Required Off Season Meeting/Call Date: Wed. 10/10/18 10:00am
Required Preseason Conference Call Date: 1/17/19 10:00am
Required All-Conference Conference Call Date: Tues. April 23, 2019 @ 9am
Link to: Coaches Group Procedures and Requirements
Link to: Sport Chair Report Form
Women's Committee Chairperson: Grant Kelam, Mount Olive
Athletic Director Liaison: Mike Cerino, Limestone
2019 Championship Dates:
Final date of league regular season play: Sat. April 20 2019
(Per AD Policy: All conference games -including any rescheduled games- must be completed by the Saturday prior to that sport's conference championship.)
Quarterfinals: Monday, April 22 @ higher seed 2PM, 4PM or 7PM (Note: If host has lights, they have the option of all listed times, if no lights 2/4PM (2/13/18))
Semifinals: Thursday, April 25 @ UMO (12PM & 3PM)
Awards ceremony between games Saturday.
Final: Saturday, April 27 @ UMO (1PM)
(Note: All game times were built around rest considerations)
Hosted by: University of Mount Olive (with confirmed tournament webcasting)
All game-officials cost for men & women will be provided by host (non-traveling) institution. A hospitality tent will be provided by the host for all tournament participants.
(Note: When there is a pre-determined championship site, the game times should be pre-determined based on seed, not on the host, regardless of whether the championship is being played at a neutral or campus site.
Sun. 4PM Championship
2019 & Beyond (tentative)
Mon. Top 8: Quarterfinals
Thur. 1&4PM Final 4: Semifinals
Sat. 1PM Championship
2017 & 2018 M&W LAX Future Championship Host: North Greenville University
2019 Host: Mount Olive University
Tentative Semifinal Gametimes: 12PM & 3PM
Tentative Final Gametime: 1PM
2019 Host: Mount Olive University
2020 & 2021 Host: North Greenville University (2/13/18)
Note: Schedules can be changed with AD approval from both institutions. Also for FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAMES (for LAX & soccer, starting 2018-19) teams with 200+ miles of travel, must start game at 4pm or earlier (Exp. a doubleheader would be 1:30&4pm) 5/22/18.
WLAX Approved 2019, 2020 & 2021 (2022 not approved as of yet) (2019 Aprvd 10.7.16; 2020 & 2021 Aprvd 5.21.18)
WLAX Nominations Due: Mon. 4/15, 12PM
WLAX Voting: Mon. 4/22, 12PM (via "Google Docs" document and requirements email sent from Coaches Chair)
WLAX Coaches Conference Call: Tues. 4/23, 9AM
Coaches All-Conference Votes: Coaches agreed to meet via conference call following voting tallies via the Coaches Google Doc to discuss and prepare the final All-Conference team. The conference requires that the All-Conf. teams be submitted properly from WLAX coaches chair no latter than the day before the start of the conference tournament semifinals (4/22/14).
Method: A eight team single elimination Championship played at a site determined by bid. The NCAA tie breaking procedure will be applied in the event of a tie to all matches. Quarterfinal game times will be 4PM (without lights) or 7PM if lights are available at the highest seed location. Upon completion of the championship game the WLAX post-game Championship All-Tournament Awards will be presented. Starting the 2018 season (upon full Emmanuel membership or 9+ teams), the championship will change to include an 8 team tournament.
Starting in 2019, WLAX will add an additional day to their championships for student-athlete welfare, in order to add a day of rest between the semifinals & championship final. The WLAX Championship will now be a Monday/Thursday/Saturday format for quarters/semis/finals (2/13/18).
Tie Breaking Procedure: Teams will be seeded according to regular season finish. Ties will be broken in the following manner: 1) Head to head results during the regular season for a two way tie; 2) Records versus 1st place team and down. 3) Record against non-conference common opponents 4) If teams are still tied: total goals, minus total goals against with no more than 5 goals counting in games where the differential is greater than 5. (If more than two teams are tied, then the formula will be used to determine the top team and then the procedure will start again from #1. 5) random selection by the commissioner (note that in a multi-member tie requiring random selection, the random selection is for the highest seed among the tied teams and then returning to the start of the tie breaking procedure for the remaining teams).
(1) Each team must play all other league teams once during the season to be eligible for the championship. Matches with teams that are ineligible for the championship, because all conference teams were not scheduled, shall not be counted as official league matches.
(2) Each coach will distribute schedules at least one week prior to the beginning of the season to all league schools.
(3) Member teams may play each other more than once during the season. However, only the regular season match between the two teams where the home & away teams are listed in the league schedule matrix will count towards conference won-loss records.
(4) It is highly recommended that 3 officials be used to umpire, but with an absolute minimum of 2 for all league games.
(5) NCAA rules apply to regular season games, which are tied.
(6) Suspended matches will follow NCAA official lacrosse rules.
