The nation’s top women’s college club lacrosse teams are coming
to Arizona for the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates
(WDIA) National Championship. Presented by Harrow Sports, the event runs May
5-8 at the Scottsdale Sports Complex.
Santa Clara and UC Berkeley Club have earned the top seeds for the event,
which will feature two divisions for the first time in its 10-year history.
Santa Clara is the top seed in the Division I bracket while UC Berkeley Club
is the top seed in Division II.
Santa Clara defeated UC Santa Barbara 12-6 in the Western Women¹s Lacrosse
League (WWLL) championship game on Sunday, April 18, to complete an 18-1
regular season. The Broncos, who played in the 2004 WDIA championship game,
are looking for their first national title and headline the 16-team Division
Lindenwood, the champion of the Women¹s Collegiate Lacrosse League, is the
No. 2 seed and is followed by three other WWLL teams: No. 3 UCSB, No. 4 UC
Davis Club and No. 5 Cal Poly.
Defending national champion Virginia Tech Club earned the No. 6 seed and
draws 2008 national champion Colorado State, the No. 11 seed, in the first
round of the tournament. Rounding out the field are Brigham Young (No. 7),
Georgia (No. 8), Colorado (No. 9), Florida Club (No. 10), Texas (No. 12),
Boston College Club (No. 13), Oregon Club (No. 14), Minnesota (No. 15) and
West Chester Club (No. 16).
In the inaugural Division II bracket, UC Berkeley Club earned the top seed.
The Bears beat Cal Poly B 9-7 in the WWLL Division II championship game on
Sunday, April 18. Cal went 15-1 this season, losing only to Santa Clara
before ending the regular season with a 13-game winning streak. Joining the
Bears in the tournament are Oakland (Mich.) University (No. 2), Loyola (Md.)
University Club (No. 3), University of San Diego (No. 4), University of
Denver Club (No. 5), University of North Carolina Club (No. 6), Southern
Methodist University (No. 7) and the College of St. Benedict (No. 8).
The US Lacrosse WDIA structure consists of approximately 200 college club
teams from around the country. Further information about the WDIA is
available online at http://www.uslacrosse.org/wdia.
Youth Lacrosse Clinic in Scottsdale
US Lacrosse¹s development program, Fast Break Initiative, along with Arizona
Girls Lacrosse will host a free youth clinic at the Scottsdale Sports
Complex in conjunction with the WDIA National Championships. Each
participant will receive a free lacrosse stick and pair of goggles through
US Lacrosse! It will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010, before the
championship games from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. For more information and to
register, please visit
Division I First Round Games (Wednesday, May 5)
No. 1 Santa Clara vs. No. 16 West Chester Club
No. 2 Lindenwood vs. No. 15 Minnesota
No. 3 UCSB vs. No. 14 Oregon Club
No. 4 UC Davis Club vs. No. 13 Boston College Club
No. 5 Cal Poly vs. No. 12 Texas
No. 6 Virginia Tech Club vs. No. 11 Colorado State
No. 7 Brigham Young vs. No. 10 Florida Club
No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 9 Colorado
Division II First Round Games (Thursday, May 6)
No. 1 Cal-Berkeley Club vs. No. 8 St. Benedict
No. 2 Oakland (Mich.) vs. No. 7 Southern Methodist
No. 3 Loyola (Md.) Club vs. No. 6 North Carolina Club
No. 4 San Diego vs. No. 5 Denver Club
Harrow Sports is the official event sponsor and retailer for the 2010 US
Lacrosse Women¹s Division Intercollegiate Associates National Championship.
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission is the host organization for the
About Harrow Sports
Harrow Sports is a recognized leader in high performance composite
technology for sports equipment. Since its inception, Harrow has led the
industry in game changing composites in squash, lacrosse, ice hockey and
field hockey. For more information please visit http://www.harrowsports.com.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing
body for men¹s and women¹s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000
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. To
learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org.