Fall Roster & Schedule Announced
TUCSON, AZ - After a thorough 3-day evaluation, the University of Arizona men's lacrosse team is pleased to announce its fall roster. The 60-man lineup features 25 returners, two transfers, and 33 newcomers. An extensive fall ball program will commence this Wednesday, September 5th for all athletes selected. Players will participate in mandatory field practices three days per week, morning strength and conditioning sessions, as well as a six-week box lacrosse training program during October and November. The final spring 2019 roster will be further paired down based on individual student-athlete effort and performance over the course of the fall/winter program.
"Between returning players, recruits and walk-ons, we had about eighty athletes competing at tryouts last week," noted Head Coach Matt Blamey. "We witnessed a ton of talent on display over the course of three days. As a coaching staff we had to make some tough personnel decisions. We're confident that we've found the right group of guys to represent the UofA on the field this fall. We can't wait to get started. I'd like to convey a sincere thank you to all of the student-athletes that came out for the team."
The Wildcats will take the field for the first time this fall on Saturday, September 22nd for the 2018 Red Blue Game. The contest will be held at UofA's Rincon Vista Sports Complex. Face-off is scheduled for 1:00PM.
Other fall ball events include the annual alumni game set for Friday, October 12th, followed by short trip to Phoenix to scrimmage Grand Canyon University on Saturday, November 3rd. The fall season will culminate with the Wildcats traveling to Nevada for the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase on November 9th & 10th. Over the course of the two days Arizona will compete in scrimmages with other MCLA programs from around the country.
2018 University of Arizona Men's Lacrosse Fall Roster
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