2010 News Archive
April 30, 2010

2010 Commitments
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Desert Mountain (AZ)
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Chaparral (AZ)
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James Torrey
California (NorCal)

April 27, 2010
The Arizona State University Sun Devils closed out the regular season in style as 13 different players scored in a 26-6 victory over the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels.

Tyler Westfall and Anthony LaFlam scored four goals each, while Eric Nelson and Ryan Westfall both contributed three goals. James Reap, Kevin Saunders, and Devin Chiappari all tallied twice for the Devils. Robert Bocchicchio, Joey Cosgrove, Evan Fatheree, Peter Hoffmann, AJ Redford, and Stephen Turner all scored once each.

Stats for this article and the stats for the ASU/U of A article provided by mcla.us
April 22, 2010

The Arizona State University Sun Devils picked up their tenth win of the season on April 17 with a 17-7 victory on the road over the rival University of Arizona Wildcats.

In the victory, Ryan and Tyler Westfall each scored four goals and Anthony LaFlam added three more. Eric Nelson and James Reap both tallied twice for Arizona State, and Devin Chiappari and AJ Redford had one goal each.

The final game of the regular season is on April 24 on the road against the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels.
April 9, 2010
The Arizona State University lacrosse team split their recent two-game road trip, winning 11-8 against the University of Oregon Ducks on April 3 and dropping a 14-7 decision to the Simon Fraser University Clansmen.

In their victory over Oregon, Eric Nelson and Tyler Westfall led the Sun Devils with three goals each. James Reap also scored two goals, while Anthony LaFlam, Stephen Turner, and Ryan Westfall each tallied one goal each in the victory.

Eric Nelson got another two goals for Arizona State in their matchup against Simon Fraser. Ryan and Tyler Westfall, Kevin Saunders, and Anthony LaFlam all scored once for the Devils. Arizona State has an 8-3 record with three games remaining in the season. Their final home game is on April 11 as they host the University of California-San Diego Tritons.

Stats provided by mcla.us and Arizona State lacrosse statistician Emmett Mitchell
March 30, 2010
The Arizona State University Sun Devils picked up two important victories last week in Tempe, a 13-4 win over the California Golden Bears on March 22 and a 14-7 win over the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on March 25.

Facing the Golden Bears, James Reap led the offense with four goals, while Anthony LaFlam and Ryan Westfall both scored three goals for the Devils. Taylor Mitchell, Eric Nelson, and Tyler Westfall also contributed with one goal each. Arizona State’s defense allowed only four goals, the fewest by any opponent this season.

In the match against the Gauchos, Ryan and Tyler Westfall had four goals each for Arizona State. Taylor Mitchell and Eric Nelson both contributed two goals each, while James Reap and Anthony LaFlam also scored for the Sun Devils in the victory.

The next games for the Sun Devils are on April 3 and April 4 as they travel to play the University of Oregon and Simon Fraser University.

Stats from mcla.us were used in this article.
March 23, 2010
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March 20, 2010

Scottsdale, Ariz. (3/19/10) – On Friday night, the Arizona State University Sun Devils looked to build off their last victory and start a new winning streak at Summit Builders Field at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. They did so in convincing fashion, putting together 14 consecutive goals at one point in a 16-6 rout over the Chico State Wildcats.

The Sun Devils scored a quick goal early as Ryan Westfall put Arizona State up 1-0. Chico State answered immediately to tie the score. That was as close as this game ever got as the Sun Devils began to light up the scoreboard. Ryan Westfall scored his second goal of the night to put Arizona State back on top. Robert Bocchicchio, Kris Saunders, Eric Nelson, and Stephen Turner also scored for the Devils in the first period, putting Arizona State up 6-1 after one.

For Chico State, the nightmare was only just beginning as Arizona State continued their assault. Eric Nelson had a big second period, scoring three of the seven Sun Devil goals in the frame. Also contributing in the stanza for Arizona State were Kris Saunders, Anthony LaFlam, James Reap, and AJ Redford. When the teams stopped for halftime, the scoreboard showed the Sun Devils with a commanding lead over Chico State, 13-1.

Arizona State showed no signs of slowing down early in the third quarter. Eric Nelson put home his fifth goal of the contest and Anthony LaFlam got his second tally of the night to make it 15-1. Late in the frame, Chico State finally got back on the scoreboard with two goals. However, the Sun Devils still held a very comfortable 15-3 lead heading to the final quarter.

Chico State did bounce back in the final frame, scoring three times to cut the lead to 15-6. Mike DeFranco would score in the last minute to finish the scoring and give Arizona State another win on the season. The next game for the Sun Devils is Monday night against the California Golden Bears.

Chico State – 1 0 2 3 – 6
Arizona State University – 6 7 2 1 – 16

CS GOALS: Trevor Stotka 2; Graham Nichols 1; Chris Valenzuela 1; Kevin Law 1; Mark Ruis 1.
ASSISTS: Graham Nichols 2; Mark Ruis 1.
ASU GOALS: Eric Nelson 5; Ryan Westfall 2; Kris Saunders 2; Anthony LaFlam 2; Robert Bocchicchio 1; Stephen Turner 1; James Reap 1; AJ Redford 1; Mike DeFranco 1.
ASSISTS: Tyler Westfall 1; Kris Saunders 1.

Shots by Period:
Chico State – 4 7 15 8 – 34
Arizona State University – 14 16 13 8 – 51

Saves by Period:
Chico State – 2 6 3 2 – 13
Arizona State University – 3 5 5 2 – 15

Penalties: CS 2/1:30; ASU 7/6:00

Goalies: CS, Austin Raab (26 shots on goal-11 saves), Matthew Mellinger (3-2); ASU, Dylan Westfall (13-11), Armand Khan (8-4)
March 16, 2010

Tempe, Ariz. (3/15/10) – After a stunning loss to Colorado State, the Arizona State University Sun Devils looked to regroup on Monday night. Facing a tough University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs team, Arizona State had to dig deep in order to pull out a win. In a very tight battle between both squads, the Sun Devils managed to escape with a 10-9 victory in Tempe.

The game got off to a bad start for the Sun Devils as they found themselves down 2-0 early on. Ryan Westfall started the comeback for Arizona State by scoring to make it 2-1. Then, Tyler Westfall scored to tie the game. Eric Nelson added a goal to give the Sun Devils the lead. Finally, James Reap scored to cap the four-goal first quarter for Arizona State and make it 4-2 after one.

Minnesota-Duluth dominated the second quarter as they launched a furious attack on the Arizona State goal. The Sun Devils made some costly turnovers and the Bulldogs took advantage, scoring four times in the frame while holding Arizona State scoreless. The two teams went into halftime with Minnesota-Duluth leading, 6-4.

Similar to the first quarter, Ryan Westfall got a Sun Devils’ rally going in the third quarter by scoring to cut the lead to 6-5. James Reap got his second goal of the game for the equalizer. Eric Nelson also put home his second of the night to put Arizona State back on top. Taylor Mitchell got on the score sheet to give the Devils an 8-6 lead. The Bulldogs would get one back to make it 8-7 heading to the fourth quarter.

