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Torkington Hired at Texas State - Nov 16, 2016

SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Texas State University men’s lacrosse program named Stephen Torkington as its new head coach on Thursday. Torkington replaces Kyle Saunders, who resigned at the end of the 2016 season.

“I couldn’t be more excited to take this position in my first role as a head coach,” Torkington said. “I would like to thank everyone with Texas State that was involved in this process. From the current players, assistant coaches, alums and former head coaches, I can tell how much they love Texas State University and this program. I'm excited to bring my knowledge and expertise to an already strong program and team culture.”

Torkington joins Texas State after a one-year stint as an assistant at the University of Michigan, where he worked with the goalies and ran the box.

“Steve has a great lacrosse mind and a passion for the game and for coaching,” said Michigan head coach John Paul. “I have no doubt he will help Texas State lacrosse reach their goals.”

Prior to joining Michigan, Torkington was an offensive assistant at Mercer (Ga.) University, helping the Bears win the Atlantic Sun Conference championship in 2014. He started his coaching career at Pfeiffer (N.C.), where he ran the Falcons’ offense, guiding them to a 43-25 record during his tenure. 

Torkington earned his undergraduate degree from Wingate (N.C.), where he was a two-time all-conference selection and just the fourth player in program history to earn All-American accolades in 2008.

The Coronado, Calif., native earned a Master’s degree in higher education administration from Mercer.

Torkington will be taking the reins of a Texas State program that finished as the runner-up in the Lone Star Alliance tournament in 2016 with an 11-3 record. The Bobcats won the LSA title in 2010 and ’15, qualifying for the 16-team MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour.

 

Bobcats Escape DFW 2-0 - Feb 9, 2016

Lemmon TCUIn the season opening road trip to the Dallas Metro area, the Texas State Bobcats came home with a 2-0 record to begin their 2016 season.

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Texas State Lacrosse To Host 2nd Annual San Marcos 7s Tournament - Jul 9, 2015

7sThe players and coaches of Texas State Lacrosse cordially invite you to play in the 2nd annual San Marcos Sevens Lacrosse Tournament on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas on August 15th and 16th. The tournament is open to all players that have finished high school and older(no high school players).
 
Improvements for 2015:
  • All games played on campus
  • Saturday games begin Saturday evening under the lights to beat the heat and allow out of town teams to drive up that day
  • Designated adult refs
  • Official tournament bar & restaurant
 
Game Length- 40 minutes- 2,17.5 minute running halves(5 minute halftime)-
  • 60 x 40 yard fields
  • 2 attack, 2 middies, 2 defenseman, 1 G
  • 3 players stay in defensive end, 2 in the offensive half
  • 3 long poles maximum on the field
  • Penalties- Player must "serve" a penalty by running around their offensive goal and back to defense. Their team is man down until he gets back to the defensive zone. 
  • All substitutions on the fly
  • 5 minute overtime if needed. Braveheart if not settled after OT. 
  • Maximum roster size of 15
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE
The tournament will be held on campus on the Bobcat Village and Intramural fields in San Marcos, Texas less than a mile to I35 and just minutes from The Square. 
 
Tournament Location:
 
333 Reimer Road
San Marcos, TX 78666
 
Registration Deadline:
 
August 9th at 5PM
 

 

Texas State Men's Lacrosse Staff Sets Summer Schedule - May 24, 2015

CoachesThe Texas State men's lacrosse coaching staff will attend numerous camps, clinics and tournaments over the summer. Please contact head coach Kyle Saunders or associate head coach Michael Brand if you plan to attend any of the following sessions.

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Help The Bobcats Get To Nationals - Apr 29, 2015

MCLA tournament

SAN MARCOS - Your 2015 Texas State men's lacrosse team are the 2015 Lone Star Alliance champions! With that comes a trip to the 2015 MCLA National Tournament held in Irvine California. We really could use some help getting there. If you can afford to help us, please click the link below. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!

 

Texas State Lacrosse GoFundMe Page

 

Bobcats Get Back To Winning Ways - Mar 3, 2015

SAN MARCOS -  The Texas State Bobcats men's lacrosse teamwon their home opener against Oklahoma this weekend in the showcase game for the 2nd annual I-35 Showdown. The weather tested Bobcats were unaffected by the rain and near freezing temperatures as they controlled the game throughout, winning by a score of 14 to 5. Key contributors included Jeremy DiGiovanni who tallied 4 goals, Bucky Desadier with a hat trick, and the always loyal Bobcat fans who despite the weather came out roaring, playing a pivotal part in the Bobcat victory.

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Texas State Lacrosse to Host I-35 Showdown - Feb 26, 2015

SAN MARCOS - Fifteen varsity and JV Texas High School Lacrosse League teams descend upon San Marcos this weekend for the 2nd annual I-35 Showdown. Initiated to give teams from the four regions of the THSLL, North (Dallas-Ft. Worth), Central (Austin), South (Houston) and San Antonio, an opportunity to get quality out of district games in a centralized location, the event has seen steady growth in year two.

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