22nd Annual Santa Barbara Shootout Features 48 Teams

Santa Barbara, CA - The schedule for the 22nd annual Santa Barbara Shootout has been announced. Ninety-five games will be played over three days by 48 teams across four divisions of play. Thirty college teams will participate in an expanded WDIA Division, while the remaining 18 teams are in the Super, Competitive, and U-19 divisions. The Shootout has a set schedule with pre-determined match-ups, which provides teams from all over the country the opportunity to play arranged games.

For the first time, La Playa Stadium at SBCC will host some Shootout games, courtesy of the SBCC Athletic Department and the new SBCC Women's Lacrosse Club. La Playa has seen lacrosse before, back when it was a grass facility. It was a location for the Semana Nautica 7 A-Side Co-Ed Lacrosse Tournament in the 1990s. Notably, the Friday 6:30 pm game featuring SBCC and Marymount College of Palos Verdes is the first California community college versus community college women's lacrosse game. It is also the first CC versus CC women's lacrosse game west of the Mississippi.

UCLA and Michigan will warm up the turf at 5:00 pm before SBCC and Marymount take the field at 6:30 pm. Following the community college game, Colorado will play Texas at 8:00 pm.

At the same time all this history is being made at SBCC, games will also be contested at UCSB. Eight teams open play at 3:00 pm on Storke Field before UCSB faces Lindenwood in a 4:30 pm match-up in Harder Stadium. The Gauchos are the defending champion of the WWLL, and Lindenwood is the defending champion of the WCLL. Four night games on the UCSB Rob Field turf wrap up the 12 Friday games that kick off the Shootout.

Men's lacrosse fans even have something to look forward to on the weekend of the Shootout. The UCSB men's lacrosse team will host rival Cal Poly SLO at 1:00 pm on Saturday at the UCSB Lacrosse Field (aka The Pit). Then on Monday, both UCSB teams will take on BYU in a double header, with the women squaring off at 11:00 am and the men facing off at 1:00 pm.

"If you're one of those people who can't get enough lacrosse," says UCSB head women's lacrosse coach Paul Ramsey, "then this is the weekend to be in Santa Barbara."

The full schedule for the event can be found at the UCSB web site. WDIA and related games (e.g., those involving WWLL teams that are not full league members) are posted on LaxPower's ratings, team, and calendar pages.


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