Whittier College News Release
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May 9, 2002
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Advances to Lacrosse NCAA Quarterfinals
In Coach’s Last Season
Making the most of a home-field advantage, Whittier College’s men’s lacrosse
team defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 19-8 on Wednesday, May 8, in
the first NCAA lacrosse playoff game to be held in California.
Last night’s win fulfilled a personal goal for Whittier coach Doug
Locker, as this is the first time any California lacrosse team has made it to
the NCAA playoffs. Locker, who founded the team in 1982, will be leaving
Whittier at the end of the academic year to become athletics director at Notre
Dame de Namur in Belmont, Calif. Locker leaves Whittier with a personal
coaching record of 282-70. In addition to coaching, Locker served as director
of athletic recruitment and retention and has worked at Whittier since his
graduation from the college in 1979.
The May 8th victory sends the Whittier Poets to Burlington, Vt., where
they will face the Middlebury College Panthers for the quarterfinals, played in
Alumni Stadium on Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. (For
additional information, consult the NCAA Championships Web site at: http://www.ncaachampionships.com.)
Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an
independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and
strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts.
Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is
a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate
campus in Costa Mesa.