The Event

The Pacific Coast Shootout was established in 2014 in an effort to bring big time college lacrosse to the West Coast. In its inaugural year, the Shootout did just that - showcasing two of the nation's top Division I lacrosse programs in Denver and Notre Dame.

The Pioneers defeated the Fighting Irish 10-7 before a crowd of almost 6,000 fans at LeBard Stadium on the campus of Orange Coast College. Former Foothill Knights (Santa Ana, CA) attackman Erik Adamson scored a career-high 6 goals to lead Denver to the win. Perhaps participating in the Shootout is a good way to start the season, as both teams went on to play in the NCAA Division I Final Four in late May.

In the event's second game, 2014 MCLA semi-finalist UCSB defeated LMU 12-7.

The 2015 Shootout featured the Tar Heels of North Carolina (ACC) and the Terrapins of the University of Maryland (Big10). Both programs are former National Champions and perennial powers in Division I college lacrosse. Maryland defeated its former ACC rival 10-8 before a crowd of 6,785 fans at Santa Ana Stadium.

In 2016, the eigth-ranked Maryland Terrapins returned a year after making their first appearance in the Shootout to take on the top-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The Irish defeated the Terps 9-4 in front of a sellout crowd of 6,970.

The 2017 Shootout will feature two former Division I national champions in Cornell (Ivy League) and Virginia (ACC). Since the NCAA Division I tournament began in 1971, ten programs have won the national championship. In just four short years, the Shootout has played host to half of them.

West Coast lacrosse is booming. Each year, more and more players from California are appearing on the rosters of traditional college lacrosse powerhouses. The ultimate goal of the Shootout is to promote the high quality of lacrosse being played in California and the West, while exposing these developing players and programs to the best collegiate programs in the game. In short, its a cross-promotional platform to help further grow and develop the game along the Pacific Coast.

Pacific Coast Shootout

2017 Pacific Coast Shootout
Virginia 19 • Cornell 18 (OT)

2016 Pacific Coast Shootout
Notre Dame 9 • Maryland 4

2015 Pacific Coast Shootout
Maryland 10 • North Carolina 8

Pacific Coast Shootout
Denver 10 • Notre Dame 7