Thursday, February 25, 2010

Patriot Cup Schedule Announced, Oregon and Michigan Receive Marque Matchup

DALLAS, TX. – Premier lacrosse will be returning to Dallas, Texas on March 20th for the Patriot
Cup, a showcase that features some of the top ranked high school and college teams in the
nation. The host committee for the Cup has released the schedule for the event, a day that will be
highlighted by a nightcap matchup between the University of Oregon (9) and University of
Michigan (1) at Southern Methodist University’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The full lineup of the Patriot Cup on Saturday, March 20th in Ford Stadium includes:
10:00 a.m. - St. Mark’s School of Texas vs. Loomis Chaffee School
12:00 p.m. - Nazareth College vs. Western New England College
2:30 p.m. - Highland Park High School vs. Mullen High School
4:30 p.m. - SMU vs. A&M
7:00 p.m. - University of Oregon vs. University of Michigan
Programs participating in the Saturday lineup feature two high school teams, two NCAA
Division III teams, and four of the top MCLA programs in the nation. There will also be both
college and high school games played at Ford Stadium throughout the week leading up to the
Saturday lineup, still to be announced.
In the marquee matchup of the day, the Ducks will have a chance to knock off two-time
defending MCLA champion, Michigan. With two prominent programs facing-off under the
lights in Texas, this game is shaping up to be one of the premier contests of the season. All
proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that
assists wounded men and women of the United States armed forces.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PSU undefeated

PSU routs Nevada-Reno. Read about it here

Monday, February 22, 2010

HS Practice Starts Today

Check out Westside Lax preview of the upcoming season here

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ducks Start Strong in Seattle

Seattle, WA – The University of Oregon Ducks started their season strongly at the third annual
Pac-10 Shootout at the University of Washington. After playing the Cal Golden Bears (12) and
Stanford Cardinal (23), the Ducks (9) are undefeated heading into their first PNCLL game
against Montana at home.

Saturday, the Ducks played Cal in what was considered by many the game of the week for
PNCLL teams. The teams played even in the first quarter, each scoring two goals but the
aggressive Oregon ride kept possession in their favor for the majority of play. This stifling ride would prove to be a trend for the game and the weekend as the Ducks pulled away in the second quarter and continued to put shot after shot on goal. The University of Oregon put a total of 42 shots on cage and forced the Cal Goalkeeper Forrest Cheney, who had a very good performance in goal, to make 23 saves in the contest. As the game went on Oregon’s depth and their time of possession wore down Cal and proved to be the difference in Oregon’s 14-7 win.

Some top performers for the Ducks were sophomore midfielder Chris Brown (2G, 1A,) sophomore
attackman Sean Silverstein (2G,) and senior captain Brett Whyte who controlled the faceoff
game for the Ducks.

After their big opening win against Cal, Oregon looked to Stanford on Sunday. Similar to the
first game of the weekend, the Ducks’ aggressive ride and team depth would play a major role in
controlling the pace of the contest. Oregon ran three lines of midfielders from the opening
faceoff and controlled the tempo of the game by again keeping possession of the ball for the
majority of play. The Ducks’ had three 2 goal scorers in senior captain Justin Blackmore and
sophomore attackmen Sean Silverstein and Max Schlesinger and came out on top, 12-6.

This coming week the Ducks look to continue their strong start in their first PNCLL Division I
game against the University of Montana, who will be playing their first game of the 2010 season.

The game will be played at the Oregon Nex-Turf field at 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 21. Visit for details.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ducks Season Begins with Pac-10 Shootout in Seattle

Seattle, WA. – The 2010 University of Oregon men’s lacrosse season will begin this weekend when they face off against the Cal Golden Bears and Stanford Cardinal at the third annual Pac-10 Shootout in Seattle, WA. The 9th ranked Ducks waste no time starting their tough 2010 schedule as Cal is ranked 12th and Stanford is the 23rd ranked team in the nation. Along with Cal and Stanford, Oregon State, the University of Washington, and USC will compete in the Pac-10 Shootout hosted at Washington’s IMA Field #3.

The Ducks start out their weekend against Cal at 4pm on Saturday and will play Stanford Sunday at 2pm. This is the first time Oregon has competed in the Pac-10 Shootout and according to Coach Joe Kerwin, they are “very excited about opening the season with some quality teams like Cal and Stanford. These games will definitely give us an early indication on what we need to do to get to the level we want to be this season.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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