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Lacrosse at Wheaton

Women's Lacrosse

The Wheaton Women's Club 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 invested coaching. The team welcomes new and experienced players to create an encouraging and supportive team dynamic. Along with our practices during the week and official games in the Spring, the Women's Club Lacrosse team cultivates opportunities for team and relationship building on and off the field. For more information, please email wheatonlacrosse@gmail.com and visit our instagram@wheatonwomenslax.

Sammy Simpson and Whitney Vandenheuvel (2018-2019 Captains)

Wheaton College Womens Lacrosse Team

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 member of the Great Lakes Lacrosse League, 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. For more information please contact one of the captains below.

Brendan Jones brendan.jones@my.wheaton.edu
David Criscione david.criscione@my.wheaton.edu

The Wheaton College Lacrosse team plays in the Great Lakes Lacrosse League. The GLLL is comprised of 41 teams from the upper midwest including Northwestern, Loyola, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Marquette's club teams, Northern Illinois University and others. Read more about the GLLL at the GLLL website. Wheaton plays eight scheduled spring season games. The season culminates in the championship tournament weekend in which all GLLL teams participate and are seeded by regional rankings. 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 two to three times a week, and regularly scrimmages as well. 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 believe we have found a great balance between playing high quality lacrosse and enjoying a holistic 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.