In the final stanza, Ryan Westfall scored his third of the contest to widen the lead. Minnesota-Duluth would get that goal right back just a short time later to make it 9-8. Tyler Westfall notched his second goal of the game to extend the lead back to two. The Bulldogs would not go away quietly as they cut the lead to one again. However, even with over seven minutes left, the Sun Devils held off the Bulldogs to win the game and snap their two-game losing streak. The next game for the Sun Devils is Friday night against the Chico State Wildcats.

University of Minnesota-Duluth – 2 4 1 2 – 9
Arizona State University – 4 0 4 2 – 10

UMD GOALS: Dan Pitzl 3; Drake Peterson 2; Bobby Moore 2; Alex McNamara 1; Ben Blaeser 1.
ASSISTS: Alex McNamara 1; Brandon Nispel 1.

ASU GOALS: Ryan Westfall 3; James Reap 2; Tyler Westfall 2; Zach Scarano 1; Eric Nelson 1; Taylor Mitchell 1.
ASSISTS: Tyler Westfall 3; Eric Nelson 2.

Shots by Period:
University of Minnesota-Duluth – 6 16 7 5 – 34
Arizona State University – 12 1 12 6 – 31

Saves by Period:
University of Minnesota-Duluth – 3 0 4 3 – 10
Arizona State University – 2 4 1 0 – 7

Penalties: UMD 4/3:30; ASU 2/1:30

Goalies: UMD, Joseph Slattery (20 shots on goal-10 saves); ASU, Dylan Westfall (16-7)
March 14, 2010

Tempe, Ariz. (3/13/10) – On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the third-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils took on the Colorado State University Rams, ranked eighth in the adidas TOP23 Rankings. While the teams battled back and forth through the majority of the contest, the Rams put in five goals in the fourth quarter in a 14-10 decision over the Sun Devils in Tempe.

Colorado State struck first early on in the game, but the Sun Devils responded quickly to tie the game. After the Rams retook the lead, Arizona State struck for two straight goals for a 3-2 lead. Colorado State would score twice in the final five minutes to take a 4-3 lead after one quarter.

In the second quarter, Colorado State added a goal just 31 seconds into the period to extend their lead. The Sun Devils rallied back with three consecutive goals to take a 6-5 advantage. However, the Rams would deliver a momentum-crushing goal at the horn to tie the game heading to the second half.

Penalties burned the Sun Devils in the second half as they constantly played man down. The two teams exchanged goals quickly in the early stages of the stanza. The Rams would get the tiebreaking tally to retake a one-goal edge. However, Arizona State later tied the game at 8-8. Colorado State would strike late in the period for a 9-8 lead after three quarters.

The Rams took full control in the final period. They scored early and often to increase their lead to 13-8 before five minutes had elapsed in the frame. The Sun Devils got two goals to cut the deficit to three. However, the Rams would add an insurance goal to finish the scoring and hand the Sun Devils a second straight loss. Arizona State will look to end their slide as the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs visit Tempe on Monday night.

Colorado State University – 4 2 3 5 – 14
Arizona State University – 3 3 2 2 – 10

CSU GOALS: Cooper Kehoe 4; Austin Fisher 3; Paul Larson 2; Travis Wrenn 1; Greyson Konkel 1; Luke Miller 1; Garrett Fugier 1; Josh Gregg 1.
ASSISTS: Cooper Kehoe 2; Alex Devlin 1; Paul Larson 1; Austin Fisher 1.

ASU GOALS: Ryan Westfall 3; Eric Nelson 2; Stephen Turner 1; Taylor Mitchell 1; Tyler Westfall 1; Zach Scarano 1; Kyle Waltman 1.
ASSISTS: Anthony LaFlam 2; Ryan Westfall 2; Stephen Turner 1.

Check out mcla.us for the official box score
March 12, 2010

Tempe, Ariz. (3/12/10) – The Arizona State University Sun Devils continue their climb in the adidas TOP23 rankings, climbing a spot to #3 in this week’s rankings. The Sun Devils have constantly inched up the standings this season, starting at #5 in the preseason rankings and moving up to #4 after Week 2. Head Coach Chris Malone said in an email that, while the #3 rank is nice, the team must avoid letting the rankings get to them. “It's early March and there is still a lot of lacrosse to be played. The team needs to stay focused and improve one day at a time,” Coach Malone said. The #3 Sun Devils take on #8 Colorado State in their next game on Saturday, March 13.

MARCH 11, 2009
Colorado State 
Saturday, March 13   2:00 PM
Univ of Minnesota-Duluth
Monday, March 15  7:00 PM
Both games at the SRC Field
On Campus north of Apache Blvd, between Normal and McAllister
March 3, 2010

Tempe, Ariz. (3/3/10) – Coming off another blowout win, the fourth-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils prepared for their biggest test of the season as the top-ranked University of Michigan Wolverines came to Tempe. The Devils kept the Wolverines close all game long, but it was not enough as Michigan squeaked out an 11-10 victory.

The top-ranked Wolverines established the tempo early, pressuring the Sun Devils early and often. Michigan jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Eric Nelson and James Reap tied the game for Arizona State. The Wolverines would answer with a goal in the final minute of the period to go up 3-2 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Michigan struck for two quick goals to extend their lead to 5-2. Bryan Siegel and Anthony LaFlam pulled the Sun Devils back to within one. The teams would exchange goals again to make it 6-5 for Michigan. LaFlam almost tied the game before the half but the referee determined that he scored after time expired, allowing the Wolverines to keep their one-goal lead.

Michigan scored first in the third stanza to take a 7-5 lead. Anthony LaFlam and Eric Nelson both got their second goals of the game to tie the score, exciting the large crowd of Maroon and Gold fans. However, the Wolverines would retake the lead before the period expired.

In the final period, James Reap scored his second goal of the game to tie the game for Arizona State. Eric Nelson got his third goal of the contest and put the Sun Devils on top for the first time in the game, 9-8. Michigan responded back to tie the game at 9-9. The teams kept the game deadlocked for almost the entire period before the Wolverines broke through with 2:54 left to take the lead. Michigan would also add a goal with 54 seconds remaining for a two-goal lead. The Sun Devils fought back as Tyler Westfall scored with 21 seconds left to cut the deficit to one. Arizona State got one last chance to tie the game and send it into overtime, but the Wolverines shut the door and handed the Sun Devils their first loss this season. Up next for the Devils, they host the Colorado State Rams on March 13.

Michigan University – 3 3 2 3 – 11
Arizona State University – 2 3 2 3 – 10

MU GOALS: Trevor Yealy 2; Thomas Paras 2; David Rogers 2; Clark McIntyre 1; Anthony Hrusovsky 1; Svetlin Tintchev 1; Kevin Zorovich 1; Jordan Kirshnet 1.
ASSISTS: David Rogers 2; Anthony Hrusovsky 1; Svetlin Tintchev 1; Trevor Yealy 1; Clark McIntyre 1.

