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Division I Legislation Committee Educational Sessions

What YOU Need to Know About Recruiting (pt. I)

Recorded July 5, 2022 for Club Coaches and personnel

Moderator: Liz Robertshaw, IWLCA Executive Director
Samantha Ekstrand, IWLCA Legal Counsel
Kerstin Kimel, Head Coach, Duke University
Lauren Morton, Head Coach, Boston University
Liza Kelly, Head Coach, University of Denver
Phil Barnes, Assistant Coach, University of North Carolina
Tracy Coyne, Head Coach, Saint Francis University (PA)
Kerri Whitaker, Assistant Coach, University of Pennsylvania
Katie Woods, Head Coach, University of Connecticut


What YOU Need to Know About Recruiting (pt. II)

Recorded July 6, 2022 for Parents and Players

Moderator: Liz Robertshaw, IWLCA Executive Director
Samantha Ekstrand, IWLCA Legal Counsel
Kerstin Kimel, Head Coach, Duke University
Lauren Morton, Head Coach, Boston University
Amanda Moore, Head Coach, East Carolina University
Christine Halfpenny, Head Coach, University of Notre Dame
Ricky Fried, Head Coach, Georgetown University
Lindsey Munday, Head Coach, University of Southern California
Meredith Black, Head Coach, Marquette University
MK Geratowski, Head Coach, Randolph-Macon College
Xeni Barakos Yoder, Head Coach, East Stroudsburg University


Recruiting Roundtable - August 2021

DI recruiting contact begins 9/1 for the class of 2023.  

Enjoy this panel discussion aimed to help answer common questions associated with the start of the recruiting process!  Topics discussed:

* Understanding what’s permissible now and then come September 1st
* What to expect from coaches on September 1st
* Truths and Myths of September 1st 
* Prospect Days, Official and Unofficial Visits, etc.
* Role of Prospects 
* Role of Parents 
* Role of Club/HS Coaches 


Watch Replay

The IWLCA hosted the following Town Hall and Panel Discussions open to all in the lacrosse community. If you are looking for continuing education/lacrosse instruction webinars, head over to the Virtual Clinic site to see more than 20 presentations! 

Panel Discussion on Race 

Race in Lacrosse: A Panel Discussion

This panel of coaches and student-athletes of color shared their personal stories regarding their experience in the sport and how it has affected their perception of the lacrosse community. This educational session was a formatted dialogue moderated by Shanta Loecker, and included the following panelists: Britt Brown (former student-athlete at University of Pennsylvania), Jada Foy, former student-athlete at University of District of Columbia), Pamella Jenkins (head coach at Delaware State University), Kirkland Lewis (head coach at Whitman College), and Jennifer Wong (associate head coach at Temple University). Recorded July 13, 2020

Town Hall Discussions on Recruiting

IWLCA Town Hall for Coaches & Parents - August 3

A Town Hall discussion sponsored by the IWLCA Division I Legislative Committee regarding the thoughts behind requesting a delay in the contact start date for 2020. This meeting will look to give insights as to the process behind this decision from the Division I coaches and answer some commonly asked questions. Recorded August 3, 2020

IWLCA Town Hall for Coaches & Parents - June

With news coming out of the NCAA regarding adjustments to recruiting periods and the summer playing season in flux, we invite you to join IWLCA Coaches for this second installment of the Town Hall. Meredith Black. Tracy Coyne, Kerstin Kimel, Mary Heneberry Eames, Mackenzie Lawler, Lindsey Munday, Janine Tucker, and Kerri Whitaker will talk about how the NCAA rules will affect recruiting, thoughts on what players can do now during this time to continue the recruiting process, and answer your questions. Recorded June 9, 2020

Parenting Through the Recruiting Process

The IWLCA welcomed Team USA and WPLL teammates Taylor Cummings & Kylie Ohlmiller, and their families, for a town hall discussion about the highs (and lows) of lacrosse parenting! This is a great watch for all of those families going through the recruiting process right now. The Cummings talk about the "burnout factor" while Mrs. Ohlmiller discusses supporting her daughter even when they "often butted heads," something familiar to most families! They discuss what they felt was helpful for the daughters, how they managed very different siblings in the process, and how they managed their own stress.   This webinar is a great resource for al families out there! Recorded May 26, 2020.

IWLCA Town Hall for Club & High School Coaches - April

Amidst the growing concerns and happenings surrounding COVID in March and April 2020, the IWLCA leaders and college coaches from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III and NAIA schools came together for this first ever Town Hall. Coaches discussed thoughts regarding the 2020 recruiting landscape, the impact of the NCAA spring athlete eligibility decision on team rosters, and other issues currently relevant to the lacrosse community.  Recorded April 26, 2020