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Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League

WCLL BEGINS 25th LACROSSE SEASON IN 2019

     Welcome to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), an intercollegiate club lacrosse organization, divided into two divisions, that represents 45 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 25th 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 2019. 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.

TOLEDO RADISSON TO HOST MEETING, RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE

     TOLEDO - The annual Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) mandatory team meetings will be held in Toledo, Ohio Sunday, November 11 from 10 am until Noon. The site for the meeting is the Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo, which is located at 3100 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43614 and the phone is 419-381-6800. Reservations can be made at the hotel by calling and reserving a room under the WCLL reservation list at a reduced rate.  The cost of a Radisson room, if booked in advance, is $99 for WCLL teams. The meeting will cover a wide variety of subjects including new playing rules, WCLA organizational processes and team responsibilities. The teams will be expected to pay league and national dues. Any new universities interested in joining the WCLL will be expected to make an evening presentation Saturday, November 10 between 7-8:30 pm before the league board to cover expectations, expenses and program strength. The league board will contact new teams with a presentation time Saturday night. All new teams must received board approval before they can participate in the WCLL. Please contact WCLL president Greg Normand at gnormand7@att.net to set up an appointment with the league board. 

WCLL ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA SET FOR UPCOMING WCLL MEETING

     DETROIT - The upcoming mandatory WCLL 2019 Organizational Meeting agenda has been set for Sunday, November 11, 2019. The meeting will begin at 10 am, with check-in at 9:15 am. The meeting will start promptly at 10 am, so organizers are asking for those coming to be on time.

    The cost of participation for 2019 for the WCLL is $750, which is broken down into two categories. Each team is required to pay $400 to US Lacrosse as a participation fee to belong to the league and the WCLL operating dues will be $350 this coming season, which is a $55 increase over last year. All WCLL teams must register their teams online https://www.uslacrosse.org/wcla-team-application before attending the annual WCLL meeting. This is a mandatory process before handing in any payments. Any teams not attending will be dropped from the league, no exceptions.

     The cost of the increase covers some mounting expenses the WCLL has absorbed over the last year. The organizing committee will explain the added expenses at the annual meeting. You can pay by credit card at the WCLL annual meeting or submit a check, but all league membership dues are to be paid at the November 11, 2018 meeting with no exceptions. There is a WCLA-WCLL invoice you can download attached with this communication. If you have any questions, please contact WCLL President Greg Normand at gnormand7@att.net.

 

NEW TEAMS MUST MAKE BOARD PRESENTATIONS

     Any new team or a former team coming back to the WCLL, must make a presentation to the WCLL organizing board to ensure they have the resources to compete and participate for the upcoming season. The new team representatives must make a 10-minute presentation covering the following subjects: 1. Team organization; 2. Team Finances; 3. Team Culture; 4. Team Size and University or College involvement.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE

7:30 pm Loyola of Chicago

7:50 pm Northern Kentucky University

8:10 pm St. Louis University

8:30 pm Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

ALL WCLA MEMBERS MUST JOIN US LACROSSE

   Members of the WCLL-WCLA must join US Lacrosse this year to be eligible to play in the league. The cost for joining is $35, which is $15 cheaper than normal. When registering to join, please use the code WCLA_2019 if you want the $15 discount.

WCLL TEAMS CAN PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR CHECK - HERE"S THE INVOICE

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE AT WCLL MEETING IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION


The Michigan Wolverines Club Women's Lacrosse team won the WCLA national title in Round Rock, Texas in May.

MICHIGAN IS WCLA DI NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

     ROUND ROCK, TEXAS - The Wolverines are champions of more than just the west. Michigan Club Women's lacrosse squad claimed its second title in four years with victories at the US Lacrosse WCLA Championship Tournament in Round Rock, Texas.

     The No. 1 seed Michigan defeated No. 3 BYU, 11-7, to cap an undefeated season with the Division I crown, while No. 2 seed Loyola (Md.) downed No. 1 Denver, 14-3, to win the Division II trophy. Michigan’s swarming defense held the high-scoring Cougar offense to its lowest goal output of the year and single-digits for just the third time in 19 games this season. Senior Amanda Riesmeyer, named the tournament’s most outstanding defender, was matched against All-American attacker Briana Arnold for most of the day and helped limit BYU’s offensive catalyst to just two goals, both coming on free position shots.

     “We knew how tough she was and we just committed to going as hard as we can,” Riesmeyer said. “I like face guarding, but it’s a team effort with quick slides and with fronting the cutters.”

     Michigan’s effective defense resulted in two long BYU scoring droughts, one that lasted 16 minutes in the first half and the other that went 15 minutes in the second half. The Wolverines capitalized with an 8-1 scoring run over 26 minutes that overlapped the two halves to establish a comfortable lead. UM’s Ashley Bonnoitt was named the tournament’s most outstanding attacker after finishing with a game-high three goals. She is one of nine Wolverine seniors who are bookending their careers with WCLA titles, having also won the 2015 championship as freshman.

     “It means a little more winning it as seniors because I think we appreciate all the hard work we’ve put in over four years,” Bonnoitt said. “There’s great chemistry among us all.”

     UM’s freshman Maddie Collins, named earlier this week as the national rookie of the year, was also selected as the tournament’s most outstanding goalie after recording 12 saves.

The Wolverines join Cal Poly (7 titles) and Colorado State (4) as the only D-I teams with multiple WCLA titles. Michigan also becomes the first undefeated champion since 2013, finishing with a 19-0 record.

USE WCLL.LAX@GMAIL.COM WITH OFFICIAL ASSIGNERS TO COMMUNICATE

   DETROIT - The assigners for WCLL women's lacrosse games in 2019 will be M.J. Evagash, head assigner, Les Porteous and Deb Welch. The email for all communications with assigners is wcll.lax@gmail.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.

COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH WCLL OFFICIALS FOR FALL

     The WCLL assigners will be more than happy to provide officials for fall ball game dates. The cost for assigning is $10 per game and is paid directly to the assigners before officials are assigned. Please make sure to pay the assigners on a timely basis. You can contact the WCLL assigners listed on the WCLL website front page.

M.J. Evagash

M.J. Evagash

WCLL Head Assigner

Phone: 412-865-9043

Les Porteous

Les Porteous

WCLL Assigner

Phone: 317-403-7884

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

Grove City College

Carnegie Mellon University

Oakland University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ohio University

University of Cincinnati

Miami of Ohio

The Ohio State University

Bowling Green State

University of Dayton

University of Toledo

Case Western College

Xavier University

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

Taylor University

Augustana College

Ball State University

Rose-Hulman Institute

Butler University

Lake Forest College

Illinois State University

Wheaton College

Eastern Michigan University

Saginaw State University

University of Toledo

Western Michigan University 

Grand Valley State

2018 WCLL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ARE MICHIGAN AND GRAND VALLEY


The University of Michigan is the WCLL DI champions for 2018.


The WCLL DII champions for 2018 is Grand Valley State University.

WCLL 2018 All Conference Players listed

    After countless hours of keeping stats, entering in scores, filling out nomination sheets, and conference calls the votes are in. Please take a moment to thank your coaches/parents/team assistants for putting in the work off the field. It takes many hours from those dedicated people to track, post, nominate, etc for all the players in our league. While we know there are dozens of great players competing in the WCLL, the committees have selected the players form each division to receive the honors of WCLL All League. On the awards tab you will find the full list of those awarded for DI and DII.