ASU GOALS: Eric Nelson 3; James Reap 2 ; Tyler Westfall 2; Anthony LaFlam 2; Bryan Siegel 1.
ASSISTS: Ryan Westfall 1; Eric Nelson 1; Tyler Westfall 1; Stephen Turner 1

Shots by Period:
Michigan University – 12 9 14 11 – 46
Arizona State University – 3 4 7 12 – 26

Saves by Period:
Michigan University – 0 1 2 3 – 6
Arizona State University – 3 4 6 5 – 18

Penalties: MU 2/1:30; ASU 2/1:00

Goalies: MU, Andrew Fowler (6 shots on goal-1 save), Mark Stone (10-5); ASU, Dylan Westfall (29-18)
January 19, 2010


Tempe, Ariz. (2/19/10) – On Friday night, the Arizona State University Sun Devils started their home part of the new season against the San Diego State University Aztecs. After their huge win last weekend against UCLA, the Devils came out with passion and energy against the Aztecs and it showed both on the field and the score as they came away with a 15-8 win.

The Sun Devils started strong as Tyler Westfall put two quick goals on the board for a 2-0 lead. Eric Nelson and Ryan Westfall added a goal each in the first period to widen the lead to 4-0. San Diego State would answer with two goals late to make it 4-2 after the first.

Early in the second period, the Aztecs would score quickly to cut the Sun Devils’ lead to one. That would be as close as San Diego State would get to tying the game as Arizona State ended the period with five unanswered goals. Eric Nelson and Ryan Westfall would pick up their second goals of the game, and Taylor Mitchell, Anthony LaFlam, and James Reap would also get on the score sheet in the stanza as the Sun Devils took a 9-3 lead into halftime.

In the third period, Tyler Westfall scored his third goal of the evening to increase the lead. San Diego State would get one back to shrink the lead to six. Ryan Westfall answered the Aztecs’ goal with two of his own, giving him four in the game, and the Devils’ lead ballooned to eight after three quarters.

San Diego State would not go quietly as they got the first three goals of the fourth period to make it 12-7. James Reap would get another goal to put the Devils up 13-7. The Aztecs would answer back with one, but Eric Nelson scored his third goal of the night and Anthony LaFlam added another goal to silence the San Diego State rally and pick up the win. Up next for the Sun Devils, they visit the University of San Diego on February 27.


Goals by Period:

San Diego State University – 2 1 1 4 – 8

Arizona State University – 4 5 3 3 – 15

SDSU GOALS: Zee Neidner 2; Alex Ochs 1; Eric Hoover 1; Trevor Evans 1; John “Jack” Phipps 1; Kevin Olson 1; Josh Greenwell 1.

ASSISTS: Kevin Olson 1; Alex Ochs 1; Josh Greenwell 1.

ASU GOALS: Ryan Westfall 4; Tyler Westfall 3; Eric Nelson 3; Anthony LaFlam 2; James Reap 2; Taylor Mitchell 1.

ASSISTS: Stephen Turner 2; Anthony LaFlam 1; Eric Nelson 1.

Shots by Period:

San Diego State University – 8 8 6 6 – 28

Arizona State University – 12 13 14 9 – 48

Saves by Period:

San Diego State University – 4 6 7 1 – 18

Arizona State University – 2 5 3 2 – 12

Penalties: SDSU 5/2:30; ASU 7/5:30

Goalies: SDSU, William Double (33 shots on goal-18 saves); ASU, Dylan Westfall (19-12), Armand Khan (1-0)

January 13, 2010
The Sun Devils step back onto the field and play their first game since the MCLA Semi-final in May of 2008. ASU took on the UCLA Bruins and came out on top in a very convincing fashion, winning 21-6. Anthony LaFlam led all scorers with 6 goals. Ryan Westfall (3g, 3a), Eric Nelson (3g, 3a) both contributed to the lopsided win with 6pts each. Taylor Mitchell had three goals and senior Tyler Westfall and freshman James Reap both added two goals. complete statistics >>
January 5, 2010
The ASU Men's Lacrosse Team is ranked fifth nationally in the MCLA Division I by Lacrosse Magazine in their annual preseason poll and the adidas Top23 Preseason poll.

Full Poll >>
: December 6, 2009
December kicks off the Sun Devils' annual fundraising campaign. As many of you know, Lacrosse is not recognized as a varsity sport at ASU, so most of our funding comes from player dues of $2,350 per year. A significant portion of the team’s $175,000 budget is raised from outside sources. We will be reaching out to families, friends and other fans in the next few weeks with a number of new and exciting fundraising opportunities. If you shop on-line, you can support the players without spending any additional money. Simply click through the Amazon.com banner on the left and up to 15% of what you spend during that shopping session will be donated to the team by Amazon.com. Thank you for your continuing support. We look forward to seeing you at our games in the Spring!
: November 11, 2009
The team made its annual trip to participate in the pre-season Best of the West Tournament in Las Vegas on November 6 & 7.  Just like the alumni game, all the players get an opportunity to showcase their skills and the coaching staff evaluates each player. ASU played Cal Poly, Loyola Marymount, Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University.  These were all great games and each member of the team played to the final whistle.  The team has a lot of new players on the team and this weekend is instrumental for these new players to gain game experience.  The coaches emphasize that players get better every time they step on the field.  The goals for this tournament included competing every second of every game and sticking together no matter what happens.  The team accomplished its goals as it was a stronger and tighter group after the tournament.  photos >>

: November 9, 2009
The Sun Devils release the 2010 schedule. The schedule is subject to change.
: November 2, 2009

Arizona State lacrosse alumni took the field satuday morning for a match up against the 2010 Sun Devil squad. JIm Maribito took the opening face-off 30 years to the day that he took his first face-off. The alumni kept it close early but the young guys controlled the game and ran away with it. The alumni broke their scoring record putting 6 goals on the board. photos >>

: October 7, 2009
After an eight month suspension, the ASU Men's Lacrosse Club has been officially reinstated to active status as of October 7th, 2009. The Lacrosse Club has worked closely with Arizona State University administration and staff to get back in good standing with the University’s Sport Club Program. The Club remains on probation, but, this will not limit any of Club's on-field activities, including the 2010 regular season and post season play.

The ASU Men's Lacrosse Club would like to thank all the Parents, Alumni, and fans for their support during this tumultuous period. All the Club's members are excited to get back onto the field and will be starting their fall practices next week.  They will participate in the Annual Best of the West Tournament in Las Vegas, NV on November 6 & 7, 2009.
: September 2, 2009
Joe Kostolansky has been named Assistant Coach for the Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse Team effective immediately.  He will serve as the defensive coordinator under Coach Malone.

Kostolansky brings five years of NCAA coaching experience with previous jobs at Skidmore College (NY), Nazareth College (NY), and the University of Vermont. He served as an assistant coach at the University of Vermont in 2007 and 2008 and was primarily responsible for the Catamounts’ offense. In 2006 he helped lead Nazareth to the ECAC Championship. The highlight of Kostolansky’s two seasons at Skidmore was the Thoroughbreds first conference championship in 2005 and an NCAA Tournament appearance, the first in school history. Kostolansky and Head Coach Terry Corcoran were named the 2005 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year.

Head Coach Chris Malone said “We are very pleased to have Joe on our staff and look forward to his contributions at ASU.  I look forward to working with him on a everyday basis to help the program meet it’s goals for the 2010 season.”

