Daily Archives: July 29, 2011

Lacrosse Movies: “Crooked Arrows” Producers Select “All-Iroquois Hero Team” And Will Begin Filming On August 2nd (Video)

Lacrosse Rules And Regulations: US Lacrosse Issues Rules Changes For 2012 Women’s Lacrosse Season Including Checking, Cross Checking, Fouls And Team Fouls

The US Lacrosse Women’s Game Rules Subcommittee has issued a set of rules change recommendations for the 2012 lacrosse season that will be voted on by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors in September. US Lacrosse rules govern all levels of women’s lacrosse played in the United States with the exception of the NCAA and international competition.

US Lacrosse will also be proposing standardized boys and girls youth (U15 and below) rule changes for 2012. More information on US Lacrosse youth rules can be found at http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/Rules/YouthRules2012.aspx

A summary of the major changes and points of emphasis for women’s lacrosse rules:


• A player may not check towards the body. (In 2011, checks towards the body were allowed as long as the check was deemed controlled and did not cause the crosse or ball to go into the sphere, which is defined as the roughly seven-inch perimeter around a player’s head).


• Defensive players may not reach into the sphere to make a check

• Offensive players will not be permitted to hold their crosses in the sphere so that a check can not be made. (This is not a rule change, but a change in emphasis).

Cross Checking

• A point of emphasis in 2012 will be that the use of a player’s shaft to hit, push or displace an opponent will not be permitted. (Previously, this foul was included under the Illegal Use of the Crosse section, but will not be stressed in its own category.

Carding Changes

• Any player or coach receiving two yellow cards will be suspended from the rest of the game. They may both participate in the next game. (Under the 2011 rules, anyone receiving two yellow cards would have been ineligible to participate in the team’s next game).

• A suspended player must remain in her team’s bench area for the entire game, including on-field, pre-game, game or post-game activities. If a player is suspended from her team’s next game because of a red card, that player may not be dressed in her game uniform for the next game.

• When a card has been issued, a player must leave the field for three minutes. Her team must play short in both the offensive and defensive ends of the field.

Team Foul for Offsides

• When the offensive team commits an offsides violation, the defender closest to the ball will be awarded a free position at that spot (no closer than 8m to the goal circle). The attack player that had the ball will go 4m behind, and the attacker closest to the restraining line will move back onside. Previously, the defensive team wwas awarded the ball 4m outside of the restraining line.

About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams program. US Lacrosse has nearly 375,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game.

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Media Contact:

Brian Logue

Director of Communications, US Lacrosse


410.235.6882 ext. 106

Legends Of Lacrosse: US Lacrosse To Induct “2011 National Lacrosse Hall Of Fame Class” On Oct. 29 In Hunt Valley, MD

The induction class for 2011 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s class will be inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

Bruce Allison
R. Bruce Allison will be inducted as a truly great contributor. Allison was the head coach for Union College (1957-76) and then for Colorado School of Mines (1976-93). At both schools, he pulled double-duty by serving as director of athletics from 1972-1976 (Union) and from 1976-1995 (Colorado School of Mines). A two-time president of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, Allison is credited with developing and implementing the current NCAA lacrosse playoff system (1971) and forming the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (1978). Detailed biography listed below.

Traci Davis
Traci Davis will be inducted as a truly great player. Davis graduated from Ursinus College and was named captain her senior year (1982). She was an All-American in both field hockey and lacrosse at Ursinus, and went on to play for the U.S. women’s national first team (1979-1989); the U.S. touring team (1981, 1984); and the U.S. world cup team (1986). Detailed biography listed below.

David W. Huntley
David W. Huntley will be inducted as a truly great player. Huntley, a four-year college player at Johns Hopkins University (1976-1979), received first team (1977, 1979) and second team (1978) All-America honors. He helped his team capture two NCAA Division I championship titles (1978, 1979) and made the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team (1979). Huntley played in the 1978 and 1982 World Games for Team Canada. Detailed biography listed below.

John “Jake” Lawlor
John “Jake” Lawlor will be inducted as a truly great player. A four-year player for the United States Naval Academy, Lawlor earned first team (1974, 1975) and honorable mention (1973) All-America accolades. His senior year he was given the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Schmeisser Award as the nation’s outstanding defenseman. Detailed biography listed below.

Suzanne Honeysett McKinny (Posthumous)
Suzanne Honeysett McKinny will be inducted as a truly great umpire. After a successful playing career at the collegiate and national team level, McKinny umpired 35 years at the high school level, 30 years at the collegiate level and 20 years at the international level. She also served on the Philadelphia Umpiring Board. Detailed biography listed below.

Jonathan Reese
Jonathan Reese will be inducted as a truly great player. Reese received first team (1990) and honorable mention (1988, 1989) All-America honors as a four-year player at Yale University. Reese was Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1987) and received the Ivy League Player of the Year award and the USILA MacLaughlin Award as the nation’s top midfielder in 1990. He led Yale to three Ivy League championships (1988-1990) and holds the Yale record for career goals (162) and points (200). Detailed biography listed below.

Sandra Lanahan Zvosec

Sandra Lanahan Zvosec will be inducted as a truly great player. Zvosec was a captain, All-American and NCAA Division I National Champion her senior year at the University of Maryland (1981). She went on to play for the U.S. women’s national first team (1980-1987), the U.S. touring team (1984) and the U.S. world cup team (1982, 1986-Captain). Detailed biography listed below.

For more: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/2011HallofFameClass.aspx