Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/6/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports
Colorado College – featuring freshman defenseman George Cornelson (Hill School) and assistant coach Mike Podgajny (Ridley) – will make a two-day Philly homecoming March 12-13.
Colorado College will meet 2010 NCAA playoff squad Goucher College at Swarthmore on March 12 and then play the host Garnet the next day. The Tigers went 10-2 last year under first-year coach and former Penn State assistant Guy Van Arsdale.
Colorado College will play a 15-game regular-season schedule during the 2011 season, including the inaugural Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship at Washburn Field.
The SCAC’s first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament will be on the line when the top four teams descend on Colorado Springs. The semifinals are scheduled for April 22, with the championship game to be played on April 24.
“We are very excited by this year’s schedule, going from coast to coast with two very challenging games in Philly to start the season and a rivalry game at Whittier to end the season,” Van Arsdale said. “We look forward to tough conference slate and are very happy and proud to be hosting the first ever SCAC championship for men’s lacrosse. The fact that the conference receives an AQ this year makes every conference game in effect a playoff game.”
George Cornelson, who helped Hill School tie for the Mid-Atlantic Prep championship last year, will add size and strength to the defensive corps.
“George is very big, very athletic and very aggressive,” Van Arsdale said of the Charlotte, N.C. native. “We think he’ll bring a nice physical presence to the defensive end of the field.
Conference play starts at Sewanee on March 19, the first of four SCAC road games.
CC plays the first of seven consecutive home games on April 8 when Oglethorpe University visits Washburn Field.
Following the SCAC tournament, Colorado College plays host to Mesa State College and Adams State College on April 30 and March 3, respectively.
The final game of the regular season pits the Tigers against long-time rival Whittier College for the first time since 2008. The teams will play for the Stabler-Locker Cup in honor of the two men – CC’s Doc Stabler and Whittier’s Doug Locker – who were most instrumental in bringing Division III men’s lacrosse to the West.
“We’re going to play Whittier every year from now on,” Van Arsdale said. “That’s a rivalry we want to build.”
The 2011 NCAA Tournament begins on May 11.
Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 19 Colorado St. Club (scrimmage) Home 1:00 p.m.
March 5 Colorado Club (scrimmage) Home 1:00 p.m.
March 12 vs. Goucher Swarthmore, PA 12:00 p.m.
March 13 @ Swarthmore Swarthmore, PA 12:00 p.m.
March 19 @ Sewanee Sewanee, TN 12:00 p.m.
March 21 @ Centre Danville, KY 3:30 p.m.
March 24 @ College of Wooster Columbus, OH 3:00 p.m.
April 1 @ Millsaps Jackson, MS 3:00 p.m.
April 2 vs. Southwestern Jackson, MS 12:00 p.m.
April 8 Oglethorpe Home 3:30 p.m.
April 10 Birmingham-Southern Home 12:00 p.m.
April 15 Hendrix Home 7:00 p.m.
April 22 SCAC Championship Home TBA
April 24 SCAC Championship Home TBA
April 30 Mesa State Home 7:00 p.m.
May 3 Adams State Home 7:30 p.m.
May 7 @ Whittier Whittier, CA 1:00 p.m.