The MCLA on Tuesday announced the schedule for the 2018 Pac-12 Shootout, a two-day collegiate lacrosse event to be held at UCLA on Feb. 17-18. This year, 10 of the 12 Pac-12 Conference schools will take part, with only Colorado and Washington State not making the trip.
Last year, five MCLA squads from the Pac-12 reached the MCLA Championship Tournament in Irvine, including California, which reached the semifinals before losing 13-10 to eventual champion Grand Canyon.
In addition to the Bears, host UCLA and crosstown rival USC will attend, along with Arizona State, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and Washington.
2018 Pac-12 Shootout Schedule #mcla18
Sat, Feb. 17
Cal v. ASU
USC v. OSU
Utah v. Arizona
Stanford v. Oregon
UW v. UCLA
Sun., Feb. 18
Cal v. Utah
ASU v. Oregon
USC v. Arizona
Stanford v. UW
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The 2018 Pac-12 Shootout will feature three games pitting 2017 national qualifiers going head to head: On Saturday, Cal will face Arizona State; on Sunday, the Bears will take on Utah and Arizona Sate faces Oregon.
Last year, Cal listed nearly 20 Southern California players on its roster, and in June the Bears announced a recruiting class that included four more Southern Californians.
Arizona State listed 10 Southern California players on its 2017 roster.
Utah is entering its second season under head coach Brian Holman and its last as an MCLA club. The Utes will move to NCAA Division I for the 2018-19 school year. Last year, Utah listed two Southern California players on its roster, and there are four SoCal players committed to the Utes from the Class of 2018.