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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Sammy Davis, Sr.
LUDINGTON - The WCLL season is just around the corner and league schedules and playdates are due, said league spokesmen. The schedules should be completed and sent back to Towbey Kassa, a WCLL board member and M.J. Evagash, the WCLL referee assigner.
Kassa said he sent out the information in early December and wants to be clear about what is expected from each WCLL team. "I have attached 2 spread sheets for each team and provided directions to follow, so please get this done," said Kassa. He provided the guidelines.
The master spread sheet for all the play day events that are taking place this 2019 season. You will see 3 tabs at the bottom of the page that has the months broken down.
The play day form- this is what the host team must fill out and send back. "Lets talk about the play day form, you must do the following if you are hosting the event. If you do not do these steps, then you will not be able to host a playday for the 2020 season."
Open the spread sheet and save as 2019 Play Day Host Form _(your college team) so example I would save my form as
2019 Play Day Host Form_Oakland University
Get with teams to make sure that they will be attending. Make sure you have their needs in regards to playing at your tourney (meaning what teams they must play or can’t play)
Fill out the form correctly
Save and send to Towbey Kassa (email@example.com) and M.J. Evagash (firstname.lastname@example.org) only.
Teams will need to send to each team that is attending the event. You must let them know that if they are the home team then they must enter the game on to our site once it is up and running.
"If you have any questions, please feel free to text me from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., email anytime, or call after 6 p.m. eastern standard time," he said. Kassa's information is Towbey Kassa, head coach Oakland University Women's Lacrosse, 248-379-5153, www.oaklandwomenslax.com.
TOLEDO - The mandatory WCLL 2019 Organizational Meeting agenda was completed and the league's organizing committee publicly is thanking those participating teams that attended. The meeting, which is an annual organizational gathering for the upcoming spring season, attracted 43 teams to the meeting. The WCLL will see the return of teams from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the league will add two new neighbors in Loyola of Chicago and Northern Kentucky University.
The board added two new board members to the organizing committee including Michigan head coach Dave McKinnon and Oakland University's Courtney Grant. The board will be adding two more student-athletes to the board by December 1, 2018.
The WCLL teams competing in the spring of 2019 will be responsible for the following items:
1. Roster Verification by March 1, 2018 - Any and all information about a national website will be upcoming, so please stay tuned, but teams will be responsible for entering stats and scores for each game within 24 hours of completion and all WCLL teams will be required to include:
2. Register for the new WCLA website. Please do not fill out the webmaster information for the current sports engine website.
3. Provide a list of team contacts. Click the link for the google form to provide contacts. https://goo.gl/forms/jN4p3hZXzID5qgW72
4. Provide a map or list where home games are played.
5. Provide a complete roster on the website. Roster template file is downloadable from the link below. Fill in as much of the template as you can, photos may be added to the roster later.
6. Provide statistics for each player for games played.
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.
The Michigan Wolverines Club Women's Lacrosse team won the WCLA national title in Round Rock, Texas in May.
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.
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 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
Northern Kentucky University
St. Louis University
Loyola of Chicago University
Indiana University of Pennslyvania
The University of Michigan is the WCLL DI champions for 2018.
The WCLL DII champions for 2018 is Grand Valley State University.
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.