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Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League

WCLL READIES FOR 23rd LACROSSE SEASON IN 2018

     Welcome to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), an intercollegiate club lacrosse organization, divided into two divisions, that represents 53 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 23nd 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 gnormand7@att.net.

WCLL COMPLIANCE DEADLINES PUT IN PLACE

WCLL ELECTRONIC TEAM APPLICATION - All WCLL electronic team applications are due immediately. The link is found at WCLA.US

WCLL LATE DUES - Friday, December 1, 2017 is the deadline for any WCLL team that did not pay at the annual meeting. There is a $25 late fee past December 1.

WCLL SCHEDULES - All WCLL schedules are due Monday, January 8, 2018

WCLL ROSTERS  - All WCLL roster verifications are due Thursday, February 15, 2018 or 10 days before the first officials WCLA contest.

WCLL TEAM EMAILS - All WCLL teams will have emails that consist of their team name in the address to ensure inner league communications improve this year.

ALL WCLA PLAYERS NEED TO JOIN USL

   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.

BOARD WANTS ONE CENTRAL COMMUNICATION HUB - WCLLLACROSSE@gmail.com

   OXFORD - The WCLL league organizers are concerned about communications with member teams. In the past two years, all of the WCLL board members have received messages from coaches, team presidents and concerned citizens with the sole issue of looking for answers. The problem with contacting so many outlets at the league level is the messages are getting lost and that's a problem.

   "This is really simple, we want all of the communications concerning league matters to be sent to wclllacrosse@gmail.com so we can keep track of the issues and find answers in a quick and timely matter," said Greg Normand, WCLL president. 

   For any correspondence for the WCLL governing board, please use the email address wclllacrosse@gmail.com. If contacting an individual or team in the league, please use the separate personal email addresses that are highlighted on the website. 

WCLL TEAMS NEED SPECIFIC EMAIL ADDRESS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS

   CHICAGO - The WCLL organizing committee is asking that all participating teams in the league register an email address includes their university in the address. The example might be Pittwomenslax@gmail.com. There are currently a number of schools with email addresses that use their universities in the title, but league organizers are hoping for full compliance before the end of the year.

   The idea to use an email with a school name in the address to communicate with league officials and other WCLL teams is to quickly identity the email and hopefully make it easier to know where the information is being generated.

   The other idea for a single team email is to make passing along information from year to year easier, as many program officers use personal emails, which more than often are useless after a president or treasurer graduates.

2017 WCLL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ARE PITT AND GRAND VALLEY


2017 WCLL DI CHAMPS UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH


2017 WCLL DII CHAMPS GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

WCLL OFFICIAL GAME ASSIGNERS HAVE CHANGED BEEN REASSIGNED

   DETROIT - The assigner for WCLL women's lacrosse games in 2017-2018 is M.J. Evagash (refmj4481@gmail.com), who is based in Pittsburgh. She will handle all assignments, so coaches should contact her for any issues related to officiating. The email address for all game assignments or schedule issues is wclllax@gmail.com. If there are any game day issues or within 24 hours of game time, communication needs to be via text/call. Assigners will correspond with the following schools for these issues.Evagash will be assisted by Indiana assigner Leslie Porteous (les.porteous@gmail.com), but league organizers are asking teams to funnel their playdates and questions through Evagash.

M.J. Evagash

M.J. Evagash

WCLL Head Assigner

Phone: 412-865-9043

Les Porteous

Les Porteous

WCLL Assigner

Phone: 317-403-7884

Deb Welch

Deb Welch

WCLL Assigner

Phone: 614-561-7707

M.J. Evagash  (412) 865-9043

University of Wisconsin
University of Buffalo
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
Northwestern University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Minnesota
West Virginia University 
Marquette University
Duquesne University
Central Michigan University
Slippery Rock University
Grove City College
Carnegie Mellon University
Oakland University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Les Porteous (317) 403-7884

University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
University of Notre Dame
University of Illinois
University of Indiana
University of Purdue
DePaul University
Grand Valley State
Taylor University
Augustana College
Ball State University
Rose-Hulman Institute
Butler University
Lake Forest College
University of Chicago
Bethel College
Illinois State University

Deb Welch (614) 561-7707

Ohio University
University of Cincinnati
Miami of Ohio
The Ohio State University
Eastern Michigan University
Bowling Green State
University of Dayton
Marshall University
Saginaw State University
University of Toledo
Case Western College
Xavier University
Western Michigan University

WCLL TEAMS MUST REGISTER WEBMASTERS

   SEATTLE - Every team in the WCLA that needs access to the organization's website, and more specifically their own individual team page, must register on the link that is provided with this story. The WCLA webmaster registration link went active on Monday, November 14, 2016 at approximately 2:30 pm after a previous link giving access to individual webpages had been removed from the lacrosse website. "If your team or players have already registered for the WCLA 2018 spring season, congratulations and thanks. But in order to enter schedules, rosters and the required league information, an individual from each team will have to register as a team's webmaster," said Greg Normand, the WCLL president. "We didn't realize until a week ago there was no webmaster link to register, so please take the time now, to register."

   Normand said registering as a WCLA webmaster for each team is a must immediately and access to the individual team page will take about 24 hours, provided the website isn't slammed with requests. Each team webmaster will be given access to their college or university page. The link for registering WCLA webmasters is  https://wcla.sportngin.com/register/form/998154046 .  

WEBSITE COMPLIANCE SET

   SPARKS, MARYLAND - The WCLA governance is 'cracking down a bit,' on the use or non-use of the WCLA website, said members of the WCLA governing subcommittee. The WCLA website has been in existence for two years, entering its third year, and the national subcommittee is hoping to get a larger percentage of member teams involved in the process. The national subcommittee has mandated some basic rules for using the site and requirements by member teams who compete in the WCLA.

   The national subcommittee is now requiring all WCLA teams to input six categories on the website if they want to be eligible for post-season honors or the WCLA National Championships,' said Liz Holmes, the WCLA subcommittee president.

   The required areas of information for the WCLA website are:

1. Register for the WCLA website.

2. Provide a complete game schedule.

3. Provide a list of team contacts.

4. Provide a map or list where home games are played.

5. Provide a complete roster on the website.

6. Provide statistics for each player for games played.

  The idea to provide the basic information to improve communications between teams, said WCLA subcommittee spokesman. Teams can register on the WCLA website at wcla.us and there is an 18-minute tutorial to assist you through the registration process. You can manage your team page once registered and the WCLA webmaster has granted access to your specific pages. Another aspect of registering is providing an online game schedule. After entering games online, opponents for each game must accept the game for it to appear on the WCLA website. Team contacts and game locations must be listed for the obvious reasons and rosters should be completed as part of the registration process. If you fail to observe these five requirements, teams will not be invited to the WCLA national championships.