September 17, 2012

Clare Lochary

Clare is an assistant editor for Lacrosse Magazine. Email her at and follow her on Twitter @clochary.

February 3, 2014
#LMRanks: No. 5 Florida Gators (WD1)
The marquee first class for the Gators is gone, but plenty of talent remains in Gainesville for the future. Clare Lochary looks at #LMRanks No. 5.

January 31, 2014
Lochary: My Post-Lacrosse Life

January 1, 2014
Person of the Year: Munday is Captain America
All-World Attacker, Gold Medalist, Team USA Captain, Beacon for the game's westward growth as USC Head Coach. There isn't much that LM's Person of the Year Lindsey Munday didn't do in 2013.

December 26, 2013
Lochary: Blowouts Happen, But Handle with Care

December 8, 2013
LM's Preseason POY Vote: NCAA Division I Women
Clare Lochary breaks down the field for the Division I women's preseason player of the year. Two-time Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann graduated, and the field is wide open.

November 25, 2013
Lochary - Wallpapering With Women's Lax Icons

October 24, 2013
Lochary: Finding Common Ground A Workout Key

October 23, 2013
DeJuliis' Journey Captures Dream of Greatness
From high school gym clinic to the top of the world, Michele DeJuliis achieved greatness in the sport of women's lacrosse, leading to this weekend's Hall of Fame induction.

October 15, 2013
30 in 30: Can UNC Avoid Champ's Distractions?
The North Carolina women are enjoying their fall as reigning NCAA champions, but they're getting back to work to make sure to give themselves a chance for the same treatment in 2014.

October 12, 2013
Impressive Lineup Hits Field at Navy Fall Ball
Several top teams hit the fields at Navy's annual fall event, putting on some impressive displays despite less than perfect conditions.

October 8, 2013
30 in 30: Why is the Women's Goal Circle Crowded?
It used to be that only goalies got to use the area immediately around the cage to do their work. Thanks to a new rule change, defenders are now welcome in the circle too, at least for the fall.

October 5, 2013
Loyola's Thomas Shines in Rout of Duke Women
Annie Thomas had nine points as the Greyhounds took a fall scrimmage win against Duke at the Ridley Athletic Complex

October 3, 2013
Lochary: Superstitions Aren't All Hocus Pocus

October 1, 2013
30 in 30: How Will Michigan Fare in Year One?
The Michigan Wolverines women's lacrosse team is embarking on its first season, hitting the field against live competition for the first time this past weekend.

September 29, 2013
Michigan Women Have First Look vs. Loyola, Hopkins
The University of Michigan Women hit the field for the first time as a varsity program, traveling to Baltimore to see Hopkins and Loyola in fall scrimmages.

September 25, 2013
30 in 30: How will Fratzke Era Begin at W&M?
After an All-America career at Towson and a stint coaching at Northwestern that saw two NCAA titles, Hillary Fratzke is in her first fall at William and Mary, looking to shake up the Tribe.

August 22, 2013
Know Coaches' Style/Pet Peeves to Excel in Tryouts

July 18, 2013
Quarterfinal Rout Sets FIL Rematch With England
A 20-1 win over the Haudenosaunee paved the way for a Team USA rematch with England in Friday's semifinal round, with several American players on the cusp of significant milestones

July 17, 2013
Carey's Second Stint with USA a Success So Far
A member of the USA U-19 team that took gold in 2007, Ally Carey is a key part of the senior team looking to capture its second straight FIL World Cup gold medal this weekend.

July 13, 2013
FIL World Cup: USA to 2-0 With Win Over Wales
Katrina Dowd earned Player of the Match honors for Team USA, scoring four and adding three assists to lead her team to a 19-2 win over Wales in FIL World Cup pool play.

July 10, 2013
FIL World Cup Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremonies in Oshawa had a distinctly Haudenosaunee flair on Wednesday evening. Clare Lochary checks in with news and notes from the opening of the FIL World Cup

May 8, 2013
Davidson to Join Atlantic 10 Conference in July 2014
Davidson College announced that it will leave the Southern Conference for the Atlantic 10 in 2014. What does that mean for the Wildcats' women's lacrosse team?

March 20, 2013
Gator Mate: Defender Gets On-Field Proposal
Florida senior defender Emily Dohony got a tough post-game question following yesterday’s win over Stetson: Will you marry me? See what she said!

March 8, 2013
Maryland Headgear Bill Pulled from House
Maryland General Assembly Delegate Dana Stein has withdrawn House Bill 1123, which would have required headgear for all girls’ lacrosse players under the age of 19 in Maryland.

