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Stanford Hosts 2003 Sports Her Way Western States Tournament
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/03/2003

April 3, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford Women-s Lacrosse program is excited to host the 2003 Sports her Way Western States Lacrosse Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, April 5th and 6th. This 50 team tournament will highlight local high school action on Saturday, as well as college club and high school teams from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Colorado on Saturday and Sunday.

Close to 900 players, referees, and fans will visit the Stanford campus for this weekend-s tournament. Games will be played on the athletic fields adjacent to El Camino Real, including Maloney Stadium, Maloney practice fields, IM South fields, the astroturf, and Stanford Stadium.

Similar in theory to thedeBeer East/West Challenge, the Western States Tournament allows Stanford to continue to play a major role in promoting lacrosse to the community. Head coach Michele Uhlfelder, along with her players and assistants Jo Connelly, Quinn Carney, and Amy Harms, have worked hard to fulfill the program-s mission of being the hub of lacrosse on the west coast. By Stanford Lacrosse hosting large events, scheduling big games, and earning a #17 national ranking, the game-s exposure has skyrocketed. Uhlfelder says, " although our team will not be competing in the Western States Tournament, we think it-s really important to be dedicated to hosting events where we can give players, coaches, refs, and fans a great experience in the game. We have been inspired by so much positive feedback from our camps and other events-it-s kind of contagious."

In addition to the games, the tournament will feature lacrosse equipment and apparel sales from some of the games top local, national, and international retailers. Sports her Way is confirmed as the tournament-s title sponsor, featuring the knowledge and advice of owner and World Cup goalkeeper, Sue Heether. Uhlfelder says, "we are really excited to work with a title sponsor like Sports her Way, because we both share a commitment to helping lacrosse grow nationwide. They are a natural fit because many of the teams competing already fulfill their equipment needs through Sports her Way. In addition, they are a young company, who in a short time, has become one of the top team sales specialists and retailers in the world. We really value working with people who share our vision, work ethic, and spirit, and who have made huge national impacts. Sue Heether , as owner, has established herself as a major player in the market and we like to align with people with those goals."

The following high schools, college clubs, and post-college teams will compete in two High School brackets (a separte one for CIF-member schools) and two Club brackets (Division I and Division II.)

High School Division: Bainbridge Island, Seattle Prep, River City , Dunn, Holy Names (WA), Palo Alto Tomahawks, West Lion/Wilsonville (OR). CIF Bracket: Menlo-Atherton (host), St. Ignacius, Gunn, Poway, Davis, St. Margaret-s, Acalanes, Foothill, Thacher, Carondelet. Club Division I: Cal Poly, Univ. Oregon, Cal Lacrosse Club, Portland Club, San Francisco Club North, UCLA A, UCSB A, Western Washington Univ. Club Division II: Univ. Arizona, Arizona St., Chico St., Colorado St., Loyola-Marymount, Univ. Pacific, Pomona-Pitzer, Relax, Santa Cruz, Seattle Club, San Fran Club South, Tricheck, U. San Diego, U. Washington, UCLA B, UCSB B, UCSD, Whitman.

Stanford Lacrosse Welcomes Photography Vendor Action Athletics to the Sports her Way Western States Lacrosse Tournament

Action Athletics will offer exciting action photos to the lacrosse players, referees, and fans at this weekend?s tournament.

Stanford Lacrosse is proud to be able to offer the players, referees, and fans of the Western States Tournament exciting action shots of the weekend?s play through Action Athletics. Action Athletics? President Brian Jackson says, "we are photographing this weekend's event for those who want to remember this time in the athlete or referee?s life? Stop by our booth to view and order the images throughout the weekend."

Head Stanford Lacrosse Coach, Michele Uhlfelder said, "we?re excited to have Action Athletics join us in vendor village, because we think it will be an exciting opportunity for people to have quality shots of themselves in action. It?s just another way to support people having a great experience at this event. Now, participants will be able to satisfy all of their lacrosse equipment and apparel needs, plus they might find a priceless action photo of themselves that speaks volumes."

