DENVER - All WCLL teams are required to register as webmaster on the WCLA.CLUB site for the 2019 spring season and failure to comply will cost each team $250 if not registered by Friday, February 22, 2019. Here are the current teams not registered:
University of Buffalo, University of Cincinnatti, Duquesne University, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, Marquette University, Miami of Ohio, Ohio State University, University of Purdue, West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin, Ball State University, Bowling Green University, Central Michigan University, University of Dayton, Depaul University, Eastern Michigan University, Loyola University of Chicago, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Toledo, Xavier University.
The following teams have submitted their 2019 WCLA Roster verifications that are due to US Lacrosse March 1, 2019 to WCLL officials. The rosters should be turned in to WCLL before February 28, 2019. The schools submitting: Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Wisconsin, Duquesne University, Notre Dame University, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University, Western Michigan, De Paul University, University of Buffalo, Northern Kentucky University, Lake Forest College, Grove City College, University of Notre Dame, Grand Valley State College, University of Kentucky, Loyola of Chicago, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Miami University, University of Toledo, DePaul, Ohio University, Taylor University, West Virginia University, University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Saginaw Valley State University 1/21 (35 Teams out of 42).
ORTONVILLE - The new national website address for the WCLA is wcla.club. All teams competing in the WCLL will be required to register a webmaster for each team on the national site. The WCLL teams will be required to input rosters, schedules, contact information and home field site. The second important detail that club team boards should know about is the WCLA 2019 Roster Verification form, which is due March 1, 2019.
Each team will be required to complete, in full, a roster verification form which includes players name and number, a signature and university or college registrar's seal and signature of approval that all of the players meet the minimal WCLA-USL requirements. The roster verifications have to be mailed to WCLL president Greg Normand at 2700 Shimmons, Suite 193, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326 before February 28, 2019. The early deadline was created so WCLL organizers can review and mail the league's verification forms to national before March 1, 2019, the national deadline. Any team not complying with the deadline will be temporarily suspended from the league until they meet this requirement.
Normand asked that all teams please send roster verification forms as soon as possible. "Any help you can give us by sending it in early will be appreciated," he said. There is a link to a blank WCLA Roster Verification Form at the bottom of this communication.
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.
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.
WCLL Head Assigner
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St. Louis University
Loyola of Chicago University
Indiana University of Pennslyvania
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.
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.
The University of Michigan is the WCLL DI champions for 2018.
The WCLL DII champions for 2018 is Grand Valley State University.