February 21, 2013
Canada Names Final Roster for 2013 FIL World Cup
The Canadian Lacrosse Association released its final 18-player roster for the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup today. It features 10 veterans of the 2009 squad, eight FIL newcomers, six current NCAA players, four NCAA assistants, one NCAA head coach and one high school player.

February 14, 2013
VCU to Add Women's Lacrosse in 2015-16
Virginia Commonwealth University showed some love for women's lacrosse, voting to add the sport to its varsity roster beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

January 29, 2013
2013 WNT by the Numbers
Here's a quick by-the-numbers breakdown of the newly announced Team USA roster.

January 29, 2013
2013 Women's National Team By the Numbers
Here's a quick by-the-numbers breakdown of the newly announced Team USA roster.

January 3, 2013
Australia Names Final Roster for FIL 2013 World Cup
The Australian Lacrosse Association has released the final 18-player roster for this summer’s FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.

December 19, 2012
Busy Month for English Lacrosse Association
New eyewear recommendation for women’s lacrosse, new CEO and a very generous Christmas gift for our counterparts across the pond. And a partridge in a pear tree.

October 18, 2012
Hofstra Players See Presidential Debate In-Person
Hofstra lacrosse players Taylor Albright, Torin Varn and Jacob Rooney experienced Tuesday night's presidential debate live on campus.

October 10, 2012
30 in 30: Will Stanford Restart Its MPSF Reign?
Stanford ruled the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, winning seven titles in a row before last season, when the Cardinal fell to Oregon.

October 7, 2012
U.S. Survives Aussie Challenge at Stars & Stripes
Team USA eeked out a 12-11 win over Australia on Sunday in the marquee game of US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes weekend.

October 5, 2012
International Players Aspire for Shot in America
Lacrosse-centric living is unimaginable in many other countries. It's no wonder that some international players aspire to play in America.

October 4, 2012
Australia Rallies to Beat England at Stars & Stripes
Sarah Mollison scored the game-winner with 42 seconds left, but England showed its mettle and progress since the 2009 World Cup.

October 3, 2012
Five Players to Watch at USL's Stars & Stripes
With seven teams, 18 games and five days of action set to begin at Stars & Stripes in California, there are plenty of players to watch.

September 26, 2012
30 in 30: Is Penn State Ready for the Next Level?
No one on the current Nittany Lions roster was even alive when Penn State last won a national title. But Missy Doherty has the Lions trending up.

August 15, 2012
NCAA Women's Tournament Expands to 26 Teams
The NCAA has announced that the Division I women’s lacrosse championship bracket will expand from 16 teams to 26 teams beginning in 2013.

August 2, 2012
Tale Of the Australian Olympian with a Lacrosse Stick
Here's what was going on with that viral photo of a guy with a lacrosse stick on the sidelines of the field hockey venue in London.

July 24, 2012
Penn State Football Sanctions Won't Affect Lacrosse
Penn State has “been assured that the monetary toll on the University will not affect our ability to compete, recruit or perform with the best teams in the country,” according to a July 23 statement by women's lacrosse coach Missy Doherty.

July 18, 2012
Faith Named F&M Women's Lacrosse Coach
Mike Faith, Elizabethtown's head coach for the past eight seasons, will take on the task of rebuilding the Diplomats' program after it was rocked by a hazing scandal in April.

June 29, 2012
Johns Hopkins Leaving ALC to Become Independent
Johns Hopkins, a charter member of the American Lacrosse Conference, will leave the league in 2014 or 2015 to compete as an independent.

June 27, 2012
Berger Resigns as UMBC Women's Coach
After three seasons with the Retrievers, Kelly Berger has resigned.

May 22, 2012
What Maryland-Northwestern Looked Like in 1989
No goggles, collared shirts, pleated kilts. Party like it’s 1989, Terps and Wildcats!

May 3, 2012
Notre Dame's Powell Suffers Season-Ending ACL Tear
Notre Dame sophomore Lindsay Powell, who leads the Fighting Irish with 44 goals, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in practice on Monday. She will sit out the rest of the season, including Thursday's Big East semifinal versus Loyola.

April 25, 2012
UMBC Defeats Blue Jays Under Acting Coach Giro
UMBC rallied to defeat Johns Hopkins, 7-6, winning its first game under acting head coach Tony Giro and earning its first victory over the Blue Jays since 1998.

April 24, 2012
UMBC Coach Berger 'Not Available' for Next Game
UMBC women's lacrosse coach Kelly Berger will not be on the sideline Wednesday for the Retrievers' game at Johns Hopkins. A university spokesman declined to give a reason for her absence. Assistant coach Tony Giro is expected to assume head coaching duties in Berger's absence.