Kostolansky is a 2003 graduate of Hofstra University where he was a four-year letter winner at attack and participated in four NCAA Division I tournaments. Kostolansky served as team captain his senior year and was a two-time 1st Team All-Conference selection. He played four seasons of Major League Lacrosse with the Rochester Rattlers, Boston Cannons, and San Francisco Dragons. He is a graduate of Corning East High School (NY) and was a North/South All-American in 1998.

Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse Team is a member of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association and plays in the Southwest Lacrosse Conference.  For more information, go to www.laxdevils.com
News Archive 2008

: November 15, 2008 | 2008 Team Awards
Freshman of the Year
Robert Bochicchio
Attackman of the Year
Eric Nelson
Midfielder of the Year
Ryan Westfall
Defensemen of the Year
Nick Johnson
Most Improved Player
Pete Noel
Unsung Hero Award
Ben Vosika
Most Valuable Player
Tyler Westfall
: November 3, 2008 | Best of the West
The Sun Devils traveled to Las Vegas, NV to play in the Best of the West tournament over the weekend. Competing in four games including Utah, Colorado State, Westminster and Oregon, the Devils won each game handily while mixing up the personal to make sure everyone saw extra field time for evaluation. The tournament does not crown a champion as its purpose is just to get some quality game play during the Fall semester. The Devils were 4-0 in the tournament.

Notables: Taylor Mitchell scored 6 goals on 9 shots. Chris Bua showed his ability to run the field, grabbing ground balls in chaotic situations. Kyle Sanders seems to be a great replacement for graduated FOGO Ben Vosika, winning a large percentage of face-offs and scooping 19 groundballs for the Sun Devils. Freshman goalie, Dylan Westfall recorded 8 saves and a first half shutout against Oregon and going 75.5% on the weekend. Anthony LaFlam led the Sun Devils with 7 goals in the tournament. Ryan Westfall and Eric Nelson each had 6 goals.

#15 Ryan Westfall #1 Anthony LaFlam
#25 Taylor Michell #8 Kyle Sanders

: October 27, 2008 | Alumni Weekend

The alumni team made some major adjustments from the 2007 game and closed the gap with the current Sun Devil Team. In just one year the alumni managed to double their output to four goals over last year's two and hold the current team to only 21 goals compared to 23 last year. At that rate the alumni will over take the current team in less than 10 years. | Photos

.: June 27, 2008 | PJ Rovinelli Named Assistant Coach for ASU Men’s Lacrosse
Tempe, AZ (June 27, 2008)  The Arizona State University Club Lacrosse Head Coach Chris Malone announced the hiring of PJ Rovinelli to serve as an assistant coach for the 2009 Sun Devils.  PJ comes to ASU from the University of Arizona staff.

Rovinelli served as the Head Coach at U of A in 2008 and as an assistant coach in 2007.  As an assistant, PJ was the recruiting coordinator and worked closely with the defense and goalies.  As the Head Coach, PJ was in charge of the entire program on and off the field.   PJ’s other coaching experience was an assistant coach for Framingham High School in Massachusetts for two seasons.

PJ graduated magna-cum laude in 2005 from NCAA Division III’s Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts with a degree in Business Management. While attending Springfield, he competed for four years in varsity wrestling and lacrosse. His four years on the Pride’s lacrosse team were split between defense and goal.   Coach Rovinelli earned several honors while at Springfield.  Among those highlights included 2-time Academic All-American, Springfield’s Duel Sport Athlete of the Year, and Male Scholar Athlete of the Year honors. Prior to attending Springfield College, PJ graduated from Framingham High School, where he was an US Lacrosse All-American goalie.  He also played high school football and wrestled.

“I am very excited to have PJ apart of the ASU family.  He brings a lot of energy, passion, and leadership skills to our program.  PJ will be very beneficial to our goalies, defensemen, and our recruiting efforts.  I’m very confident that he will help take this program to another level.”

The ASU Men’s Lacrosse Club, formed in 1968, is for the benefit of the students of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.  The Club plays in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League, South A Division.  The 2008 Sun Devils had a regular season record of 13-3.  The Sun Devils are coming off their most successful season in their 40 year history where they finished second in the WCLL Division 1.  They made their second consecutive trip to the MCLA National Championship Tournament in May where they made the final four.   This was the Devil’s second consecutive top 10 ranking.   For more information see www.laxdevils.com.
: May 19, 2008 | 2008 ASU Men’s Lacrosse Team advanced to the MCLA Division 1 Final Four.
Team has its best season in its 40 year history.


Under the guidance of first year head coach and WCLL Coach of the Year, Chris Malone, the 2008 Sun Devils recorded their best season in team history.  The Devils posted an overall record of 15-4.  The team was a WCLL Finalist, a MCLA Final Four participant, and won the WCLL Division 1 - South.  Three accomplishments that have never been done.  The team's only losses were to National Champion Michigan, and the other Final Four teams – BYU and Chapman.  During 2008, the Sun Devils outscored their opponents by 95 goals as they averaged 14.5 goals per game, while giving up 9.5 goals per game.

The Sun Devils lost a thriller to #2 Chapman on May 15 in Texas Stadium, 18-15.  This was the team's third game in four days.   This was the final game for seniors Nick Johnson, Tyler Ludwig, Pete Noel, Jon Savino, Ben Vosika and Dallas Sessions.   These seniors had 3 coaches while playing for ASU and they leave the program having more MCLA Tournament appearances then any other ASU lacrosse alum.  They got to experience what it's like to play in a Final Four, which no other senior class has ever done.  "These were a great group of seniors that had to make more adjustments then any other player on the team since I was their third coach.  This season wouldn't have gone the way it did if it wasn't for them.  I appreciate everything they did for the team and these 6 guys will truly be missed."    

The team improved from its successful 2007 season where it lost in the first round of the WCLL playoffs and also lost in the quarter finals of the MCLA Championship Tournament.  ASU plays in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), which was the strongest league in the country for the 2008 season.  Of the nine leagues that comprise the MCLA, two of the Final Four were from the WCLL – ASU and Chapman.  Four of the sweet sixteen teams invited to the MCLA Tournament were from the WCLL.

The team improved from its successful 2007 season where it lost in the first round of the WCLL playoffs and also lost in the quarter finals of the MCLA Championship Tournament.  ASU plays in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), which was one the strongest conferences in the country for the 2008 season.   Four teams from The WCLL were invited to the MCLA Tournament.

Two Sun Devils were named to the MCLA First All-America Team – brothers Tyler (attack) and Ryan Westfall (midfield).  Anthony LaFlam was named as a Third Team All-America midfielder.  Eric Nelson earned Academic All-America recognition and was also named to the 2008 MCLA All-Tournament Team with teammate Ryan Westfall.

Read below for other news on the 2008 Devils, including the WCLL All Conference Awards.  Also check out www.collegelax.us  for news stories, scores and photos of the MCLA Tournament.

Please support the Devils as they are still raising funds to pay for the MCLA Tournament Travel.   Support can be in the form of donations to the ASU Foundation (click on Support Tab above) or by purchasing team merchandise.  

