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A Roadmap for the Expansion of Iowa High School Lacrosse Part 3

0 - Published March 28, 2014 by in Adult, Cedar Rapids, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Girls, Growth, High School, HS Boys, HS Girls, Iowa Colleges, Leagues, MCLA, Middle School, NCAA, Nebraska League, Northern Iowa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Summer League, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

*Notice:  This article will focus on boys lacrosse at the high school level as it is the area that I am most directly involved in.  Girls lacrosse in Iowa is developing at a slower clip, so we may visit that topic in the future. Part 1 of this article discussed the history of high school […]

A Roadmap for the Expansion of Iowa High School Lacrosse Part 2

0 - Published March 27, 2014 by in Cedar Rapids, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Growth, High School, HS Boys, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Middle School, NCAA, Northern Iowa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Summer League, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

*Notice:  This article will focus on boys lacrosse at the high school level as it is the area that I am most directly involved in.  Girls lacrosse in Iowa is developing at a slower clip, so we may visit that topic in the future. Part 1 of this article discussed the history of high school […]

A Roadmap for the Expansion of Iowa High School Lacrosse Part 1

0 - Published March 26, 2014 by in Cedar Rapids, CILA, Des Moines, Dubuque, Growth, High School, HS Boys, Iowa Colleges, MCLA, Middle School, NCAA, Northern Iowa, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Summer League, Valley, Waterloo, Youth

*Notice:  This article will focus on boys lacrosse at the high school level as it is the area that I am most directly involved in.  Girls lacrosse in Iowa is developing at a slower clip, so we may visit that topic in the future. Some History When I started the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association in […]

Valley Lacrosse: 1st Player to NCAA

0 - Published October 16, 2013 by in Des Moines, NCAA, Valley

After one of my more recent posts received less than favorable response from the LAS community, I have decided to only report when there is actual Iowa-related lacrosse news. My Twitter and Facebook followers already received advanced notice of this news, but today I am making the official announcement. The State of Iowa’s first boys’ […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate Update: USC

5 - Published June 27, 2013 by in Growth, NCAA

Remember a couple of years ago when I started a series of potential NCAA D1 expansion candidates?  One of the candidates that I felt most strongly about – and still feel strongly about – is the University of Southern California. Thanks to a soccer forum, of all things, I came across a link to a […]

Another Iowa College Adds Varsity Lax!

0 - Published May 20, 2013 by in Cedar Rapids, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA

Lost somewhere in the shuffle this weekend, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon (fairly close to Iowa City) announced that they will add both men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 season. The Rams currently field a men’s team in the MCLA.  They participate as an associate member of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference […]

Wartburg Adds Lacrosse

1 - Published April 11, 2013 by in Dubuque, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA, Northern Iowa, Waterloo

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa recently announced the addition of women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport.  The team will pay its first season in the spring of 2015. Wartburg is the third Iowa school to add women’s lacrosse at the NCAA D3 level.  Fellow Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference members Dubuque and Loras announced the addition […]

Terriers Bite Into D1 Lax

2 - Published February 14, 2012 by in Growth, NCAA

In November, Boston University was talking about adding men’s lacrosse at the D1 level.  Not long after, I took an in depth look at the Terriers as part of my NCAA D1 Expansion Series. Earlier today the school reported that New Balance (parent of Warrior and Brine) donated $3 million to fund the construction of […]

Colorado State’s New AD Talks Lax

0 - Published December 30, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

It’s nothing concrete, but the new AD at Colorado State University (Jack Graham, recently spoke about adding varsity lacrosse.  Any interest froim the AD is a good thing, and most would agree that lax would be a logical addition at CSU. Graham: I would love to add lacrosse to our list of athletic programs. In […]

Iowa Gains First NCAA Varsity Men’s Lax Team

2 - Published December 23, 2011 by in Dubuque, Growth, Iowa Colleges, NCAA

The University of Dubuque has officially announced Jake Olsen as the new head coach of the Spartans’ men’s lacrosse team.  The Spartans are the first NCAA varsity men’s lacrosse team in the state of Iowa.  Lacrosse Iowa first reported that Dubuque was searching for a head coach in October. 12/22/2011 – UD Announces Jake Olsen […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – GT

2 - Published December 21, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

Syracuse is moving to the ACC in the near future and will become the conference’s fifth lacrosse team.  The NCAA requires six teams to receive an automatic qualifier for the championship tournament. Even before Cuse (and Pittsburgh) left the Big East, speculation about additional ACC lacrosse programs has run rampant. Georgia Tech Before getting into […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – Richmond

1 - Published December 20, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

After looking at a pair of school in the Golden State, let’s return to the more familiar territory of the Old Dominion.  Despite being home to the current NCAA Champions and a collection of D3 programs, the Commonwealth falls short in the D1 lax category.  Considering the number of D1 schools available, this is somewhat […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – Southern California

3 - Published December 19, 2011 by in Growth, NCAA

When we looked at San Diego State University, I made several references to the University of Southern California.  In fact, I’ve mentioned USC a few times over the course of this series and elsewhere. USC I firmly believe that it is merely a matter of time before USC adds D1 lacrosse.  This belief is rooted […]

NCAA D1 Lax Expansion Candidate – San Diego State

3 - Published December 16, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

Varsity lacrosse is in extremely short supply in the western half of the country.  This is especially true at the NCAA D1 level where only two programs reside west of the Mississippi – Denver and Air Force.  So it is on that note that we move from a relatively sure thing at Boston University to […]

NCAA Expansion Series Continues (BU)

3 - Published December 14, 2011 by in Growth, MCLA, NCAA

I finished up the B1G Ten portion of this series at the beginning of the month.  Now it’s time to move about the NCAA landscape in search of schools bursting with the potential to add lacrosse as a varsity sport.  The series will remain sporadic, so bear with me. Although I will throw some UNI-type […]

Boston University to D1?

2 - Published November 10, 2011 by in Growth, NCAA

Inside Lacrosse is reporting that Boston University is strongly considering adding men’s lacrosse as an NCAA D1 sport. “It’s absolutely on the table as a possibility,” athletic director Mike Lynch told IL Wednesday in response to rumors that the Terriers were considering the jump. “I would say that in the context of looking to broaden […]