Action Athletics
PO Box 5339
South San Francisco, CA 94083
(650) 218-5082

Saturday April 5th
High School Bracket (Non-CIF)

Field 5 Game1 8am-8:45am Bainbridge v. Dunn 2 8:55am-9:40am W.Lion v. Panthers B 3 9:50am-10:35am Panthers A v. R. City 4 10:45am-11:30am H.Names v. T-hawks 5 11:40am-12:25pm B-bridge v. Panthers B 6 12:35pm-1:20pm Dunn v. W.Lion 7 1:30pm-2:15pm Panthers A v. H.Names 8 2:25pm-3:10pm R.City v. T-hawks 9 3:20pm-4:05pm W.Lion v. B-bridge 10 4:15pm-5:00pm Panthers B v. Dunn 10 4:15pm-5:00pm (RC & HN, field 4) 11 5:10pm-5:55pm T-hawks v. Panthers A CIF Bracket Field 6 Game 1 8am-8:45am MA v. Amador 2 8:55am-9:40am Thatcher v. Davis 3 9:50am-10:35am Poway v. win of MA +For futher CIF High School schedule, please go to Fields 6 and 7.

Field 7 Game1 8am-8:45am Gunn v. Carondelet 2 8:55am-9:40am St. Ign. v. St. Marg. 3 9:50am-10:35am Acalanes v. win StI/StM For further CIF High School schedule, please go to Fields 6 and 7.

Collegiate/Post-Collegiate Club Bracket Field 1 Game1 8am-8:45am Cal Poly v. Portland 2 8:55am-9:40am Arizona v. UCSB B 3 9:50am-10:35am Color. St. v. West Wash 4 10:45am-11:30am USD v. U Oregon 5 11:40am-12:25pm Seattle v. UCLA A 6 12:35pm-1:20pm UCSD v. Arizona State 7 1:30pm-2:15pm SF South v. USD 8 2:25pm-3:10pm UCSB A v. Cal Poly 9 3:20pm-4:05pm Arizona v. Whitman 10 4:15pm-5:00pm Color. St. v. Pacific

Field 2 Game1 8am-8:45am SF North v. UCSB A 2 8:55am-9:40am Whitman v. Pom-Pitz 3 9:50am-10:35am Pacific v. Santa Cruz 4 10:45am-11:30am Cal Poly v. SR North 5 11:40am-12:25pm UCSB B v. Whitman 6 12:35pm-1:20pm West Wash v. Pacific 7 1:30pm-2:15pm LMU v. U Oregon 8 2:25pm-3:10pm Portland v. SF North 9 3:20pm-4:05pm UCSB B v. Pom-Pitz 10 4:15pm-5:00pm WestWash v. SantaCruz

Field 3 Game 1 8am-8:45am Cal Lax Co. v. Seattle 2 8:55am-9:40am Arizona St. v. ICLA B 3 9:50am-10:35am U Wash v. SF South 4 10:45am-11:30am Portland v. UCSB A 5 11:40am-12:25pm Pom-Pitz v. Arizona 6 12:35pm-1:20pm SantaCruz v. Color.St. 7 1:30pm-2:15pm UCLA A v. Cal Lax Co. 8 2:25pm-3:10pm Arizona St. v. Chico St 9 3:20pm-4:05pm U Oregon v. U Wash 10 4:15pm-5:00pm LMU v. USD

Field 4 Game1 8am-8:45am Relax v. UCLA A 2 8:55am-9:40am Chico St. v. UCSD 3 9:50am-10:35am Tricheck v. LMU 4 10:45am-11:30am Cal Lax Co. v. Relax 5 11:40am-12:25pm UCLA B v. Chico St. 6 12:35pm-1:20pm U Wash v. Tricheck 7 1:30pm-2:15pm Seattle v. Relax 8 2:25pm-3:10pm UCLA B v. UCSD 9 3:20pm-4:05pm SF South v. Tricheck 10 4:15pm-5:00pm (RiverCity/HolyNames)



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