DETROIT - Attention all WCLL teams that plan to participate this spring. The WCLL roster verifications are due to the WCLL by Thursday, February 1, 2017. The roster verifications are due to the WCLA by Thursday, February 15, 2018 or 10 days before the first officials WCLA contest. All WCLL rosters must be mailed to Greg Normand, 2700 Shimmons Suite 193, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326. WCLA Hardship Requests: Must be received by the WCLA Eligibility Chair by February 15, 2018.
WCLL SCHEDULES - All WCLL schedules are past due. Schedules must be submitted to LaxPower by February 15 or by your first game, whichever is earlier. Scores are required to be submitted within 24 hours. Please send 2018 game schedules to LaxPower before January 15, 2018.
Welcome to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), an intercollegiate club lacrosse organization, divided into two divisions, that represents 44 universities and colleges that stretch a geographic region from as far east as New York and west to Missouri and from the Canadian border to Kentucky. The WCLL, the largest club league in the continental United States, is beginning our 24nd year of competition and we look forward to serving the many student-athletes in our conference. In the WCLL's long tenure, we have experienced the growth of womens' club lacrosse, whether watching a university club program transform into an NCAA scholarship opportunity or just witnessing a smaller club team enjoy the fruits of friendship, while competing in a shared experience. The WCLL's historical landscape is scattered with a number of successes and we're hopeful the trend will continue in 2018. We believe in our mission and fully support US Lacrosse and all that they represent. Our basic mission is simple:
WCLL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLL) is to develop the athletic opportunities of its participants, nourish the educational challenges of scholastic life and enhance the collegiate experience. We should strive to provide our student-athletes with a positive and creative outlet for their athletic hopes and serve our membership because we believe that fellowship and sportsmanship have value. If you are interested in learning more about our WCLL or the Womens' College Lacrosse Association (WCLA), our national organization, please contact WCLL League President League President Greg Normand at 1.248.425-2849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TICONDEROGA - There was some discussion in the 2017 WCLA off-season about adopting the NCAA womens' lacrosse rule book, but that's not going to happen this coming spring. After some lengthy trials, the WCLA will be sticking to USL-WCLA rules for the upcoming season with the hopes of revisiting the intercollegiate landscape next summer.
"Many of us were disappointed with the reversal of thought because we thought the changes would improve the game, however, the entire country will be utilizing last year's rules and hopefully we can examine the NCAA rule book next year," said Gary Neft, the University of Pittsburgh's head coach.
The WCLL organizing board did entertain the idea of operating under the NCAA rules within the league, while playing the USL-book when competing outside the league, but that plan was scrapped by the WCLA national organizing committee.
"We were basically told if we didn't play the same rules as the rest of the WCLA that our games would not count." said Greg Normand, the WCLL board president. "We're hoping to see some movement next summer towards the NCAA book, but only time will tell.
Normand said all of the teams will have to conduct intercollegiate lacrosse games using the current USL-WCLA rules if they are to count towards the WCLA competition compliance rules.
ALL CONTESTS BETWEEN WCLA MEMBER TEAMS SHALL BE PLAYED ACCORDING TO US LACROSSE/NFHS SCHOLASTIC RULES WITH THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS OUTLINED IN SECTION 2.
Please see the uslacrosse.org/rules for complete rule set and revisions for 2018.
** NOTE: To receive a HARD copy of the Rules, please select the NFHS Rule book option when renewing your membership. You must renew as both a player and coach to receive this option. **
NEW YORK - All playing members of the WCLA are required by rule to be members of US Lacrosse. The new policy went into effect last year and USL realized that young college students need a price break, so if you are registering for the upcoming 2018 spring season take note. A new USL-WCLA membership comes with a reduction in price if you know the secret word. When registering on the USL website, WCLA subcommittee members, said new members can enter wcla_2018 during registration to save $15. The normal cost for USL membership is $35. If you have already registered for the 2018 spring season, there is no rebate for paying the higher fee, WCLA subcommittee members said.
2017 WCLL DI CHAMPS UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
2017 WCLL DII CHAMPS GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
DETROIT - The assigners for WCLL women's lacrosse games in 2018 will be M.J. Evagash, head assigner, Les Porteous and Deb Welch. The email for all communications with assigners is email@example.com. Please use this email to send all game assignments, schedule issues and any questions related to officiating assignments. If there are any game day issues within 24 hours of game time, it is imperative that you communicate via text/phone with the assigner that has been appointed to cover your team. Please reference below which assigner is handling your lacrosse program.
WCLL Head Assigner
M.J. Evagash (412) 865-9043
Les Porteous (317) 403-7884
Deb Welch (614) 561-7707
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