Top MCLA Teams to Battle in Lax Coaches vs. Cancer Event

Top MCLA Division I Teams kick off the 1st Annual LAX Coaches vs Cancer games benefiting the American Cancer Society, Feb. 20-23 in Palm Desert, Calif. The Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) has partnered with the EMW Foundation to bring the idea to fruition.

Top MCLA D1 teams will participate, including #1 Colorado State, #2 Colorado, #4 BYU, #5 Chapman, #8 Oregon, #10 Boston College from 2,500 miles away, and arguably the most exciting team to crash the MCLA Party in a while; #12 Grand Canyon. The Lopes are a burgeoning team with stellar offensive ability due to an abundance of Canadian box-style players.

All the participating teams have purchased special purple LAX Coaches vs Cancer Shirts and all the proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. All games being played at Hovley Soccer Park, 74735 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, CA 92260 and admission is FREE although donations for ACS are accepted!


Thurs. 2/20

4 p.m. BYU vs Boston College

Fri. 2/21

4 p.m. Chapman vs. Colorado

5 p.m. Grand Canyon vs. Colorado State

6:30 p.m. BYU vs. Oregon

Sat. 2/22

4 p.m. Boston College vs Chapman

5:30 p.m. San Diego State vs BYU

Sun 2/23

11 a.m. Oregon vs Colorado State

11 a.m. Colorado vs Boston College

(Live streamed over The Lacrosse Network)

More regional action is highlighted by these great matchups:

Sat. 2/22

9:30 a.m. Concordia @ U. of San Diego

2 p.m. Cal Poly @ UCLA

5 p.m. Biola @ Northern Arizona

Can’t make it out to the action live in Palm Desert? You can still help by making a donation or tuning into the LIVE stream on The Lacrosse Network!

If your team is interested in holding a LAX Coaches vs Cancer Day just let us know!

The SLC is a member conference of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association ( that includes 12 Division I and 11 Division II teams from Arizona, Southern California, and Las Vegas. Including highly ranked pre-season favorites such as Concordia (DII), and Arizona State, Chapman, UC Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, and UCLA (all DI).

The EMW Foundation is a California 501 C 3 non-profit organization dedicated to operating lacrosse events in the southwest that typically benefit local lacrosse programs and/or the American Cancer Society. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Consult your tax professional prior to making all donations.