About the MCLAMen's Collegiate Lacrosse Association

The Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs. The MCLA currently operates in the US and Canada with 200+ teams in two divisions, across ten conferences.

MCLA Executive Board

Ken Lovic

Ken Lovic President

This is Ken Lovic's 19th year at the helm of the Georgia Tech program. Ken has led the Yellow Jackets to two SELC titles (1997, 2004) and has coached over 20 All-Conference players and 8 All-Americans. He has also coached 2 high school teams to Championships at the Vail Shootout (2001, 2002). Lovic is currently the Sport Club Coordinator at Georgia Tech. His playing experience is with the Towson Lacrosse Club, West Virginia and James Madison College Clubs. He attended Loyola High School in Baltimore, Maryland. lovic@mcla.us

Gary Podesta

Executive Board Gary Podesta

Gary grew up in Seaford, NY and and his coaching career began in 1979 at Bethpage High School for legendary coach Fran McCall. From 1983 to 2012, he was the head coach at Santa Clara University with a one year stint as offensive coordinator for NCAA Div. II, Notre Dame de Namur University. He also served as the Director of Game Operations for the San Francisco Dragons of Major League Lacrosse. Garys accolades include: 1993 WCLL Div I Coach of the Year, 2003 Santa Clara Univ. Athletic HOF inductee and 2010 USL Northern California Chapter HOF inductee. podesta@mcla.us


Doug Carl

Doug Carl Executive Board

Doug Carl started his coaching career at Cumberland Valley HS in Pennsylvania where he won two titles in four years. Carl was then recruited to coach Sonoma State in 2001, where he led the Seawolves to three WCLL titles in six years, a National Championship in 2003, a second trip the MCLA finals in 2005 and has accumulated more than 100 wins. Carl is now entering his 5th season as the Eligibility Chair where he oversees the eligibility for every player in the league. carl@mcla.us

Chris Malone

Executive Board Chris Malone

Chris Malone spent 6 seasons as Head Coach for the Arizona State Sun Devils. During his time, his team has participated in six consecutive MCLA Final Fours, played in two National Championships, and has won four Conference Championships. He has coached 33 MCLA All Americans. Before coming to Arizona State, Chris was a two time All-American at the University of Maryland and played in Major League Lacrosse for six years. He coached at the NCAA Division I level from 03-05 at The University of Pennsylvania. malone@mcla.us


Jason Stockton

Jason Stockton Executive Board

Jason Stockton brings more than 20 years of MCLA-related experience to the executive committee, beginning with his playing career in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League while attending U.C. San Diego and U.C. Davis from 1989-1993. Following graduate school, Stockton relocated to Tacoma, Washington and became head lacrosse coach of Pacific Lutheran University in 1999, a role he held for six years. He has served on the MCLA Board of Directors for the past nine years as the president of the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL). stockton@mcla.us


MCLA Directors

Gary Podesta

Gary Podesta

Director of Competition

podesta@mcla.us

Doug Carl

Doug Carl

Director of Compliance

carl@mcla.us

Mike Martin

Mike Martin

Director of Athlete Programs

martin@mcla.us

Mike Annala

Mike Annala

Director of Finance

annala@mcla.us

Dave Heisey

Dave Heisey

Director of Partnerships

heisey@mcla.us

Dan Morris

Dan Morris

Director of Marketing

morris@mcla.us


MCLA Committees

2015 National Tournament Selection Committee
Division IDivision II
CCLA:Jason Rickel
Pittsburgh
Terry Nichter
Indiana Tech
GRLC:Chuck Wilson
Miami Ohio
Dustin Rich
Missouri State
LSA:Brendan Klein
Oklahoma
Bryan Seaman
St. Gregory
PCLL:Ben Clark
New Hampshire
Will Wezenter
S. Connecticut
PNCLL:Jack Cerchiara
Washington
Will Patton
W. Oregon
RMLC:Matt Schneck
BYU
Chris Kelley
Montana State
SELC:Kyle McQuinlan
Liberty
Will McMinn
Montreat
SLC:Manny Rapkin
Grand Canyon
Mike Ansel
CSU Fullerton
UMLL:Sam Litman
Minn-Duluth
Derek Daehn
St Johns
WCLL:Panchito Ojeda
Sonoma State
Colin Knightly
St. Marys
2015 Awards Committee
Division IDivision II
Chair:Mike Martin
Director of Athlete Programs
Mike Martin
Director of Athlete Programs
CCLA:Brandon Schwind
Michigan State
Tim Murry
Grand Valley
GRLC:Chuck Wilson
Miami of Ohio
Wayne Jaeckle
Washington University
LSA:Karl Lynch
SMU
Jason Zantjer
LSA President
PCLL:Paul Scordato
UConn
Joe McDonough
Stonehill
PNCLL:Brent Hoskins (Asst Chair)
SFU
Bubba Gutherless (Asst Chair)
PLU
RMLC:Alex Smith
Colorado State
Dan Riecks
Fort Lewis
SELC:Ryan Winters
Florida
Chris Southard
Palm Beach Atlantic
SLC:Manny Rapkin
Grand Canyon
Robert Prieto
SLC DIV II Director
UMLC:Rob Graff
UMD
Derek Daehn
St. John's
WCLL:Aaron Myers
Cal Poly
Colin Knightly
St. Mary's