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Women's Lacrosse

The Wheaton Women's Lacrosse Team is a member of the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), and plays within the Northwest Division.The women's lacrosse team continues to establish an outstanding program with solid leadership, dedicated women and an excellent coach. For the past 7 years, the women's team has hosted a 10-team playday on the turf fields at the McCully Complex. 2013-2014 will see the return of many players and has the potential to have an even more exciting season than ever. For more information, please email wheatonlacrosse@gmail.com.

Chelsea Mueller & Alex Petrie (Captains)

 

Men's Lacrosse at Wheaton College

Men's Lacrosse

Wheaton Men’s Lacrosse seeks to pursue excellence both on and off the field. Christ is our aim, and simple love of the game is our inspiration. As a Division II member of the MCLA Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference, Wheaton strives to field competitive teams built upon the principles of hard work and devotion. Our common pursuit forges a strong bond among us as teammates, and brotherhood is a key component of our program. To view our schedule please visit the MCLA website >> and click on the Division II tab. For more information please contact one of the captains below.

Contacts
Kai Libby kai.libby@my.wheaton.edu
Kurt Klinger kurt.klinger@my.wheaton.edu
Bruce Wilson - Head Coach wheatonlax@gmail.com Phone: 630-765-4497

Coaches
Head Coach, Bruce Wilson, played for a state championship high school team in Maryland before attending Wheaton College.   Bruce was a four year starter at attack for Wheaton and scored in 40 consecutive games for a career total of over 120 goals. Bruce served as the head coach of the Wheaton Academy high school lacrosse team from 2011-2013. Bruce is passionate about helping young men grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ while developing a love for the game of lacrosse. During the day, Bruce serves as Missions pastor at College Church in Wheaton.

Assistant Coach, John Aikenhead, has coached lacrosse for 40 years. In college, he was a 4 year starter at for Division 1 Mount Saint Mary’s.

Overview
The Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs. The MCLA currently operates in the U.S. and Canada with 200+ teams in two divisions, across ten conferences.

Wheaton plays at least ten scheduled spring season games plus post-season playoff games.  In the spring, the team practices three times a week, plus games.  Players do cardio and speed training on their own and in groups. The spring season begins in mid-January and runs through April. Practices in January and February are typically held indoors at Wheaton and occasionally off-campus at a rented indoor turf facility. Once the weather allows, the team practices outdoors on Wheaton's grass and turf fields. Home games are played on the turf field at Bean Stadium.

In the fall, the team practices three to four times a week in September and October and schedules two to three games against local colleges.  Physical conditioning is organized throughout the winter until the spring season begins.

Wheaton is academically rigorous and players are encouraged to balance play and studies.  We realize that athletes come to Wheaton because they want all that Wheaton has to offer - academics, faith, community, service and sports. We think we've found a great balance between playing high quality lacrosse and enjoying a wholistic college experience. Lacrosse can be a highlight of your Wheaton experience without consuming all your time.

Team members have a range of lacrosse experience prior to playing for Wheaton College. Some athletes have significant experience playing youth and high school lacrosse at the highest level prior to Wheaton; other players pick up the game for the first time after they arrive at Wheaton. All athletes are welcome and will learn the game quickly under the instructive guidance of our coaches and the support of fellow players. Within one season, we can help any athlete make a positive impact for the team on the lacrosse field.

 

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