Arizona State Hosts Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament
TEMPEArizona — The state of Arizona is hosting the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament for the first time as the event takes place May 4-7 at Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium in Tempe.
Sun Devil Lacrosse (9-7, 7-3) will be No. 3 and open the postseason game against sixth-ranked California on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. MST in game two of round one. Capping a season in which the program set new records for conference wins (7) and conference wins (70%), Arizona State will have the opportunity to host the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament. Come to Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium May 4-7 to give Maroon & Gold a home field advantage.
Tickets for the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament are available now at the link below. The game and each game of the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament will be broadcast on the Pac-12 network, see the tournament’s central page for more information
“This is a great opportunity to host the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament,” said Head Coach Tim McCormack reflected. “We are grateful for the support of our administration, support staff and fans who helped make this a reality. We look forward to seeing the Sun Devil faithful out there this week.”
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
Arizona State meets California in the second game of the first round. The Sun Devils swept the season series with the Golden Bears and have now won six straight games in the series. The same two teams battled it out in the first round of last year’s Pac-12 tournament at Stanford, with ASU earning their first postseason win and semifinals. California is 2-15 (1-9) and led by attacker Liz Scott, who had a great season after moving from Loyola (MD). Maya Lawliss, Nikki Zaccaro and Amanda Morse also made significant contributions offensively. The Sonnenteufel will most likely face goalkeeper Riley Drlinger, who has started all 17 games for the Golden Bears.
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO TEMPE
Arizona State has been given the chance to host the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Championships, which will be held May 4-7 in Tempe. A six-team group has been released from the Pac-12 conference, with two first-round encounters taking place on Wednesday, May 4th. First up, Colorado, No. 4, will take on Oregon, No. 5 at 4:30 p.m. MST. No. 3 seed Arizona State will begin its post-season run in the nightcap, taking on No. 6 seed California at 7:00 p.m. MST. No. 1 seeded Stanford and No. 2 seeded USC will receive a bye to the semifinals and await the winners of the two first round games. Friday is a day off, meaning the Pac-12 Tournament Championships with an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament on Saturday, May 7 at 12:00 PM MST. Here’s a look at the mount:
TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament are available now at the link below. Tickets purchased for Wednesday’s quarter-finals and Thursday’s semi-finals are valid for both matches during that session. Both standing and reserved seating options are sold. Group rates are available throughout the event. For more information, visit here or call the Sun Devil Ticket Office at (480) 965-5812. Arizona State University clear baggage policy applies, available here.
Wednesday May 4th – Quarterfinals
Game 1 (4:30 p.m. MST) – No. 4 Colorado vs. No. 5 Oregon
Game 2 (7:00 p.m. MST) – No. 3 Arizona State vs. No. 6 California
Thursday, May 5 – Semifinals
Game 3 (4:30 p.m. MST) – No. 1 Stanford vs. Game 1 winner
Game 4 (7:00 p.m. MST) – USC #2 vs. Game 2 winner
Saturday, May 7 – Championship
Game 5 (12 PM MST) – Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner
SUN DEVIL RANKED
Arizona State is currently in the top-25 in one of two major national polls, the fourth straight week they have been ranked. This is the first time ASU has stayed in five consecutive top-25 finishes, and they have been placed the most times in a season. Inside Lacrosse/IWCLA ranks the Sun Devils 23rd in their most recent polls, the highest the program has ever ranked. ASU is also getting votes and is close to cracking the top 20 of the latest US Lacrosse Magazine.
head coach Tim McCormack has challenged his team with an extremely difficult schedule and it has paid off as the Sun Devils are positive on two key metrics. Arizona State has the No. 12-rated strength on the schedule, having played nine top-25 teams in 16 games. Because of their success in this game, Arizona State has an RPI of 26, which has increased dramatically over the past few weeks. No team in the country played a tighter schedule outside of the conference than the Sun Devils, according to the Lax Reference.
With the win over Stanford on April 8, Arizona State has now beaten every other Pac-12 program. They’ve had at least one win over every Pac-12 team this season and won the season series with Colorado, Oregon and California. The seven conference wins and a 70% win rate both represented new program highs. Third place in the Pac-12 was also a new high as ASU finished third in the conference tournament for the first time. They want to build on their success at last year’s Pac-12 tournament, where they reached the semifinals for the first time.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARLEY ADAMS
The development of Carley Adams She continues to be fun to follow as her career has completely changed following the arrival of Coach McCormack and his staff. In her first two seasons, Adams played in 33 games and had 15 points (13 goals and 2 assists). She has 170 points (120 goals & 50 assists) in her last 40 games. Adams has registered as many as 44 goals and 25 assists this year and has been improving her game lately. She has amassed a total of 32 points in her last five games. Adams is one of only nine players in the country with at least 44 goals and 25 assists.
Players with 44+ goals and 25+ assists
Carley AdamsASU, Goals: 44, Assists: 25
Meaghan Tyrell, Syracuse Goals: 63, Assists: 30
Grace Lipponer, Manhattan Goals: 56, Assists: 30
Aurora Cordingley, Maryland Goals: 54, Assists: 38
Jamie Ortega, North Carolina Goals 53, Assists: 30
Catriona Barry, Duke Goals: 53, Assists: 43
Nicole McNeely, Siena Goals: 45 Assists: 38
Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland Goals: 52, Assists: 27
Emma Lopinto, Florida Goals: 46, Assists: 27
GLAGOLEV IN THE ELITE COMPANY
Senior Emily Glagolev has proven to be one of the best all-around attackers in the nation, showing off her ability to pass as well as score. Glagolev is one of only four players in the country to have 40+ goals and 33+ assists. Here’s the exclusive list she’s part of:
Players with 40+ goals and 33+ assists
Emily Glagolev (State of Arizona): 33 assists and 40 goals
Catriona Berry (Duke): 33 assists and 53 goals
Aurora Cordingley (Maryland): 38 assists and 54 goals
Nicole McNeely (Siena): 38 assists and 45 goals
SHE JUST A FRESHMAN?
Katie Vahle has emerged as one of the best freshman goalkeepers in the country. In a position where adapting to the college level is extremely difficult, Vahle has experienced a seamless transition. Vahle made a career-high 14 stops against USC and has double-digit saves in five games this season. She is currently sixth in the country in saves from a freshman, the only Power 5 conference player in the top-6. . Here’s a look at the statistically best newcomer web watchdogs:
Most saves by a novice goalkeeper
1. Elise Plamer (William & Mary) 167 stores
2. Anya Waller (Howard) 163 saved
3. Amelia Carlile (Longwood) 141 saved
4. Lily Rathburn (Furman), 132 saves
5. Bryn Knight (East Carolina) 131 saved
6. Katie Vahle (Arizona State) 130 saved
attacker Taylor Pinzone and Emily Munro have benefited greatly from the decision to relocate to the state of Arizona. Northwest Graduate Transfer Taylor Pinzone enjoyed a breakout season in a Sun Devil uniform. In 16 games of her Arizona State career, Pinzone has recorded 37 goals and 12 assists (49 points). In 50 games with the Wildcats, she had 34 goals and six assists (40 points). in a similar way, Emily Munro has taken her game to another level since moving from Oregon. In two seasons at Arizona State, Munro has 51 points (41 goals and 10 assists). In her previous two seasons with the Ducks, she finished with 12 points (nine goals and 3 assists).
HOW TO FOLLOW
Every game of the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks and the Pac-12 Now App. You can find more information on the tournament main page. For in-game updates, follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts (@SunDevilWLax). Like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sundevilwlax/) for content throughout the season. Visit our website TheSunDevils.com for the latest updates and information about the program.