2009-10 Women's Collegiate Club Conference Call Minutes

Big Ten Division New England Division Pacific Coast Division
Heartland Division New York Division Sierra Pacific Division
Mid-Atlantic Division North Atlantic Division Southeast Division
Midwest Division Northwest Division Southwest Division

Texas Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midwest Division

Meeting held November 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Grand Valley State University, Michelle Clancy; Miami University, Meghan Rigali; University of Notre Dame, Brian Coughlin and Cristina Romano; Ohio University, Danielle Pascko

The Commissioner asked everyone if they knew of any teams wishing to join. Several schools were mentioned, but no one knew of any team at this point in time. Teams wanted to continue even though they only have four teams at the moment.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda with the following determined:

  • February 27-28 Notre Dame
  • April 10-11 Jenison High School, Grand Valley


Teams agreed to play a double round robin format over the first three days of competition, with the fourth day serving as a championship among the four teams.

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders taking over responsibility for their clubs. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.

Brian Coughlin asked the question regarding whether the division would receive two bids to the National Championship based on their finish last year and the Commissioner replied it will depend upon whether the Mid Atlantic Division separates into two divisions.


Big Ten Division

Meeting held November 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Illinois, Rebecca Kubzynski; Indiana, Katie French; Iowa, Krissy Hansell; Michigan, Angela Kurdys; Michigan State, Molly Masters;  Purdue, Claire Hacking; Wisconsin,Val Poulos

The Commissioner mentioned that Ohio State and Northwestern had been invited, but declined to participate this year.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda and the various competitive formats were explained. Teams chose to use a three-tournament format with a random draw for their schedule. Sites and dates were selected to be:

  • February 13-14            Michigan State
  • February 20-21            Michigan
  • April 10-11                  Iowa

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.

Second Call

Meeting held December 9 at 6:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Illinois, Bree Longfield; Indiana, Katie French; Iowa, Jenna Georgacakis; Michigan, Angela Kurdys; Michigan State, Molly Masters;  Purdue, Claire Hacking; Wisconsin,Val Poulos

The Commissioner indicated that the call was necessary due to the changes that had taken place in the schedule and the need for teams to decide rather than the conference office staff.

The first order of business dealt with the fact that the Iowa pool was shorter than regulation size.  After discussion, teams voted to have Purdue host the championship.

The next item related to the venue for the first tournament. Michigan State was unable to host and Wisconsin was approved as the replacement site.

The last item was a discussion about Michigan hosting two games at once and the shortened rest between contests for four teams. Teams voted to approve the Michigan site with the hope that Pioneer High School would be able to be secured for additional time in the morning or evening to avoid the problem.

The schedule was determined to be as follows:

  • February 13-14                        Wisconsin
  • February 20-21                        Michigan
  • April 10-11                               Purdue

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms. 


Heartland Division

Meeting held November 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Saint Mary's University, Tom Walsh; Grinnell College, Andrea Leiser & Alex Peitz; Iowa State University, Maggie Goldsmith & Chloe Dedic; Lindenwood University, Rich Davison; Washington University, Tara Benesch; Knox College, Sarah Dreiser; Illinois State University, Ashley Rampick

The Commissioner asked everyone if they knew of any teams wishing to join. Saint Louis University was mentioned as a possibility.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda.  Teams discussed the competitive format and unanimously voted on a three-tournament season with a regional and a crossover tournament, followed by a championship. Saint Mary's and Lindenwood were selected as regional sites, while Iowa State and Grinnell were chosen for the crossover and championship locations. Teams could not find suitable dates for all of the tournaments, so an agreement was made to table the issue for one week in order to discuss the details with their respective programs. There a few options at this point for discussion:

  1. One or more teams must be willing to compete during one of their spring break weekends
  2. Host the championship one week prior to the National Championship. This means the team that qualifies for the National Championship will have less than a week's opportunity to plan for the event.
  3. Have a two-tournament season.

Team Leaders were asked to discuss the issue with their teammates and return next week at the same time to make a decision.

2nd Meeting-Follow-up to initial call

Meeting held November 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Grinnell College, Andrea Leiser & Alex Peitz; Iowa State University, Maggie Goldsmith & Chloe Dedic; Lindenwood University, Rich Davison; Washington University, Tara Benesch , David Jimenez; Knox College, Sarah Dreiser; Illinois State University, Pat Mckernin; Carleton College, Brendan Cassidy & Arielle Rebek

The Commissioner summarized the last conference call that pertained to the scheduling conflicts and the various options available. Teams affirmed their interest in playing three tournaments, one of which would be within each region, one that would involve a crossover event and the third a championship. The crossover and championship would be placed in opposite regions whenever possible.

