April 23, 2013 - Coming off their biggest victory of the season, the Cal Poly Mustangs jumped four spots to #18 in this week's Nike/Inside Lacrosse MCLA Coaches Poll.
Senior goaltender, Nick Czapla, was honored this week for his performance against the Cardinal in the Inside Lacrosse 15 Minutes of Fame.
After struggling early this season, the young Mustangs have found their stride as they head into next weekend's WCLL Final Four in Novato, California. The Mustangs have earned four straight WCLL titles and will look to defend their championship and earn a trip to the MCLA National Championship Tournament in Greenville, South Carolina.
April 20, 2013 (San Luis Obispo) - The Cal Poly Mustangs put in their best performance of the season on Saturday, knocking off the #8 Stanford Cardinal 11-10 at home on Senior Day.
With senior defensive midfielders Jeff Carter, Ryan Breitenbucher, and Jonathan Garcia forced to watch from the sidelines due to injury, two other Mustang seniors, defenseman Rory Weinell and goaltender Nick Czapla, helped lead the team to victory in their final game on their home turf. The Mustangs' defense put in an aggressive, hard-nosed effort and managed to limit the talented Stanford offense to ten goals on the day.
The Cal Poly offense showed just how far they have come this season, notching double digit goals for the third time this season. Sophomore midfielders Anthony Varni (1G, 3A) and Michael Paul (3G) set the tone for the Mustang offensive unit, and freshman attackman Bennett Kocsis had a breakout performance as his 1 goal and 4 assists led the team in scoring.
The Mustangs travel to take on Chico State next Saturday, April 27th in their annual "Battle for the Boot" rivalry game. Cal Poly will then head to Novato for the WCLL Final Four on May 4-5 looking to earn an unprecedented fifth straight league title.
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