2004 CSU High Altitude Lacrosse Camp
The 2004 High Altitude Lacrosse Camp ran from July 9-12 with a great group of players ranging from 10-18 year olds. Chumash and Fireball were the most popular events with friendly coaching from Flip and the 25+ CSU players.
Click Here for the Camp Photos
Nearly 200 Professional Photos
On the Friday of the 2004 tournament, one of lacrosse's most highly regarded photographers, John Strohsacker of Lacrosse Magazine, flew in from Baltimore to shoot action shots of CSU's game against Brigham Young. Click Here for Pictures
An All-American Team
(photos below by John Strohsacker of LaxPhotos.com)
National Championship Tournament
Once again the Rams return to St. Louis for the 2004 USL MDIA tournament, ranked #2 they have a tough set of games to make it back to the championship game. First Round: In Tuesday's first game it was run & gun against the #15 Simon Fraser Clan, as Dave Clark dominated the face-off X and seventeen players got points, the Rams cruised to a final score of 23-7. (see game stats)
Quarter Finals: Wednesday's game was a whole different story, almost a repeat of last year's A&M game, with #7 Michigan looking to pull the upset. After going up 3-0 the Rams fell into a 42 minute rut of 6 Michigan goals to only 1 for CSU, leaving the Rams down 4-6 in the 3rd. But, then came the time-out (see it here on AVI video) that started the turn-around, a 7 goal 4th quarter which saw the return of the CSU Rams we love so much, running and guning with punishing defense shutting them down for a final score of 11-7. (see game stats)
Semi-Finals: The Rams returned to action Friday after a day of rest. They'll faced-off with #7 Brigham Young in the semi-final match at an earlier time and on a turf field, but the outcome was not changed, as the Rams held off the Cougers 16-10.
Championship: In Saturday's USL-MDIA Championships, the sixth in a row for the Rams, it was a rematch of last year's final against UCSB. CSU served the league well by putting together the most competitive game of the week for the College Sports Television cameras. It was a hard fought game with no more than a two goal streak by either team and an outstanding show of talent and teamwork. The Gouchos managed to hold off the Rams by simply getting a few of the important little things to go their way. The final score was 7-8.
So . . . the streak of winning every other year continues and you can expect the Rams to do their best in 2005 to win the title again.
Rocky Mountain Showdown
CSU 8 vs CU 7: The official 2004 meeting of these hot rivals will be moved to Denver and played at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch on April 17th at 7pm. This event is presented by the CSU Lacrosse Alumni.
Michigan Invitational - April 2-4
CSU's return to Michigan was about 15 minutes behind schedule as #5 U of M got off to a 0-3 start, though it was followed by an 11-1 CSU string to finish off the Wolverines 11-4. On Saturday, as 14 players earned points, CSU defeated #12 Minnesota-Duluth 22-4. On Sunday, in a tightly matched game vs #2 UCSB, the gauchos came from behind in the 4th to earn UCSB a 8-10 victory over CSU. See Flip's Journal for his views.
Another Successful Northwest Passage
This year's Spring Break trip to Oregon and Washington was packed with six nice wins and gobs of fun. If you start on the 3/12 journal page you'll get a day by day account from the head coach's perspective.
CSU Earns Big Win in the Can
Thanks to all who made it out to the big game in the Pepsi Center! A reported 5500 fans saw this historic first box lacrosse game between collegiate teams. CSU came out on top 15-4 behind a strong 2nd quarter and impressive goalkeeping.
CSU Won USLIA Championship way back in '03
CSU defeats UCSB 6-4 in USLMDIA Finals
Read the Spring 2003 Season Recap