2017 WCLL DI CHAMPS UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
2017 WCLL DII CHAMPS GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH HEAD COACH GARY NEFT RECEIVES TITLE TROPHY FROM WCLL VICE PRESIDENT CHRIS CARTER.
GRAND VALLEY PRESIDENT BEKAH SUTTNER RECEIVES TITLE TROPHY FROM WCLL VICE PRESIDENT CHRIS CARTER.
LAS VEGAS - The 2017 WCLA season is coming to a close in the next few weeks and teams that have an interest in honoring intercollegiate club lacrosse players for their stellar play on the field and their prowess in the classroom can use the league forms for nominations. The nomination forms are on the front page of the WCLA website.
The WCLA will honor For The Love of the Game nominations, awarded to an individual for their dedication or passion to the league or sport. The league will hand out awards for academic excellence, for Player of the Year, WCLA All American nominations and the WCLA Jenn Eames Team Award nomination, which honors a league team for promoting their club and the sport at a high level.
The WCLA All-Academic Nomination form should be submitted to the divisional recognition chair before April 15, 2017 with an unofficial transcript. League officials said that any applicant should read the instructions carefully before submitting their request. The final deadlines will be updated soon, league officials said.
Welcome to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), an intercollegiate club lacrosse organization, divided into two divisions, that represents 59 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 22nd 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 2017. 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 email@example.com.
For any correspondence for the WCLL governing board, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. If contacting an individual in the league, please use the separate personal email addresses that are highlighted on the website.
By Al Capone
COLUMBUS - The chance to make All-Conference in the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) has changed to be more inclusive, said members of the WCLL executive committee. The organizing committee voted unanimously in February to change the rules for post season honors.
The new rules will include less entries from each team, more scrutiny from a larger viewing audience and a higher degree of publicity for those WCLL honorees looking for a national audience at the WCLA level.
The first of the new rules includes that no member-WCLL team can nominate more than eight players for post-season honors, regardless of the overall entries. Each team can submit eight names, which includes their individual stats from the WCLA national website, a national requirement this year. The All Conference entries will be sent to Michigan head coach Dave McKinnon for Division I and Kim Crum, Western Michigan's head coach, for Division II.
"As an organizing committee, we just thought it made more sense to cut down the number of applications a specific team could enter. I know there are a lot of teams that don't submit entries, but this was one way for each team to have a better shot. It made no sense to me for a specific team to enter a dozen or so entries because other teams passed. I think that cheapens the process," said WCLL president, Greg Normand.
Normand said entries will be sent to the respective recognition chairs, who will then share that information with two members of the WCLL board, to ensure that a certain level of fairness has been applied to the process.
"We think a few more eyes on the subject makes for a better decision process. Listen, I want to thank those folks who take on recognition. It's not an easy job and they don't always have the information they need....so hopefully, this gives us more scrutiny and hopefully an easier time for the chairs," he said.
After the All Conference teams have been selected, the recognition chairs and the WCLL organizing committee will pick the 'best-of-the-best" to send to the national WCLA board for consideration. The hope, Normand said, is to get the national recognition committee 'better information on a smaller number of select players."
"It's kind of like advertising for the Heisman. We have good representation on the national level, but honestly, if your team doesn't make the national championship and you're a great player on an average team, you only have about a 15 percent chance of making All American and I think that's wrong," Normand said.
All WCLL Division I entries should be sent to Dave McKinnon at email@example.com and all WCLL Division II entries to Kim Crum at firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates for submission will be posted in about two weeks.
By Gina Kolata
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 2017 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_2017 during registration to save $15. The normal cost for USL membership is $50 and the reduced rate is $35 if you use the WCLA code. If you have already registered for the 2017 spring season, there is no rebate for paying the higher fee, WCLA subcommittee members said.
By Lester Holt
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, which this year are expected to be played in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The biggest area of concern for the WCLA subcommittee on reporting is statistics. If teams want players to be considered for post-season recognition, they must complete a stats sheet for every game covering field players that include ground balls, draw controls, goals, assists, yellow & red cards and forced turnovers. The categories for goalies will include goals against and saves. There art of calculating stats is a often argued point and USL will provide a basic definition for each category before the start of the season.
By Phyllis Steen
PITTSBURGH - The assigners for WCLL women's lacrosse games have changed coming into the new year, so the league board is asking club presidents and coaches to please check and make sure you know who is assigning your team this fall and spring for home games. The new head WCLL assigner is M.J. Evagash (email@example.com), who is based on Pittsburgh. The other assigners include Leslie Porteous (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is based in Indiana and last year's head WCLL assigner, and Scott McPeake(email@example.com), who is based in Michigan.
Any questions or concerns about assigning WCLL games can be directed at the specific assigner by email for the moment, said WCLL officials, and telephone numbers will be released in late October. Any specific problems with officials should be directed to your local assigner first, and then to the head assigner, who will contact the WCLL subcommittee for consideration.
The new WCLL assignments include:
Division 1: Scott McPeake
University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University.
Division 1 - M.J. Evagash
University of Pittsburgh, University of Buffalo, West Virginia University, Ohio University, Duquesne University, Miami of Ohio, Ohio State University, Marquette University, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Division 1 - Les Porteous
University of Illinois, Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville.
The new WCLL D2 assignments include:
Division 2: Scott McPeake
Oakland University, Grand Valley University, Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Saginaw Valley University, Ferris State University, Toledo University, Bowling Green University.
