Oklahoma Sooners Lacrosse head to the playoffs this weekend

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The Sooners lacrosse team wrapped up their 2014-2015 regular season with a 10-2 record, going 5-0 in their Division, putting them at the top of the LSA North for the first time in school history. Oklahoma will meet Texas A&M Sunday, April 19 (2pm), at John Crain Field in Norman, for the first round of the conference playoffs. The Aggies and Sooners met in the first round of playoffs last year, A&M defeating the Sooners 15-14.

The LSA Conference Finals will take place at Greenhill School in Addison, TX, April 25th & 26th. Of note, Texas A&M has won the LSA Conference Championship 9 times since it’s inception in 1982. Winners of the Conference Finals will be invited to the National MCLA tournament, held in Orange, CA.

For a nice breakdown of the season, check out this article from Heartland College Sports.

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The Sooners are one of four teams in the MCLA Division I who have scored over 200 goals this season; BYU, Boise State, and LSU being the other three. This Sooners team also has 5 players with over 30 points:

Dylan “Moose” Ikkala (Junior) 49 Pts.,

Mason Moore (Senior) 48 Pts.,

Matt Hammond (Sophomore) 46 Pts.,

Nicholas Ierullo (Senior) 44 Pts.,

Eddy Arnold (Freshman) 30 Pts.

It marks another “first” for this Oklahoma team. Senior Nicholas Ierullo reached the 200+ Point Career milestone this past weekend against University of North Texas and now has 201 points in his career at OU. He is the first at Oklahoma to ever achieve that mark. In another notable achievement, Senior Ryan Thyrring has taken 255 faceoffs this year, winning 179 of them, earning a 70.2 win percentage!

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Oklahoma is a Division I North team within the Lone star Alliance (LSA). The LSA consists of 12 Division I teams and 15 Division II teams. Teams represented are based out of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma Men’s Lacrosse Team was founded in 1978.

The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs. The MCLA operates in the US and Canada and has 213 teams in two divisions and ten conferences.

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The OU team is comprised of up to 40 players, from all across the nation. It has a close association with the University and operates a $85,000+ annual budget.  As a university athletic club program, player dues are supplemented by donations and sponsors from corporations, alumni, and friends of the Sooner Family which are vitally important to our continued success.

Get out and support your local club University teams!

As with the OU Hockey team, head over to Puckchk Photos on facebook to check out some game pics.

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