The IWLCA is excited to announce that ILWomen will be the official content partner of the IWLCA Tournament Series in 2021, bringing lacrosse fans regular post-event content, highlights and a behind-the-scenes look from the premier lacrosse event series. The IWLCA Tournament Series, which includes both regional and national girls’ recruiting events, is the official event series of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, managed and run with the expertise of Elite Tournaments.
“I’m thrilled to be continuing our content partnership with the IWLCA, highlighting the uniqueness of their recruiting tournament series—while bolstering our own women’s recruiting content,” said Halley Griggs, IL’s Women’s Director. “Last fall, we transmitted our first-ever girls’ recruiting issue. Continuing to elevate our women’s recruiting coverage is a primary goal of Inside Lacrosse’s in 2021 and beyond. The IWLCA draws such an incredible collection of teams from all over the country, with events coast-to-coast. We’re excited to highlight those athletes and begin sharing their stories in just a few short months.”
IWLCA Executive Director, Liz Robertshaw, added, “ILWomen has made a commitment to truly be the leader in women’s lacrosse coverage at all levels of the game, especially promoting the next generation of players, and having them integrated in our events will be a huge add for the player, their families and our coaching members.”
The series is set to kick off with the IWLCA’s Southeast Cup in in Winston-Salem, N.C., and will include a total of eight events in 2021:
• IWLCA Southeast Cup, June 12-13, Winston-Salem, N.C.
• IWLCA Champions Cup, June 18-19, Boyds, Md. & Olney, Md.
• IWLCA New England Cup, June 26-27, Amherst, Mass.
• IWLCA Capital Cup, July 9-12, Richmond, Va.
• IWLCA West Coast Cup, July 24-25, San Jose, Calif.
• IWLCA Southwest Cup, November 6-7, Tucson, Ariz.
• IWLCA Presidents Cup, November 19-21, Dallas, Texas
• IWLCA Debut, November 20-21, Dallas, Texas
Each stop on the IWLCA Tournament Series tour boasts a strong attendance by the IWLCA member coaches spanning the Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA ranks. The IWLCA’s Presidents Cup and IWLCA Debut will be hosted in conjunction with the IWLCA’s Annual Convention, which is also headed to Dallas in 2021.
“We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with ILWomen for the 2021 IWLCA Tournament Series," said Taylor Cummings, Elite Tournament’s IWLCA Recruiting Series Tournament Director. "Having these tournaments recognized with such a high-level of coverage is invaluable and speaks directly to the quality of events we will be producing. We feel this will be an amazing resource for our participants and the IWLCA Membership.”
About the IWLCA Tournament Series:
The IWLCA Tournament Series was created by the college coaches of the IWLCA to streamline the recruiting process and make a more effective and affordable process for both college coaches and prospective student-athlete families. Every IWLCA event boasts a strong attendance by college coaches from Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA institutions because the event has been created and executed with the recruiting process in mind. The IWLCA Tournament Series is run in partnership with Elite Tournaments.