enhanced online viewing experience.” (from laxxtv.blogspot.com)

Also available online in the near future for Simon Fraser Men’s Lacrosse is an MCLA LIVE newsfeed of the matchup between SFU and Oregon State on Sunday, February 26. Made available by MCLA.us, this newsfeed will be integrated with both team’s rosters, providing in-depth and insightful running text updates of the game. For LIVE coverage, visit http://mcla.us/scores/games/11954/.

February 15, 2012

SFU Lacrosse to host annual Recruitment Weekend on March 2nd & 3rd, 2012

The Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team has announced the dates for their 2012 Recruitment Weekend taking place on March 2nd and 3rd.

This informative weekend will provide potential recruits and their families with the opportunity to watch the Caln play in a home game plus receive an admissions tour of the campus and have the opportunity to meet with the coaching staff and current players of the men's lacrosse program.

An admissions tour will be planned for Friday, March 2nd at 3:30pm at Simon Fraser's main campus atop Burnaby Mountain and will be a tour specifically for future lacrosse hopefuls and their families.

On Saturday March 3rd, SFU will take on long time PNCLL foe University of Oregon in a rematch of last year's PNCLL Conference Championship. Recruits will get a taste of one of the MCLA's most storied rivalries.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this exciting opportunity, please RSVP today to Luke Genereux at luke_genereux@sfu.ca or by calling (604) 461-8361 before February 28th.

February 13, 2012

No. 18 Simon Fraser caves to Boise State 15-14 in OT

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

(Photo Credit: Shawn Carman, BSU Lacrosse)

Up 10-5 early in the second half, No. 18 Simon Fraser would let a 13-9 lead fade away in the fourth quarter as Boise State scored three goals with the man-advantage over the final 5:00 minutes to take the game into overtime where they would upset the Clan by a final score of 15-14. Sophomore attack Calvin Craig continued to lead Fraser in scoring with 2 goals and 3 assists, while junior midfielder Eric Ransom contributed 3 goals and an assist in the loss. Freshman attack Iain Vickars, who made his first collegiate start in place of Colton Dow sidelined with an injury, also had a strong game for SFU with 3 goals, including the equalizer with 15 second left to send the game into extra minutes. The non-Divisional PNCLL Match-up was played on a sunny afternoon in Boise, Idaho on the blue turf inside Bronco Stadium.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Friday, February 24, 2012, 4:00pm PST - vs. No. 3 Colorado State University – Beaverton, Oregon (Southridge HS) ^LIVE Webcast on Laxx.TV

February 11, 2012

No. 18 Simon Fraser edged 14-10 by No. 1 Brigham Young

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

(Photo: Bronco Stadium)

Despite playing the defending MCLA National Champions close over 60:00 minutes, No. 18 Simon Fraser would fall short of the upset, edged 14-10 by No. 1 Brigham Young. Sophomore attack Calvin Craig once again led the Clan with 2 goals and 2 assists, while freshman Sam Clare continued his strong play with his second 3-point outing in as many games, contributing 2 goals and an assist from the midfield. Junior Colton Dow also had a 3-point afternoon with 2 goals and an assist, while fellow attack, freshman Ward Spencer registered the first multi-point effort of his young collegiate career with 2 goals. The hard fought contest was played neutral site at Boise State University, on the blue turf inside Bronco Stadium.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:00pm MST - vs. Boise State University – Boise, Idaho (Bronco Stadium)

February 8, 2012

No. 18 Clan right ship, open season with 16-12 win over Vikings

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

(Photographer: Joyce Simons)

No. 18 Simon Fraser opened the 2012 regular season on Saturday, February 4 with a 16-12 win over regional PNCLL Division II opponent Western Washington. Five different Clan players posted multi-point games, led by sophomore attack Calvin Craig who registered a game-high 7 points with 6 goals and 1 assist. Freshman midfielder Sam Clare – 3g and junior attack Colton Dow – 1g, 2a each contributed 3 point efforts in the win, while a total of nine SFU players featured in the Clan’s scoring. The game, played in front of approximately 150 fans on a warm and sunny day at SFU’s Terry Fox Field, marked the Clan’s 17th straight opening day victory, a streak dating back to the inception of the program in 1996.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

Next SFU Game: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2:00pm MST - vs. No. 1 Brigham Young University – Boise, Idaho (Bronco Stadium)

January 24, 2012

Simon Fraser ranked No. 18 in Preseason Inside Lacrosse MCLA Coaches' Poll

The preseason Inside Lacrosse MCLA Coaches' Poll has been unveiled. Simon Fraser enters the season ranked No. 18 in MCLA Division I, while the Clan's opening Division I opponent and defending MCLA National Champion, Brigham Young (Feb. 11) currently tops the preseason poll at No. 1.

The Top 25 Poll will be released every Tuesday throughout the season starting Feb. 21 on InsideLacrosse.com (ESPN Affiliate), as part of IL's enhanced commitment to the MCLA.

Rounding out the top five in Division I are Arizona State, Colorado State, Chapman and Boston College.

Click HERE to view the entire MCLA Division I Top 25.

January 20, 2012

6th Annual Maple Leaf Awards scheduled for next Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Simon Fraser University (SFU) men's lacrosse program, in partnership with Burnaby Mountain Selects Lacrosse, will be hosting the sixth annual Maple Leaf Awards Dinner next Saturday, January 28, 2012.

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Scott Rintoul - Team Radio

Each year, the Maple Leaf Awards celebrate Canada’s national sport by supporting youth and collegiate field lacrosse in British Columbia (BC). The first event of its kind in Canada, the awards dinner and silent auction will usher in the upcoming collegiate season by recognizing SFU 2011 graduating seniors, introducing the incoming 2011 freshman class, and celebrating SFU lacrosse 2011 team award winners, PNCLL All-Conference and MCLA All-American league honors recipients.

The Maple Leaf Awards will also acknowledge the 2011 BMS Scholar Athlete Award recipients and individual player award winners for the 2011 summer and fall rosters of the Burnaby Mountain Selects Boy’s and Girl’s Elite Touring Teams that competed in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington. The SFU Lacrosse Endowment Award and Chris Friesen Memorial Award will also be presented on this special evening.

Scott Rintoul, host of the “Scotty & Company” morning show on Vancouver’s all-sports station, the TEAM 1040, returns by popular demand for his fifth stint as the evening's Master of Ceremonies, while special guest Travis Lulay, a professional football player and starting quarterback for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) 2011 Grey Cup Champion, BC Lions will lead this year’s keynote address.

Travis Lulay
Travis Lulay - 2011 CFL Most Outstanding Player, 99th Grey Cup Champion (BC Lions) / MVP

In addition to the event's silent auction, Cathay Pacific will be giving away "Airfare for two (2) to New York" to one lucky winner in the evening's "Balloon Pop."

The event will be held at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, BC starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, BC starting at 6:00pm. Tickets ($75.00 tax included) for this highly anticipated event are sold out for the second consecutive year.

Click HERE to read the full press release in PDF. For further information on the Maple Leaf Awards (established 2006), including a complete archive of the event, visit SelectsLacrosse.com/Maple-Leaf-Awards.html

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January 11, 2012

InsideLacrosse.com: MCLA Introduces iPhone App

The MCLA (Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association) announced the launch of its dedicated iPhone app. “MCLA Lacrosse” brings you the most comprehensive lacrosse app on the market. With over 200 teams and over 20,000 Players and Alumni, the MCLA is represented by some of the largest universities in the U.S. The MCLA boasts the biggest college lacrosse footprint in the US.

“Our iPhone app is one more way to get the MCLA in front of more people. We now have several ways someone can find the MCLA; web, print and mobile.” said Agent Ogden, the MCLA iPhone app designer. “It’s pretty simple to navigate around and look at scores, player and stats following the design of MCLA.us. It’s 6,000 active players and 1,300 current games right in your pocket.”

MCLA president Tony Scazzero says, “This is yet another landmark along the MCLA trail of growth. The iPhone app is another example of our collective effort to present the MCLA to the broader lacrosse community.”

MCLA.us web developer, Will Duderstadt remarks, “From a technical standpoint, this entire app is powered by the MCLA.us API. The continued promotion and publishing of a publicly available API by the MCLA is giant leap forward for a league. Connecting core stats and data with the media, fan sites and teams promotes our games and teams to the growing lacrosse community.”

Features of the app include: Latest News Headlines, Scores, Standings, Players and Scoring Leaders. Ogden continues, “This is only the beginning, we will add features to the app over time along with some other MCLA surprises coming in the near future.”

Never miss a score from around the league with the MCLA app on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Click HERE to download the App on iTunes.

January 10, 2012

Simon Fraser Ranked No. 17 in Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Ranking

Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, today announced its 2012 preseason college team rankings and preseason players of the year.

