Lacrosse club preps for spring season

MSU is home to the current Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) champions, and this season they have the drive to defend their title and become back-to-back champs. The team lost just one game last season, and they are Montana State’s highest awarded club sport.

After taking the RMLC trophy from Northern Colorado last season, the lacrosse team looks ahead to this upcoming season as they try to keep the trophy in Bozeman for another year. This season will be an example of how dedicated the players are to the team. “I think that the lacrosse team has tremendous potential for the upcoming season,” team president Connor Dack said. ”We are the team to beat in the RMLC this year.” As head coach Mike Robitaille states on the lacrosse team website, msulax.org, “Tough players never cheat the game.” The lacrosse team are working their way toward being the toughest players in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

With practices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they are one of the hardest working teams at MSU. Dack encourages anyone with an interest to join the team to come out, and gear can be provided if needed. The 32 core men of the team hope anyone with an interest, positive attitude and dedication will come learn how to play lacrosse. Dack also asks anyone with questions to send them to msumenslacrosse@gmail.com.

The fall season is the lacrosse team’s offseason, but they play two tournaments as part of fall ball. The fall season is time for practicing and training in preparation for the spring season. The first tournament will be in Missoula on Oct. 11 and the second tournament will take place in Boise, Idaho on Oct. 24.