April 17, 2012
F&M Coach, Players Dismissed For Hazing Incident
Franklin & Marshall has fired women's coach Lauren Paul and suspended several upperclassmen after an investigation into a hazing incident.

March 12, 2012
Six Ohio State Women's Players Hospitalized
Six Ohio State women's lacrosse players were hospitalized over the weekend with symptoms of rhabdomyolysis, a breakdown of muscle tissue that can affect the kidneys, following an intense team workout.

February 19, 2012
Fresh Faces Help Boost Florida to First Road Win
It’s hard to tell a lot after just three games but the Gators seem to have the depth to keep lumbering after the national championship that has been the program's stated goal since Day 1.

February 2, 2012
University of Colorado to Add Women's D-I Lacrosse
The University of Colorado at Boulder athletic department has decided to add women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport beginning in 2014.

October 31, 2011
Team USA's Fortunato Verbals to Notre Dame
Cortney Fortunato, the leading scorer on the U.S. U19 team that won gold this summer, has verbally committed to the University of Notre Dame.

August 13, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Alyssa Blevins
Defender (and "Heart of Lacrosse" award winner) Alyssa Blevins has the final word on the team blog, post-championship.

August 12, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Kelsey Duryea
The semifinal's Player of the Match tells us about warm-ups, and going to the 'ship.

August 10, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Jen Cook
U19 midfielder (and Lacrosse Magazine August 2011 cover girl) Jen Cook takes us through a day in the life of Team USA.

August 9, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Dani Lazo
Midfield Dani Lazo tells us all about Team USA's big win over Australia, and about why she gets misty during the national anthem.

August 7, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Kelly McPartland
Team USA's Kelly McPartland checks in after the U.S. U19 team improved to 4-0 at the World Games, and talks about her off day plans in Germany.

August 6, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Mikaela Rix
Midfielder Mikaela Rix checks in with some insider info from Hannover, including a celebrity run-in.

August 5, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Covie Stanwick
Attacker Covie Stanwick checks in from the 2011 FIL U19 Women's World Championships.

August 4, 2011
U.S. U19 Team Blog: Madison Acton
Team USA midfielder Madison Acton chimes in about her experiences at the 2011 FIL U19 Women's World Championships

July 27, 2011
Lucky (Half)penny: Notre Dame Hires W&M Wlax Coach
After a long search, Notre Dame has named its new women’s lacrosse coach – Christine Halfpenny, formerly of William & Mary.

July 15, 2011
Lacrosse Connection at FIFA Women's World Cup
As if you needed another reason to root for Team USA in Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in the final versus Japan on Sunday: Defender and team captain Christie Rampone was (briefly) a laxer in college.

July 7, 2011
U.S. Men's U19 Tryouts: Opening Session
Clare Lochary checks in from UMBC and the first day of tryouts for the 2012 U.S. men's U19 team. Over 120 of the nation's top young players are gunning for a trip to Finland.

June 21, 2011
Detroit Mercy Hires Laura Maness
Detroit Mercy announced its new coach yesterday: Laura Maness, most recently head coach at Division II Lake Erie (Ohio) College.

June 21, 2011
Cal Hires Virginia Alum Ginger Miles
In the fourth WD1 hire of the offseason, Cal has hired Ginger Miles, a two-year head coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) College and a former goalkeeper for the Cavaliers.

June 20, 2011
Goldsborough Back to Bison
Maryland alum and former U.S. national team player Randall Goldsborough has taken the head coaching job at Bucknell, a position she previously held in 2003 and 2004. Former head coach Caline McHenry stepped down after four years at the helm in May.

June 17, 2011
Q&A with Stony Brook's Joe Spallina
After three straight Division II titles and many claims that the Adelphi Panthers could take on the best teams in Division I, Joe Spallina is going big league. The former Panthers coach and current Long Island Lizards assistant has taken the head coaching job at Division I Stony Brook – just down the road from Adelphi but a world away in terms of competition. Or maybe not.

June 8, 2011
A Look at the WD1 Coaching Carousel
Things get interesting with Tracy Coyne's non-renewal at Notre Dame

June 7, 2011
Some Thoughts on Lacrosse and "Teen Wolf"
The lacrosse is decent on MTV's new werewolf series -- and surprisingly, it's integral to the plot.

May 27, 2011
Select Comcast Networks Will Air Women's Games
All the action from Stony Brook will be available on Comcast, in addition to Big Ten Network and, it was learned Friday.

