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IWLCA Honors 48 NCAA Div I Women’s Lacrosse Student-Athletes With All-America Team Selections

2014 All-America Teams Women's Lacrosse

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2014. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

First Team

Nikki Boltja, University of Louisville, Sr., Attack
Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Attack

Abbey Friend, University of North Carolina, Sr., Attack

Brooke Griffin, University of Maryland, Jr., Attack

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse University, Sr., Attack

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse University, So., Attack

Taylor Cummings, University of Maryland, So., Midfield

Shannon Gilroy, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield

Kelly McPartland, University of Maryland, Jr., Midfield

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Jr., Midfield

Megan Douty, University of Maryland, Jr., Defense

Meg Markham, University of Pennsylvania, Jr., Defense

Sloane Serpe, University of North Carolina, Sr., Defense

Margaret Smith, Notre Dame University, Sr., Defense

Taylor Virden, Duke University, Sr., Defense

Liz Colgan, University of Virginia, Sr., Goalkeeper

Second Team

Katie Ferris, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Attack

Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern University, Sr., Attack

Kerrin Maurer, Duke University, Jr., Attack

Jill Remenapp, University of Denver, Jr., Attack

Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Jr., Attack

Courtney Swan, University of Virginia, Jr., Attack

Hannah Farr, Stanford University, Jr., Midfield

Beth Glaros, University of Maryland, Sr., Midfield

Lauren Kahn, University of Connecticut, Sr., Midfield

Kaylin Morissette, University of Louisville, So., Midfield

Marlee Paton, Loyola University, Sr., Midfield

Kasey Mock, Syracuse University, Sr., Defense

Lauren Purvis, Pennsylvania State University, Sr., Defense

Colleen Smith, Princeton University, Sr., Defense

Morgan Stephens, University of Virginia, Jr., Defense

Tori DeScenza, Ohio State University, Jr., Goalkeeper

Third Team

Liza Blue, University of Virginia, Sr., Attack

Faye Brust, University of Louisville, Jr., Attack

Cortney Fortunato, University of Notre Dame, Fr., Attack

Sydney Holman, University of North Carolina, Fr., Attack

Erin McMunn, Princeton University, Jr., Attack

Aly Messinger, University of North Carolina, So., Attack

Annie Thomas, Loyola University, Jr., Attack

Nora Barry, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield

Sammy Cermack, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Midfield

Madison Cyr, Penn State University, So., Midfield

Taryn VanThof, Loyola University, Jr., Midfield

Kathleen Lennon, University of Albany, Sr., Defense

Maddy Lesher, Loyola University, So., Defense

Alice Mercer, University of Maryland, So., Defense

Monica Negron, University of Louisville, Sr., Defense

Frankie Caridi, Stony Brook University, Sr., Goalkeeper

Lacrosse Recruiting: “2013 NCAA Div I Women’s Lacrosse Head Coaches Directory”

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NCAA Lacrosse: USILA Announces The “2013 Division I Men’s Lacrosse All-America Teams”

USILA Men's Lacrosse

The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has named this year’s Division I All-Americans. Unsurprisingly , all five Tewaaraton Award finalists — Rob Pannell, Marcus Holman, Lyle Thompson, JoJo Marasco and Tom Schreiber — were named first-team All-Americans. In fact, Pannell, Holman and Thompson make up the first-team attack unit. Duke, Loyola and Maryland lead the lists with seven players each.

NCAA Men's Lacrosse All-America First Team

NCAA Men's Lacrosse All-America Second TeamNCAA Men's Lacrosse All-America Third TeamFor more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2012-13/news/052313_usila_names_division_i_all_american_teams

NCAA Lacrosse: Latest USILA Coaches Poll Has Virginia #1 Followed By Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, North Carolina And Maryland

USILA Division I Poll: Notre Dame and Ohio State Fall after losses

NCAA Lacrosse: The “2013 NCAA Div I Women’s Lacrosse National Championships” Looks To Expand To 24 Teams From 16

The NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament could expand from 16 teams to 24 as soon as spring 2013, according to report Thursday by The Baltimore Sun.

In 2012, there will be 92 women’s lacrosse teams competing in Division I. In 2013, the sport is expected to reach 101 participants with the addition of Southern California, Marquette, Delaware State, Coastal Carolina, Winthrop, Stetson, Campbell and Kennesaw State. In 2014, Mercer (Ga.) University’s team will debut with Colorado, and in 2015, Furman (S.C.) University’s varsity team will debut.

