Golden State Invitational draws top WCLA teams to UCLA this weekend

Seven of the nation’s top 11 college club women’s lacrosse programs will play in the Golden State Invitational at UCLA this weekend.  Now in it’s third year, the GSI draws a sm all but select group of seven teams to the Intramural fields on the UCLA campus.

No. 1 Michigan, No. 2 Pittsburgh, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 San Diego State Club, No. 7 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, No. 10 Georgia, and No. 11 Santa Clara will faceoff in the three-day event that begins at 4:00 pm today with Georgia vs. San Diego State. 

“The GSI is always one of the weekends we are most excited for during our season,” said UCLA’s returning All-America midfielder Sophie Kamanski told USLax Magazine. “It is such a fun weekend of competitive lacrosse and we always look forward to playing highly ranked and well-established teams. It sets a competitive tone for the rest of our season.” 

No. 1 Michigan will puts it top ranking on the line in games against the four California teams. the best teams, and preferably, the West Coast teams,” Michigan coach David McKinnon told USLax Magazine. “This is a great way to get a very quick idea how some of the best teams match up. We use it as a benchmark for a number of things when we get back to practice the following week.” 

DayTimeHomeAway
Friday4:00 PMGeorgiaSan Diego State
Friday 6:00 PMUCLAPitt
Friday 8:00 PMCal Poly SLOMichigan
Saturday8:00 amSDSUPitt
Saturday 10:00 am GeorgiaSanta Clara
Saturday 12:00 pmMichiganSan Diego State
Saturday 2:00 pm UCLAGeorgia
Saturday 4:00 pm PittCal Poly
Saturday6:00 pmSanta Clara Michigan
Sunday8:00 amCal Poly SLOGeorgia
Sunday9:30 amSanta ClaraPitt
Sunday11:00 amUCLAMichigan

The WCLA features 79 Division I teams and 137 Division II teams that compete under the US Lacrosse umbrella. The 2020 season will conclude with the D-I and D-II national championships in Round Rock, Texas, May 6-9.

WCLA DIVISION 1 PRESEASON TOP 20

Rank   January 15, 2020    Record    Points   
1Pittsburgh0-0
2Michigan Club0-0
3Brigham Young0-0
4Delaware Club0-0
5UCLA0-0
6San Diego State Club0-0
7Cal Poly0-0
8Virginia Tech Club0-0
9Boston College Club0-0
10Georgia0-0
11Santa Clara0-0
12Northeastern0-0
13Virginia Club0-0
14Texas0-0
15Colorado Club0-0
16North Carolina Club0-0
17Utah0-0
18Cal Berkeley Club0-0
19Central Florida0-0
20Washington0-0