The rankings, compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultations with coaches, predict the champions of 12 divisions of college play, including the the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA)

MCLA Division I

  • 1. Brigham Young
  • 2. Arizona State
  • 3. Chapman
  • 4. Colorado State
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 6. Boston College
  • 7. Cal Poly
  • 8. Florida State
  • 9. Oregon
  • 10. Buffalo
  • 11. Colorado
  • 12. UCSB
  • 13. Texas
  • 14. Clemson
  • 15. Minnesota-Duluth
  • 16. Virginia Tech
  • 17. SIMON FRASER
  • 18. Illinois
  • 19. Utah
  • 20. Central Florida

Click HERE to read the full article on LaxMagazine.com.

October 24, 2011

Maclean’s 2011 University Rankings: Simon Fraser on top again in 2011

For the fourth year in a row, Simon Fraser University has been rated Canada’s best comprehensive university in Maclean’s magazine's annual rankings of the country’s top 48 universities.

Comprehensive universities have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees.

2011 Ranking. School (Last Year)

  • 1. Simon Fraser (1)
  • 2. Victoria (2)
  • 3. Waterloo (3)
  • 4. Guelph (4)
  • 5. Memorial (5)
  • 6. New Brunswick (6)
  • 7. Carleton (7*)
  • 8. Windsor (7*)
  • 9. York (9*)
  • 10. Regina (9*)
  • 11. Wilfrid Laurier (N/A)
  • 12. Concordia (11)
  • *13. UQAM (12)
  • *13. Ryerson (N/A)
  • 15. Brock (N/A)

* Indicates a tie

Click HERE to read the full article on Macleans.ca - On Campus.

October 24, 2011

Hoskins announces Fall Recruiting Calendar

Simon Fraser University Men's Lacrosse Head Coach, Brent Hoskins has announced the Clan's Fall Recruiting Calendar. Hoskins, along with SFU Assistant Coaches Chris Fox, Luke Genereux and Chris Tessarolo will be on the sidelines at some of the top recruiting events in North America this fall, attending tournaments in California, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and North Carolina:

  • Oct 29-30 - Charlotte Fall Classic (Charlotte, NC)
  • Nov 5-6 - Dave Cottle Fall Invitational (Baltimore, MD)
  • Nov 19-20 - Ultimate Performance Fall Shootout (Baltimore, MD)
  • Dec 3-4 - Adrenaline Sin City Showdown (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Dec 29-Jan 1 - NDP Tournament of Champions (Tampa, FL)
  • Jan 7-8 - Adrenaline Challenge (San Diego, CA)
  • Jan 14-15 - Sandstorm Lacrosse Festival (Palm Springs, CA)

If you are a current High School Sophomore, Junior or Senior attending one of these event and would like to have an SFU Coach watch you play or have the opportunity to speak with a member of the Coaching Staff, please email Coach Hoskins.

Simon Fraser University is an Acadmics First institution with the goal of competing for a Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship.

To apply for admission or learn more about Simon Fraser University, please click HERE.

October 17, 2011

Simon Fraser downs Western Washington 14-3 in Scrimmage

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser continued their 2011 fall scrimmage schedule on Sunday with a 14-3 win over regional PNCLL Division II opponent Western Washington University. Tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter, SFU would outscore the Vikings 12-1 the rest of the way to post their second straight win of the pre-season. Eight different players registered points in what was a total team effort for the Clan. Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary), an MCLA All-America Honorable Mention in 2011, lead the Clan with 4 goals and 2 assists in his first action of the fall, while fellow attackmen Cory Koesdibyo (Nanaimo, BC / Dover Bay Secondary) – 3g, 2a, and Frank Davalos (Moose Jaw, SK / Albert E. Peacock Collegiate) – 3g continued their impressive play of the pre-season with 5 and 3 points respectively.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF.

Next SFU Game: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7:00pm PDT – Red vs. White Alumni Game – Burnaby, BC (SFU Terry Fox Field)

October 10, 2011

Simon Fraser tops Chico State 9-8 in Scrimmage

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser concluded their fall trip to California on Sunday, October 9 with their second game in as many days versus WCLL opponent Chico State University. With SFU leading 4-2 at the half, a strong third quarter by the Wildcats would force the Clan to come from behind over the final 15:00 minutes to clinch their first exhibition win of the fall. Sophomore Cory Koesdibyo (Nanaimo, BC / Dover Bay Secondary) and freshman Iain Vickars (Burnaby, BC / Burnaby South Secondary) led the Clan with two goals each, while sophomore Tommy Newton (Saskatoon, SK / Aden Bowman Collegiate) also registered 2-points in the scrimmage with a goal and an assist.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF.

Next SFU Game: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 11:00am PDT - vs. Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA (Whatcom Community College)

October 8, 2011

Fraser ranked 2nd in PNCLL Division I - Pre-Season Coaches Poll

The Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) released its 2011 Division I - Preseason Coaches Poll yesterday with Simon Fraser selected second among the conference’s eight members.

University of Oregon topped the poll with all eight first-place votes and 64 total points, while the Clan were a unanimous decision at #2 with 56 points.

2011 PNCLL Division I - Pre-Season Coaches Poll

  • 1. Oregon - 64 (8)
  • 2. SIMON FRASER - 56
  • 3. Oregon State - 44
  • 4. Washington - 37
  • 5. Idaho - 31
  • 6. Montana - 22
  • 7. Boise State - 20
  • 8. Portland State - 14
October 8, 2011

Simon Fraser edged 11-8 by Notre Dame de Namur in first Fall Scrimmage

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser opened up their 2011 Fall scrimmage schedule with a game against NCAA Div. II opponent Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA on Saturday, October 8. Playing a modified clock of four 20-minute quarters, running time, the Argos edged the Clan by an unofficial score of 11-8. Freshman Ward Spencer (Saskatoon, SK / Evan Hardy Collegiate) 4g, and sophomore Cory Koesdibyo (Nanaimo, BC / Dover Bay Secondary) 1g, 3a, led SFU with 4 points each, while fellow attack Frank Davalos (Moose Jaw, SK / Albert E. Peacock Collegiate) added 2 goals in the exhibition loss.

Evenly matched for most of the game, a 4-1 second quarter by NDNU proved to be the difference in a contest where both teams showcased their early season depth by rotating in almost their entire line-up. Down 6-2 at the half, SFU responded with six goals in the third and fourth quarter to outscore the Argos by one over the final forty minutes.

Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF.

Press Coverage: MCLA Fan

Next SFU Game: Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:00am PDT - vs. Chico State University – Chico, CA (University Stadium)

October 7, 2011

Men's Lacrosse Announces 2011 "Red vs. White" Alumni Game

Simon Fraser men's lacrosse will play its annual alumni game at SFU's Terry Fox Field on Saturday, October 22 at 7:00pm PST. The event is open to the public and will feature the 2012 men's lacrosse team versus Clan greats from the last 16 years.

  • Event: SFU Lacrosse “Red vs. White” Alumni Game
  • Site: Terry Fox Field, SFU
  • Date: Saturday, October 22, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Teams: SFU Lacrosse Alumni vs. 2012 Clan
  • RSVP: Alumni please RSVP by Monday, October 17 to General Manager, Marilyn Hoskins hoskins3@telus.net

    Cost: Admission is FREE. Cost for Alumni to participate in the game is by donation. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $100 or more. Donations can be made by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Cheques payable to Simon Fraser University.

    If you are not able to attend, but would still like to support the program by sending a donation, please mail donations (cheques payable to Simon Fraser University) to:

  • Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse
  • C/O Marilyn Hoskins
  • 7780 Kentwood Street
  • Burnaby, BC
  • V5A 2E8
  • All donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards continuing to support the programs goal of winning a MCLA National Championship.

    October 7, 2011

    Simon Fraser Announces 2011 Fall Scrimmage Schedule

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse head coach Brent Hoskins (8th season) has announced the Clan’s 2011 fall scrimmage schedule. Currently in their fourth full week of practice, SFU is once again anticipated to have one of the youngest teams in the nation in 2011 with only six juniors and no seniors penciled in on the roster. The Clan will look to gain a talented freshmen and sophomore class some valuable experience over the next couple of weeks, the first of many steps to get back to the MCLA National Championship Tournament this spring.

    Highlighting the fall schedule is a trip this weekend to Northern California for two games in two days. On Saturday, October 8, the Clan will travel to Belmont to take on NCAA Division II opponent Notre Dame de Namur at 11:00am. A quick turn-around will then see Fraser start their drive back up north for a morning game versus Chico State (MCLA Div. I) at 11:00am on Sunday, October 9.

    SIMON FRASER MEN’S LACROSSE 2011 FALL SCHEDULE

    • Oct. 8 - @ Notre Dame de Namur (NCAA Div. II) – 11:00am PDT
    • Oct. 9 - @ Chico State (MCLA Div. I) – 11:00am PDT
    • Oct. 16 – vs. Western Washington (PNCLL Div. II) @ Whatcom Community College - 11:00am PDT
    • Oct. 22 – “Red vs. White” Alumni Game – 7:00pm PDT

    Click HERE to download the official press release in PDF.