Conflicts with everyone's schedule were discussed and Grinnell agreed to switch divisions with Knox in order to balance the regions and make the spring break schedules coincide with the available dates and tournaments for each region. The alignment will be as follows:

South
Lindenwood University
Washington University
Grinnell College
Illinois State University

North
Carleton College
Saint Mary's University
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Knox College
Iowa State University

The league schedule was then determined as follows:

  • February 27-28           Crossover at Grinnell
  • March 6-7                    Northern regional at Saint Mary's
  • March                          Southern regional at Lindenwood or Grinnell
  • April 10-11                  Championship at Iowa State

If Lindenwood is unable to locate a pool, Grinnell will host the Southern regional.

If other teams joined in the south and were able to host, Grinnell would then move to the northern region.


Pacific Coast Division

Meeting held November 3, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Cal Poly State University, Jessica Wilson; University of California, Los Angeles, Adele Young; Pepperdine University, Carly Hanks; University of Southern California, Elizabeth Parks; UC Santa Cruz, Molly Chadwick; University of California, Irvine, Casey Gonzales; University of California, San Diego, Whitney Landgrebe; San Diego State University, Brittain Euwema

The Commissioner opened with a discussion about the possibility of splitting the division and teams indicated it was too early at this point with the uncertainty regarding LMU and CS Fullerton. 

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda and the various competitive formats were explained. Teams chose to use a three-tournament format with a regional and a crossover. Sites and dates were tentatively selected to be:

  • February 13-14            Northern regional at UC Santa Cruz
  • February 13-14            Southern regional at San Diego State or UCSD
  • February 27-28            Crossover at UCLA
  • April 10-11                   Championship at Cal Poly

Since the call occurred, UC Santa Cruz has decided to join the Sierra Pacific Division instead, due to their proximity to the member schools. Pepperdine was originally interested in hosting and will be the host site in the north if they can reserve a date.

If UCLA is unable to get their pool on the site listed and needs to move earlier, teams voted to move the regional sites earlier by a week if at all possible.

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money that is optional.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


Sierra Pacific Division

Meeting held November 3, 2009 at 9:00 PM 

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; California State University, Chico, Amy Crawford; University of California, Davis Meredith Muebke; Fresno State University, Melanie Keezer

The Commissioner mentioned that UC Santa Cruz was interested in participating and would be willing to host. They were on an earlier call, but would prefer to join the Sierra Pacific Division due to travel concerns.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda and the sites and dates were selected as follows:  

  • February 13-14            Northern regional at UC Santa Cruz
  • March 6-7                    Cal Maritime
  • April 10-11                  Championship at UC Davis

Since Cal Maritime was not on the call, their ability to host on that date is not confirmed at this time.

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money that is optional.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


Northwest Division

Meeting held November 3, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Central Washington University, Sarah Clarke & Denise Wilson; University of Oregon, Lizzy Flowers, Laura von Stockhause & Emma Carella; Oregon State University, Janee Stevenson

The Commissioner asked if anyone was aware of new teams interested in joining and Portland State and Washington State were mentioned as possibilities.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda and the sites and dates were selected as follows:

  • January 23-24              Central Washington
  • February 13-14            Curtis High School
  • March 6-7                    Championship at Willamalane

The cost of the championship pool would be divided as in prior years, with the host bearing two-thirds the cost and the remaining teams 1/3. Oregon State mentioned they would be willing to provide $300 towards the pool costs.

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money that is optional.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


Southwest Division

Meeting held November 3, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; U. S. Air Force Academy, Mackie Contreras; University of Utah, Larry Jackson; University of Colorado, Sarah Spector; Colorado State University, Tamar Zwick; New Mexico, University of         Arielle Esquibel; Northern Arizona University, Jenna Sorrell; University of Arizona, Jeff Whitmore; Arizona State University, AJ Grucky

Discussion opened on the topic of splitting the division. Travel concerns, ability to field full programs, opportunities to gain an additional bid to the National Championship, requisite number of teams to make a viable division, and rising costs were all listed as important factors in determining whether a split should take place. The proposed new alignment would be as follows:

Rocky Mountain Division

  • U. S. Air Force Academy
  • University of Utah
  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
  • Mesa State College 

Southwest Division

  • New Mexico, University of
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona "B" (possible)

After a great deal of discussion, teams decided to table any final decision until after they had a chance to talk it over with their teammates. A conference call will be held next week at the same time to come to a final decision.

