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.
TEAMS WITH SUBMITTED ROSTER VERIFICATION FORMS:
As of 2/12/2018 - Michigan State, Illinois State, Saginaw Valley State, Eastern Michigan, Oakland University (USL Copy), Cincinnati, University of Michigan, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Western Michigan (USL-Copy), Rose-Hulman, Ohio University, University of Kentucky, Grand Valley State University, Purdue, Northwestern University, Dayton, Lake Forest College, DePaul University, Duquesne University, Notre Dame University, Wheaton College (USL Copy) and University of Pittsburgh.
TEAMS WITHOUT SUBMITTED ROSTER VERIFICATION FORMS:
Indiana, Miami Ohio, Ohio State, West Virginia, Buffalo, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Marquette, Central Michigan, Xavier, Louisville, Butler, IUPUI, Grove City, Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, Augustana, Taylor University, Bowling Green, Ball State and Toledo.
If you have not sent your roster verficiation to Greg Normand by Monday, February 12, please send it to Liz Piper, US Lacrosse, 2 Loveton Circle, Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, 21152. If you do not have your roster verification into USL by February 15, your team will be ineligible for WCLA and WCLL post season tournaments. You can send a copy of your WCLL team roster to Liz Piper without the completed university registar's stamp before February 15, 2018 and follow up with the completed paperwork after to comply with WCLA rules.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS - The new owners of Laxpower have finally open their doors for posting 2018 WCLA and WCLL schedules for the upcoming spring, it was announced Saturday morning. If you have not sent your 2018 spring schedule, please send it to Bill at email@example.com and don't forget to post your scores in a timely manner after playing.
Last year’s national championship runner-up Pittsburgh is ranked No. 1 in the Nike/US Lacrosse WCLA Division I Preseason Top 20, while two-time defending champion Denver holds the top spot in the Nike/US Lacrosse WCLA Division II Preseason Top 20.
Pittsburgh finished with a 17-2 record last year and held the No. 1 one ranking in Division I for much of the regular season. As the top seed in the 2017 WCLA National Championship, the Panthers advanced to the title game before falling 13-11 to Delaware, a loss that snapped Pittsburgh’s 11-game winning streak. Returning All-Americans Courtney Bruch and Mara Wrzeniewski will be among the leaders for the Panthers in 2018. Colorado State, Georgia, UCLA, and Santa Clara round out the top five in the Division I preseason rankings.
DENVER TOPS D2 WCLA PRE-SEASON LIST
Coming off its second straight Division II championship in 2017, Denver begins the new season atop the Division II rankings. The Pioneers defeated Loyola 9-6 in last year’s final and closed the year with a 13-game winning streak. Three returning All-Americans – Kaitlyn Ball, Sophie Smith, and Sophie Vernon – will help lead the way for Denver, which finished 14-2 overall last year. Loyola, Concordia (Calif.), SMU and St. Thomas round out the top five in the Division II preseason rankings. The complete lists for both divisions can be found below.
WCLL PLAYERS TO WATCH THIS SPRING ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS
Courtney Bruch, A, Sr.
A second team All-American in 2017, Bruch was the second leading scorer for Pitt’s high-scoring offense last year. The offense will likely run through her again in 2018 as Pitt aims for another deep postseason run.
Sarah Fried, D, Jr.
A returning All-American who will anchor the Wolverine defense in 2018, Fried was part of a unit last year that limited eight opponents to single-digit goals as Michigan advanced to the national quarterfinals.
2. Colorado State
5. Santa Clara
6. Delaware Club
7. Michigan Club
8. Virginia Club
9. Boston College Club
10. San Diego State Club
11. North Carolina Club
12. Brigham Young
13. Cal Poly
14. Colorado Club
15. Grand Canyon
16. Virginia Tech Club
17. Central Florida
18. James Madison Club
19. Ohio State
2. Loyola Club
3. Concordia (Calif.)
5. St. Thomas
6. Grand Valley State Club
7. Vermont Club
8. Utah State
9. Salisbury Club
12. Cornell Club
13. St. Benedict
14. Texas Christian
15. Utah State
16. Texas State
17. Iowa State
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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