    Press Coverage: MCLA Fan

    July 31, 2011

    Cathrea resigns as Co-Head Coach at Simon Fraser

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea has announced his resignation after completing his 7th season at SFU in 2011. Cathrea made the decision to step down in order to pursue a Master's degree in physical therapy.

    Cathrea has been involved with the men’s lacrosse program at Simon Fraser for over a decade. Cathrea began as a player at SFU in 1997 where he would become a four-year starting Attackman and four-time Captain for the Clan. In forty-eight (48) games, Cathrea would amass an impressive 159 Goals, 51 Assists and 210 Points. This would be good for #4 All-Time in the Clan's record books for Goals and #5 All-Time in Points. This would also make Cathrea one of Simon Fraser’s most decorated lacrosse athletes being named a USILA East/West All-Star in 1998, three-time PNCLL 1st Team Conference All-Star (1998, 1999, 2000) and a USLIA 1st Team All-American in 2000. In 1999, Cathrea would also win the PNCLL Conference Scoring Title and be named to the USILA All-Tournament 1st Team on route to becoming the USILA Tournament Offensive MVP.

    Named Co-Head Coach at Simon Fraser prior to the start of the 2005 season, Cathrea would help compile a 76-32 (.704) record. Over that period, he helped lead the Clan to back-to-back PNCLL Conference Championships in 2008 and 2009 and three MCLA National Championship Tournaments, including an appearance in the MCLA Semi-Finals in 2010 and consecutive MCLA Quarterfinal appearances in 2008 and 2009.

    Cathrea, along with fellow Co-Head Coach Brent Hoskins, hold the school record for both wins in a season (16) and wins in a career (76). They were also honored as three-time PNCLL Division I Coaches of the Year from 2008-2010.

    Hoskins will remain at the helm of Simon Fraser and assume the title of Head Coach for the 2011-2012 season. 2012 will mark Hoskins’ 10th season on the SFU sidelines, and 14th season overall, having served as Defensive Coordinator in 2003, an Assistant Coach in 2004 and Co-Head Coach since 2005. Hoskins also played four seasons for the Clan from 1999-2002 where he was named a PNCLL Conference All-Star and a USLIA 2nd Team All-American at close defense.

    Click HERE to download the full press release in PDF.

    July 12, 2011

    Simon Fraser’s Craig, Genereux Named MCLA Scholar Athletes

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    The Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse team placed two players – freshman standout Calvin Craig and senior captain Luke Genereux - on the 2011 list of MCLA Scholar Athletes. Craig and Genereux are two of 45 players from MCLA Division I to receive this prestigious award given to players who were selected to their conference's First or Second All-Conference team, while maintaining a minimum overall cumulative GPA for the last completed semester/quarter of 3.20 or better. Twenty-seven institutions from the ninety-seven teams that compete in the MCLA Division I boasted Scholar Athletes in 2011, while Simon Fraser was one of only 10 schools with multiple recipients.

    In seven seasons under current SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, their teams have now produced eleven (11) MCLA Scholar Athletes, with 2011 marking the seventh straight season that a lacrosse student-athlete from Simon Fraser has received an MCLA Scholar Athlete Award.

    Click HERE to read the full press release in PDF.

    July 11, 2011

    SFU Lacrosse Team Physician Dr. Don Hedges to be inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

    Nine new members and one team have been named for induction into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The 2011 inductees include long time SFU Lacrosse supporter and current Team Physician Dr. Donald G. Hedges under the builders category.

    2011 Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee Bios

    Dr. Don Hedges (Coquitlam, BC) – Dr. Hedges, or Doc, as many know him, has been the lacrosse player’s doctor for over two decades. He has been involved with the Coquitlam Sr. Adanacs for 25 years as team physician, president and director. Hedges has offered his services to various lacrosse groups like the professional Vancouver Ravens, Team Canada Men’s Box Lacrosse teams, numerous Junior A teams and served as the academic advisor and physician of the SFU Men’s Field Lacrosse program. Under his tutelage, the A’s appeared in five Mann Cup championships, winning one title in 2001. In addition, Hedges has assisted in the development of lacrosse in Costa Rica and offered his services wherever needed. He has also served as team physician for other sports teams including the Vancouver Whitecaps and 86’ers (21 years), Burnaby Lake Rugby Football Club (22 years) and the New Westminster High School Football team (6 years).

    Click HERE to read the full press release on InsideLacrosse.com.

    June 17, 2011

    SFU Senior Captain Luke Genereux named to President's Honour Roll

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Andrew Petter, President and Vice Chancellor of Simon Fraser University has awarded men's lacrosse graduating senior Luke Genereux standing on the President's Honour Roll. This award is for students who have completed at least 30 units at SFU, and have achieved a term GPA of 4.0 or above while taking at least 12 units of classes. The prestigious award for outstanding academic achievement is permanently noted on a student's transcript.

    Genereux, who is expected to be named a MCLA Scholar Athlete later this summer, was named an MCLA All-American for the second straight year in 2011 after receiving honorable mention status last season. A senior captain for the Clan, he was also named a PNCLL First Team All-Conference selection for the third and final time in his collegiate career, after earning the same honor in both his freshman and junior year.

    Genereux played four seasons for Simon Fraser from 2007-2011 at close defense and LSM, helping to lead the Clan to a PNCLL Conference Championship and an appearance in the MCLA National Championship Quarterfinals in 2009 and a run to the MCLA National Championship Semi-Finals in 2010. SFU also finished as PNCLL Conference runners-up in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

    Simon Fraser University is an academics first institution and Genereux's award reflects a strong emphasis placed on academics by SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins. In seven seasons under Cathrea and Hoskins' leadership, their players have excelled in the classroom producing the programs first eleven (11) MCLA Scholar Athletes (Academic All-Americans) and maintaining the programs best academic record.

    Click HERE to download the press release in PDF.

    June 6, 2011

    SFU Gear Zone: Simon Fraser Clan announce Cascade as new Official Helmet

    SFU Lacrosse is excited to announce Cascade as the new "Official Helmet" of the Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team.

    Starting in the upcoming 2011-2012 season, the Clan will be outfitted in Cascade's top of the line Pro 7.

    The Pro7 with SEVEN Technology, is the most advanced helmet Cascade has produced!

    Features:

    • The SuperMono design uses the shell as a stress member to manage the energy from a frontal impact and also shifts the weight load back to make a superior balanced helmet.
    • The new Pro7 is the only helmet in lacrosse with the Seven Technology liner system. The system laterally displaces energy from a direct impact, reducing the effects of G forces, a major cause of concussions.
    • The ProFit sizing system makes the Pro7 one size fits most and allows for easy adjustments between XS and XL.
    • The new Tungsten mask design opens up the view of the field.

    Stay tuned for pictures of the Clan's NEW custom Pro7's coming this fall!

    May 31, 2011

    Men’s Lacrosse Notes: Nine Clan Players earn Individual Honors in 2011

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Fresh off a 9-9 season that saw a young Clan squad finish as runners-up in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) Conference Finals, several members of the Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team earned individual honors in 2011. Four Clan players were named to the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I All-America Team, while nine SFU players received PNCLL Division I All-Conference recognition. Among the nine all-conference selections were four PNCLL first team honorees, with attackman Calvin Craig also being named PNCLL Freshmen of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.

    Craig led the way for the Clan amassing 100 goals and 32 assists for 132 points in 17 games, topping the MCLA in goals-per-game (5.882) and finishing second in points-per-game (7.765). In only his freshman season, Craig became the first SFU player to score 100 goals in a season, also setting the single game records for both goals (15) and points (19). Craig was the only freshman on the MCLA All-America first or second team, in addition to being named PNCLL Freshman of the Year, PNCLL Offensive Player of the Year and to the PNCLL All-Conference First Team.

    Joining Craig on the MCLA All-America Team and rounding our Fraser’s list of PNCLL First Team All-Conference selections, were senior Luke Genereux, an MCLA Third Team All-American, and sophomores Colton Dow and Eric Ransom as MCLA All-America Honorable Mentions.

    Garnering PNCLL All-Conference Second Team honors were freshmen Cory Koesdibyo and Riley Wanzer and junior Rick Bezuidenhout, while PNCLL Honorable Mentions Nathan Clare and Max Weselowski rounded out the list of PNCLL All-Conference recipients.

    Click HERE to read the full notebook in PDF.

    May 21, 2010

    Four Clan Players named MCLA All-Americans

    MCLA All-America Teams

    MCLA 2nd Team All-America

    • Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) - Attack

    MCLA 3rd Team All-America

    • Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary - Defense

    MCLA Honorable Mention All-America

    • Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) - Attack
    • Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey High School) - Midfield
    May 11, 2010

    SFU Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea interviewed on TEAM 1410 Radio

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (May 10 - 26:34 Mark)

    Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea was interviewed on Tuesday by Teddy Jenner of the weekly Off the Crosse Bar Radio Show on TEAM 1410, part of Vancouver's all-sports radio network. Cathrea discussed SFU's 2011 season and run to the PNCLL Championship Fianls. In addition to the Clan's on-field performance, Cathrea also discussed Fraser's recruiting efforts and the positioning of the MCLA within the current landscape of college lacrosse.