The expansion has been approved by the Division I championship and sports management cabinet, but must pass through several layers of approval, including the budget committee, before it becomes reality.

The reason for the proposed expansion, according to NCAA associate director or championships and alliances D’Ann Keller, is to make sure all conferences that are eligible to receive an automatic qualifying bid to the tournament are actually getting an AQ in the tournament. Currently, only five conference winners – from the ACC, Big East, ALC, America East and Ivy League – automatically make the field. The other six AQs advance to play-in games.

An NCAA bylaw states that 50 percent of the bracket must be filled with at-large bids, forcing some automatic qualifiers to play play-in games to get into the 16-team field. And with the growing number of Division I programs over the next couple of years, the number of conferences with automatic qualifiers could increase, leading to potentially more play-in games if the bracket is not expanded.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/blogs/author/mclaughlin/02.23.2012_at_5.55_p.m._by_Corey_McLaughlin

NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” 2012 “Preseason NCAA Men’s Div I Lacrosse” Rankings Feature #1 Virginia Followed By Duke, Johns Hopkins, Cornell And Denver

NCAA Division I Men

1. Virginia
2. Duke
3. Johns Hopkins
4. Cornell
5. Denver
6. North Carolina
7. Maryland
8. Syracuse
9. Notre Dame
10. Villanova
11. Harvard
12. Massachusetts
13. Princeton
14. Penn State
15. Penn
16. Bucknell
17. Yale
18. Hofstra
19. Loyola
20. Ohio State

Preseason Player of the Year: Rob Pannell, Cornell

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2011-12/news/122911_lacrosse_magazine_releases_college_preseason_rankings_and_honorees

NCAA Div I Lacrosse Programs: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Is “Almost Certain” To Be Elevated To “Varsity” Status Next Month As “Necessary Financial Resources” Are In Place

The decision to add men’s soccer and women’s water polo as the 24th and 25th sports came in 1999, and Michigan — like a lot of schools — hasn’t promoted any to the varsity level since, as Martin instead focused on improving the facilities and the bottom line.

More than a decade later, the aging facilities have gotten a serious facelift and the department — Brandon officially took over the AD post a year ago next week — is running an annual surplus, projected at nearly $5 million for the 2011 fiscal year.

In the interim, Paul and others were busy building a foundation themselves, raising money — Paul landed his first six-figure donor for the lacrosse club program about five years ago — and raising standards. Especially in terms of recruiting, where Paul manages to land some Division I-caliber talent.

A long-awaited decision to elevate lacrosse to varsity status at the university — once a pipe dream — now seems certain, with the full support of athletic director David Brandon.

And although Brandon and Paul insist it’s too early to celebrate, with necessary financial commitments yet to be secured, an announcement could come next month.

Varsity lacrosse beginning in the spring of 2013?

“It’s exciting and I’m hopeful, but it’s not a done deal yet,” Brandon said. “We have to finish the task, and that is to get the resources we need to make it happen.”

Now the team plays in — and dominates — the 25-team Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association, winning 10 of the last 12 titles. And Michigan, with a cash budget of close to $600,000 these days, thanks in large part to Paul’s tireless fundraising push, has become the gold standard in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, a collection of more than 200 “virtual varsity” teams in 10 conferences nationwide. Michigan, which boasts a 65-1 record since 2008, is the three-time defending MCLA champion.

Throw in the sponsor support of adidas — part of Michigan’s eight-year, $60 million apparel deal — as well as Warrior and Riddell (yes, winged helmets), and Paul’s team doesn’t just act like a Division I-caliber program, it looks the part, too.

Minus the scholarships, that is. Players pay $3,500 in annual dues to play for Michigan, rather than getting a discount on tuition, room and board, as they would with a partial scholarship as a varsity athlete.

“Varsity-level resources, because we’ve been able to fund those resources ourselves, is what has transformed our program,” Paul said. “We always said we were kind of like a varsity program. Now we really are one, with what we require of the guys and what they expect from us, too.”

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110325/OPINION03/103250339/Michigan-lacrosse-is-set-to-net-big-reward#ixzz1HcVXJok8