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Rise of College Clubs Creates a Whole New Level

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Soccer Club Players at Villanova University New York, NY - A New York Times article published in the December 1, 2008 edition reports the level of success intercollegiate club teams are having nationwide in various sports. The US Lacrosse WDIA National Championship Division, where the UCSB women's lacrosse club competes, isn't mentioned but many points made in the article apply to competing for the lacrosse team at UCSB.

Villanova soccer club player Tiffany Villalba had, perhaps, the best quote in the article.  The senior said about the niche intercollegiate club teams have filled between intramurals and varsity sports, ".....It's not too demanding, but it's not trivial."

The interesting thing about comparing the UCSB program to the teams mentioned and quoted in the article is that the Gauchos are way ahead of the curve in college club program support.  Athletes at institutions like Villanovo and Yale talk about being stuck on the side of the road with no resources, being last priority for facilities and managing a $12,000 budget. At UCSB the institution provides a resource for road service with every UCSB Transportation Services van use,  the lacrosse programs have their own field and the team members manage a $75,000 annual budget. New York Times reporter Bill Pennington would have done well to interview UCSB lacrosse players. 

Read the entire article here.


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