    May 11, 2010

    Nine Clan Players earn PNCLL All-Conference Honors

    PNCLL All-Conference 1st Team

    • Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) - Attack
    • Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) - Attack
    • Eric Ransom (Sherwood Park, AB / Bev Facey High School) - Midfield
    • Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary - Defense

    PNCLL All-Conference 2nd Team

    • Cory Koesdibyo (Nanaimo, BC / Dover Bay Secondary) - Attack
    • Rick Bezuidenhout (Campbell River, BC / Timberline Secondary) - SSDM
    • Riley Wanzer (Mukilteo, WA / Kamiak High School) - LSM

    PNCLL All-Conference Honorable Mention

    • Nathan Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) - Defense
    • Max Weselowski (Maple Ridge, BC / Meadowridge School) - Face-off Specialist

    PNCLL Division I Freshman of the Year

    • Calvin Craig - Attack

    PNCLL Division I Offensive Player of the Year

    • Calvin Craig - Attack
    May 11, 2011

    Fraser ends season with loss in PNCLL Finals

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    After breezing through University of Idaho 26-7 in the Semi-Finals, a fourth quarter collapse to top-ranked University of Oregon in the PNCLL Championship would mark the end of Simon Fraser’s 2011 season. Tied 8-8 heading into the fourth quarter, the Clan were outscored 8-0 over the final 15:00 minutes, falling to the Ducks by a final score of 16-8. Ranked No. 17 in the most recent CollegeLAX Prodigy Top 25 Poll, a 9-9 record would not be enough to earn Fraser an at-large bid to the final round of 16 at the MCLA National Championship Tournament, leaving a young Clan squad at home for the first time in the past four seasons.

    All PNCLL Final Four games were played at Wilsonville High School in Wilsonville, (Portland) OR and broadcast LIVE in HD on CollegeLAX.tv.

    Click HERE to read the full game reports in PDF. | Semi-Finals BOX SCORE | Finals BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us

    May 4, 2011

    PNCLL To Stream Final Four on CollegeLAX.tv

    By Tim Haslam, CollegeLAX

    CollegeLAX is pleased to announce that the PNCLL will stream, in HD, both Division I and Division II Final Four match-ups live on CollegeLAX.tv.

    Read the full press release on CollegeLAX.us

    May 4, 2011

    Clan sink Vikings; Advance to PNCLL Final Four

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Entering the play-offs as the top seed in the PNCLL North Division, the Simon Fraser Clan extended their recent conference winning streak to three games with a dominating 36-3 win over the PNCLL South’s #4 seed, the Portland State University Vikings. With the win, SFU advances to the PNCLL Semi-Finals where they will face the University of Idaho Vandals. Fraser also jumped up an additional two spots to No. 17 in the most recent CollegeLAX Prodigy Top 25 Polls, released on May 3.

    Calvin Craig – 15G, 3A, Colton Dow – 2g, 12a and Cory Koesdibyo – 5g, 8a led the Clan offensively, each reaching double digits with 18, 14 and 13 points respectively, while Eric Ransom chipped in with 7 points on 6 goals and 1 assist.

    Several school marks continued to fall at SFU in what has been a record breaking season for the Clan. Craig’s 15 goals improves his previous record of 14, while Dow re-claimed the school record for assists with 12, breaking Craig’s previous mark of 9 set a game earlier versus Montana. Face-off specialist Max Weselowski also continued to raise the bar on what has been an impressive freshman season, breaking his previous mark for face-off wins in a game of 29 by going 32 of 41 (78%). In addition to the before mentioned personal achievements, the Clan also registered a new program high for shots in a game with 77, and goals in a game with 36, breaking the previous mark of 35 set twice versus Gonzaga on March 4, 2000 and Western Washington on April 4, 2004. They also tied their previous best of 13 goals in a quarter set in those same games.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com

    Next SFU Game: PNCLL Semi-Finals – Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:00pm PDT - vs. University of Idaho – Wilsonville, OR (Wilsonville High School); LIVE Webcast: CollegeLAX.tv

    April 27, 2011

    Simon Fraser steams past Montana 26-9

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Travelling back home to play the second game of back-to-back divisional contests, the Clan overcame a 7-5 halftime deficit, overwhelming Montana 21-2 in the second half for a final score of 26-9. Entering the weekend ranked No. 21 in the CollegeLAX Prodigy Top 25 Poll, consecutive wins over Washington (24-8) and Montana bumped Simon Fraser up to No. 19 in the latest poll, released on Tuesday, April 26. The wins also improved SFU to 3-0 in divisional play, earning the Clan the top seed in the PNCLL North heading into this weekend’s PNCLL Conference Quarterfinals.

    The attack trio of Calvin Craig – 10g, 9a, Colton Dow – 4g, 3a and Cory Koesdibyo – 6g, 2a once again led the Fraser assault combining for an astonishing 35 points on 20 goals and 15 assists. Craig has re-written the Clan record books during his freshmen season as his 19 points breaks the previous record of 15 (12g, 3a) set by Craig versus Idaho earlier this season, while his 9 assists up the previous record of 8 also set earlier this year in the same game by teammate Colton Dow. Offense wasn’t the only story though versus the Grizzlies, as freshman Max Weselowski picked up 15 ground balls and improved upon his own record for best face-off percentage in a game going 90% on 26 wins in 29 attempts. Weselowski broke the previous record of 71% earlier this year when he went 76% (29 of 38) versus Gonzaga and then increased the mark to 80% versus Washington (25 of 31). The record setting duo also hold records for goals in a game (Craig 12 vs. Idaho) and face-off wins in a game (Weselowski 29 vs. Gonzaga).

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us

    Next SFU Game: PNCLL Quarterfinals – Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1:00pm PDT - vs. Portland State University – New Westminster, BC (Mercer Stadium)

    ABOVE: SFU 2011 Senior Class (L-R) #18 Chris Tessarolo, #36 Luke Genereux, #17 Nathan Clare, #25 Ben Johnson.

    April 24, 2011

    No. 21 Simon Fraser downs Washington 24-8

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    No. 21 Simon Fraser ended their recent two-game losing streak with a convincing 24-8 win over Washington. Clan attackmen Calvin Craig – 10g, 4a and Colton Dow – 4g, 6a both registered double digits in points with 14 and 10 points respectively, while senior Chris Tessarolo chipped in with a season-high 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com

    Next SFU Game: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 2:00pm PDT - vs. University of Montana – Burnaby, BC (Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West)

    April 23, 2011

    Simon Fraser featured in MCLA The Lax Mag

    words: Frank Davalos photos: Bebb Studios

    The Simon Fraser men's lacrosse team was recently featured in the April 2011 edition of MCLA The Lax Mag, a magazine dedicated to the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).

    The 'Team Spotlight' feature, entitled "Manmakers in British Columbia," gives readers a behind the scenes look at the Clan, including: The Beginning, The Co-Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Short Bench for 2011, The Ultimate Team Mom, Travel and A Glance into the Future of SFU.

    Click HERE to read the full article in PDF.

    April 20, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Riley Wanzer

    This week MCLA Fan sits down with freshman LSM Riley Wanzer in a special ‘Stars and Stripes’ Edition of "North of the Border."

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    April 17, 2011

    No. 15 Simon Fraser edged 11-10 by No. 21 Arizona

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    For the second straight game an early deficit would ultimately prove to be the difference, as No. 15 Simon Fraser failed to hang on to a 9-8 third quarter lead , falling 11-10 to No. 21 Arizona after being down 5-0 to start the contest.

    Now sitting at 5-8 on the season, all of the Clan’s losses remain to opponents ranked in the CollegeLAX Prodigy Top 25, with their one-goal loss to the Laxcats marking only the second time that the Clan have lost to a team outside of the Top 15, since dropping a 12-11 OT decision to No. 12 Utah (then ranked No. 23) on February 25 to start the season.

