Ellensburg, Wash.-The CWU Men’s Lacrosse team will begin their Fall Ball season next Saturday on October 6th and 7th in Hillsboro, OR as they take part in the Fritz Hayes Memorial Tournament. The Wildcats will play six games against five different opponents, all of which are part of Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL), except for Humboldt State. The schedule is below and will take place at two different locations. On Saturday competition is at 53rd Avenue Sports Fields and on Sunday the tournament will move to Hillsboro Stadium.
Central Washington University has wrapped up finals week and students have begun their long-awaited spring breaks, but CWU Cycling and CWU Lacrosse the grind does not end.Both clubs will forgo their breaks for a weekend and head out of Ellensburg.
CWU Cycling will make the short trip to Bellingham to compete in the North Shore Road Race and Time Trial on Saturday Mar. 17. On Sunday they will finish up with the Delta Criterium. Central is currently in 11th place after one weekend of competition.
Central Lacrosse will begin their annual spring break trip in San Jose, CA. They will take on San Jose State at 1PM on Sunday Mar.18. The Wildcats will then head back home with a stop in Arcata, CA to take on the Lumberjacks of Humboldt State. The game will be played on Monday Mar. 19 at 4PM in the Redwood Bowl. Central will look to earn some much-needed victories after their rocky start(1-4,0-1). The Wildcats are led by Chris Johnson(3.8 PPG) and Bowen Hadley (3 PPG).
Central Men’s Lacrosse will have their first full weekend of lacrosse as they head to Whitman College to take on the Missionaries in a heated PNCLL North battle that will pit Central’s leader scorers Chris Johnson (13 goals, 5 pts per game) and Bowen Hadley (11 goals, 4.3 pts per game) against the Whitman defense who in their two opening games against Portland and Portland only let in 9 goals per game. Central’s defense has clamped down since the Western Oregon game only allowing 15 goals a game. Central will need the defense to step up this game if they want to prevail. This will be both teams first PNCLL North match up. Whitman has advanced to the PNCLL playoffs since 2006. Central will look to end that streak with a win a Saturday in Walla Walla.
After the Whitman game, the Wildcats will head home to Ellensburg to host Washington State in their home opener at Nicholson Multipurpose Fields across from the Fieldhouse on Sunday Mar. 4th at 12 PM.WSU is a very tough opponent and will give the Wildcats a major challenge.This game will be a Division crossover as WSU is MCLA Division 1 and Central is MCLA Division 2.
As the weather begins to show signs of an early spring Central Washington Sport Clubs begin to break out their equipment and begin their spring seasons.
Once again five clubs will traveling all around the Pacific Northwest looking to improve upon their young seasons.
The Northwest Collegiate Climbing Conference is back at once again traveling to Oregon State University. The Climbers are very excited about this season and will look to continue their success in Corvallis.
CWU Women’s Lacrosse will begin their spring season in Portland, Oregon against Lewis and Clark College. This will be the second year of competition for CWU Women’s Lacrosse and they will to build a foundation so the club will be able succeed in thew future.
CWU Men’s Lacrosse
The Central Men’s Lacrosse team looks to bounce back from an opening day defeat to Western Oregon. They will travel to Caldwell,Idaho to take on the Coyotes of the College of Idaho.
The CWU Dance Team will perform at Kentlake High School as a guest performer in a high school show. This will be their second performance on the West side of Washington this year.
Central Hockey will continue its season by heading down to Portland, Oregon this Friday as they take on Portland State.
CWU Lacrosse to take on #9 Western Oregon on New Intramural/Sport Club Field-
Central Washington University Men’s Lacrosse heads to Monmouth on Saturday Feb.11 to take on the 9th ranked Wolves of Western Oregon. Not only will this be the season opener for both teams, they will actually be the first ever to play on the new Intramural/Sport Club Field at Western Oregon. This impressive new field was funded by student fees and is booked solid for weeks to come. Central Lacrosse hopes to crash the party and reverse their fortunes against Western Oregon. The Wildcats last beat the Wolves in 2008 in Ellensburg, winning 14-12, their only win since 2007 against WOU. Jake Mehl led the effort that game scoring four goals and dishing out two assists. His brother, club officer and team leader, Patrick Mehl hopes to do the same on Saturday. Patrick has had this game marked on his calendar since the schedule was released in December. Patrick was quoted saying that, “This game is huge for Central Lacrosse and having it be on the new field is even motivation to start this year strong.” More information about team, the game, or WOU new Intramural field can be found at the links given.