Colorado State Men's Lacrosse Prepares for #3 Simon Fraser
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado— Colorado State men’s lacrosse will take on Simon Fraser on March 5 at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch as part of a double header with the Mountain Vista high school and Kent Denver high school lacrosse game.
“We have a nice history with SFU, even though we haven’t played them in several years,” Head Coach Alex Smith said. “Way back in 1999, we beat them for our first national championship. They have really improved over the past several seasons and become a dominant team, especially on offense. We will need a focused team effort to stop some of their better players,” he said. CSU has had a powerful beginning to its season. The team’s overall record this season is 3-0, and they recently swept back to back games against Lindenwood University and Texas. This game will provide a challenge for the Rams, as Simon Fraser is the best team they have seen this year, according to Smith. “They are legitimate contenders for the national title, and for us to be in the conversation about playing for a championship, this is the type of team we need to be competitive with,” Smith said. SFU is ranked # 3 in the MCLA LaxMag Adidas Top 23 Poll and # 4 in the CollegeLax.us Prodigy Network Top 25 Poll. The polls were released on Monday, February 22 and Thursday, February 25 respectively. They have recently begun their season, winning their first game against Western Washington. CSU will be their second opponents this season. The game is being deemed the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Classic, and will be held at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch at 7:30, after a game between Mountain Vista and Kent Denver high schools.