Regis (Colo.) Announces 2011 Lacrosse Schedule

Denver, CO -- After a momentum-building fall season, the Regis University men's lacrosse team has announced their 13-game Spring 2011 schedule, under second year head coach Drew DeMarie and first year co-head coach Dave Leach. The spring season features six scheduled home games, to be played at Regis University in Denver, Colorado and seven scheduled away games; including three games in St. Louis, Missouri.

Finishing last season with a 6-6 record (5-6 MCLA), the Regis Rangers are looking forward to a new season, new faces, and a chance to make the RMLC Playoffs in May.

"I'm excited for this season. It is by far, the most rigorous that Regis has scheduled in several years. We are playing several current and former top 25 teams in the nation, including current top 25 teams: Fort Lewis College, University of Northern Colorado, and Missouri Baptist University," Coach DeMarie explains.

Regis opens their season at home against Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves on Saturday, February 12. After meeting CSU-P during their first fall 2010 game, Regis walked away with a win scoring 10 points to Pueblo's 4. Regis looks to win once again when these two meet.

During the last weekend in February, Regis hopes to be poised to continue their success against Division I rival Wyoming Cowboys. During the previous 2010 season, Regis won all three match-ups, outscoring the Cowboys a combined 26 points to their 7.

March then brings a string of away games for the Rangers, as they travel 850 miles to Missouri to take on three GRLC Division II teams. The first of the three game set will be played against Washington University St. Louis on March 5, followed by St. Louis University on March 6 and concluding the following day with Missouri Baptist University.

Spring Break as a student athlete, is a wonder all it's own. Sacrifices are made by all, hours spent on the road, hotel lobbies inevitably swarmed by grown men wired on practical jokes and energy drinks. DeMarie understands that traveling to Missouri is important in building this young Regis team as a whole. He believes that "this is a huge trip which will help solidify the team, with three challenging games plus some fun outings planned."

While in Missouri, not only do the Regis Rangers plan on playing some exciting lacrosse but they also planning on building team camaraderie and relaxing while they tour the sights of St. Louis, including a trip to the world famous Gateway Arch.

After the trip to Missouri, Regis then heads north to Bozeman, Montana to take on Division II conference rival Montana State University on March 20. The Bobcats, having beaten Regis 24-5 in 2010, will surely be a great test for these Rangers and their strength as a team.

Following a grueling first two months of lacrosse, Regis looks to capitalize on home field advantage upon returning to Colorado in late March. The Rangers will host fellow Division II opponent, the Western State College Mountaineers. Last season, Regis defeated the Mountaineers in two out of three regular season games. The Rangers look to continue their winning ways against WSC come March 26.

The following day, Regis will take on top-ranked Division II opponent, Fort Lewis College in an exciting match-up. After last year's loss to the Skyhawks, Regis plans to utilize their strength and come out with a win.

April will then bring many new teams to the Regis University lacrosse field, as they will take on a new member of the RMLC, the University of New Mexico Lobos, April 2 and the GRLC Division II Creighton University Bluejays on April 10.

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2010-12-23



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