The Santa Barbara Shootout is February 3 - 5, 2023 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. The polo club let Shootout Director Paul Ramsey know on July 30th their field maintenance is starting on February 6th and after that the fields will be closed until summer polo season. Registration is open for WWLL/WCLA and WCLO teams to kick off their season at the Santa Barbara Shootout. The event will be able to use up to twelve regulation size Bermuda grass fields. With twelve fields every WWLL team could play three or four games there to open their season.
The Western Women's Lacrosse League (WWLL) planning for Spring 2023 has started. Here's some summer news.
National Affiliation: WWLL member teams voted unanimously to remain nationally affiliated with the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLA). The voting took place August 3rd in a Zoom call with teams and Commissioner Dave Woodson. Thirty-two of thirty-five programs were represented on the call. Some other leagues have chosen to switch over to the off-shoot WCLO but WWLL teams didn't find reasons compelling enough to make the move.
Divisions & Teams: Proposed WWLL divisions and team placements are now live for league membership inspection. Some new teams have formed and some teams would like to move divisions.