UCLA Lacrosse Summer Camp - July 29-August 1 - May 19, 2013
Summer is coming up soon, and we are happy to announce that the UCLA Women's Lacrosse Club will be hosting our first annual Girls' Lacrosse Summer Camp at UCLA from July 29th-August 1st, 2013!
This is a wonderful opportunity for young players in Southern California to learn more about the college game. Campers will get to experience UCLA and interact with current and past players and coaches.
Our day camp is designed to prepare players for the next stage of competitive play, whether it be at the middle school, high school, or collegiate level. We strive to teach proper technique and skills, while also emphasizing the importance of strategy and decision making - all of which are crucial to success in the game of lacrosse. Our goal is to breakdown high level skills that are not taught in practice to further your game. Camp instructors will include WCLA All Americans, WCLA All-League Players, and coaches with NCAA Division I experience.
Registration information will be posted shortly. Lunch is included and will provided in the dining halls.
Senior Nettleton Named All-American; Four Bruins Named AAA - May 18, 2013
Senior midfielder Margaret Nettleton was named Second Team All-American, as announced by the WCLA last week. The Division 1 and 2 All America teams are selected from thousands of players that make up the 200-plus teams in the WCLA. The full list of awards given out at the 2013 US Lacrosse WCLA Banquet is posted here.
Additionally, congratulations to the following players who have been recognized for their academic achievements, in addition to their play on the field. Players named Academic All-American must carry a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
Junior defender Sharon Woo
Junior defender Stephanie Walter
Sophomore attacker Vanessa Guerrero
Freshman midfielder Luzdelia Caballero
Bruins Finish Season Strong at WWLL Championships - Apr 21, 2013
The Bruins finished off the season with a solid showing at WWLL Championships this weekend in Santa Barbara, going 2-1 on the weekend. After regular season play, UCLA was seeded 8th and slotted to face number 1 seeded Santa Clara in the quarterfinal match-up on Saturday. The Bruins came out strong and kept pace with the Broncos for a 5-5 game at halftime. For much of the second half, the Bruins were able to keep pace with the Broncos, only down 9-8 with 10 minutes to play. However, Santa Clara was able to control the last two draws, ultimately putting the game out of reach.
Later in the day, UCLA faced 4th seeed San Diego State coming out with a narrow 14-13 win to advance to the 5th place game. On Sunday, the Bruins faced a rematch against University of Arizona. Earlier in the season, the Bruins lost a tough game against the Wildcats 18-16. But this time the Bruins would come out on top, turning a 6-4 halftime lead into a 17-10 victory. An all around team effort powered the Bruins through the weekend, and ultimately to a 5th place finish.
Congratulations to the following Bruins who were honored at the WWLL Awards ceremony on Saturday evening:
WWLL Division 1
Margaret Nettleton - 1st Team All-League Midfield
Courtney Randall - 2nd Team All-League Attack
Molly Tracy - 2nd Team All-League Defense
WWLL 'B' Division
Rylee Genner - All-League Attack
LeeAnn Patrick - All-League Attack
Melanie Shiao - All-League Defense
Bruins Face Tough WWLL Competition - Apr 14, 2013
The Bruins faced two tough Central conference rivals in #14 USC and #10 Cal Poly SLO this weekend. The Bruins fell behind early against the Trojans 7-2 in the first 15 minutes of the game. After a slow start, the Bruins were able to control the draw and close the USC lead to 10-8 at half. UCLA came out fast from the break, tying the game 10-10 in the first 3 minutes. However, the inability to control the draw hurt the Bruins again, allowing USC to go on a 7-0 run. This time, the Bruins were unable to mount another comeback and close the gap. The game ended with a final score of 22-15. Junior Courtney Randall tallied 6 points on 3 for 3 shooting to go along with 3 assists and 4 draw controls on the day.
The Bruins again fell behind early on Senior Day against Cal Poly SLO, digging a 13-2 hole at the half. The Mustangs put the game out of reach with a final score of 19-7. Seniors Margaret Nettleton and Joanna Chen both had great games on a day celebrating their careers at UCLA. Nettleton, a consistent performer throughout the season, netted 4 goals and grabbed 5 draw controls. Chen nabbed 3 draw controls and had a strong individual performance on the defensive end.
Congratulations to all of the seniors on their incredible lacrosse careers at UCLA: Margaret Nettleton, Joanna Chen, and Alex Jaksha!
The Bruins will spend the week preparing for WWLL Championships in Santa Barbara. Congratulations also goes out to the UCLA 'B' team, who qualified for the WWLL 'B' Division tournament.
Bruins Sweep Weekend Games in San Diego - Apr 7, 2013
Back from a two week hiatus for finals and spring break, the Bruins came back ready for a competitive weekend of games in San Diego. The Bruins took on two teams from the South conference of the WWLL in UCSD and USD, improving to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the WWLL this season.
