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GCU Men’s Lacrosse Begins Season as SLC’s Preseason Favorite

October 24, 2017

Defending national champion Lopes earn coaches’ prediction to repeat as league champs

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

GCU Club Sports is proud to announce that the Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team has been named as the preseason favorite to repeat as the champions of the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference for the 2017-18 season. The Lopes were chosen No. 1 in the SLC’s preseason rankings by the conference coaches. Just behind GCU in the preseason rankings is the team the Lopes beat in last year’s national championship match, Chapman University from the Los Angeles area; as well as Arizona State University, who bowed to the Lopes in the 2017 SLC Championship Game last April.

The Lopes will enter the season riding the crest of a 13-game winning streak that finished out last year’s championship run. GCU will be gunning for their third SLC title in the last four years when they begin conference play in the spring. The Lopes will commence their 2017-18 schedule this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 28, when they hold their annual GCU Alumni match beginning at noon at Prescott Field on the GCU campus. Admission to the event is FREE.

Rank
Team
City
Record
1
Grand Canyon
Phoenix, AZ
0-0
2
Chapman
Orange, CA
0-0
3
Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
0-0
4
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
0-0
5
Concordia-Irvine
Irvine, CA
0-0
6
Arizona
Tucson, AZ
0-0
7
San Diego State
San Diego, CA
0-0
8
UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
0-0
9
Claremont
Claremont, CA
0-0
10
USC
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
11
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
0-0