    Calvin Craig – 1g, 4a, and Colton Dow – 3g, continued to lead Fraser offensively in the loss, while fellow underclassmen Cory Koesdibyo and Eric Ransom helped fuel the Clan comeback attempt with 2 goals each.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com

    Next SFU Game: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 1:00pm PST - vs. University of Washington – Seattle, WA (IMA #3)

    April 16, 2011

    No. 15 Simon Fraser loses 16-6 to No. 3 Arizona State

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    No. 15 Simon Fraser struggled to battle back from an early 7-0 deficit, losing 16-6 to No. 3 Arizona State in a regular season rematch of the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finals. Freshmen Calvin Craig – 3g and sophomore Eric Ransom – 1g, 2a, led SFU with 3 points each in what was the Clan’s lowest offensive output of the season and only the second time in 2011 that they have been held under double digits.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com

    Next SFU Game: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 1:00pm MST - vs. #21 University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ (Laxcat Coliseum)

    April 12, 2011

    Fraser splits games with ranked opponents Oregon and Cal Poly

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Ranked No. 16 heading into the weekend, Simon Fraser fell to conference rival No. 15 University of Oregon (22-14) on Friday, April 8 before rebounding the next day to claim an important out-of-conference victory versus No. 7 Cal Poly (17-15). Both games were played on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon, with the Ducks also defeating Cal Poly (7-6) on Sunday, April 10 as part of a three-game round robin. The weekend split moved the Clan up to No. 15 in the latest CollegeLAX.us Prodigy Top 25 Poll (April 12, 2011), while Oregon’s two wins saw them climb to No. 13, two spots behind Cal Poly who dropped to No. 11 with the back-to-back losses.

    After leading 8-6 at the half versus Oregon, the Ducks outscored the SFU 16-6 over the final two quarters, with Fraser giving up three goals while short-handed and one goal on the man-up to drop a 22-14 decision. Freshman attack Calvin Craig continued his impressive play for the Clan, leading all scorers with 7 points on 6 goals and 1 assist, while sophomore Colton Dow added 3 goals in the loss.

    Looking to rebound from their loss the day previous, Simon Fraser squared off against Cal Poly in a neutral site match-up that would see the Clan claim their first Top 10 victory of the season with a 17-15 win over the Mustangs. Dow lead all scorers with 7 points on 4 goals and 3 assists, while Craig scored 6 goals for the second straight game to increase his team-high to 49 goals on the season. Zwack, who has been strong in relief for the Clan, turned in his best performance to date making 12 saves with only 5 goals against for a .706 save percentage in the second half.

    The game versus Oregon marked SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins 100th game at the collegiate level. Cathrea and Hoskins have gone 71-29 (.710) over their first seven seasons behind the Clan bench, including a 50-10 (.833) record in PNCLL conference play.

    Click HERE to read the full game reports in PDF. | UO BOX SCORE | CP BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com | MCLAFan.com

    Next SFU Game: Friday, April 15, 2011, 7:00pm MST - vs. #3 Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ (ASU Soccer Field)

    April 6, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Kyle Middleton

    MCLA Fan sits down with sophomore goaltender Kyle Middleton for this week's installment of "North of the Border."

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    April 1, 2011

    No. 16 Simon Fraser Midseason Report

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Schedule | Roster

    In their seventh season under Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finalist, Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse team has past the mid-point of their 15-game regular season schedule posting an overall record of 4-5. Currently ranked No. 16 in the MCLA, all five of the Clan’s losses have been to opponents ranked in the Top 11. With six games still remaining over the month of April, including four versus ranked opponents, a young SFU squad that has featured upwards of seven freshmen in their starting line-up this season, will look to continue to build on valuable experience to make another run at the PNCLL Conference Championship and earn the program’s eleventh bid to the MCLA National Championships this May.

    Click HERE to read the full Midseason Report in PDF.

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us

    March 29, 2011

    No. 16 Simon Fraser runs past Idaho and Gonzaga

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Playing two games in less than twenty-four hours with a roster of only 16 players, the No. 16 Simon Fraser Clan dominated Pacific Northwest rivals University of Idaho 31-8 and Gonzaga University (PNCLL Div. II) 32-5 on a weekend swing through Eastern Washington and Idaho. The consecutive wins improved the Clan’s record to 4-5 on the season and 1-0 atop the PNCLL North Division.

    The Clan set several new SFU school records in the back-to-back victories. Versus Idaho, freshman attack Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) set a new school record for points in a game with 15 points on 12 goals and 3 assists, breaking the previous mark of 13 points shared by Ricky Clark SFU ‘04 (9g, 4a March 2, 2002 vs. Washington State) and Peter Morgan SFU ‘01 (6g, 7a April 1, 2000 vs. Oregon State). Craig’s 12 goals also set a new mark for most goals in a game surpassing the previous record of 11 goals held by Mike Christians SFU ‘07 (April 24, 2004 vs. Western Washington). Additionally, sophomore attack Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) who had 13 points on the day with 5 goals and 8 assists, set a new standard for assists (8) topping the previous record of 7 held by Aaron Lochhead SFU ’00 who recorded 7 assists twice in 2000 (February 12 vs. Washington and April 2 vs. Oregon) and Peter Morgan who also registered seven helpers that same season (April 1 vs. Oregon State).

    The next day versus Gonzaga, freshman face-off specialist Max Weselowski (Maple Ridge, BC / Meadowridge School) set a new school record for both face-off wins in a game (29) and best face-off percentage in a game (76%) going 29 of 38 to pass the previous marks set by Ryan Hodge of 71% on 24 wins in 34 attempts (April 16, 2010 vs. Montana). The Clan also established new school highs for shots in a quarter (24), shots in a game (78), goals in a quarter (13) and goals in a half (20) against the Bulldogs.

    Simon Fraser Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, who hold the school record for wins in a career, also passed a new career milestone, registering their 70th and 71st career victories to improve their all-time record to 71-28 (.717). Off the field, Cathrea and Hoskins also announced that senior defender Nathan Clare (Ladner, BC / Vancouver College) has been added as a Team Captain for the remainder of the season, joining fellow seniors Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary), Ben Johnson (Calgary, AB / Berkshire Preparatory) and Chris Tessarolo (New Westminster, BC / New Westminster Secondary) to form the Clan’s leadership core heading down the stretch.

    Click HERE to read the full game reports in PDF. | UI BOX SCORE | GU BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com | MCLAFan.com

    Next SFU Game: Friday, April 8, 2011, 6:00pm PDT - vs. #15 University of Oregon – Eugene, OR (Nex-Turf Lacrosse Field)

    March 29, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Colton Dow

    Sophomore attack Colton Dow show's MCLA Fan the lighter side of Fraser Lacrosse in this week's installment of "North of the Border."

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    March 23, 2011

    Simon Fraser Lacrosse announces 2011 Summer Camp Datestop

    Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, Co-Head Coaches of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) men’s lacrosse team and three-time PNCLL Coaches of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010), have announced the dates for the 2011 SFU Summer Field Lacrosse Camps. The camps, now in their 13th year, will be held August 12-14 out of the men’s lacrosse practice facilities at the SFU Burnaby Campus. The camps will be instructed by the SFU men’s lacrosse coaching staff and feature current SFU team members and players with US college experience.

    In partnership with Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse, the SFU Lacrosse Camps have attracted athletes from across North America by offering an accelerated level of instruction for experienced and developing lacrosse players who want to take their game to the next level. Campers will be challenged in an individual and team learning environment, in order to gain a thorough understanding of fundamentals and advanced performance skills.

    The summer camps will utilize a three-day format, with “live-in” overnight camps for athletes aged 9-17 years and a “commuter” camp for athletes aged 7-9. After a challenging day on the field, "live-in" campers experience campus life as they enjoy a wide range of activities that include swimming, gym games, a campus tour and more. Athletes will be housed together in the SFU Tower Residences and enjoy daily meals at the Residence Dining Hall.

    Space is limited. Registration includes a FREE Harrow reversible practice jersey and the chance to win Harrow product/equipment. On-line registration will open on Wednesday, March 23. For more information or to register, please visit www.sfulacrossecamps.com.

    March 21, 2011

    No. 16 Simon Fraser falls 18-14 to No. 6 Colorado

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Despite outscoring CU in three of four quarters, a lop-sided 10-2 second quarter by the No. 6 University of Colorado Buffaloes would hand No. 16 Simon Fraser their fifth loss of the 2011 season 18-14 in a neutral site contest at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish (Seattle), WA. Six freshmen once again got the start for a young SFU squad that has seen all five of their losses come at the hands of opponents ranked in the MCLA’s Top 12.

    Six different players contributed multi-point performances in a 14-goal effort for the Clan, including a career-high 6 goals from sophomore attack Colton Dow who continues to lead SFU on the season with an impressive 4.714 points-per-game. Rick Bezuidenhout – 2g, 1a, Calvin Craig – 2g and Eric Ransom – 2G each chipped in with 2-goals, while Stu Mills and Chris Tessarolo recorded a goal and an assist in the loss.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com

    Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 2:00pm PST - vs. University of Idaho – Moscow, ID (Sprinturf)

    March 21, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Rick Bezuidenhout

    MCLA Fan sits down with junior midfielder Rick Bezuidenhout for this week's installment of "North of the Border."

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    March 14, 2011

    No. 19 Simon Fraser Edged 13-11 by No. 3 Colorado State

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Separated by 16 spots in the most recent CollegeLAX Prodigy Top 25 Poll (March 8), No. 19 Simon Fraser fell only two-goals short in their attempt to once again upset No. 3 Colorado State in a re-match of the 2010 MCLA Quarterfinals.

