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BALTIMORE, MD – May 2012 - The Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League (RMWLL) closes its 5th season under League President, David Pomeroy. The RMWLL has grown in many ways throughout the past five years in size, quality, and skill level. In 2011, the RMWLL had only 10 teams and now 13 with more coming in 2013. In the past five years the RMWLL has competed in every final WCLA Division I Championship game, with the University of Colorado in 2009 and Colorado State University in 2008, 10, 11 and 2012; Colorado State winning the National Championship in 2008, 10, & 11. On the Division II side of the RMWLL, Westminster College won their league championship and finished 3rd in the nation behind two east coast powerhouses, Towson University and reining DII Champions University of North Carolina, at Nationals this May in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The following student athletes are being recognized for their superior performance on and off the field by being awarded as Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League All-Conference Players:
Goalie of the Year: University of Colorado – Annie Buckley
Division II: 1st Team All Conference Division II: East All Regional
Air Force Academy: Keyona Sanchez Division II: West All Regional
University of Utah: Traci Shurtleff Utah: Taylor Dunn
GIBSONVILLE, NC – The tournament heard around the states began with a University of Denver standout and longtime Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League (RMWLL) Executive Member, Mindy Stone and a former Head Coach at the University of Wyoming and current President of the Mid Atlantic Women’s Lacrosse League and RMWLL, David Pomeroy. Together Mindy Stone and David Pomeroy have both respectively been a part of successful Division II programs and collectively decided there is a way to bring together Division II teams from around the country to play in one location during the season, outside of the National Tournament. The Co-Chairs, Ms. Stone and Mr. Pomeroy, decided to name the tournament the Pomerstone Classic which is sponsored by STX and TST Media.
Registration has been opened to enter this tournament since early July and as of 9:00pm EST on November 20, 2011 the Pomerstone Classic has only one spot available for the first ever WCLA Division II only tournament of this magnitude, other than the National Tournament. The tournament will include a total of 12 teams, which consists of: 6 out of the 8 teams that competed in the 2011 National Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to Laxpower Computer Ratings, 9 of the top 12 teams will in attendance and within the 12 teams they will represent 10 different states.
Mindy Stone and David Pomeroy would like to congratulate the following teams in being a part of this inaugural event:
1. Fordham University
2. James Madison University
3. Loyola University
4. Oakland University
5. Southern Methodist University
6. Towson University
7. University of Minnesota-Duluth
8. University of North Carolina
9. University of Wisconsin-River Falls
10. Western Washington University
11. Westminster College
We hope this continues to grow as an annual event as Ms. Stone and Mr. Pomeroy are looking for universities who would be willing to host in 2013.
The Rocky Mountain Women's Lacrosse League will make staying up to date easier for fans and players.
Keep up to date with scores and rankings on the Official RMWLL Twitter Page: RMWLL_WCLA
Post pictures, share your adventures and allow alumni an easy way to keep up to date as well by joining the Official RMWLL Facebook Page.