Regarding the National Championship bid, if the division splits the bid will be awarded to one of the new divisions, with the remaining one receiving an opportunity to host most likely in the next year (to be approved by the Board of Directors).

Once the schedule is completed, teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money that is optional.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.

Second Meeting-Follow-up to initial call

Meeting held November 10, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; U. S. Air Force Academy, Mackie Contreras; University of Utah, Larry Jackson; University of Colorado, Sarah Spector and Matt Anthony; Colorado State University, Tamar Zwick; New Mexico, University of  Arielle Esquibel; Northern Arizona University, Jenna Sorrell; University of Arizona, Jeff Whitmore; Arizona State University, AJ Grucky

The Commissioner recapped the previous call regarding the scheduling conflicts. AJ Grucky summarized why he did not think the division should split at this time and others concurred. No one was supportive of splitting.

The competitive format was discussed and teams agreed to have one regional tournament, followed by a crossover event and a championship. Teams in the south determined that they would play round robin with a fourth game against an opponent for a second time during their regional. Teams affirmed their desire to keep the crossover and championship in separate rotations to reduce travel for all concerned. The schedule was then approved as follows:

  • February 6-7                USAF-Southern regional
  • February 13-14            AZ State-Northern regional
  • February 27-28            CO State-Crossover
  • April 10-11                   Arizona-Championship

North Atlantic Division

Meeting held November 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Bates College, Hannah Davidoff; Boston College, Lisa Stebbins and Mackenzie Campbell; Bowdoin College, Keith Heyde and Molly Homoki; Wellesley College, Shaina Meyer

The league schedule was the first item on the agenda.  Teams discussed the competitive format and indicated which dates they had conflicts with during the season. Unfortunately, there were few weekends that were free of any conflicts for all teams.

After much discussion, teams could not find suitable dates for all of the tournaments, so an agreement was made to table the issue for one week in order to discuss the details with their respective programs. There a few options at this point for discussion: 

  1. One or more teams must be willing to compete during one of their spring break weekends
  2. Reduce the season to two weekends instead of three.
  3. If the dates work out with the New England Division, Boston College could move there and that would free up two weekend dates for the NA division to host.

Team Leaders were asked to discuss the issue with their teammates and return next week to make a decision.

Second Meeting-Follow-up to initial call

Meeting held November 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Bates College, Hannah Davidoff and Allison Stiles; Bowdoin College, Molly Homoki; Wellesley College, Shaina Meyer; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Analiese Diconti; U. S. Coast Guard Academy, Terry R. Vogler and Anna Moorman

The Commissioner recapped the previous call regarding the scheduling conflicts. Boston College and Middlebury reviewed the conflicts they had with the competitive dates available to the North Atlantic and New England Divisions and determined to switch places. Boston College will move to the New England Division and Middlebury will compete in the North Atlantic Division. The schedule was then approved as follows:

  • February 27-28            Bowdoin or Exeter
  • March 6-7                     Bowdoin or Exeter
  • April 10-11                   Middlebury

U. S. Coast Guard indicated that they had a conflict with one of the dates and therefore could not state whether they were definitely joining at this time. They stated they would participate on the Mid Atlantic call and determine if the dates were more conducive to their spring break schedule. The Commissioner also noted that he could try to work the schedule so they would only need to stay one day of their break. They will let the league know after the 17th following the Mid Atlantic call.


Texas Division

Meeting held November 4, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Baylor University, Lillian Lockheart; Rice University; Shannon Majoras; Texas A & M University, Rachel Edwards; University of Texas, Austin, Hillary Rodriguez; Texas Tech University, Hillary Bourland, Trinity University, Allyson Walsh; Texas State University, Kathryn Garner

The Commissioner asked whether teams knew of anyone interested in joining. Teams mentioned that Houston might be interested.