(7) Regular season standings will determine seeding for the conference lacrosse tournament
(8)Members will participate in the IWLCA open film exchange (KrossOver starting in 2017) but will continue to not exchange film (outside of participants of KrossOver) or verbal/written scouting reports to non-conference opponents.
(9) The host team is responsible for filming and uploading the game film for the visiting conference team within 48 hours of the contest. In the event that the host team cannot provide staff to film the game they must notify the visiting team 48 hours prior to contest.
(10) Members agree to admit opponents students, with student ID, without charge (8/11/04).
Policies for all conference sports
Partial Match Policy: If any expense is incurred (exp. if the bus leaves campus) and the game is not played to completion, the game is not be replayed. If the game is underway and stopped, the game will be considered completed if 48 minutes have been played. (5/12)
Multiple Sport Policies: Link to League Mutiple Sport Policy
Media Policy Regarding Officials: Link to Media Policy
Delay of Game Policy: Link to Delayed Game Policy
Line-Up Submission Policy: Link to Line-Up Submission Policy
Visiting Team Expectations: Link to Visiting Team Expectations
Ejection Policy: When a player or team party member is ejected both the team's coach and (if a league opponent) the opposing coach are to notify their Athletic Director upon completion of the contest. The Athletic Director will immediately notify the conference office and subsequently complete and submit to the league office the Ejection Report Form found on the web. The conference office will notify each member president immediately when notified of an ejection.
A coach ejected for an "unsporting act" will be cautioned by the institution’s Athletic Director or immediate superior in a form provided by league. Copies of cautions and suspensions will be provided to the institution’s President, FAR, the Supervisor of Officials and the Commissioner. A second ejection in the same year will, minimally, carry a next game suspension. A third ejection in the same year will, minimally, carry a next two games suspension. End of year suspensions will be carried forward to the next year.
Ejected coaches must leave sight of the playing field/floor when ejected. If the ejected coach does not comply in a timely manner, the game is forfeited.
2018 All Conference Team: Each team through their SID may nominate field players and goaltenders for all-conference consideration. All nominations received by the Service Bureau Director prior to the stated deadline will be returned to league SIDs via ballot. First team will be selected & second teams will be selected by top 4 vote getters at attack, top 4 at midfield, top 4 at defense, top vote getter at goalkeeper, and top 2 at-large vote getters. There is no longer an honorable mention team but a 1st & 2nd team, for a total of 30 total award winners (up from 24). Each team will vote for players in rank order and may not vote for their own players. 15 First and Second Team athletes will be selected. The team will be selected by nominations via email submission to league office. Coaches voted that starting for the 2011 season, nominations will ONLY include CONFERENCE ONLY STATS for nomination consideration.
2019 All Conference Team (Approved via ADs effective for 2019 on 2/13/18): Each team through their SID may nominate field players and goaltenders for all-conference consideration. All nominations received by the Service Bureau Director prior to the stated deadline will be returned for distribution. First team (12), second team (12), & third team (12) will be selected by top 4 vote getters at attack, top 3 at midfield, top 4 at defense, and top vote getter (1) at goalkeeper (12 members per team). There is no longer just a 1st and 2nd team but added 3rd team (but no at large players), for a total of 36 total award winners (up from 30). Each team will vote for players in rank order and may not vote for their own players. 12 First, Second, and Third Team athletes will be selected. The team will be selected by nominations via email submission to league office. Coaches voted that starting for the 2011 season, nominations will ONLY include CONFERENCE ONLY STATS for nomination consideration.
Offensive Player of the Year: Each league member will vote for three players excluding their own, in rank order. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes. Note: The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year CAN NOT be nominated for or win both awards.
Defensive Player of the Year: Each league member will vote for three players excluding their own, in rank order. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes. Note: The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year CAN NOT be nominated for or win both awards.
Coach of the Year: Each member will vote for three coaches excluding their own, in rank order and the winner will be named Coach of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes.
Freshman of the Year: The top freshman vote-getter of the members using the same procedure and time frame as Player of the Year.
FOTY Qualifications: (approved 10/5/18 to start 1/1/19)
(Fall Sports for 2018 will continue to follow the past policy of "True Freshmen" Only)
- Student-athlete should qualify only if this is the first collegiate institution they have attended.
- It is the student-athletes first year of competition. (Academic sophmores/redshirt freshmen are eligible, as long as took redshirt at same member school.)
- The student-athlete is not applicable for any transfer exceptions. (Exp. Student transfers from a school but didn't play a sport, still not eligible for award.)
- Nominators have the responsibility to make sure all qualifications are met.
All Tournament: Coaches will select the all tournament team as follows: 1st place-MVP + 3 All Tournament, 2nd-3 All Tournament, 3rd & 4th-2 All Tournament each.
Student Sportsmanship Pledge Form & Link (Reminder to be signed by each student athlete during preseason and filed in schools athletic department)