    While the intensity remained high, several new faces made an impact for the Clan in the latest chapter between the two rivals. Fraser’s starting line-up featured eight underclassmen against an experienced CSU squad that returned four of their top five scorers and went 17-2 last season. The game was played at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster, BC in front of approximately 200 fans as part of Simon Fraser’s 2nd Annual Recruitment Weekend.

    Freshman attack Cory Koesdibyo led an inspired Clan effort with a career-high 7 points on 4 goals and 3 assists, while sophomore midfielder Eric Ransom had a four-point night with 2 goals and 2 assists. Attackmen Calvin Craig – 2g, 1a and Colton Dow – 3g also had impressive outings with 3 points each.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com

    Next SFU Game: Friday, March 18, 2011, 7:00pm PST - vs. No. 6 University of Colorado – Seattle, WA (Eastside Catholic High School)

    March 11, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Nathan Clare

    MCLA Fan sits down with senior defenseman Nathan Clare for this week's installment of "North of the Border."

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    March 7, 2011

    No. 17 Clan Fall to No. 7 Spartans; Bounce Back Over Broncos

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    After dropping their third straight out-of-conference match-up to a top ranked opponent with a 17-14 loss to the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans in a neutral site match-up on Friday, March 4, the No. 17 ranked Simon Fraser Clan returned home to face their first PNCLL Division I opponent of the season, defeating the Boise State Broncos 16-7 the following evening. Once again playing one of the MCLA’s toughest schedules, the weekend split moves Fraser to 2-3 on the season with six opponents currently ranked in the CollegeLAX.us Prodigy Top 25 still remaining on the Clan’s 2011 schedule.

    NO. 17 SIMON FRASER VS. NO. 7 MICHIGAN STATE

    For the second consecutive game, a slow third quarter by the Clan would quickly nullify multiple first half leads of 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3, as Michigan State went on an 8-2 run out of the break to earn the 17-14 victory. Eight different goal scorers would contribute to the Clan’s cause with sophomore Colton Dow - 3g, 2a and junior Rick Bezuidenhout – 3g, 1a continuing to lead the way for the young Clan in a game which saw seven underclassmen, including six freshmen, in Fraser’s ten-man starting line-up. The neutral site contest was played 6-hours down the I-5 at Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver, Washington in front of approximately 300 fans on a rainy night just north of the Oregon border.

    NO. 17 SIMON FRASER VS. BOISE STATE

    With both teams travelling to play their second game in a span of 24 hours, the No. 17 Simon Fraser Clan raced out to an early 5-0 lead to defeat the Boise State Broncos 16-7 over 60-minutes. Four players registered three or more goals for SFU as sophomore Colton Dow – 4g, 3a paced the Clan with a career-high 7 point outing. Freshman Calvin Craig – 5g, 1a and sophomore Eric Ransom – 3g, 3a also added career highs with 6 points each on top of a 3 goal performance from junior Rick Bezuidenhout who continued his impressive play in the win. The game was played under clear skies at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster, BC in front of approximately 150 fans in attendance.

    Click HERE to read the full game reports in PDF. | MSU BOX SCORE | BSU BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com | MCLAFan.com

    Next SFU Game: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 7:00pm PST - vs. No. 3 Colorado State University – New Westminster, BC (Mercer Stadium)

    March 4, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Chris Tessarolo

    MCLA Fan sits down with senior captain Chris Tessarolo for this week's installment of "North of the Border."

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    February 26, 2011

    Highlights of No. 10 Simon Fraser vs. No. 4 BYU

    February 27, 2011

    No. 10 Simon Fraser loses 16-8 to No. 4 Brigham Young

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Despite holding first half leads of 4-3 and 5-4, the tenth ranked Simon Fraser Clan could not keep pace with BYU in the second half, losing 16-8 to the No. 4 Cougars.

    Attackman Colton Dow helped lead the Fraser offense with 4 assists, while sophomore Rick Bezuidenhout – 2g, 1a and freshmen Calvin Craig – 2g and Cory Koesdibyo – 2g each chipped in with multi-goal performances.

    The game was played in front of approximately 300 fans who braved snowy conditions at the BYU North Field in Provo, Utah.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com | MCLAFan.com

    Next SFU Game: Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:00pm PST - vs. No. 7 Michigan State University – Vancouver, WA (Kiggins Bowl)

    February 26, 2011

    Highlights of No. 10 Simon Fraser vs. No. 23 Utah

    February 26, 2011

    No. 10 Simon Fraser falls to No. 23 Utah 12-11 in OT

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    After going up 3-1 to start the contest, Utah clawed their way back from 7-5 and 10-8 deficits in the second half before capitalizing on the man-up to defeat Simon Fraser 12-11 in overtime.

    Sophomore attacks Colton Dow - 3g and Stu Mills - 1g, 2a continued to lead Fraser offensively in a game that saw eight different goals scorers for the young Clan. Midfield Eric Ransom also featured prominently in the SFU offense with 2 goals in a losing effort.

    The out-of-conference match-up was played in front of approximately 250 fans inside Spence Eccles Filed House on the University of Utah campus.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com | MCLAFan.com

    Next SFU Game: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 5:00pm MST - vs. Brigham Young University – Provo, UT (BYU North Field)

    February 25, 2011

    MCLA Fan: North of the Border with Luke Genereux

    MCLA Fan presents their new blog series, North of the Border.

    Each week a different member of the Simon Fraser Clan will be sitting down with MCLA Fan to tell them about how life is on the other side of the border, filling fans in on a number of different topics and questions.

    This week, MCLA Fan sits down with senior captain Luke Genereux.

    Read the full interview on MCLAFan.com.

    February 24, 2011

    Countdown to Faceoff - 2011 Simon Fraser Men’s Lacrosse Preview

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Despite an appearance in last year’s MCLA Semi-finals, the loss of six players to graduation, including three All-Americans, and an additional seven players not returning this season, makes it easy to write the Clan off as young and inexperienced heading into 2011. Add to that a roster of only nineteen players, fourteen of whom are underclassmen and themes of rebuilding can only come to mind. Talk to SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins (seventh season) however, and a different pursuit of reloading quickly overshadows any misconceptions of this season being focused solely on development.

    “We can’t deny the fact that we are young and have traditionally low numbers again this year, but coming out of what has been a very positive off-season, we have the feeling that our youthfulness has only made us hungrier in our preparation and more determined to maintain our spot amongst the MCLA’s elite,” commented Co-Head Coach Brent Hoskins.

    “With such a small roster, there is a much greater sense of accountability that the guys have with each other,” added Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea when talking about the Clan’s low numbers. “We feel that we still have the athletes capable of making another run again this season. Everyone is expected to contribute to that success and, with that, no one wants to let the team down, so guys come to practice looking to push each other every day.”

    With only 118 total points back from last season, perhaps lost in the discussion is the return of ten players with MCLA Semi-Final experience, the majority of whom played regularly for the Clan last season and all of whom registered minutes inside of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Stadium. Of that ten, five players have played significant roles in multiple National Championship runs that resulted in Fraser reaching the MCLA Quarterfinals in 2008 and 2009, before advancing one-step closer to a National Championship in 2010.

    Click HERE to read the full preview in PDF, including a position-by-position look at the 2011 Clan.

    Press Coverage: MCLA Fan | CollegeLAX | Lax Power | Lacrosse Magazine Online

    February 22, 2011

    Simon Fraser starts 2011 in CollegeLAX Top 10

    CollegeLAX announced the first 2011 Prodigy MCLA Coaches Polls earlier today. University of Michigan topped the MCLA Division I Poll with 750 total points, while Simon Fraser was ranked tenth with 457 points. 2011 marks the third consecutive year that the Clan have ranked in the CollegeLAX Top 10 to start the season.

    Prodigy MCLA Coaches Division 1 Top 25 Poll (February 22, 2011)

    • 1. University of Michigan (750)
    • 2. Arizona State University (717)
    • 3. Colorado State University (668)
    • 4. Brigham Young University (653)
    • 5. Chapman University (632)
    • 6. University of Colorado (598)
    • 7. Michigan State University (546)
    • 8. University of Minn-Duluth (530)
    • 9. Cal Poly (516)
    • 10. Simon Fraser University (457)

    A full list of all Prodigy MCLA poll rankings throughout the season can be found at CollegeLAX.us. The next Prodigy MCLA Coaches Poll will be released on CollegeLAX on Tuesday, March 1st.

    February 7, 2011

    Clan test waters, open season with 15-5 win over Vikings

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Simon Fraser opened the 2011 regular season on Saturday, February 12 with a convincing 15-5 win over regional PNCLL Division II opponent Western Washington.

