22nd Annual Santa Barbara Shootout Sponsored by Brine
Feb. 10, 2010
Santa Barbara, CA - The Santa Barbara Shootout fair weather schedule is now available to the public on the Shootout page of this website. Ninety-five games will be played over three days by 48 teams across four divisions of play. Thirty college teams will play in the recently expanded WDIA Division while the remaining 18 teams are in the Super, Competitive and U-19 divisions. The Shootout is a set schedule event with pre-determined match-ups to provide teams from all over the country the opportunity to play arranged games.
For the first time La Playa Stadium at SBCC will host some Shootout games, courtesy of the SBCC Athletic Department and the new SBCC Women's Lacrosse Club. La Playa has seen lacrosse before back when it was a grass facility. It was a location for the Semana Nautica 7 A-Side Co-Ed Lacrosse Tournament in the 1990's. Notably, the Friday 6:30pm game featuring SBCC and Marymount College of Palos Verdes is the first California community college versus community college women's lacrosse game. It is also the first CC versus CC women's lacrosse game west of the Mississippi. UCLA and Michigan will warm up the turf at 5:00pm before SBCC and Marymount take the field. at 6:30pm Following the community college game Colorado will play Texas at 8:00pm.
At the same time all this history is being made at SBCC games will also be contested at UCSB. Eight teams open play at 3:00pm on Storke Field before UCSB faces Lindenwood in a 4:30pm match-up in Harder Stadium. The Gauchos are the defending champions of the WWLL and Lindenwoed are the defending champions of the WCLL. Four night games on the UCSB Rob Field turf wrap up the twelve Friday games that kick off the Shootout. Men's lacrosse fans even have something to look forward to on the weekend of the Shootout. The UCSB Men's Lacrosse team will host rival Cal Poly SLO at 1pm on Saturday at the UCSB Lacrosse Field (aka The Pit). Then on Monday both UCSB teams will take on BYU in a double header with the women squaring off at 11:00am and the men facing off at 1:00pm.
"If you're one of those people who can't get enough lacrosse," says UCSB head women's lacrosse coach Paul Ramsey, "then this is the weekend to be in Santa Barbara."
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