After allowing the Tritons to score the first goal of the game, the Bruins never looked back, going on a 10-0 run over the next 22 minutes. Sophomore Molly Tracy tallied three goals and added three groundballs to propel the Bruins during the run. The Bruins had a solid lead at halftime, 10-4. The second half was similar to the first, with the Bruins dictating much of the play. However, a combined 26 turnovers allowed UCSD to hang around and add several goals for a final score of 17-9. The Bruins dominated the midfield winning 22 of the total 28 draw controls, with freshman Sam Fletcher (3 goals) picking up 6 draw controls and junior Courtney Randall (3 goals) contributing 5. The freshmen class had a large impact on the game with Luzdelia Caballero tallying 4 goals and Kaitlin Miller contributing 3 goals and an assist.
Sunday’s game against USD was a hard fought contest throughout. After a 45-miunte delay to the start of the game, the Toreros came out strong opening up a 3-0 lead in the first 15 minutes. However, the Bruins fought back quickly, jumping to a 4-3 lead over the next 4 minutes. The pace of the game slowed down for the rest of the first half, with USD heading into half time with a 5-4 lead. A theme throughout the game, and weekend, UCLA was able to consistently control the draw, winning 8 of 10 in the first half and 8 of 9 in the second, leading to additional possessions that would be key down the stretch. UCLA and USD traded goals to open up the second half, with USD holding on to the lead 8-7 with ten minutes left to play. The USD goalie came up with big saves throughout the game, but the Bruins countered with a strong ride to create turnovers in transition. After an interception on the clear by Kate Armstrong, Tracy scored on a dodge from up top with 6:16 left to tie the game at 8. The Bruins won the ensuing draw and moved the ball around on attack. Caballero dodged from up top to put UCLA ahead 9-8 with 3:25 left. Tracy grabbed the next draw control and the Bruins spread the field and ran out the clock for the victory.
Senior Margaret Nettleton returned from a concussion suffered earlier in the week at practice (did not play in Saturday’s game) to lead the Bruins to victory with solid decision making and strong midfield play to go along with 2 goals and an assist. Tracy and sophomore defender Lindsey Perry each nabbed five draw controls on the day. A solid defensive effort slowed down the Toreros in transition, with junior goalie Martine Ehrlich coming up with several big saves down the stretch.
The Bruins head into the final weekend of regular season play with games against crosstown rival USC (Saturday at 5 pm, at USC) and senior day against Cal Poly (Sunday at 2 pm, at UCLA).
Bruins Unable to Overcome Late Surge By No. 8 Colorado - Mar 10, 2013
A huge individual effort from senior Margaret Nettleton was not enough to help the Bruins overcome a late surge with under 7 minutes left by No. 8 Colorado. The Bruins opened up the game with a 3-0 left just 7 minutes into the game, opening up the game with great ball movement in transition. After Colorado tied it 3-3, the teams went back and forth through the rest of the first half, going into half time with a 6-6 tie. The second half of the game continued to be competitive as the teams traded goals, never leading by more than 2. Colorado opened up a 2 goal lead, responding after UCLA goals to push the lead back to 2. The Bruins tied the score at 13 with 11:43 left in the game, after strong defensive sets leading to Colorado turnovers. However, Colorado scored the next 3 goals to open up a 16-14 lead, before the final score of 17-15. Overall the Bruins had a great offensive day, shooting 78.9% (15 for 19) on the day, but possession was key. Draws were once again the deciding factor of the game, as UCLA only won 7 out of 21 in the second half, after going 7 for 13 in the first.
Nettleton lead all scorers with 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 total points, while also wreaking havoc all over the midfield and defensive end. Eight Bruins were on the board with junior attacker Kate Armstrong and freshman attacker Kaitlin Miller adding hat tricks. Sophomore midfielder Molly Tracy added 4 caused turnovers and 4 groundballs for the Bruins.
The Bruins will take a break for finals week and spring break before getting back to action in San Diego, April 6th against UCSD.
Bruins Win Big at Cal - Mar 2, 2013
A strong all-around team effort fueled the big win against UC Berkeley in Memorial Stadium this afternoon. The Bruins got out to a quick start as junior Courtney Randall found freshman Gretchen Guaglianone open for a 1-0 lead, just 1:15 into the game. Junior attacker Kate Armstrong scored the next two goals to push the lead to 3-0. After a Cal goal, UCLA rattled off 5 consecutive goals, three by Randall, to push the lead to 8-1. At the half, the Bruins led 11-4, led by 7 saves from junior goalkeeper Martine Ehrlich.
After three more goals to open the second half, including two by freshman Sam Fletcher, the Bruins slowed down the pace, working to possess the ball and work down the clock. A strong defensive effort, led by junior Lindsey Perry. sophomore Molly Tracy, and freshman Kira Adsit, helped the Bruins pull out a 17-8 victory. Senior Margaret Nettleton, with 3 goals, 3 assists, and 7 draw controls has another strong performance on the afternoon.
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