Pittsburgh Women's Lacrosse

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The Lady Panther Lacrosse Club has been a part of the University for almost 20 years and has built itself into one of the premier programs in the country that competes against excellent teams from all across the country. We play against other members of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), members of the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA), as well as varsity teams from the Division I, II, and III levels. The games against other club teams in our league count in the statistics that determine whether the team receives an invitation to the regional playoffs each year. We have attended the WCLL regional tournament  every year for the past ten years. The women won the WCLL championship in 2006, 2013 and 2014 In 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008,2011, 2013 and 2014 the team attended the WCLA national tournament. In 2014 Pitt won the National Championship for the first time. We look forward to a successful 2015 season and another run at a national championship!

While the team concentrates on winning games, we are about having fun on and off the field as well! We are open to girls joining our team until January, when our roster is due. The team practices at least twice a week and requires additional conditioning.

 

  • Year Started: 1992
  • Number of Players: 28
  • Location of Field: Cost Center
  • 2014 Regular Season Record: 14-1 Post Season: 7-0
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Recent News

Pitt Wins National Championship - May 13, 2014

Virginia Beach, VA: The 2014 Lady Panthers realized a dream come true as they edged #15 seed Boston College 12-11 to win there first ever WCLA National Championship. Pitt defeated Oregon St 20-6, Michigan 11-9, UCLA 11-7 on there way to winning the championship.

The Lady Panthers used an entire team effort all the way through the tournament to justify there #1 seed in the tournament and throughout the year to win the 2014 crown

 Also congratulations to the following award winners

  Seniors Grace Gallagher, Christa Laustsen 1st team all-americans

 Sophomore Julie McKay 1st team all-american

 Senior Clare Sherry 2nd team all-american

 Senior Kellyn Warren tournament midfield MVP

 Sophomore Courtney Brown tournament defender MVP

 

Coach Gary Neft  WCLA Coach of the Year

 

 

 

 

National Champions - May 11, 2014

NATIONAL CHAMPS

 

Recognition - Apr 24, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA: Five Lady Panthers were selected first team ALL-WCLL yesterday and one was selected 2nd Team.

  Congratulations to Seniors Christa Laustsen(3rd time) Clare Sherry, Grace Gallagher and Katie Sullivan(2nd Time) and Sophomore Julia McKay for being selected to the WCLL 1st team all-league and Senior Kellyn Warren selected to the WCLL 2nd team all-league

 Also congratulations to Gary Neft as the WCLL Div 1 Coach of the Year

 

National Championships - Apr 24, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA: The #1 ranked Lady Panthers received there first ever #1 overall seed for the WCLA National Championships in Virginia Beach, VA on May 7th-10th. The Lady Panthers will meet #16 seed Oregon St, winners of the NWWLL, in the first round on Wednesday May 7th at 11:00AM EDT

  You can check out all of the information on the following link as the Lady Panthers look win there first ever National Championship.           http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=39885

 

Back to back - Apr 21, 2014

Pontiac, MI: The #1 Ranked Lady Panthers made it two consecutive Regional titles with a 14-12 victory over the #3 OSU Buckeyes Saturday Night in Pontiac, MI

   The #1 Ranked Lady Panthers defeated Notre Dame 20-8 and Miami(OH) 18-9 on there way to the finals. The Regional Victory means that the Lady Panthers receive the automatic bid to the WCLA National Championships in Virginia Beach, VA May 7th-10th

  The official announcement will take place on Tuesday

  Keep checking back for official announcements on Pitt's seeding and opponent

 

 

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