MCLA: SELC-I & II – Tournament Brackets Set!

 

via MCLA press release

 

SELC – I

 

ATLANTA – Four contests featuring eight nationally-ranked teams are on tap in the quarterfinals of the 2018 SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) Division I tournament, which begins on Friday at sites in and around the Johns Creek, Ga., area.

In the early 5:30 p.m. window on Friday, No. 1NE South Carolina (14-0, 4-0) will look for its first tournament win in over a decade when it squares off with No. 2SE Florida (11-4, 3-1). The two met on Feb. 17 in Gainesville with the Gamecocks taking the 15-4 victory.

2018 SELC DIVISION I BRACKET

The final three games will take place at 8 p.m., starting with No. 1SE Florida State (10-3, 4-0) battling No. 2NE Clemson (13-2, 3-1). The Seminoles are on a five-game winning streak entering the postseason while the Tigers had their 10-game streak snapped by South Carolina in the regular season finale.

No. 1SW Georgia Tech (10-4, 5-0), the two-time defending SELC champion, will have its hands full in the quarterfinals with No. 2NW Liberty (7-4, 3-1). The Flames and Yellow Jackets met in last year’s SELC championship game.

Rounding out the quarterfinal contests will be No. 1NW Virginia Tech (9-4, 4-0) going head-to-head with No. 2SW Georgia (8-5, 4-1). The Hokies have won five of the last six while the Bulldogs have lost two of the last three.

“It’s pretty amazing to have an eight-team tournament and all of them sporting a national ranking,” said SELC director Mike Dubbelde. “The team that manages to win three games in three days will be ready to take on the nation’s best in Salt Lake City.”

Admission to the 2018 SELC Tournament, which is sponsored by Warrior/New Balance and the Johns Creek Visitors Bureau, is $10 for an adult day pass and $5 for students. Adult weekend passes can be purchased for $20 and students are $10. Children 9 and under are free as are students up to 18 wearing a lacrosse jersey.

The winner of the 2018 SELC Tournament will receive an automatic qualifying bid to the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Amour, which will be held in Salt Lake City from May 7-11.

2018 SELC Division I Tournament

Quarterfinals – Johns Creek, Ga. – Friday, April 20
GAME 1: No. 2NE Clemson vs. No. 1SE Florida State, 8 p.m. (at Alpharetta H.S.)
GAME 2: No. 2SE Florida vs. No. 1NE South Carolina, 5:30 p.m. (at Northview H.S.)
GAME 3: No. 2NW Liberty vs. No. 1SW Georgia Tech, 8 p.m. (at Mount Pisgah)
GAME 4: No. 2SW Georgia vs. No. 1NW Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. (at Northview H.S.)

Semifinals – Northview (Ga.) H.S. – Saturday, April 21
GAME 2 & GAME 3 winners, 5 p.m.
GAME 1 & GAME 4 winners, 7:30 p.m.

Finals – Northview (Ga.) H.S. – Sunday, April 22
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.

 

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SELC – II

 

ATLANTA – Kennesaw State and Florida Gulf Coast will be sporting the top seeds in the six-team SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) Division II tournament on April 20-22 in Johns Creek, Ga.

Kennesaw State (6-4, 4-0) earned the top seed out of the North subdivision while FCGU (10-3, 6-0) went undefeated in the South, and each earned byes into the semifinals on Saturday, April 21.

2018 SELC DIVISION II BRACKET

On Friday night, South No. 2 North Florida (9-4, 4-1) will tangle with North No. 3 Appalachian State (5-5, 2-2) with the winner meeting Kennesaw State in the semis.

The other side of the draw features North No. 2 Wake Forest (7-1, 3-1) putting it all on the line against South No. 3 Florida Atlantic (6-3, 4-2). The winner earns a date with Florida Gulf Coast in the semifinals.

The championship game, which comes with an automatic qualifying berth to the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour in Salt Lake City from May 7-12, takes place on Sunday.

“The 2018 edition of the SELC Division II Tournament is a special one,” said SELC director and Florida Gulf Coast coach Mike Dubbelde. “Florida Atlantic has made it for the first time after a very impressive season and North Florida has come roaring in with a Top 25 national ranking after a six-year hiatus from the MCLA. It also marks the first time we’ve had a bye for the top two seeds of D-II. Every year surprising things happen in the SELC Tournament and 2018 doesn’t look to be any different.”

Admission to the 2018 SELC Tournament, which is sponsored by Warrior/New Balance and the Johns Creek Visitors Bureau, is $10 for an adult day pass and $5 for students. Adult weekend passes can be purchased for $20 and students are $10. Children 9 and under are free as are students up to 18 wearing a lacrosse jersey.

2018 SELC Division II Tournament

First Round – Johns Creek, Ga. – April 20
GAME 1: No. 3S Florida Atlantic vs. No. 2N Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m. (at Alpharetta H.S.)
GAME 2: No. 3N Appalachian State vs. No. 2S North Florida, 5:30 p.m. (at Mount Pisgah)

Semifinals – Northview (Ga.) H.S. – April 21
GAME 1 winner vs. No. 1S Florida Gulf Coast, 12 p.m.
GAME 2 winner vs. No. 1N Kennesaw State, 2:30 p.m.

Finals – Northview (Ga.) H.S. – April 22
Semifinal winners, 12 p.m.