The University of Michigan, the WCLL unbeaten regular season champions, received the number one seed in the Division I bracket of the 2018 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, while the University of Pittsburgh, the WCLL's DI runner-up, received a fourth seed. Grand Valley State University (No. 8) and Oakland University (No. 10) earned a trip to Texas in the DII bracket. The WCLA National Championships, which showcase the nation’s premier non-varsity collegiate teams, will be played May 9-12 at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in Round Rock, Texas, located about 15 miles north of Austin.
The Division I field features 16 teams, while the Division II tournament consists of 12 teams. Both tournament fields are comprised of a combination of teams earning automatic qualifiers as league champions and teams earning at-large berths.
Michigan, 15-0, is making its 16th overall and eighth straight appearance in the WCLA championship tournament. The Wolverines won their only WCLA title in 2015, and enter this year’s tournament as the automatic qualifier and champion from the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL). Georgia (14-3) received the number two seed after winning the Southeastern Women’s Lacrosse League (SWLL) title. The Bulldogs, champions in 2016, are making their 12th overall and sixth straight tournament appearance. BYU (13-2) is seeded third and Pittsburgh (13-3) is the number four seed.
In the Division II bracket, two-time defending champion University of Denver Club earned the top seed for the third straight year and brings an 11-4 overall record into the tournament. The Pioneers are making their fifth straight and sixth overall appearance in the championship. Loyola University Maryland Club, last year’s runner-up, is the number two seed, with St. Thomas, the only undefeated D-II team, receiving the number three seed.
The WCLA features 82 Division I teams and 149 Division II teams that compete under the US Lacrosse umbrella. The WCLA National Championship began in 2001 with a Division I tournament. The Division II championship was added in 2010. More information about the 2018 US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships, including game schedules and competition brackets, can be found online at uslacrosse.org/wcla. Both the D-I and D-II national semifinal and championship games on May 11 & 12 will be available for viewing via free streaming from www.ASBN.tv.
The Division I and II seeds are listed below, with their season records noted:
No. 1 University of Michigan Club (15-0)
No. 2 University of Georgia (14-3)
No. 3 Brigham Young University (13-2)
No. 4 University of Pittsburgh (13-3)
No. 5 University of North Carolina Club (9-2)
No. 6 Boston College Club (13-2)
No. 7 University of Virginia Club (8-3)
No. 8 University of Delaware Club (8-1)
No. 9 California Polytechnic State University (9-4)
No. 10 University of California, Los Angeles (9-5)
No. 11 San Diego State University Club (10-4)
No. 12 University of Colorado Club (14-6)
No. 13 St. Mary’s (Ca.) College (10-3)
No. 14 Penn State University Club (6-4)
No. 15 University of Texas (9-5)
No. 16 University of Oregon Club (6-5)
No. 1 University of Denver Club (11-4)
No. 2 Loyola University Maryland Club (10-3)
No. 3 St. Thomas University (8-0)
No. 4 Southern Methodist University (10-2)
No. 5 Utah State University (7-3)
No. 6 Providence College (13-4)
No. 7 University of New Hampshire Club (10-1)
No. 8 Grand Valley State University Club (11-1)
No. 9 University of Vermont Club (5-3)
No. 10 Oakland University (9-3)
No. 11 California State University San Marcos (11-1)
No. 12 Portland State University (9-2)
Congratulations to the 2018 D1 and D2 All League players and coaches!
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 division 1 and division 2.
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.
The University of Michigan is the WCLL DI champions for 2018.
The WCLL DII champions for 2018 is 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 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
M.J. Evagash (412) 865-9043
Les Porteous (317) 403-7884
Deb Welch (614) 561-7707