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US Lacrosse Announces “2014 WCLA Lacrosse National Championship” Seedings: #1 Pittsburgh, Florida Club, Ohio State Club, Georgia And UCLA

Pittsburgh University earned the top seed in the Division I bracket of the 2014 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports, while University of North Carolina Club earned the No. 1 seed in the Division II bracket.

Pittsburgh University earned the top seed in the Division I bracket of the 2014 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports, while University of North Carolina Club earned the No. 1 seed in the Division II bracket.

Division I

No. 1 University of Pittsburgh
No. 2 University of Florida Club
No. 3 Ohio State University Club
No. 4 University of Georgia
No. 5 University of California Los Angeles
No. 6 Santa Clara University
No. 7 Colorado State University
No. 8 University of Michigan Club
No. 9 Towson University Club
No. 10 University of California Santa Barbara
No. 11 University of Colorado Boulder
No. 12 Virginia Tech University Club
No. 13 University of Texas
No. 14 University of Delaware Club
No. 15 Boston College Club
No. 16 Oregon State University

Division II

No. 1 University of North Carolina Club
No. 2 James Madison University Club
No. 3 University of Utah
No. 4 Loyola University Maryland Club
No. 5 Gonzaga University
No. 6 Duke University Club
No. 7 Southern Methodist University
No. 8 Oakland University
No. 9 University of Denver Club
No. 10 University of California San Diego
No. 11 University of Minnesota Duluth
No. 12 SUNY Cortland Club

The event, featuring the top women’s collegiate club teams in the country, takes place May 7-10 at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex & Stadium in Virginia Beach, Va. The Division I bracket includes 16 teams while the Division II bracket has 12 teams. Both tournament fields are comprised of a combination of teams earning automatic qualifiers as league champions and teams earning at-large berths. Division I and II seeds are listed below.

Pittsburgh brings a 17-1 overall record and nine-game winning streak into the WCLA championship tournament, including a 14-12 win last weekend over Ohio State Club in the championship game of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) tournament. The Panthers were WCLA national quarterfinalists last year and are making their ninth overall appearance in the US Lacrosse WCLA National Championship.

Defending Division I national champion Colorado State, which has won the national title four times, is seeded seventh and is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the championship. The Rams beat UC Santa Barbara 14-4 in last year’s national championship game.

In the Division II bracket, University of North Carolina Club earned the top seed and brings an unblemished 11-0 overall record into the WCLA National Championship. The Tar Heels won the Mid Atlantic Women’s Lacrosse League (MAWLL) Division II title last week with a 15-14 overtime win over James Madison University Club, last year’s Division II national champion. James Madison is the number two seed in this year’s championship.

New “Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Conference” Features Maryland Women’s Lacrosse, Northwestern And Penn State, Who Combined Have Won 19 Of The 32 NCAA Championships

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Big Ten women’s lacrosse will feature teams that have won 23 national championships and 19 of the 32 NCAA championships, including eight of the last nine. Maryland has won 11 national championships, with 10 NCAA crowns, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2010. Northwestern has claimed seven NCAA titles, highlighted by five consecutive from 2005 to 2009 and most recently in 2012. Penn State has earned five national championships, including NCAA titles in 1987 and 1989. The Terrapins, Wildcats and Nittany Lions earned berths in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship this season. Penn State advanced to the quarterfinals, Northwestern reached the national semifinals and Maryland was edged in triple overtime in the national championship game.
“To be a part of a conference from the ground up is exciting for our program and we are anxious to put our thumbprint on Big Ten lacrosse,” said Maryland women’s head coach Cathy Reese. “It is going to be a highly competitive league and with former Terps coaching at five of the six institutions, I believe there is a lot to be excited about as we make this transition in 2014-15 and begin a new chapter in the rich history of Maryland women’s lacrosse.”
With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers in 2014, the broad-based athletic programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will sponsor nearly 350 teams in 42 different sports with almost 9,500 student-athletes, more than any other conference. The Big Ten currently features 25 official conference sports, 12 for men and 13 for women, but is set to add men’s ice hockey as the 26th conference sport in the fall. Men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports in 2014-15.

“2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships”: #2 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Falls To #3 North Carolina 11-4 In Semifinals On May 24

Northwestern Women's Lacrosse vs North Carolina 2013 NCAA Women's Semifinals

Another memorable Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse season came to a close Friday in Philadelphia as the second-ranked Wildcats fell to No. 3 North Carolina, 11-4, in the NCAA Championship semifinals. Northwestern, which was appearing in the round of four for the ninth consecutive season, concludes the 2013 campaign with a 19-3 record and an American Lacrosse Conference championship under its belt.
The loss snapped a run of eight consecutive wins in national semifinal games dating to the 2005 season, while head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller’s career mark in NCAA Tournament play moves to 34-3.
Northwestern’s class of seven seniors departs the program after amassing a career record of 81-9, earning four straight trips to championship weekend and a pair of NCAA titles.
One of those seniors, Gabriella Flibotte, led the ‘Cats Friday evening with her three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls. Flibotte in 2013 established a new Northwestern single-season record with 60 ground balls and also concluded her career ranked fourth in program history with 90 caused turnovers.
Flibotte’s running mate in the midfield, Taylor Thornton, completed her incredible Northwestern career having started all 90 games the Wildcats played during her tenure, finishing up ranked No. 2 in program history with 178 ground balls, third with 101 caused turnovers and tied for sixth in draw controls with 198.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Redlands Women’s Lacrosse Defeated Chapman 10-5 In SCIAC Tournamant Championship On May 4; Earns “At-Large Bid” To “2013 NCAA Div III Women’s Lacrosse Championships” And Hosts Augustana On May 8

Redlands Women's Lacrosse SCIAC Champions Earn NCAA Div III Women's Lacrosse Championships Bid

With Saturday’s 10-5 win over the visiting Panthers of Chapman University, the University of Redlands women’s lacrosse team captured the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championship Tournament title while also securing the regular-season championship for the second year in a row. With an accumulation of points from the dual matches and the tournament results, the Bulldogs garnered 16 points to the second-place Panthers’ 13.

