Club sports roundup
The Carnegie Mellon men?s lacrosse team announced this week that they have been accepted to the USL-MDIA B League for the 2006 spring season. The jump to the more competitive league was enabled by the hire of head coach Anthony Stamatopoulos, and assistant coaches Rich Grant and Greg Edelman, and a more serious work ethic shown by team members.
With this, the team will shift to a virtual varsity schedule, where the club will practice on a near-varsity level in order to compete in the USLIA. This includes daily practices and weekly games against division opponents.
The team will play in the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association B South division beginning in March. The new league features familiar rivals Grove City College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania and also new opponents in the University of Dayton, Taylor University (Ind.), and the University of Michigan?Dearborn. Carnegie Mellon will also play three non-league opponents in the course of the season to create a minimum of an eight-game regular season.
The team will begin their fall game schedule next weekend when they travel to West Virginia University for their fall tournament, where they will compete with MDIA A teams such as the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University.
Interested players should contact head coach Anthony Stamatopoulos (email@example.com) or president Pete LaFave (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they would like to play for the team.