UCSB Wins WCLL-I Title
LOS GATOS, Calif. – After taking down the two top seeds, including a dominant 11-5 victory over Cal Poly on Sunday, UC Santa Barbara is the 2023 Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) Division I champion.
With the victory, UC Santa Barbara (9-5) earns an automatic qualifying berth to the 2023 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, which will take place from May 8-13 at the Round Rock (Texas) Multipurpose Complex. Tickets and live streaming for nationals can be purchased HERE.
The Gauchos took control from the start, taking a 7-1 lead at halftime before trading goals with Cal Poly (8-6) in the second half.
UCSB will be making its first trip to nationals since 2016, when the Gauchos were members of the SLC.
2023 Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) Tournament
Los Gatos, Calif. – April 29-30 – Los Gatos High School
Semifinals – April 29
No. 1S Cal Poly d. No. 2N Sonoma State, 17-7
No. 2S UC Santa Barbara d. No. 1N California, 10-6
Finals – April 30
No. 1S Cal Poly d. #2S UC Santa Barbara, 11-5