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Cougars Lacrosse History

In 1958, the Claremont Lacrosse Team became the first college lacrosse club in Southern California. Prior to 1978, Claremont Lacrosse was a club organized around the Colleges, but which also included faculty and community members including marines from Camp Pendleton. Games were played against college teams on Saturdays and against other clubs on Sundays. In 1978, the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League was formed. Claremont was a founding member, along with UC Berkeley, University of Arizona, Arizona State, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford University, and UCLA. The WCLL established uniform rules for student participation. Throughout the history of Claremont Lacrosse, the team has kept up a high level of performance, last winning the divisional title in 2003. Among former coaches are Lacrosse Hall of Fame Member Bill Wootton (1964 to 1980), Professor Dan Guthrie, Professor Jerry Eyrich, and Rick Starratt CMC'82.

 

2017 Cougar team photo

Cougs 2017

 

2016 Team Photo

Cougs 2016

 

2015

Cougs 2015

 

 

2014 Cougars

Cougs 2014

 

 

2013 Cougars

Cougs 2013

 

 

2012 Cougars

 

Cougs 2012

 

  

2011 Team Photo

Cougs 2011

 

2009 team pjhoto

COUGS 2009

 

Cougs 2008

Cougs 2008

 

Cougs 2007

Cougs 2007

 

 

Cougars 2006

 

Cougars 2005

Cougars 2005

 

 

Cougars 2004

 

1987

Claremont 1987

 

1974 team photo

Claremont 1974

 

1973

Claremont 1973

 

 1972 Team Photo

 

Claremont 1972

 Claremont 1970

Claremont 1971

 

1970

 

1970 team photo

Claremont 1970

  

 

1969

 

1969 team photo

Claremont 1969

 

 1962 California Lax Champions

 Claremont 1962

CMC members of the Claremont Lacrosse Club at the 1962 California Lacrosse Association Championships
Dean Davidge '65, Coach Gabe Smilkstein, Malcolm Starr '65 (top)
Dick Cline '65, Roger Garriott '65, Arthur Todd '64 (bottom)

 

 

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