Equipped with a 15-4 overall record and the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) regular-season and tournament 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championshipstitles, the University of Redlands women’s lacrosse team garnered an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Championships as the host of a first-round game against Augustana College (IL).  The Bulldogs welcome the Vikings to Farquhar Field on Wed., May 8, for a 7 p.m. game.

The Bulldogs make their third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Division III Championships, following last season’s historical run that included the program’s inaugural NCAA tournament victory.

On Feb. 21, Redlands knocked off Augustana in the Vikings’ season-opener by a score of 18-6.  The Bulldogs led wire-to-wire after rattling off seven unanswered goals to start the game.  Senior attack player Aimee Dewan (Alamo, CA), junior midfielder KK McCaslin (Portland, OR), and freshman midfielder Stephanie Garrett (San Diego, CA) led the onslaught with two goals apiece during the opening 20 minutes.

In only its third year of varsity competition, Augustana punched its inaugural ticket to the NCAA Championships by winning the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference Tournament in a frenetic 10-9 win over North Central College (IL) on Saturday.  The Vikings held off a late push by the opponents to hold on for the championship and the automatic bid while recording their 13th triumph in a row.

Augustana also captured the regular-season title with an 8-0 run through the MWLC during the Vikings’ first season in the league.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Penn Women’s Lacrosse 10-7 Win Over Dartmouth On May 5 To Capture 2013 Ivy League Tournament Title

History did not repeat itself. Much like it did last year, Penn opened up an early lead on Dartmouth in the Ivy League Tournament championship game. Unlike 2012, Penn did not allow the Big Green to come back in the game, putting the clamps on Dartmouth’s secondary scoring in a 10-7 win to claim the school’s second Ivy League Tournament championship and earn an automatic bid to Penn’s seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament.

The Class of 2013 opened its Penn careers with an Ivy Tournament crown, and members of that group were instrumental in the win. Caroline Bunting had four goals, tying her career high and leading all Penn players in the game. She was 2-for-2 on free positions, part of a dominant day on the line for the Quakers. Fellow seniors Maddie Poplawski (two goals) and Meredith Cain (one goal, one assist) saw to it that the Class of 2013 accounted for 75% of Penn’s scoring in the game.

Penn was aggressive in the attack zone all game long, drawing 29 fouls from the Big Green and earning six free position attempts. Penn was good on five of those six eight-meter attempts, including 3-for-4 in the first half.


NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Chapman Women’s Lacrosse (8-2) Tops Puget Sound 22-7 On Mar 18

Chapman Women's Lacrosse vs Puget Sound

An impressive second-half performance featuring a 13-2 run led the Chapman University women’s lacrosse team to its fourth straight win as they defeated Puget Sound, 22-7 on Monday afternoon at Wilson Field. Freshman midfielder Kelsey Mackin scored seven goals off the bench for the Panthers, four of which came in the second half.
With 10:35 remaining in the first half, senior Julia Schulman pulled the visiting Loggers within one on an unassisted goal, narrowing the score to 5-4. This was the closest Puget Sound would get as Chapman went on a 4-1 run to close the half with a 9-5 lead.
Schulman scored six goals for the Loggers, five of which came in the first half.
After allowing a goal to sophomore Rachael Silva to open the second half, the Panthers stepped it up on both sides of the field with a 12-0 run that started with 27:14 on the clock and a Shelley LaMotte free position goal. The Loggers were limited to 10 shots by the Panther defense in the half and were unable to score until 1:46 remained in the game.
LaMotte and freshman attacker Kylee Moore finished with three goals each and were two of 10 Panthers to score in the game. The second half run was held together by senior goalkeeper Anjali Thota, who allowed just two goals on eight shots-on-goal. She split time in the net with junior Kara Podesta, who collected eight saves in the first half.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Marquette Women’s Lacrosse Picks Up Program’s First Win In 12-11 Overtime Victory Over Coastal Carolina On February 17

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Freshman Hayley Baas scored the game-winning goal 1:31 into a second overtime period as the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team picked up its first win in program history, 12-11, over Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C.
The Golden Eagles (1-1) led by as many as four goals and managed to pull out the victory after Coastal Carolina took a 11-10 just 1:19 into the first overtime.
Freshman Kenzie Brown, who notched a game-high seven points, scored her fifth goal of the contest to knot the score at 11 as the first three minutes of overtime expired. Neither team scored after the switch as the game headed to the sudden-death overtime period where Baas would score the game winner, her second tally of the game.
The Chanticleers (0-2) were the first to score in extra time as CCU’s Lily Yednock capitalized with the wind at her back to take an 11-10 lead.
After a 7-3 Marquette lead at the half, Coastal Carolina scored five of the first six goals of the second to knot the score at eight. Brown answered with the man advantage to retake the lead and Marquette nearly capitalized on the ensuing draw on a breakaway by Moore, S.C., native Anna Muzika.
Claire Costanza put the Golden Eagles back on top by a pair, 10-8, roughly three-and-a-half minutes later after scooping up a ground ball at midfield and running it all the way in for the marker.
Coastal responded by tying the game at 10 with a little over three minutes remaining and neither team was able to score as regulation came to a close.

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