.: 05.17.08 :. The following player was selected to the 2008 MCLA Academic All-America Team
Eric Nelson
Academic All-America

The following players were selected to the 2008 MCLA All-America Team

Tyler Westfall
1st Team Attack
Ryan Westfall
1st Team Midfield
Anthony LaFlam
3rd Team Midfield

The following players were selected to the 2008 MCLA All-Tournament Team

Ryan Westfall
MCLA All-Tournament Team-Midfield
Eric Nelson
MCLA All-Tournament Team-Attack
.: 05.05.08 :. The following awards were given by the WCLL.
Tyler Westfall
1st Team Attack All-Confernce
Ryan Westfall
1st Team Midfield All-Confernce
Anthony LaFlam
1st Team Midfield All-Confernce
Eric Nelson
2nd Team Attack All-Conference
Nick Johnson
2nd Team Defense All-Conference
Head Coach Chris Malone
WCLL Coach of the Year
.: 05.05.08 :.
The Sun Devils receive the 6th seen in the MCLA National Championship Tournament. They will face UC-Santa Barbara in the first round for the 3rd time this season. Brackets
.: 05.04.08 :.
The Devil move past Chico St. (11-8) in the Semifinals of the WCLL playoffs, but lose to Chapman (17-9) in the Championship game. ASU will now prepare for the National tournament to be played at Texas Stadium in Dallas, TX May 13-17.

.: 04.26.08 :.
ASU gets past UCSB easily in the quarterfinal round of the WCLL playoffs. ASU 14 UCSB 8.

The Sun Devils will face Chico St. in the Semifinal round on May 3 at UC-San Diego.
.: 04.20.08 :.
The Sun Devils win by 10 against its rival to the south. ASU 16 U of A 6. Full Stats
.: 04.13.08 :.
ASU moves to 3-0 in WCLL play after a win against USD. 17-11. Once again the brothers Westfall (Ryan 6G, Tyler 2G, 4A) led the way with 6pts a piece. Eric Nelson contributed with 4G, 1A. Full Stats
.: 04.11.08 :.
The Sun Devils have been awarded as the Onyx/Riddell Team of the Week. Read
.: 04.09.08 :.
The Laxworld Top 25 Poll release today (April 9, 2008) has ASU at #6.

Simon Fraser (Can)
Arizona St.
Colorado St.
UC-Santa Barbara
Sonoma State
.: 04.06.08 :.
The Sun Devils go into the pit at UCSB and come out with a 1 goal win in a game that went down to the final whistle. ASU 9 UCSB 8. Leading the way were Tyler Westfall and Eric Nelson both with 3G and 1A. Tyler Westfall scored the winning goal unasisted with only a a few minutes left in the game. Full Stats

.: 03.30.08 :.
ASU wins its second divisional game against UC-San Deigo, 21-3. The Sun Devils are now on top of the WCLL South at 2-0. Led by the brother tandum, Tyler and Ryan Westfall, both with 8pts, 6G, 4A and 4G, 4A respectively. Eric Nelson contributed with 5G, 1A. The Sun Devils scored 21 goals on 44 shots. Full Stats

.: 03.21.08 :.
The Sun Devils open conference play with a win against San Diego State, 17-10.
Full Stats.

.: 03.19.08 :.
The Fighting Illini came to Tempe and left with a loss, 19-10. The Sun Devils were led by Sophomore Attack Eric Nelson who had 11pts in the game (4G, 7A). Sophomore Ryan Westfall and Senior Pete Noel also contributed with 4 goals each. Full Stats.

.: 03.15.08 :.
ASU beats Texas Tech 17-10 on a great night in Tempe, Arizona.  ASU was led by Junior Attackman Tyler Westfall 5G, 4A.  ASU got off to a great start leading at the end of the first half 10-2.  Texas Tech would not go away as they made the score 11-7 at the end of 3.  ASU was able to open the lead in the 4th and ended with the win.  ASU is now 5-2.  The Sun Devils can be seen next at home against Illinois on March 19 at 7pm. Stats

.: 03.11.08 :.
The Sun Devils fall to The BYU Cougars in a shootout 17-15. Tyler Westfall (4G, 2A) and Ryan Westfall (3G, 3A) led the team in scoring with 6 pts a piece. Anthony LaFlam and Pete Noel had 3 goals each. Full Stats

.: 03.10.08 :.
ASU wins its first road game in Utah by beating #25 U. of Utah 22-8. The borthers Westfall Combined for 19pts in the game. Junior Ryan Westfall with 4G, 7A and Sophomore Ryan Westfall with 5G, 3A. Anthony LaFlam and Eric Nelson with 4G a piece. 15 of ASU's 22 goals were assisted. Full Stats

.: 03.02.08 :.
The Sun Devils score 37 goals and only giving up 12 over the weekend. ASU is now 3-1 over all.

ASU 20 USC 5
Sophomore Eric Nelson led the team in scoring with 7 goals as the #8 Sun Devils thumped the Trojans. Sophomore Ryan Westfall also had a good game with 2G, 5A. Pete Noel put in 5 goals. | Full Stats

Nine Sun Devils scored in the win over the Bruins. Leading the way was Junior Tyler Westfall with 3G, 4A - Sophomore Eric Nelson with 2G, 3A - Senior Pete Noel with 4G. | Full Stats

.: 02.27.08 :.
ASU falls 2 spots to #8 in the Top 25 poll released on February 27, 2008. Poll
.: 02.24.08 :.
The Sun Devils fall to the #8 ranked Michigan Wolverines. 11 - 8. With 4 minutes of un-releaseable penalties in the 4th quarter and 12.5 minutes of penalties in the game, the Sun Devils beat theselves. Game Stats

.: 02.15.08 :.
ASU wins season opener at home against #22 Cal Poly, SLO, 10-9

Led by Ryan Westfall's 4 goals and 1 assist, the Sun Devils were able to hang on to a one goal win.

In the first half, the scores went back and forth a couple times with the Sun Devils taking the lead into halftime 5-4. The Sun Devils came out in the 2nd half with 2 quick scores to make it 7-4. Cal Poly wouldn't go away though tying the game at 7. ASU would take a 9-7 lead after 3. Cal Poly had the ball with about 30 seconds to go in the game but couldn't manage to get off a shot. ASU picked up the ground ball to seal the victory. Kyle Lamb made a couple big saves in the 4th qtr. to help get the win. This was a hard fought battle between both teams and it really could have gone either way. ASU would like to thank Cal Poly for their visit to Tempe and would like to wish them the best of luck with the rest of their season.

No. Player
Anthony LaFlam
Ryan Westfall
Eric Nelson
Taylor Mitchell
Tyler Westfall
.: 02.11.08 :.
The Sun Devils first scrimmage of the 2008 season ends in a blow out of Grand Canyon University (NCAA DII) 23 - 7.

