MVC Men's Lacrosse Finishes First Season Ranked No. 13Posted June 2, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (June 2, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse wraps up its inaugural season with its highest ranking of the campaign. The Vikings finished ranked No. 13 in the final MCLA Division II Coaches’ Poll. The Vikings have now been ranked in nine-straight coaches’ polls.
The Vikings finished the first season in program history with a 15-2 overall record. The Vikings compiled a 4-0 record in the GRLC Division II Northwest Division and captured the GRLC Division II Conference Tournament championship. The Vikings also earned an automatic bid to the MCLA Division II National Tournament, but lost their first round game to eventual National runner-up St. Johns (Minn.) University.
The 2014 season also featured a number of individual honors for the men’s lacrosse team including a MCLA All-American honorable mention selection for Junior Attacker Max Slutsky (Raleigh, N.C.). Slutsky also was named the GRLC Division Offensive Player of the Year along with being named to the all-conference first team. Other first team all-conference selections included Junior Midfielder Jeremy Frosch (Ocean Springs, Md.) and Sophomore Midfielder Tim Setree (Annapolis, Md.). Six other Vikings earned all-conference honors.
The Vikings went 1-2 against other ranked teams in the final coaches’ poll. MVC split two games against No. 24 DePaul University losing 10-11 on March 15, but MVC pulled out a 13-10 win May 3 at the GRLC Division II Conference Tournament. MVC also lost to No. 2 St. Johns (Minn.) 13-10 in the first round of the MCLA Division II National Tournament on May 12.
For more on the coaches’ poll, go to www.mcla.us
About Missouri Valley College
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.