The league schedule was the next item. Sites and dates were selected to be:

  • February 20-21           Texas A&M
  • March 27-28               Texas
  • April 10-11                  Rice

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


New England Division

Meeting held November 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Boston College, Lisa Stebbins, Ted Eimstad; Boston University, Joan Rajfer; Dartmouth College, Nicki Williamson, Averil Spencer and Kelly Parks; Middlebury College, Brian Goodwin; Williams College, Lisa Chu and Abby Islan; Yale University, Kirsten Forsberg

The Commissioner asked everyone if they knew of any teams wishing to join. No one knew of any team at this point in time.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda. Boston College and Middlebury reviewed the conflicts they had with the competitive dates available to the North Atlantic and New England Divisions and determined to switch places. Boston College will move to the New England Division and Middlebury will compete in the North Atlantic Division. The schedule approved is listed below:

  • February 13-14            Dartmouth
  • March 6-7                    Yale
  • April 10-11                  Williams

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders taking over responsibility for their clubs. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


New York Division

Meeting held November 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; Colgate University, Laura London; Columbia University, Ashley Ellenson; Cornell University, Lily Siu and Cathy Fahey; New York University, Mike George; Syracuse University, Stephanie Witt

The Commissioner asked everyone if they knew of any teams wishing to join. No one knew of any team at this point in time.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda. The schedule was approved as follows:

  • February 6-7                Syracuse
  • March 6-7                    NYU
  • April 10-11                  Colgate

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders taking over responsibility for their clubs. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


Southeast Division

Meeting held November 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; University of Central Florida, Blair Martin; Emory University, Jesse Presler; University of Florida, Courtney Lenner; Florida International University, Anthony Zayas; Florida State University, Christine Gorman; Georgia, University of, Kaitlin McNally

Teams were asked if they knew of anyone willing to join. South Florida was mentioned, but no one had any definitive prospects.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda and the various competitive formats were explained. Teams chose to use a three-tournament format with a random draw for their schedule. Sites and dates were selected to be:

  • February 20-21                  Georgia
  • March 27-28                       Florida International (at a local pool)
  • April 10-11                         Florida State

Since FIU does not have a suitable pool, their ability to host hinges on whether they can either use Miami's pool or locate an alternate site. Miami was not on the call and their participation is still in question. FIU will get back to the office with their answer in the next couple of weeks.

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.


Mid Atlantic Division

Meeting held November 17, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Attending: Dan Sharadin, Commissioner; University of Pennsylvania, Ryan Buries and Elizabeth Lawrence; Penn State University, Amy Magerman; University of Pittsburgh, Leah Cozzens; West Chester University, Megan Mckenna; Duke University, Robin Schwartzman; James Madison University, Heidy Lindenfelser; University of Richmond, Erin Michau; University of Virginia, Meghan Abramczyk; Virginia Tech, Rachel Gicquelais

Teams were asked if they knew of anyone willing to join. The Commissioner mentioned that Carnegie Mellon was planning to join and North Carolina was going to take the year off. No one knew of anyone else definitely interested.

The league schedule was the next item on the agenda. Teams discussed splitting into two divisions and unanimously decided to remain as one for the present time.

Teams chose to use a three-tournament format with a crossover and a regional within the schedule. Sites and dates were selected to be:

  • February 6-7                      Southern regional at James Madison
  • February 27-28                  Crossover at Pennsylvania
  • March 27-28                       Northern regional at Penn State
  • April 10-11                          Championship at Virginia

If Virginia is unable to host, VA Tech indicted their ability to host.

Teams hosting were reminded to submit their Pool Reservation Form in order to complete the schedule. The form can be completed online by going to the Tournament page on the website. Hotels will be reserved as soon as we receive these forms.

The Commissioner mentioned the new Orientation Program for all Team Leaders is required. The program consists of three webinars and can be accessed via the Membership Page. There is also a fundraising webinar that provides some great tips to help teams raise money.

Teams were encouraged to send in pictures or story leads to enhance the interest of the website. Likewise, Team Leaders should take advantage of the Player of the Week program and nominate athletes each week, regardless of whether the games are within the CWPA league play or non-conference.

The Commissioner reminded everyone to have their Club Supervisor submit a Participation Contract by December 15 to ensure eligibility. It can be found on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms.

All coaches were urged to complete an Evaluation Form about the officials following each of the competitions. These forms are available on the Coaching page under Administrative Forms. If you are unsure of which referee you are evaluating, simply go to the officiating assignment page and click on their picture for easy identification.

The Commissioner requested that each team contact ensure their athletes have read the Code of Conduct before the season starts. Likewise, Deck coaches should adhere to the Dress Code established. Teams were also reminded to update their contact information using the link on the Membership page.