The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced two new venues for the association’s 2019 Recruiting Tournaments and Summer Debut. The Midwest Cup will move to the Stuart Sports Complex in Aurora, Ill., and the Capital Cup will relocate to Calvert Regional Park in North East, Md.
“The IWLCA works hard alongside Corrigan Sports to offer the finest girls’ lacrosse tournaments in the country. In order to deliver the best experience, we are always assessing the location, time of year, the size of the tournament field, and other key variables, said IWLCA President Kathy Taylor, who is also the head coach at Le Moyne College. “We are excited to host the Midwest Cup in a different venue and hope it will attract a greater pool of teams in a more non-traditional area. As for the Capital Cup, which closes out the summer recruiting season the third week of July, we are thrilled to announce that we have listened to our constituents and are bringing it to Maryland in an effort to attract all the best club programs from throughout the country.”
Next year’s IWLCA Midwest Cup will be contested July 13-14 at the Stuart Sports Complex. Encompassing 317 acres, the Stuart Sports Complex hosts national, regional and local events and is one of the largest outdoor sports facilities in the Midwest. On an annual basis, more than 4,000 athletic contests are held at Stuart, involving over 75,000 participants and attracting well over 100,000 spectators. This year the complex hosted 45 tournaments which featured teams from more than 30 states and 2 countries.
The nearby towns of Aurora, Yorkville, and Oswego – all less than a five-minute drive from Stuart – offer visitors ample choices for lodging, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and recreation. The complex sits 40 miles west of downtown Chicago.
“The Aurora Area Sports Alliance and Convention & Visitors Bureau look forward to welcoming all the athletes and fans for the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) 2019 Midwest Cup. We are honored that the IWLCA chose the Aurora Area for this prestigious event. The Aurora Area is a great location for athletic competition and for enjoying downtime when not on the field. From world-class outlet shopping to Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, the Aurora Area is your place to play,” said Cort Carlson, Executive Director, Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Located in North East, Md., Calvert Regional Park in Cecil County will host the 2019 IWLCA Capital Cup (July 19-21) and Summer Debut (July 19-20). The park consists of 16 natural grass multi-purpose fields, one synthetic turf multi-purpose field, basketball courts, a one-mile paved trail, playgrounds, paved parking, and a concession stand. North East is nestled midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The 2019 IWLCA Brine New England Cup Presented by New Balance will remain at UMass Amherst, Mass., and the Champions Cup will stay at the River City Sports Complex in Midlothian, Va. The dates and location for the 2019 President’s Cup will be announced later this fall.
The IWLCA’s Recruiting Tournament Series and Summer Debut are managed by Corrigan Sports Enterprises. Working exclusively with CSE ensures a consistent, first-class experience for college coaches, club coaches, student-athletes and the host cities.