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Pittsburgh begins national title defense


The 2015 WCLA national champions from the University of Pittsburgh will try and defend their title this year in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


WCLL begins 20th year of competition

   Welcome to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), an intercollegiate club lacrosse organization, divided into two divisions, that represents 47 universities and colleges that stretch a geographic region from as far east as New York and west to Missouri. The WCLL, the largest club league in the continental United States, is beginning our 20th 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 2015. 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 Gary Neft at 1.800.240.0178 or garylax@aol.com

WCLA launches brand new women’s intercollegiate national lacrosse website

BY SUM TING WONG
   CHICAGO - There's finally a communication tool to link collegiate club lacrosse players who compete in the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) across the country.
   The WCLA spring lax season is just weeks away, but the WCLA's first national inter-active website was launched in early December to try and bridge the gap between California and New York, said members of the WCLA national board.
   "We now have a website that can keep our players, coaches and even our fans up-to-date on the latest happenings in and around the WCLA," said Glen Schurtleff, the WCLA national board chairman. "We think launching this new league site will give us a real communication advantage for those interested in keeping track of our activities."
   Schurtleff said the site will include game schedules, rosters, player stats, feature stories and posted and live video. He said that teams without a web presence can now tap into this medium.
   "We have a large number of teams who don't have websites and we think this will give value to our programs, the league and the WCLA," he said.
   The biggest concern for WCLA officials is getting the word out that the new league site is the lone communication tool to link nine regional leagues together across the continental United States.
   "You have to know that our teams must provide the basics like rosters, schedules, contact information and game locations," said Greg Normand, the WCLA's communication chair. "But please understand that's just the baseline. This website, if we use it right, can track stats for the national recognition committees, the website will make it easier at the end of the year to track teams who might qualify for the WCLA's national championships, but more importantly, we now have a venue to talk to all of the players nationwide in one place."
   Normand said it will take the national committee a few weeks to work out the bugs of the new site, but expects to see the website fully functional by January 1, 2015.
   "Please be patient and if you have a specific problem, please contact  me as quickly as possible so we can make sure everything is right. I hope it takes less time to fix our sight that it did the Affordable Care Act site," Normand said laughing. Normand can be reached by email gnormand7@att.net. The new site address is www.wcla.us.

Happy Holidays to our WCLL peers and please check the fine print.....

BY NEIL DOWNE

  DETROIT - There are a number of key pieces of information that are vital to the operation of the WCLL. Please note below the following and comply with the team requests because it will make overseeing the WCLL easier and it keeps our organization compliant with the WCLA. We do appreciate your cooperation. In this communication we have included a spreadsheet of the Division I-II teams divided by assignors.

  1. Leslie Porteous – Indiana & Missouri
  2. Margaret Carlson – Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
  3. Sandi Stech – Ohio & Kentucky
  4. M.J. Mellott - Pennsylvania, New York & West Virginia
  5. Scott McPeake - Michigan 

   If you have not sent your seasonal schedules to Laxpower and your assignors, please do it now. Please send your tentative schedule for all home games in 2015 to your regional team assignor and me, Leslie Porteous. Please make sure to include date, time, location and opponent for each home match. Please note that the regional WCLL assignors are in the process of updating the WCLL team’s contact information and every league contact should be receiving a "Welcome Email" from Arbiter to verify your team information. Please take the time to review the US Lacrosse website and the WCLA website, www.wcla.us, which is now launched. Please share and discuss the new rules with your team members and watch, for example, the video demonstrating shooting space  and defenders in the goal circle. Please review the new rules. Each team’s representatives need to review the WCLL website. All the documents that game officials use are located under the Umpire tab.  Be sure to know, as team representatives who host home games, what your responsibilities are for the visiting game officials. You should know the fees and policies for various situation like game changes or cancellations and make sure to contact your regional assigner by phone and email.