Lacrosse is Year-Round for SNC Athletes
SNC defender Sergio Orduna
Sierra Nevada College Lacrosse players have been out of classes since May, but most are still playing through the summer. Sergio Orduna, a starting defensive player on the SNC team, is playing for the Mexico National Team in the FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Like the FIFA World Cup, the World Lacrosse Championships has 36 nations competing for the lacrosse world title, culminating in the championship game on July 19th in Denver, Colorado.
Many of the SNC Lacrosse players have also found ways to play in the upcoming Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament. “Next year we will sign up early to have an SNC team,” said Head Coach Bruce Meierdiercks. “Sierra Nevada College does not have a team this year because the tournament was sold out,” so SNC players will be dispersed among other teams. Many are competing for their home teams from the Bay Area and Southern California.
Teams come from all around the United States to compete in the Lake Tahoe Tournament, a three day event starting July 25th. Some teams play two games a day, making it a real test of endurance to make it to the finals.
The Sierra Nevada College Men’s Lacrosse Team ended its first season undefeated 7-0. The Eagles start up fall ball in September playing games in Tahoe and around the Bay Area. When the regular season begins in the spring semester the lacrosse team will increase its game schedule to about 11.