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WCLA Lacrosse: “2014 US Lacrosse WCLA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships” To Be Held On May 7-10 In Virginia Beach, VA

USL WCLA Women's Lacrosse National Championships

US Lacrosse has named Virginia Beach, Va., as host city for the 2014 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports. The Princess Anne Athletic Complex and Stadium will be the host site for the event, May 7-10, 2014.

The WCLA, a collegiate, non-varsity league, consists of more than 225 women’s teams from across the country. The teams compete in 10 leagues that host roughly 4,500 players in two divisions. The Division I and Division II National Championships host 16 and 12 teams, respectively.

“The City of Virginia Beach is excited for the opportunity to host the 2014 WCLA National Championships and US Lacrosse,” said Matthew Robinette, sports marketing events supervisor for the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our community is known not only for our wide beaches, great views, and nationally ranked boardwalk, but also for our world class sporting facilities. The fields are ready, the beach will be sandy, the sun shining, and our community smiling to welcome the event to Virginia Beach.”

“We are fortunate to have had the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc., as our hosts for the past two years,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “The enthusiasm the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau has for hosting the 2014 WCLA National Championships is contagious, and we look forward to working together to put on a first-class event.”

The US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships began in 2001 and have previously been hosted in St. Louis, Minneapolis, Dallas, Denver, Scottsdale and Colorado Springs.

Harrow Sports has been a sponsor of the event since 2010 and is the presenting sponsor of the 2014 US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships.

For more information about the WCLA, please visit uslacrosse.org/wcla.

For more information about the 2014 US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports, please visit http://uslax.in/14kcENk

NCAA Lacrosse: Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Ann Elliott And Freshman Middie Marie Moore Talk About 2013-14 Season (Video)

Head Coach Ann Elliott and freshman midfielder Marie Moore talk about the upcoming inaugural season for women’s lacrosse at CU. (Kai Casey/CU Independent)

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NCAA Lacrosse: Navy Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2013 Fall Schedule Featuring North Carolina, Colorado, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Team USA, Denver, Johns Hopkins And 5th Fall Invitational

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The Navy women’s lacrosse squad will open its 2013 fall exhibition Friday and the Mids will play ten games during the fall season. The highlight of Navy’s fall exhibition schedule will be contest that pits Navy against Team USA on October 12 at Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium (4 pm).

Navy Women's Lacrosse Fall 2013 Schedule

The Mids will start the fall season on Friday at Georgetown at 7 p.m.

Navy will host George Washington on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. the following weekend. Then on Saturday, the Mids will have an alumni match at 8:30 a.m. on Rip Miller Field.

Navy will host its fifth annual fall invitational on October 12, which will feature 14 teams. Of the 14 teams, eight competed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, including the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels. The Mids will play UNC, Colorado, Syracuse and Notre Dame. Navy, UNC, Syracuse and Notre Dame were all NCAA Tournament teams this past spring.

Following its contest against Notre Dame, Navy will play Team USA that same day at 4 p.m. Then Navy will take on Denver on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m at Farragut Turf.

The Mids will wrap up their fall schedule against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Rip Miller Field. Navy will play JHU at 10 am and close out with Virginia Tech at noon.

NCAA Lacrosse: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Begins Fall Season By Working “On The Basics”; Four Weeks Of Weight Room, Running And Skills Sessions

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Before the team steps on the field for what most would consider a traditional practice on Sept. 30, the Blue Devils will have had 16 weight room sessions, 16 running sessions and eight skills sessions. They’ll have already developed a routine of fitting practice time around a class schedule. Then they’ll practice together for about four weeks and, in a rarity for the Duke program under Danowski, play a fall event, albeit a practice day at first-year program Furman. It’s about a four-drive southwest to Greenville, S.C. The date is to be determined, Danowski said, but it will be in late October.

How does the defending NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse champion start off the fall? Same as every Duke team John Danowski has coached in the last eight years: with the basics.

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by Corey McLaughlin

The only organized lacrosse the Blue Devils will play today, and the rest of the week, will be confined a 25-minute, no-contact skills session in front of one of four goals on the Duke practice field. It’s so light that the players won’t even wear shoulder or arm pads. That will happen four mornings this week — starting at 7:30 a.m. with off days on Wednesday and both days of the weekend — before the team gathers for weightlifting or running with Duke speed and conditioning coach Jeff Howser, a six-time ACC track champion.

The focus in the weight room, for the freshmen, is about learning how to lift. For them and everyone else, it’s also about giving the maximum effort. “We want guys literally crawling out of the racks,” Danowski said. “You have nothing left to give.”

The emphasis with Howser in hour-long sessions isn’t necessarily on getting in better physical shape, but improving speed, explosion and change of direction. “It’s more detail-oriented,” Danowski said. “You really have to pay attention and give great effort at the same time.”

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