Coach Lea hands off the WCLL Championship Trophy to the Mustang squad
May 4, 2014 (Novato, CA) - Senior midfielder Tim Albo drove through the middle of the Cal defense and rifled in the Mustangs first goal less than a minute into the WCLL title game on Sunday. It was a sign of things to come, as the Mustangs dominated the Bears from start to finish for a 16 - 5 victory, earning their 5th WCLL championship in the last six years.
Cal Poly was clicking on all cylinders as they raced out to a 5 - 1 first quarter lead, and an 11 - 2 lead at the halftime break. Offensively, the Mustangs were led by the attack duo of Dylan Gonsalves (6g) and Joseph Sarjeant (3g, 3a). In all, eleven different Mustangs tallied points in the title matchup. The defense had another strong outing, limiting the Bears to only five goals, and holding their high-scoring attack duo of Sean Hayden (1g) and Nick Sheehan to a single point combined.
Senior attackman Gonsalves also scored 2 goals and 2 assists against Stanford in the semi-final on Saturday, giving him 8 goals and 2 assists for the championship weekend. For his stellar performance in both games, Gonsalves was named the WCLL Tournament MVP.
With the title victory, the Mustangs earned the league's automatic qualifier for the MCLA National Championship tournament being held in Orange County from May 12 - 17. Cal Poly has been named the #11 seed and will take on regional rival UCSB in the first round on Monday. The Gauchos come in as the #6 seed and earned an at-large berth out of the Southwest Lacrosse Conference.
MCLA National Championship Tournament
First Round Matchup
#11 Cal Poly vs #6 UCSB
Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Location: UC Irvine
WCLL 1st Team All-Conference midfielder Matt Dobbs
Cal Poly landed eight players on the 2014 WCLL All-Conference team, all of them on either the 1st or 2nd Team.
WCLL ALL-CONFERENCE 1ST TEAM
Joseph Sarjeant - Attack
Matt Dobbs - Midfield
Chris Nespor - Long-Stick Midfield
Sebastian Zorn - Defense
Sean Pihl - Goaltender
WCLL ALL-CONFERENCE 2ND TEAM
Dylan Gonsalves - Attack
Michael Paul - Midfield
Luke Willon - Defense
Mustangs' head coach Marc Lea was also named the 2014 WCLL Coach of the Year, receiving the award for the 4th time in his 14-year coaching career.
Congratulations to all of the Mustang All-Conference players!!
2012 WCLL Champions - FOUR IN A ROW!!!
THREEPEAT!!! Cal Poly Mustangs 2011 WCLL Champions
Cal Poly Mustangs 2010 WCLL Champions
Cal Poly Mustangs 2009 WCLL Champions