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GCU Men’s Lacrosse finishes No. 22 in final MCLA DI Coaches’ Poll

May 23, 2019

Lopes finish in MCLA Top 25 for 81st consecutive time

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

The Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team is ranked No. 22 in the final Under Armour Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I Coaches’ Poll.  It caps off the sixth straight year that the Lopes have been ranked in every one of the 12 polls of the season, and it’s the 81st consecutive time (dating back to Week 7 of the 2013 season) that GCU has earned a spot in the poll.  The Lopes reached as high as 9th in the poll this year.  The Lopes finish as one of five SLC teams ranked in the MCLA Top 20 (Chapman is 3rd, Arizona State is 8th, Concordia-Irvine is 11th, and Arizona is 17th).

The Lopes wound up their 2019 season splitting their two games at the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) Championships.  The Lopes pulled off a first-round upset of higher-seeded Arizona in Tucson before succumbing to Chapman in the semifinals in Carlsbad, California, two weeks ago.  The Lopes finished the 2019 campaign with a 5-8 overall record.

The entire Under Armour MCLA Coaches’ Poll is listed below:

RankSchoolPoints1st-place votesPrev Rank
1South Carolina450186
2California4301
3Chapman (CA)4065
4Georgia Tech4042
5Liberty (VA)3773
6Colorado3587
7New Hampshire33610
8Arizona State3174
9Florida State30018
10Cal Poly2888
11Concordia-Irvine (CA)2699
12Michigan State24414
13Virginia Tech22011
14Connecticut20615
15Brigham Young20212
16Utah Valley18516
17Arizona  13613
18Santa Clara13322
19Clemson (SC)10919
20Minnesota9725
21Stanford (CA)9217
22Grand Canyon8921
23Boston College6020
24Washington4323
25Oregon30NR