Arizona State Set to Host Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament

TEMPLEArizona – Arizona State is hosting the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament for the first time, as the event will be held in Tempe May 4-7 at Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium.

Sun Devil Lacrosse (9-7, 7-3) will be the No. 3 seed, opening the playoffs against sixth-seeded California on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. MST in Game 2 of the first round . To cap off a season in which the program set new records for conference winning (7) and conference winning percentage (70%), Arizona State has the opportunity to host the Pac Lacrosse Tournament. -12. Head to Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium May 4-7 to give Maroon & Gold an on-field advantage.

Tickets for the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament are now available for purchase at the following link. The game and every game of the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network, with more information available on the tournament center page.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to host the Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament,” said the head coach. Tim McCormack reflected. “We are grateful for the support of our administration, our support staff and our fans for helping to make this possible. We look forward to seeing the Sun Devil faithful this week.”

KNOW YOUR ENEMY
Arizona State takes on California in Game 2 of the first round. The Sun Devils have swept the season series with the Golden Bears and have now won six straight in the series. The same two teams faced off in the first round of last year’s Pac-12 tournament at Stanford, with ASU earning their first-ever playoff win and berth in the semifinals. California is 2-15 (1-9) and is led by forward Liz Scott, who had a terrific season following her transfer from Loyola (MD). Maya Lawliss, Nikki Zaccaro and Amanda Morse also contributed significantly on offense. The Sun Devils will likely have to deal with goalie Riley Drulinger, who started all 17 games for the Golden Bears.

THE PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO TEMPE
Arizona State was blessed to host the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Championships, May 4-7 in Tempe. A six-team squad has been released by the Pac-12 Conference, with two first-round matchups on Wednesday, May 4. First, the No. 4 seed Colorado will face the No. 5 seed Oregon at 4:30 p.m. MST. No. 3 seed Arizona State will begin its postseason run in the last drink, taking on No. 6 seed California at 7:00 p.m. MST. No. 1 seed Stanford and No. 2 seed USC get a bye to the semifinals and they will await the winners of both first-round matches. Friday is a holiday, meaning the Pac-12 Tournament Championships with an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament Online on Saturday, May 7 at 12:00 p.m. MST. Here is an overview of the support:

TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament are now available for purchase at the following link. Tickets purchased for Wednesday’s quarter-final and Thursday’s semi-final will be valid for both matches in that session. General admission and reserved seating options will be sold. Group pricing is available throughout the event, with more information here or by calling the Sun Devil box office at (480) 965-5812. Arizona State University’s clear bag policy will be in effect and is available here.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday May 4 – Quarter-finals
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 – Semi-finals
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) – Winner of Game 3 vs Winner of Game 4

SUN DEVILS IN THE RANKING
Arizona State is currently ranked in the Top 25 in one of the two major national polls, the fourth straight week they have been ranked. It’s the first time ASU has stayed in five consecutive Top-25 finishes and most of the time in a season it’s been ranked. Inside Lacrosse/IWCLA places the Sun Devils 23rd in their latest polls, matching the highest spot the program has ever held. ASU is also receiving votes and is on the verge of landing US Lacrosse Magazine’s most recent Top-20.

The head coach Tim McCormack challenged his team with an extremely tough schedule and it paid off as the Sun Devils are viewed favorably in two key metrics. Arizona State has the No. 12 ranked schedule strength after facing nine Top 25 teams in 16 games. Due to their success in these games, Arizona State has an RPI of 26, which has increased significantly over the past few weeks. According to Lax Reference, no team in the country has played a tougher non-conference schedule in the country than the Sun Devils.

CONFERENCE CANDIDATES
With the victory over Stanford on April 8, Arizona State has now beaten every other Pac-12 program. They’ve had at least one victory over every Pac-12 team this season, sweeping the season series with Colorado, Oregon and California. The seven conference wins and 70% winning percentage were both new highs for the program. Third place in the Pac-12 was also a new record, with ASU claiming the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament for the first time. They are looking to build on the success of last year’s Pac-12 tournament, where they reached the semifinals for the first time.

THE EVOLUTION OF CARLEY ADAMS
The development of carley adams continues to be fun to follow, as his career has completely changed after the arrival of Coach McCormack and his team. In his first two seasons, Adams played in 33 games and had 15 points (13 goals and 2 assists). In her last 40 games, she has 170 points (120 goals and 50 assists). Adams has up to 44 goals and 25 assists this year and has been upping his game lately. In her last five games, she has totaled 32 points. Adams is one of 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 ELITE COMPANY
Senior Emily Glagolev proved to be one of the best all-around strikers in the country, showing her ability to both pass and score. Glagolev is one of only four players in the country to have over 40 goals and over 33 assists. Here is the exclusive list she is 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’S JUST A FIRST YEAR?

Katie Vahle became one of the best first-year goaltenders in the country. In a position where it is extremely difficult to adapt at the collegiate level, Vahle has benefited from a smooth transition. Vahle had a career-high 14 saves against USC and now has double-digit saves in five games this season. She is currently sixth in the nation in saves by a freshman, the only Power 5 conference player in the Top-6. . Here’s a rundown of the best newcomer net keepers statistically speaking:

Most saves by a first-year goaltender
1. Elise Plamer (William & Mary) 167 saves
2. Anya Waller (Howard) 163 saves
3. Amelia Carlile (Longwood) 141 saves
4. Lily Rathburn (Furman), 132 saves
5. Bryn Knight (East Carolina) 131 saves

6. Katie Vahle (State of Arizona) 130 stops

SUPPORTED TRANSFER
Attackers Taylor Pinzone and Emily Munro benefited greatly from the decision to transfer to Arizona State. North West Graduate Transfer Taylor Pinzone had a stellar season in a Sun Devil uniform. In 16 career games at Arizona State, Pinzone already has 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 his game to another level since moving from Oregon. In two seasons at Arizona State, Munro had 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 in the 2022 Pac-12 Lacrosse Tournament will be shown live on Pac-12 Networks and the Pac-12 Now app. More information can be found on the central tournament 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 program updates and information.