No. Player
Pete Noel
Tyler Westfall
Eric Nelson
Anthony LaFlam
Ryan Westfall
Kris Saunders
Taylor Mitchell
Dave O'Neil
Alex Cardineau
.: 01.16.08 :.
The Laxworld preseason Top 25 puts ASU at #6. Poll

News Archive 2007:
.: 10.27.07 :.
2008 Alumni Game
25 Alumni showed up to take on the current Sun Devils. The Alumni improved in 2007 by scoring 2 more goals than the 2006 effort. Final score 23-2. Game Photos

2007 Team Awards
Most Valuable Player
Tyler Westfall
Offensive Player of the Year
Eric Nelson
Defensive Player of the Year
Kevin Fisher
Rookie of the Year
Ryan Westfall
Coach's Award
Grant Joiner

2007 Graduating Seniors

Geoff Cook, Kevin Fisher, Austin Gray, Jason Lothner, Adam Wirtz, Kalen Rickard, Grant Joiner. Not pictured, Ricky Hurley.

Tempe, AZ. (November 28, 2007)  Arizona State Men's Lacrosse head coach Chris Malone has released the Sun Devils' 2008 schedule. The schedule features four games against 2007 MCLA tournament teams, all four teams finished the season ranked in the top 8 in the Shamrock top 25.  They also have 3 other opponents that finished in the Shamrock top 25.

The Sun Devils are coming off last year's 11-5 campaign that saw them reach the MCLA tournament for the 1st time in the program's history.  ASU will return 8 starters, including WCLL Division A Player of the Year and 2nd team MCLA All-America Tyler Westfall and midfielder Ryan Westfall, 2007 WCLL Division A All Conference 1st team.

"We want to play a tough schedule every year that will give a chance to make the MCLA Tournament and I believe this schedule will do that.  We have a lot of work to do to prepare for this season and we’re very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead," said Malone.

Following a preseason scrimmage with Northern Arizona University, the 2008 schedule kicks off with one game on the road against Grand Canyon University and then four-straight home games. ASU’s first home game will be against Cal Poly on Feb. 15 before hosting perennial powerhouse Michigan on Feb. 24. 

The first weekend of March finds Arizona State playing two games back to back against USC and UCLA respectively.  Then the Sun Devils travel to Utah to take on The University of Utah on March 9 and then they have a quick turnaround to play 2007 National Champions BYU on March 11.  This game will be broadcast on BYU TV.

The team will then host 3 teams in 7 days.  Starting with Texas Tech on March 15, then playing Illinois on March 19, and finally ending with its first WCLL game of the year against San Diego State on March 21.

The Sun Devils have a little over a week before they host their 2nd WCLL contest of the year against UCSD on March 30.  ASU will then travel the following 2 weekends, starting with the 2007 WCLL Champions UCSB on April 6 and USD on April 13.

The final tune-up before the WCLL Tournament and MCLA tournament comes on "Senior Day" on April 19 against U of A, the final WCLL competition of the year.  The WCLL Tournament will begin on the weekend of April 26 and the Championship game will take place on May 4.  The MCLA National Championship Tournament will take place in Plano, TX from May 13-18.

Tempe, Arizona (November 13, 2007) – Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse team has announced the captains for the 2007-2008 season.  Three seniors, defenders Nick Johnson (Maple Valley, WA. /Tahoma High School), Dallas Sessions (Maple Valley, WA./ Tahoma High School,) and attackman Pete Noel (Phoenix, AZ. / Arcadia High School) will lead the squad in the upcoming 2008 campaign.

Johnson enters his fourth season with the Sun Devils after graduating from Tahoma High School.  Johnson started every game either as a long stick midfielder or close defensemen.  He played the wing on face-offs and in doing so, notched 88 ground balls on the year leading the team.  He was named an Honorable Mention All-WCLL member in `07.  He and Sessions were HS teammates and have known each other since they were in their youth years.    

Sessions enters his final campaign with the Sun Devils as a repeat captain.  Playing in all 16 games last year as a short stick defensive specialist, he was a valuable part to the team’s best season in its 39 year history.  Sessions was also the short stick defender on the team’s man down unit.

Noel rounds out this group.  Pete returns to the team as a starting attackman.  Starting in all 16 games, he recorded 31 goals and 8 assists putting him 4th on the team in points for the 2007 season.  In WCLL play, Pete scored those 31 goals on 60 shots, which gave him the best shooting percentage on the team.  In 2007, Noel was #16 in points per game in the WCLL finishing with 3.0 ppg. 

Head coach Chris Malone stated that "Being named captain is a great honor as well as a great deal of responsibility.  I am very confident that these three young men can lead this team to reach our goals.  ASU had a great season last year and I expect these men to help continue that success.”

Arizona State University will open their spring campaign on February 11 when they take on Grand Canyon University at Grand Canyon at 7pm.  Grand Canyon is an NCAA Division 2 school located in Phoenix.  The Sun Devils play in Division A, South Conference of the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League and the MCLA.

For more information on Sun Devils lacrosse, please visit www.laxdevils.com.

.: 08.09.07 :.
Tempe, AZ (August 9, 2007) – The Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse Club announced Chris Malone as its new head coach effective immediately. The Arizona State Sun Devil’s are coming off their most successful season in its 40 year history, which included a final Top 10 Ranking and a trip to the MCLA National Championship Tournament. Malone will replace Adam Hopkins, the WCLL Coach of the Year in 2007.

“The ASU lacrosse team is a talented group of players that is coming off a great season,” said Malone. “I plan to build on that momentum to help this team progress further, starting in 2008.”

Malone served as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 2003-2005. He joined Penn after a one-year stint as an assistant lacrosse coach at Loyola High School, where Loyola finished fifth in the nation.

Malone graduated from the University of Maryland in 2001 and was the lacrosse team captain in 2001. The same year, he earned a spot as a third-team All-American and received All-American honorable mention as a senior. Malone was a two-time scholar-athlete and two-time recipient of the William Cole Memorial Award presented to Maryland’s outstanding midfielder of the year (2000 and 2001). He tallied 60 goals and added 37 assists for 97 points in his four-year career in College Park.

After college, Malone was selected in the second round, 10th overall, in the Major League Lacrosse college draft in 2001 by the New Jersey Pride. He played four seasons with the team and also played a year with the Philadelphia Barrage. His final MLL season was with the Chicago Machine in 2006.

About ASU Men’s Lacrosse
The ASU Men’s Lacrosse Club, formed in 1968, is for the benefit of the students of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. The Club plays in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League, South A Division. The 2007 Sun Devils had a regular season record of 10-3. During the week of March 25, 2007, they became the first team in MCLA history to defeat two number one ranked teams in one week – Oregon and Michigan. At the MCLA National Championship Tournament, they defeated Colorado (#7) and Boston College (#9), but lost to Colorado State (#2) in the quarter finals. The Sun Devils return significant offensive power in 2008 including 2nd Team MCLA All American Attackman and WCLL First Team All Conference and leading scorer Tyler Westfall and Honorable Mention MCLA All American and WCLL First Team All Conference Midfielder, Ryan Westfall. For more information see www.laxdevils.com.


.: 06.03.07 :.
MCLA All-America Awards

2nd Team Attack Tyler Westfall
Honorable Mention Ryan Westfall

Full List

.: 06.03.07 :.
ASU players from USA WEST lacrosse team featured in Republic article. | Read

.: 05.23.07 :.

Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse Club Coach Adam Hopkins Steps Down 

Tempe, AZ  (May 23, 2007)  Adam Hopkins, WCLL Coach of the Year , has stepped down after his first season with the ASU Sun Devils Men’s Lacrosse Team.  Coach Hopkins has accepted  positions as a counselor and as a high school head lacrosse coach in Long Island, NY. The 2007 season was the best in the club’s thirty-nine year history.  Following are some of the highlights of the Sun Devil’s 2007 season: 
  • Regular season record of  10-3. 
  • WCLL South Division A record of  3-1.
  • Total season record of 12-5, including WCLL Playoffs and MCLA Tournament.
  • During the week of March 25, the Sun Devils became the first team in MCLA history to defeat two number one ranked teams in one week – Oregon and Michigan.
  • First trip to the MCLA National Championship Tournament in team history.  At the tournament, the Devils (#10) beat Colorado (#7) and Boston College (#9).  They lost to Colorado State (#2) in the quarter finals.
  • The Devils played a total of 10 of their 17 games against teams who were in the top 16 of the MCLA and invited to the Championship Tournament.  They were 5-5 in these games.  Their only losses were to teams ranked in the Top 10.
  • Coach Hopkins was named WCLL Coach of the Year
  • Sophomore Tyler Westfall was named WCLL Offensive Player of the Year, where he led the WCLL in offensive points.
  • Tyler Westfall and  freshman Ryan Westfall were named to the WCLL Division A All Conference First Team.
  • Freshman Eric Nelson, was named to the WCLL Division A All Conference Third Team.
  • Three Sun Devils (2 freshmen and 1 sophomore) were in the top ten in WCLL scoring.

 The ASU Men’s Lacrosse Club wants to thank Coach Hopkins for his contributions to their program and wish him the best.  The young and talented Sun Devils have formed a search committee and are actively looking for a new head coach.  Interested candidates should email  asulacrosse@gmail.com.  The ASU Men’s Lacrosse Club, formed in 1968, is for the benefit of the students of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.  The club plays in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League, South A Division.  www.laxdevils.com. 


.: 05.21.07 :.
The Sun Devils end their season in Dallas, TX with a loss in the second round of the MCLA National Championship tournament.

ASU 11 Colorado 10
Round 1 - ASU drew the #7 seed Colorado, who they lost to in the last seconds of the game earlier in the season. ASU never trailed in this game and it wasn't as close as the score shows. Tyler Westfall and Eric Nelson led the game with 5 points each. | Game Stats | Full Story

CSU 14 ASU 0
Round 2 - The Sun Devils were matched up against #2 seed Colorado St. The game got out of hand fast and CSU blanked ASU in the end. Although the score is lopsided, Freshman goalie Clay Touralt had an amazing game with 16 saves. CSU went on to lose in the next round. | Game Stats | Full Story

ASU 7 Boston College 3
Consolation game - Game Stats | Full Story

ASU advanced further in the tournment than arch-rival U. of Arizona and 4th seed Michigan, who both lost in the first round.

.: 05.06.07 :.
The 2007 MCLA National Championship seeds have been set with ASU receiving the #10 seed which matches them up against the #7 seed Colorado. The Sun Devils fell to Colorado in the final seconds earlier in season. | MCLA Brackets

.: 05.02.07 :.
The Sun Devils remain in the Top 10 at #9 with the latest MCLA Top 25 poll. | Full Poll
.: 04.30.07 :.
WCLL All-Conference Awards

Coach of the Year Adam Hopkins
First Team Attack Tyler Westfall
First Team Midfield Ryan Westfall
Third Team Attack Eric Nelson
Honorable Mention Anthony LaFlam
Honorable Mention Nick Johnson
Honorable Mention Jusitn Krider

Full List

.: 04.21.07 :.
The Sun Devils travel to Santa Barbara and lose a tough one against to UC Santa Barbara 12 - 7. The loss takes them out of the WCLL playoffs.

If ASU remains in the top 12 of the MCLA rankings they will recieve an At-Large bid to the MCLA Championships in Dallas, TX May 15-19.

.: 04.14.07 :.
The Sun Devils drop a tough one to #12 U. of Arizona 17-10, in Tucson. Junior Pete Noel led with 4 goals and 2 assists. Sophomore Tyler Westfall had 2 goals and 1 assist. Eric Nelson, Anthony LaFlam, Jonathan Sorvino. and Geoffrey Cook all scored 1 goal. ASU will now travel to UC Santa Barbara, on Sunday April 22, for the first round of the WCLL playoffs. A win in Santa Barbara will send the Sun Devils to Berkeley, CA for the WCLL semi-finals. | Game Stats

.: 04.13.07 :.
Freshman Eric Nelson was named Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Rookie of the week after his 7 goal 2 assist performance against U. of San Diego. Eric is currently #4 in the WCLL with an average of 4.18 points per game, including 19 goals and 27 assists. | Read | Full Stats

.: 04.11.07 :.
After wins over two #1 ranked teams, the Sun Devils vault from #11 to #4 in the latest MCLA poll. Full Poll

.: 04.07.07 :.
ASU 21 USD 9
Freshman Eric Nelson had a huge day with 7 Goals and 2 Assists. Tyler Westfall contributed 7 pts and younger brother Ryan Westfall had 6 pts. Junior Pete Noel came in with 4 Goals and 1 Assists. Overall 11 players tallied at least one point for Arizona State. Tyler Westfall remains at the top of the WCLL in scoring with Eric Nelson now ranked 4th and Ryan Westfall at 8th. The Sun Devils Clinched a playoff spot with this win and remain undefeated in division play. They will travel to Tucson next Saturday April 14th for a game with major implications, both field round home field playoff rights and in-state bragging rights are on the line. | Game Stats | Photos

.: 04.05.07 :.
The Sun Devils are named the Ridell Lacrosse Team of the Week. | Read

.: 04.01.07 :.
ASU 16 Eastern Michigan 5
The Sun Devils went into their 5th game in 7 days a little beat up but ready to play. Twelve (12) players had a least 1 Goal. Sophomore Tyler Westfall led the way with 5 points, 2G, 3A. Freshman Anthony LaFlam had 3G, 1A and Senior Kalen Rickard had 2G, 1A. Ryan Westfall, Jonathon Sorvino, Kevin Rider, Harrison Frawley, Taylor Mitchell, Austin Gray, Marshall Clayton, Pete Noel and Dave O'neil all had 1 Goal. ASU will prepare for the University of San Deigo this Saturday an important division game. | Game Stats

.: 03.31.07 :.
ASU 13 Michigan 12
For the second time this week ASU took on the #1 ranked MCLA team. And for the second time in the same week the Sun Devils beat the #1 ranked team. ASU only trailed once with a score of 1-0. They went up by 2 goals on more than one occation with Michigan reeling them back in. Freshman goalie, Clay Tourault (pictured) had 11 saves in the second half giving ASU the win. Sophomore Tyler Westfall had another great performace with 4 goals and 3 Assists. Freshman Anthony LaFlam had 3 goals and freshman Eric Nelson had 1 goal and 2 assists. Junior Pete Noel had his standard 1 goal 3 assist game like clockwork. Game balls went to Clay Tourault and Tyler Westfall. | Game Stats | Story

A 13-12 win for ASU at Michigan is a great victory for this program and a great victory for Coach Hopkins.

