The Current Team:
Thanks to the support of friends and family, 2017-2018 Lady Panthers placed 7th in last year’s WCLA Nationals! This year’s fall ball season was hard-fought. We went to Slippery Rock, Seton Hill, Allegheny, and Duquesne and left everything we had on the field (A special thank you to all of the parents who came to support us).
Fired up, we are ready to play again in the 2019 season against NCAA Division I, II, and III teams.
As members of a large regionally-based conference and an even larger national organization, we travel to different tournaments throughout the spring season to compete with the best. Since we are a club team at the University, we receive limited funds from our Student Government Board.
We work to off-set the remaining costs through player dues and fundraising efforts, like team nights at our local Chipotle, Lotsa, and Piada and canning at Steelers, Pirates, and Penguin games ~rain or shine, freezing or blazing temps~, but it simply is not enough. This is where we need your help and support!
Without support from our family, friends, alumni, and fans, we will not be able to attend these necessary tournaments and attain new victories. We hope to attend four major tournaments in the spring, provided we qualify for Regionals and Nationals.
How You Can Help:
There are many ways you can help your favorite Lady Panthers be successful this season! These include, but are not limited to, donations, spreading the word, sharing our link, and cheering us on as we start a season that is sure to be filled with many triumphs.
Thank you so much from all of Pitt Women's Lacrosse, and as always, Hail to Pitt!
We hope to attend three major tournaments in the spring, provided we qualify for Regionals and Nationals, which we have for 12 of the past 15 years:
1. UCLA Shootout- February 2019
This tournament is the opening tournament of WCLA play and one of our most important. The distance requires a flight, so this tournament is our most expensive, costing about $16,000. This cost includes:
- Round trip airfare from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles for 24 people
- Three nights in a hotel for 24 people
- Tournament fees
- Ground transportation from the Los Angeles airport, to games, and back to our hotel.
2. WCLL Regionals- April - Michigan
This is a tournament that we have to qualify for, but historically have attended every year for the past 10 years.
- Transportation to and from Michigan for 24 people
- One night in a hotel for 24 people
3. WCLA Nationals in.....VIRGINIA BEACH !!!!!
Again, our team must qualify for this tournament. While we are absolutely pumped to work towards attending Nationals in Virginia, with high excitement comes a hefty price-tag. This tournament is expected to cost us over $15,000, making it the most expensive Nationals in years. Winning Nationals is our #1 goal, and we can't get there without your generous support.
- Round trip coach bus to and from Virginia for the team
- Four nights in the WCLA mandated hotel for 24 people
- National Tournament fees
Thank you so much for your continued support in helping us do what we love!!!