Updated: Nov 4, 2019
It’s been a long off-season and it’s great to get everyone back in the swing of things! Everyone is pumped up and expectations are high! Here's an update on what we have going on.
Fall Ball Team
On Friday, September 27 our upperclassmen helped move in roughly 30 new freshmen into their dorm rooms. It was great to meet everyone for the first time and to welcome the new players and their families into our program here in Eugene! Official tryouts are on Monday, October 7. We are expecting about 70 players to attend tryouts, but expect an amazing turn out regardless. We plan on carrying 55 guys for fall ball before narrowing down our roster to 40 – 45 at winter break before the season starts. We hope that over the 7 weeks guys will have enough time to showcase their skills. This will help us to select the best team heading into the 2020 regular season! Before tryouts start, we expect to have over 20 attackmen and after graduating 4 year starter Sam Snider (1st Team PNCLL, PNCLL Defensive POY, AA Honorable Mention), our Goalie and Attack positions are up for grabs. These will be a few of the key areas we evaluate throughout tryouts. Having attackmen that are able to play midfield will help our versatility and allow us to run invert sets to take advantage of bad matchups. We have a ton of players that are competing for starting spots, so everyone has a chance!
Fall Ball Schedule
Saturday, 10/12 – 11:00am: Green/White Scrimmage (Intersquad)
Saturday, 10/26 – 10:00 am: Hop Valley
Saturday, 11/9 – 10:00 am: Portland Pirates
Saturday, 11/9 – 12:00 pm: Oregon Trees
Friday, 11/15 – 5:30 pm: Alumni Game
Sunday, 11/24 - 11:00 am: Quack 7’s (Intersquad 7 v 7 Tournament)
We are beyond excited to get Fall Ball started! Our fall schedule is full of exciting scrimmages and headlined by our Alumni Game on 11/15! We're looking forward to an amazing Alumni Game and Weekend. This year's Alumni Game has been greatly improved and vastly different from last year. The Friday night Alumni Game will be followed by a banquet where we will induct 3 alumni into our inaugural Hall of Fame Class! This Hall of Fame Class includes Joe Kerwin, Dave Wyer '04, and Matt Johnson '13. Saturday will include tailgating and supporting your Ducks Football team as they take on University of Arizona. We hope you help us make this weekend unforgettable and grow Oregon Lacrosse as we start this new tradition! Check out our Alumni Weekend Newsletter to learn more about the events and how to RSVP!
As always, thanks for your support! GO DUCKS!