Division 2 - M.J. Evagash
University of Dayton, Xavier University, Marshall University, Carnegie Mellon University, Grove City College, Slippery Rock University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Case Western University, Augustana College, Wheaton College, University of Chicago, Lake Forest College, DePaul University.
Division 2 - Les Porteous
Butler University, Saint Louis University, Grace College, Taylor University, Ball State University, Bethel College, Rose Hulman.
WCLL President - Michigan State
Phone: 1 (248) 425-2849 firstname.lastname@example.org
WCLL DI Rankings Pittsburgh
Phone: 412-287-5985 email@example.com
WCLL At Large Board Oakland
Phone: 248-930-4050 firstname.lastname@example.org
WCLL Student Rep Central Michigan
Phone: 586-850-0813 email@example.com
WCLL VP - Treas. Toledo
Phone: 419-283-2098 firstname.lastname@example.org
WCLL DII RANKINGS - OAKLAND
Phone: 248-379-5153 email@example.com
WCLA Rep - DII Recognition Western Michigan
Phone: 269-832-6366 firstname.lastname@example.org
WCLL Student Rep Michigan State
|WCLL TEAMS||Division||POSITION||NAME||PHONE NUMBER|
|DePaul University||D2||President||Michelle Statenemail@example.com||314-520-7125|
|Vice President||Clare Galbofirstname.lastname@example.org||716-207-8729|
|Grand Valley State||D2||President||Bekah Suttneremail@example.com||616 745-3223|
|Vice President||Lauren Mannfirstname.lastname@example.org||248-763-9976|
|Social Media||Brinn Beltzeremail@example.com||517-285-6329|
|Slippery Rock University||D2||President||Jessica Kuntzfirstname.lastname@example.org||717-824-0710|
|Vice President||Bridget Nguyenemail@example.com||412-477-0659|
|Taylor University||D2||President||Jessica Kuniholmfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-946-6193|
|Vice President||Madeleine Burkholderemail@example.com||317-373-5725|
|Grove City College||D2||Coach-Captain||Anna Jorgenson||JorgensonAM1@gcc.edu||207-409-9822|
|Augustana College||D2||President||Nora Graehling||noragraehling13@augustanaÆedu||224-392-9521|
|Treasurer||Sarah Baker||(970) 318-6803|
|Secretary||Christina Sauer||708) 209-6967|
|Fundraising||Marissa Neradt||630) 945-6452|
|Ball State University||D2||President||Katie Erberfirstname.lastname@example.org||734-645-4074|
|Vice President||Laura Heritzemail@example.com||574-220-9389|
|Vice President||Madeleine Mullerfirstname.lastname@example.org||224-422-6460|
|Eastern Michigan University||D2||President||Hayley Peachemail@example.com||723-223-8750|
|Vice President||Lauren Malifirstname.lastname@example.org||248-977-9100|
|Butler University||D2||President||Rachel Gatesemail@example.com||440-308-9031|
|Carnegie Mellon University||D2||President||Hadley Killenfirstname.lastname@example.org||714-425-0250|
|Vice President||Julia Adamsemail@example.com||267-337-1492|
|Rose-Hulman Institute||D2||President||Mary La Dine||ladinema@Rose-Hulman.edu||302-535-6409|
|Vice President||Katie Leefirstname.lastname@example.org||206-948-4718|
|Sport Advisor||Jordan Barrettemail@example.com||812-201-7903|
|University of Dayton||D2||President||Kerry E. Connollyfirstname.lastname@example.org||443-340-9592|
|Marshall University||D2||President||Claudia Leaemail@example.com||803-479-5858|
|Vice President||Mary Kate Millerfirstname.lastname@example.org||859-582-5661|
|Treasurer||Anna Maria Firthemail@example.com||304-767-0581|
|Social Secretary||Jordan Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-597-2566|
|Lake Forest College||D2||President||Lexi Bruniemail@example.com||480-845-8787|
|Butler University||D2||President||President - Rachel Gatesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President||Vice President - Katelyn Spenceremail@example.com|
|University of Chicago||D2||Captain||Alexa Bielerfirstname.lastname@example.org||201-663-3327|
|Assistant Captain||Katie Mottemail@example.com||952-913-6429|
|Oakland University||D2||President||Nicky Coxfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President||Dakota Coatsemail@example.com|
|Bethel College||D2||Coach||Scott Holmes||Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org||574-849-4022|
|Saginaw State University||D2||President||Presidentemail@example.com||810-875-5376|
|Vice President||Darian Seifert||Drseifer@svsu.edu||989-948-8144|
|Illinois State University||D2||President||Martha Venchus||Mlvench@ilstu.edu||630-908-0795|
|Vice President||Alex Keanefirstname.lastname@example.org||708-285-3429|
|University of Toledo||D2||President||AJ Spolskyemail@example.com||313-820-3709|
|Case Western College||D2||Captain||Sabra Funderburgfirstname.lastname@example.org||740-972-8195|
|Vice President||Gabriella Fioravantiemail@example.com||201-301-5693|
|Xavier University||D2||President||Mikaela Doughertyfirstname.lastname@example.org||908-455-1093|
|Vice President||Fay Vidoemail@example.com||513-302-1841|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||D2||President||McKenna Magyarfirstname.lastname@example.org||570-939-5626|
|Western Michigan University||D2||Coach||Kim Crumemail@example.com||269-832-6366|