May 26, 2011
Notes, Quotes from NCAA Women's Lax Media Day
The lay of the land at LaValle, tales from the road, and the total number of Long Islanders playing in this weekend's games.

May 26, 2011
Big Ten Network to Broadcast Women's Final Four
The NCAA and the Big Ten Network are in negotiations to broadcast the 2011 women’s Division I lacrosse semifinals and the championship game on television.

May 26, 2011
Confirmed: Big Ten Network to Air Women's Games
For the first time ever, the Big Ten Network will televise action from the semifinals and title game of the NCAA women's lacrosse championship

May 25, 2011
USC's Munday Taps Bowen, Wills as Assistants
USC's head coach Lindsey Munday chose two former teammates to help her build up the Trojans’ program

April 29, 2011
Orange on a Roll
An upset of No. 7 Loyola makes it four Ws in a row for No. 18 Syracuse.

April 26, 2011
The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness
The NYC Park and Recreation Department's awesome free lacrosse clinics bring to mind coaching lessons to be gleaned from NBC's Parks and Recreation.

April 25, 2011
High Point Women Add Special Teammate
In addition to putting up a respectable 12-3 record in their first year of DI varsity competition, the High Point University women’s lacrosse team has adopted a special teammate, Mason LeVack.

April 22, 2011
The Voice of Lacrosse
Meet John Schuett, the man behind the voice of Michigan lacrosse and countless MCLA and US Lacrosse events.

April 22, 2011
Warrior Deal Slays English Premier League Record
Apparently you’ve all been buying a lot of Warrior equipment because the company had the scratch on hand to make a record-setting deal with soccer powerhouse Liverpool FC.

March 23, 2011
Hopkins Women Upset No. 4 Penn, 8-5
On a last-second whim, I stepped across the street from LM's offices to catch today's game at Homewood Field, featuring unranked Johns Hopkins versus No. 4 Penn. Best whim ever. I caught what is easily the biggest upset of the season so far, with the Blue Jays defeating the Quakers, 8-5. Most of you were probably at home watching on ESPNU, but I'm glad I got to see it in person, despite the rainy conditions. It was the highest-ranked opponent JHU (5-3) has beaten since an 8-7 win over third-ranked Princeton back in 2006.

December 23, 2010
Lochary: Better to Give, Especially for Women
Year-end donations can fuel the search for the next great star, be it in the lacrosse community or your own.

April 22, 2010
Lochary: BC a Force to Be Reckoned in ACC
Boston College's persistent approach has the Eagles out of the cellar and poised to give Duke a run for its money today.

March 31, 2010
Lochary: Can Tigers Uppercut Mighty Terps?
After an historic win over Stanford, No. 7 Towson sets its sights on No. 2 Maryland on Wednesday.

March 24, 2010
Loch-Down: Near-Upsets Can Be Revealing
LMO's Clare Lochary breaks down recent near-upsets in Division I women's lacrosse and what they meant.

March 17, 2010
Lochary: Vandy Back in Mix After Slow Start
After wilting under the weight of preseason expectations, No. 14 Vanderbilt has found its sweet spot at the right time.

December 17, 2009
Geppi-Aikens' Legacy Lives in Janine Tucker
Clare Lochary chronicles how Hopkins' Janine Tucker has fulfilled a promise she made to the late Diane Geppi-Aikens.

July 28, 2009
Twitter Co-Founder Tweets on Lax, Start-Ups
From July's LM, Clare Lochary catches up with Twitter co-founder and former lacrosse player Biz Stone in "Lifestyles."

July 17, 2009
Lochary: One and Done
Next time you bloodthirsty fans want to heckle an official, think twice about going open season on the zebras. Your sport needs more stripes, writes LMO's Clare Lochary.

June 27, 2009
The Blague from Prague: 2009 World Cup
All-World Team and closing remarks from defender Regina Oliver on the 2009 FIL World Cup

May 24, 2009
Game Blog: Wildcats Roar to Another Title
Northwestern never left much doubt, thumping North Carolina 21-7 in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship game.

May 22, 2009
Semifinals Blog: Northwestern, UNC Advance
Carolina gets 7-5 lead on Maryland. LMO's Clare Lochary blogs.

May 4, 2009
Lochary: Shall We Dance?
NCAA Division I lacrosse should have a joint championship weekend, writes Clare Lochary.

April 7, 2009
Lochary: Change is in the Air
March 12, 2009, was a historic date. It was the first time two African-American head coaches ever met in Division I women's lacrosse.

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