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2024 Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Tournament

May 1-4 | Los Angeles, CA
LA Memorial Coliseum

Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Weekly Rundown - April 10, 2024

Apr 8, 2024
Sydney Zimmerman / Colorado Athletics

Three Pac-12 teams are ranked in the IWLCA Top-25 for the third-consecutive week: No. 18 Stanford, No. 19 USC and No. 20 Colorado.

A big top-25 Pac-12 matchup is on deck in No. 19 USC at No. 18 Stanford this Saturday on Pac-12 Plus. At least one of these two teams have combined to win every Pac-12 regular-season title since 2019, and every Pac-12 Tournament title since its inception in 2018. Stanford holds the slight 10-9 all-time advantage over USC, including victories in four of the last five. USC took the 10-7 decision last time out behind five points from Isabelle Vitale and seven saves from Kait Devir.

USC head coach Lindsey Munday has been selected as the U.S. Women’s Sixes National Team coach, USA Lacrosse announced on Tuesday. Munday will coach Team USA in two international championships, The World Games in China in 2025 and the inaugural World Lacrosse Sixes Championships in 2026.

Around the League

  • RPI Ranking (through games 4/7): No. 16 Stanford, No. 20 USC, No. 29 Colorado, No. 48 Arizona State, No. 53 UC Davis, No. 57 Oregon, No. 85 California and No. 102 San Diego State.
  • Stanford’s Annabel Frist (315) is four draw controls away from passing former Stanford midfielder Genesis Lucero (318) for the most career draw controls in Pac-12 history. Arizona State’s Zoe Mazur (279) and Cal’s Kennedy Goss (267) round out the top four in league history.
    • Frist’s 11.18 draw controls per game is the third best mark nationally.
  • Colorado’s Madeline Pisani boasts a .813 free position percentage, which is the fifth best in NCAA DI.
    • The Buffaloes are 7-2 this season when Pisani scores from the free position.
  • Stanford paces the country with 38.00 shots per game, and are 7-0 when taking 35 or more shots in a game.
  • UC Davis’ Ashley Laing’s 118 saves are tied for the 13th most in the country.
    • Laing has six double-digit save performances this season.
  • Arizona State defeated Detroit Mercy, 17-3 before topping California, 18-11 this past weekend.
    • Mazur set a program record with 14 draw controls against the Titans, and the three goals allowed ties a program record (also Feb. 24, 2019 versus Stetson (11-3)). Mina Scott scored five times against the Golden Bears, which tied a career best.
  • Oregon’s Morgan McCarthy is six goals away from breaking into the Pac-12’s top-10 career list.
  • Cal is second in the league with a .452 save percentage.
  • San Diego State's Caitlin Boughton is t-14th in NCAA DI with 9.83 saves per game.
  • The Cardinal topped San Diego State, 19-5, for its third straight win and third consecutive game scoring 18 or more goals while allowing eight or fewer.
  • USC earned its third straight with a 19-8 decision over Oregon to improve to 20-6 all-time in Pac-12 road games.
    • The Trojans now have double-digit wins on the year for the third-straight season. 
  • Colorado got six goals each from Ashley Stokes and Pisani in the 17-7 win over UC Davis last Saturday.
    • Pisani’s 43 goals leads the Conference.

This Week 

  • Arizona State visits No. 20 Colorado on Friday. 
    • This contest will be Arizona State’s sixth against a ranked opponent this season, and the Sun Devils are also set to face No. 13 Denver on Sunday.
    • The Sun Devils and Buffs have split the last four matchups, however Colorado has won the last two against Arizona State.
    • Colorado wraps up non-con action on Sunday against Kent State in the first meeting between the two teams.
  • California and UC Davis square off on Saturday, with the Golden Bears winning the last two over the Aggies.
    • Both teams, along with Oregon, are tied for fifth in the Pac-12 standings with a 1-3 Conference record. The top six teams in league play make the Pac-12 Tournament.
  • San Diego State is eying its first Pac-12 win as it hosts Oregon on Saturday.
    • The Aztecs have won four straight over their new Pac-12 foe.
    • The Ducks are averaging 10.0 goals per game in league play.

Preseason Coaches Poll

  • USC was selected first in the 2024 Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse preseason coaches poll. The defending regular season and tournament champion garnered 48 total points and six first-place votes, while Stanford was picked to finish second with 44 points and two first-place selections. 

Returners & Additions

  • The Pac-12 returns 13 postseason All-Conference honorees from a season ago, including reigning Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year Claudia Shevitz, the 2023 Pac-12 Co-Goalkeeper of the Year Kait Devir, and Reigning Freshman of the Year Teagan NG.
  • The Conference welcomes seven standouts featured on ILWomen’s Class of 2023 Power 100 Incoming Freshmen Rankings: Stanford Aliya Polisky - No. 14, A, Stanford; Lindsey Devir - No. 16, M, Stanford; Ava Arceri - No. 24, M, Stanford; Shae Lembo - No. 32, G, Stanford; Anna Colpack - No. 54, M, Stanford; Ellie Johnson - No. 71, D, Stanford; Anna Regan - No. 86, M, USC.

2024 Pac-12 Tournament   

  • The 2024 Pac-12 Tournament is set for May 1-4 at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The event will consist of a six team, single-elimination tournament format, and the tournament field will be based on regular-season conference record. All five contests are slated to broadcast on Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Now app. .

Upcoming Schedule (Full Schedule)

Friday, April 12 Where to Watch Time (PT)
Arizona State at No. 20 Colorado Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Mountain 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 13    
Oregon at San Diego State YouTube 1 p.m.
No. 19 USC at No. 18 Stanford Pac-12 Plus 1 p.m.
UC Davis at California Pac-12 Plus 4 p.m. 
Sunday, April 14    
Kent State at No. 20 Colorado Pac-12 Mountain 11 a.m.
Arizona State at No. 13 Denver Pioneer All-Access 12 p.m.
Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Standings (Full Standings)      
Team Pac-12 Overall
No. 19 USC 4-0 10-3
No. 18 Stanford 4-0 8-3
No. 20 Colorado 3-1 8-4
Arizona State 2-2 7-6
Oregon 1-3 7-4
UC Davis 1-3 8-5
California 1-3 4-8
San Diego State 0-4 1-12
Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards         
  Offensive Defensive
Feb. 13 Ella Heaney, USC Kate Gerrity, USC
Feb. 20 Madeline Pisani, COLO Jess Peluso, COLO
Feb. 27 Morgan McCarthy, ORE Lucy Pearson, STAN
March 5 Grace Gebhardt, UCD Alexis Niblock, USC
March 12 Aliya Polisky, STAN Annabel Frist, STAN
March 19 Aliya Polisky, STAN Katie Vahle, ASU
March 26 Sarah Jaques, STAN Jess Peluso, COLO
April 2 Jordyn Case, STAN Annabel Frist, STAN
April 8 Ella Heaney, USC Zoe Mazur, ASU