April 22, 2009
The Santa Clara women's lacrosse club team enters the 2009 US Lacrosse Women's Division Intercollegiate Associates (WDIA) National Championship Tournament as the No. 2 seed. UC Santa Barbara is the No. 1 seed. The 16-team tournament, presented by Brine, will be held May 6-9 at the Scottsdale Sports Complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. The championship game is set for May 9 at 12:30 p.m.
UCSB completed an 18-2 season record with a 12-10 victory over No. 2 ranked Santa Clara in the Western Women's Lacrosse League championship game, earning the league's automatic bid to the tournament.
To learn more about tournament visit: www.uslacrosse.org/wdia
The Tournament Schedule: http://www.uslacrosse.org/events/ia/09gamesched.pdf
Santa Clara's Club Team Website: www.scuwlax.org
Six other teams earned automatic qualifiers to the tournament field by virtue of winning conference championships: No. 7 seed Lindenwood (Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League), No. 10 seed Florida (Southeastern Women's Lacrosse League), No. 13 seed Minnesota (North Central Women's Lacrosse League), No. 14 seed Texas (Texas Women's Lacrosse League), No. 15 seed Connecticut Club (New England Women's Lacrosse League) and No. 16 seed West Chester Club (East Coast Women's Lacrosse Association).
Nine at-large invitations were also awarded: No. 2 seed Santa Clara, No. 3 seed Colorado State, No. 4 seed Colorado, No. 5 seed Cal Poly, No. 6 seed Virginia Tech Club, No. 8 seed Michigan, No. 9 seed UCLA, No. 11 seed Central Florida and No. 12 seed Georgia.
First Round Games
No. 1 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 16 West Chester Club
No. 2 Santa Clara vs. No. 15 Connecticut Club
No. 3 Colorado State vs. No. 14 Texas
No. 4 Colorado vs. No. 13 Minnesota
No. 5 Cal Poly vs. No. 12 Georgia
No. 6 Virginia Tech Club vs. No. 11 Central Florida
No. 7 Lindenwood vs. No. 10 Florida
No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 UCLA