.: 03.29.07 :.
ASU travels to Ann Arbor to play newly ranked #1 Michigan. “You don’t get the chance to play two #1 teams in the same week very often.” -- Coach Hopkins.

.: 03.29.07 :.
For the 3rd time this season, Sophomore Tyler Westfall was named the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Player of the Week. With a total of 15 pts in two games against two top MCLA teams. Tyler remains at the top of WCLL as the leading scorer. | Read

Freshman Eric Nelson is #4 among WCLL scoring leaders and Freshman Ryan Westfall is 6th. | Full list

.: 03.28.07 :.
ASU 14 Cal 7
The Sun Devils were a bit sloppy playing their 3rd game in 4 days, but managing to put up 14 goals against the Cal Bears. 11 Sun Devils has at least 1pt in this game with Freshman Eric Nelson leading the scoring with 1G and 3A, Sophomore Tyler Westfall with 4A and Geoff Cook with 2G and 1A. Sophomore Chris Cole was awarded the game ball for scoring his first career goal. | Game Stats | Photos

.: 03.28.07 :.
After Losing in the last seconds to then #7 Colorado and beating the then #1 Oregon Ducks, ASU only moved to #11 in the polls. | Full Poll

.: 03.27.07 :.
ASU 18 Oregon 17
The Oregon Ducks brought their #1 MCLA ranking to Tempe,AZ and were coming off a 1 goal loss the day before to #7 Colorado. This high scoring game came down the final seconds of the game with Ryan Westfall scoring the game winner with just :22 seconds remaining. Freshman Goalie Clay Tourault came up big with a save in the last few seconds of the game. Tyler Westfall had a huge game with 10 pts. 8 Goals and 2 Assists. Freshman Ryan Westfall had 2G, 4A, Freshman Eric Nelson had 1G, 4A and Junior Pete Noel had 2G, 1A. | Game Stats | Photos

.: 03.25.07 :.
Colorado 10 ASU 9
This game went to the wire with Pete Noel tying the game for Arizona state with just :36 seconds remaining. After timeout Colorado came out and scored the game winning goal from the top right corner with just :5 seconds left in the game. Seven Sun Devils scored at least one goal. Sophomore Tyler Westfall had 1G and 4A, and freshman Eric Nelson has 2G and 2A. | Game Stats | Photos

.: 03.20.07 :.
Freshman Ryan Westfall was named Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) player of the week for his performance in the out of conference win over #17 Texas A&M. Ryan had 3 goals and 2 assists in the game, scoring 2 goals and an assist in the early part of the 3rd quarter. This is the 3rd time this season that the WCLL award has reached the Westfall family with his older brother Tyler recieving the award twice already. | Read

.: 03.18.07 :.
ASU dominates the second half and comes out on top of #17 Texas A&M 17 - 11. The ASU freshmen came up big with Ryan Westfall, Eric Nelson and Anthony LaFlam scoring a combined 7 goals and 7 assist. Senior Pete Noel scored 4 goals to lead the Sun Devils and Sophomore Tyler Westfall had 2G, 3A. | Photos | Game Stats

.: 03.14.07 :.
The Sun Devils remain at #13 in the latest MCLA Top 25 poll out today. Oregon moves to #1 after beating then #1 BYU. ASU will face Oregon on March 27. | Full Poll

.: 03.04.07 :.
For the second time this season Tyler Westfall is recognized as the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) player of the week. Tyler sits atop of the WCLL with a 5.40 PPG average. | Read | League Stats

.: 03.04.07 :.
The Sun Devils bring back 2 division wins from San Diego.

Arizona State controlled the ball for most of this game. The game ball was awarded to Ben Vosika for his domination of face-offs, winning all but one. Tyler Westfall led the Devils with 4G, 4A, Ryan Westfall had 1G, 3A and freshman Eric Nelson had 3G. | Photos | Full Game stats

ASU 18 - SDSU 3
The Sun Devils got this one in their hands quick with an 11-1 lead going into half time. Senior Attack Pete Noel led the Devils with 3G, 1A. Freshman Eric Nelson had 1G, 3A, Freshman Anthony Laflam had 3G and Senior Kalen Rickard had 3G. | Photos | Full Game stats

.: 02.28.07 :.
ASU is ranked #13 in the latest poll. | Full Poll

.: 02.23.07 :.
Sophomore Tyler Westfall wins the Talon Lacrosse Player of the week award sponsored by Talon Lacrosse and Collegelax.us. | Read

.: 02.21.07 :.

Two Sun Devils are awarded for thier performances in the games against Utah and Chapman this past weekend.

The Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) named Tyler Westfall Co-Player of the week and Eric Nelson as Rookie of the week.



.: 02.18.07 :.
ASU 11 Capman 10
Tyler Westfall led the Sun Devils again with a 4 goal performance in the 11-10 victory over 15th ranked Chapman. After 3 games Tyler sits near the top of the WCLL with 5.00 PPG. Freshman Eric Nelson (1G, 4A) and Ryan Westfall (3G, 1A) were also big in the Devils win. Ben Vosika won 16 of 20 face-offs and Nick Johnson scooped up 11 ground balls. The Sun Devils will take a week off to prepare for their first road trip and their first 2 division games in San Diego. Photos | Game stats

.: 02.16.07 :.
ASU 14 Utah 13
The Sun Devils beat the visiting #13 Utah Utes (14-13) with 4 goals and 4 assist from Sophomore attackman Tyler Westfall. Senior Midfielder Austin Gray added 2 goals and 2 assists and freshman attack Anthony Laflam had 2 goals and 1 assist.. The Devils spread it around with nine players having at least one goal. | Full stats | Photos

.: 02.15.07 :.
The 2007 Game Day Program (6MB) and 2007 poster are for download.

.: 02.10.07 :.
BYU 20 ASU 5
Sun Devils have tough day with the 3rd ranked BYU Cougars, losing 20-5. Tyler Westfall led the Sun Devils with 3 goals. Game Stats | Photos

.: 02.03.07 :.
The Sun Devils win both pre-season games in Tucson.
NAU vs. ASU #19
W 8 - 2
ASU #19 vs. U of Arizona #7
W 6 - 5 OT

.: 01.09.07 :.
The Sun Devils ranked #19 in Pre-season polls. | Full Poll

.: 04.30.06 :.
The team held their annual end of season awards party Sunday April 30.

2006 AWARDS:
Leading Scorer: Tyler Westfall
Hardest Hitter: Ricky Hurley
Coach's Award: Greg Baudo, Jeff Pilon
Hustle Award: Nick Johnson
Most Improved: Chris Cole
(Best Midfielders):
Austin Gray, Paul Komar, and
Justin Denaux
MVP Offense: Tyler Westfall
MVP Defense: Joe Muratore
MVP Overall: Jake Delashmit

Awards Party were 2006-07 Captains as elected by the current team:
Jake Delashmit, Kevin Fisher, Austin Gray, and Ricky Hurley.

4 Sun Devils selected for WCLL All-League Honors | Full List