    Six different Clan players posted multi-point games, led by sophomore attack Colton Dow and junior midfield Rick Bezuidenhout with 5 points each on 2 goals and 3 assists. Sophomore attack Stu Mills and freshmen short stick midfield Tom Newton also had strong games offensively contributing 3 goals and 3 goals, 1 assist respectively.

    The victory, in front of approximately 150 fans who braved a wet and rainy afternoon at Cunnings Field in Coquitlam, British Columbia, marked SFU's seventh consecutive win, in seven season openers under current Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins.

    Click HERE to read the full game report in PDF. | BOX SCORE

    Press Coverage: CollegeLAX.us | LaxPower.com | MCLAFan.com | Lacrosse Magazine Online

    Next SFU Game: Friday, Febraury 25, 2011, 7:00pm MST - vs. Utah – Salt Lake City, UT (Spence Eccles Field House)

    February 9, 2011

    2011 Maple Leaf Awards Recaptop

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    (Photographer: Scott Weighton – ScottsPhotography.ca)

    The Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse program, in partnership with Burnaby Mountain Selects Lacrosse, hosted the fifth annual Maple Leaf Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The evening was once again a resounding success, as it celebrated Canada’s national summer sport by honoring youth and collegiate field lacrosse in British Columbia.

    The 2011 awards dinner and silent auction featured sportscaster Scott Rintoul (TEAM 1040), as the evening's MC, as well as special guest Max Ritz who delivered the evening’s keynote address. Growing up in Wayne, PA and having a standout lacrosse career at the University of Maryland (NCAA Div. I), Ritz has gone from the East Coast hotbed of lacrosse to helping to revolutionize the sport and playing a major role in pioneering it’s growth on the West Coast. Currently a Director of Adrenaline Lacrosse and Co-Founder of the LXM Pro Tour, Ritz took the sell-out crowd of just under 300 along his inspiring journey as a professional lacrosse player turned innovative entrepreneur and talked about the impact that it is having on the game of lacrosse as we know it.

    One of the evening’s most memorable moments was the presentation of the inaugural SFU Chris Friesen Memorial Award, a scholarship in the amount of $1000 to provide a student playing lacrosse at SFU with a chance to work harder on their studies, work harder on lacrosse and change the world as a result. Following an emotional and captivating video that highlighted Chris’ 17 young years and his incredible legacy to Be The Best, Chris parent’s Ingrid and Randy Friesen, along with his brother Max, presented the inaugural Chris Friesen Memorial Award to Luke Genereux, a senior captain on the SFU men’s lacrosse team, who also worked with Chris since 2008 as a Coach with the Burnaby Mountain Selects program. Raising over $30,000 to date, the award will continue to be presented annually from an endowment that was established at SFU earlier this year to help honour Chris’ memory.

    Proceeds from all five Maple Leaf Award Dinners have gone to benefit the SFU Lacrosse Endowment Fund and youth and collegiate field lacrosse in BC.

    Click HERE to download the full press release in PDF, including a list of award winners | Photos

    February 7, 2010

    US Lacrosse Magazine - Making Sense: Thin It to Win It

    By Jac Coyne, US Lacrosse Magazine Online

    Jac Coyne, Online Editor for Lacrosse Magazine - a publication of US Lacrosse, interviews Simon Fraser Co-Head Coach Brent Hoskins on the Clan's 2011 roster...

    When you have to play four games in five days – the tournament grind you must endure to win an MCLA national championship – depth can have just as big an impact on a team's chances as a dominant face-off man or All-American finisher. This fact is what makes the tiny roster size of Simon Fraser, which advanced to the national semifinals last year, so alarming.

    Brent Hoskins, the Clan's co-head coach along with Jeff Cathrea, isn't terrible worried about the fact he only has 17 field players and two goalies on the roll.

    Check out the full article and interview at US Lacrosse Magazine online.

    February 6, 2011

    Curtis Hodgson (SFU '02) included on list of 10 Most Influential Athletes from SFU

    HIASPIRE, a magazine created and run by students at Simon Frser University's Surrey campus, rank former Clan midfielder Curtis Hodgson (SFU '02) at No. 10 on their list of the most influential athletes from SFU. The prestigous list includes the owner of a professional sports franchise; multiple Olympians and Olympic Gold Medalists; a professional athlete; coach of a professional sports team; and Canadian Hero Terry Fox...

    SFU is known for its advanced athletic programs as it awards numerous athletic scholarships every year and recently became the first Canadian school to enter the NCAA. Over the years, SFU has produced unbelievable athletes who have set records and have made remarkable accomplishments. This is a countdown of the ten most influential SFU students and alumni in sports.

    #10 Curtis Hodgson - Curtis Hodgson’s three years on the SFU lacrosse team helped him build a solid future as a professional lacrosse player who would play in the National Lacrosse League and the Western Lacrosse Association, winning two Minto Cup Championships and become the first-team All-WLA for four consecutive years. Initially drafted by the Vancouver Ravens, the defenseman played for the Washington Stealth for four seasons, achieving his career’s best with 43 points. Currently, Hodgson is playing for the New Westminster Salmonbellies and working as a teacher and coach at Byrne Creek Secondary. Born in 1981, Hodgson is one of the youngest athletes to make this top ten list, and it is evident that this recent SFU graduate has a bright future of playing, coaching and teaching.

    #9 Francesco Aquilini - managing director of the Aquilini investment group, and owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena.

    #8 Daniel Igali - 2000 Summer Olympic Games gold medalist (wrestling)

    #7 Carol Huynh - 2008 Summer Olympic Games gold medalist (wrestling)

    #6 Hugh Fisher - 1984 two-time Summer Olympic Games medalist (Canoeing - gold 1000 meter sprint; bronze 500 meter sprint)

    #5 Nancy Greene - Voted “Canada’s Female Athlete of the 20th Century,” 1968 two-time Winter Olympic Games medalist (Slalom gold, silver)

    #4 Lui Passaglia - CFL Kicker, holds the record for most points in professional football

    #3 Jay Triano - first Canadian Head Coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA - Toronto Raptors)

    #2 Sue Holloway - three-time Olympian in both the Summer (1976, 1984) and Winter (1976) Olympic Games

    #1 Terry Fox - Canadian humanitarian, athlete, and cancer research activist.

    Read the full article, including athlete bios, at HIASPIRE.ca.

    January 26, 2011

    2011 PNCLL Division I Preview

    By Tim Haslam, CollegeLAX.us

    Tim Haslam, Senior News Editor for CollegLAX.us, previews the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL)...

    The 2011 PNCLL Division I will be as competitive as it ever has been. Oregon and Simon Fraser will battle for the title while Washington, Portland State, Oregon State, Idaho, Montana and Boise State will fight for an at-large bid to Denver.

    #2 Simon Fraser Clansmen

    2010: 10-8 (4-0), Lost to Oregon in PNCLL Championship, Lost to Arizona State in Semi Finals of MCLA Tournament

    Key Player Lost: Ben Towner, Attack

    Key Player Returning: Christopher Tessarolo, Attack, Junior

    The Clansmen graduated their top three scorers from last year as well as their goalie which may be difference in games late against Utah, BYU, Michigan State, Colorado State, Colorado and Arizona State.

    Read the full PNCLL conference preview on CollegeLAX.us.

    January 25, 2011

    5th Annual Maple Leaf Awards scheduled for this Saturday, January 29, 2011top

    The Simon Fraser University (SFU) men's lacrosse program, in partnership with Burnaby Mountain Selects Lacrosse, will be hosting the fifth annual Maple Leaf Awards Dinner this Saturday, January 29, 2011.

    Each year, the Maple Leaf Awards celebrate Canada's national sport by supporting youth and collegiate field lacrosse in British Columbia (BC). The first event of its kind in Canada, the awards dinner and silent auction will usher in the upcoming collegiate season by recognizing SFU 2010 graduating seniors, introducing the incoming 2011 freshman class, and celebrating SFU lacrosse 2010 team award winners, PNCLL All-Conference and MCLA All-American league honors recipients.

    The Maple Leaf Awards will also acknowledge the 2010 BMS Scholar Athlete Award recipients and individual player award winners for the 2010 summer and fall rosters of the Burnaby Mountain Selects Elite Touring Teams that competed in California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington. As well, Randy, Ingrid and Max Friesen will be presenting the inaugural Chris Friesen Memorial Award on this very special evening.

    Scott Rintoul, co-host of the morning show on Vancouver's all-sports station, the TEAM 1040, returns by popular demand for his fourth stint as the evening's Master of Ceremonies, while special guest Max Ritz, an All-ACC attackman at the University of Maryland, current professional lacrosse player and innovative entrepreneur will lead this year's keynote address.

