Whittier Men’s Lacrosse Team Hosts California’s First NCAA Playoff Meet

Whittier College News Release

Whittier College

Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

May 7, 2001                                                            

Reference:  01/02: 61
Contact:  Rock Carter  at (562) 907-4972                                                 


Whittier Men’s Lacrosse Team Hosts California’s First NCAA Playoff Meet


WHAT:                    NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse playoff meet between Whittier
College and Eastern Connecticut State University. 

WHEN:                    7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, on the football field. 

WHERE:                  Whittier College
                             13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier


ADD:                      The Whittier College Poets will host the first NCAA men’s lacrosse
playoff game ever to be played in California.  Ranked eighth in a
recent Division III coaches poll, the Poets received the #4 seed
in the North region in brackets announced last Sunday by the
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee.


                             Whittier enters the game with an overall record of 12–1, while
Eastern Connecticut is 13–2 for the season.  The two teams met
in March in a game played at
Loyola College in Baltimore, and
the Poets won 17–7.


                             Eastern Connecticut is making its second consecutive NCAA
playoff appearance as
Whittier makes its first trip to the
championships.  The winner of Wednesday’s game will play
the winner of the Middlebury (Vt.) vs. New England College (N.H.)
next weekend.


INFORMATION:         Contact Rock Carter, sports information director,
at (562) 907-4972, or Caye Brundage, director of public relations,
at (562) 907-4974.


DIRECTIONS:           Take the 605 Freeway to Whittier Blvd.  Go east on Whittier
to Painter Avenue and turn north (left).  Take Painter to
Earlham Dr. and turn right.  The football field is located on the
northeast end of campus with adjacent parking.  A campus map
follows this advisory.

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