    Growing up in Wayne, Pennsylvania and having a standout lacrosse career at the University of Maryland, Max Ritz has gone from the East Coast hotbed of lacrosse to helping to revolutionize the sport and playing a major role in pioneering it's growth on the West Coast. Ritz is the Director of Sales for Adrenaline Lacrosse ("The Adrenaline Movement"), the premier apparel line in lacrosse and brand behind the largest club lacrosse organization in the United States, backing camps and youth leagues to major recruiting tournaments and showcases. Ritz is also a co-founder and player on the LXM Pro Tour, an initiative designed to introduce lacrosse to mainstream audiences by combining world-class professional lacrosse games with live concert performances. Well known today as part of the most innovative wave to hit the sport of lacrosse, Max Ritz continued to make a splash in the world of pop culture in the spring of 2010 when he appeared alongside business partner Scott Hochstadt in several season 6 episodes of the hit TV show "The Hills" on MTV. Ritz continued to make headlines this past December when he was named as an honoree by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in their 30th Anniversary “30 Under 30” Awards.

    In addition to the event's silent auction, Cathay Pacific will be giving away "Airfare for two (2) to New York" to one lucky winner in the evening's "Balloon Pop."

    The event will be held at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, BC starting at 6:00pm. Tickets ($75.00 tax included) for this event are SOLD OUT.

    For further information on the Maple Leaf Awards (established 2006), including a complete archive of the event, please click HERE | Official Press Relase

    January 18, 2011

    Clan Alumni Aaron Pascas (SFU '06) and Ben Davies (SFU '10) continue to impress in NLL debut

    Former Clan players Aaron Pascas (SFU '06, Toronto Rock) and Ben Davies (SFU '10, Colorado Mammoth) continue to make their mark during their inaugural NLL season as both players were ranked in the Inside Lacrosse (ESPN Affiliate) Top 10 of players who have impressed so far this season in IL Indoor's Week 2 NLL Rookie Report. Compiled by longtime IL Contributor Bob Chavez, Pascas topped the list at No. 1, while Davies registered in at No. 8 after both helping their teams to important wins this past weekend.

    1. Aaron Pascas, Toronto: The undrafted forward was again impressive, helping the Rock win a regular-season game in Rochester for the first time in 16 tries. He scored 2 goals on 3 shots, both in the second half, which proved helpful in holding off a late Rochester rally. His 4 total goals and single assist ranks him No. 2 among all rooks early in the scoring race.

    8. Ben Davies, Colorado: Defenseman took 0 shots and had just 1 loose ball, but the Mammoth did score a nice road win in Calgary.

    Read the entire report on InsideLacrosse.com.

    September 20, 2010

    Fraser ranked 9th in MCLA Lax Mag Addidas MCLA Div. I Pre-Season Top 23 Poll

    MCLA The Lax Mag ranks the Clan at #9 heading in the 2011 season in their Pre-Season MCLA Division I Addidas Top 23 Poll. 2011 marks the third straight season that MCLA Lax Mag has included Simon Fraser in their pre-season Top 10:

    MCLA Lax Mag 2011 MCLA Division I - Addidas Pre-Season Top 23 Poll

    • 1. Michigan
    • 2. Arizona State
    • 3. Chapman
    • 4. Colorado
    • 5. Colorado State
    • 6. Brigham Young
    • 7. Oregon
    • 8. Michigan State
    • 9. Simon Fraser
    • Florida State

    View the entire Pre-Season Top 23 Poll on MCLAMag.com.

    December 26, 2010

    NLL Coming Attractions: Aaron Pascas, Simon Fraser University

    By Steve Kojima, IL Indoor - InsideLacrosse.com

    Inside Lacrosse reporter and SFU Lacrosse alumni Steve Kojima (SFU '04) previews former Clan goaltender Aaron Pascas (SFU '06) who will play his first season professionally in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) this winter with the Toronto Rock.

    Pascas, who started in goal for the Clan from 2005-2006, was signed by Toronto as a free agent and will be the only rookie on the Rock's 2011 roster.

    Read the entire article on InsideLacrosse.com.

    December 20, 2010

    Ben Davies (SFU '10) Talks to IL Indoor about his first Pro Camp with the Colorado Mammoth

    Colorado Mammoth (NLL) play-by-play broadcaster Josh Gross talks with former Simon Fraser midfielder Ben Davies (SFU '10) about his first pro camp experience. Davies was drafted 46th overall by Colorado back in 2009 and will forgo his senior season with the Clan to play professionally with the Mammoth during the 2011 NLL season.

    December 1, 2010

    SFU Lacrosse Raises Money for Cancer Research with Mustache Madness

    By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

    Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse teamed up off the field this November to raise awareness and funds for a great cause as they took part in the 2nd Annual Men’s Lacrosse Mustache Madness, an annual fundraiser for cancer research.

    Collegiate lacrosse teams across the US, including the only Canadian entry from SFU, united and grew out the hair on their upper lips for one common cause; the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to funding cancer research and supporting families and survivors of blood cancer.

    The organization was founded in honor of Nick Colleluori, a Hofstra University lacrosse player who died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006 at the age of 21.

    Simon Fraser’s players banished their razors from November 1st to December 1st in order to draw attention and raise money for the HEADstrong Foundation by growing mustaches. Members of the Clan raised $905 and took the honors of being the top fundraising team from the MCLA. This lacrosse community event raised more than $72,500 for cancer research.

    Click HERE to read more and download the official press release in PDF.

    Above: (Top L-R) Ben Johnson, Branden Bloom, Eric Ransom, Jordan Gosselin, Darren Zwack (Bottom L-R) Luke Genereux, Kyle Middleton, Nathan Clare, Chris Tessarolo, Cory Koesdibyo.

    October 26, 2010

    Curtis Hodgson (SFU '02) ranked No. 43 by NLL Insider

    By Paul Tutka, NLL Insider - InsideLacrosse.com

    In their continued look at the best 50 players from over the past year, NLL Insider (Inside Lacrosse - ESPN Affiliate) ranks former Clan All-American Curtis Hodgson at No. 43.

    Foremost Boxla writer Paul Tutka writes that "It really is mind boggling how little ink and praise Curtis Hodgson gets in the NLL. Few are as steady, experienced and able as Hodgson, who has already won two WLA Defender of the Year honours during his impressive career, also a five-time year-end All-Pro member in the western loop too. Hodgson was also arguably the best pure defender for the for the champion Washington Stealth last year, one of the best defensive defenders during this year’s Mann Cup for the New Westminster Salmonbellies as well. Bellies Head Coach Bob Salt described Hodgson as “absolutely awesome” (BC Local News) in post-Mann talk, a difference maker for the almost champs against the Peterborough Lakers. He may not have the explosiveness of a smash mouth type defender or the wheels of up-and-down two-way D guy, but few in the game make as few mistakes, read the floor as well, and shutdown offensive opportunities like Hodgson.

    Hodgson played three years at Simon Fraser from 2000-2002 before foregoing his senior year to sign a professional contract with the now defunct Vancouver Ravens (NLL). In his final season for the Clan, Hodgson was one of the USILA's most dominant players scoring 78 goals and 37 assists for 115 points in 16 games en route to being named a PNCLL All-Star, USILA 2nd Team All-American and to the USILA All-Tournamnet 1st Team.

    Read the entire article covering No. 45 to No. 41 on InsideLacrosse.com.

    October 19, 2010

    Curtis Manning (SFU '09) ranked No. 48 by NLL Insider

    By Paul Tutka, NLL Insider - InsideLacrosse.com

    NLL Insider (Inside Lacrosse - ESPN Affiliate) ranks former Clan All-American Curtis Manning at No. 48 on their list of the best 50 players from over the past year.

    Foremost Boxla writer Paul Tutka writes that "Many criticized Calgary Owner and GM Brad Banister when he selected Curtis Manning three drafts ago, Manning unable to suit up in 2009 while still competing at Simon Fraser University, but man did that pick ever payoff during the past year. Overshadowed by some big numbers put up by a handful of offensive rookies last year, Manning transitioned to the NLL seamlessly, easily found a spot in Calgary’s not always easy to adapt to D unit, and was as athletic and hard working as any pro vet defender. He followed his impressive first year with the Necks with potentially an even bigger summer, suiting up for Canada at the World Championships in Manchester, and then helping the New Westminster Salmonbellies to yet another Mann Cup final."

    Manning played four years at Simon Fraser from 2006-2009 where he was named a three-time MCLA All-Amercian, two-time PNCLL MVP and a four-time PNCLL 1st Team All-Conference selection. Manning was also recognized for his hard work in the classroom receiving MCLA Schoalr Athlete (Academic All-Allmerican) honors for all four years of his collegiate eligibility.

    Read the entire article covering No. 50 to No. 46 on InsideLacrosse.com.

    October 18, 2010

    MCLAFan.com Growing the Program: Simon Fraser University

    The MCLA is growing and gaining more and more exposure each year. To help fuel the momentum, MCLAFan.com has been conducting interviews with coaches in the MCLA about growing their program.

    This week, MCLAFan.com heads north of the border to Burnaby, British Columbia to check in with Clan Co-Head Coach Brent Hoskins and the Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse team.

    Read the entire interview on MCLAFan.com.



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