UC Santa Barbara, Lindenwood Release 2011 Schedules

"The flip side is this program has made it to the national semifinals or quarterfinals the last 7 years," said Ramsey. "But, of course, we're setting the bar higher than that."

The Gauchos are hosting the WWLL Championship Tournament April 16th - 17th so they have a respite of sorts at home after going through their run of Top 15 opponents in the regular season. UCSB is aiming for a sixth WWLL title overall in the twenty-one year history of the WWLL. The Gauchos have won four WWLL championships and had a runner-up year under two different coaching stints with Ramsey. The 2005 UCSB team won the WWLL title under former head coach Diana Garcia. Success at the conference level gets UCSB an automatic qualifier spot in the WDIA National Championship Tournament where they will face successively tougher and tougher teams each round.

"While I think we've played a difficult regular season schedule in the past we are truly going into the equivelant of some Class VI rapids with this one," said Ramsey. "We may get bounced around a bit along the way, but we will learn who we are as we brave it." By the end the UCSB team will have challenged themselves to the utmost and will see if they have what it takes to win it all.

Day     Date   Opponent             Location             Time

Sat 1/29 Claremont Colleges Santa Barbara, CA 4:00 pm

Sat 2/05 UC San Diego Santa Barbara, CA 12:00 pm
Fri 2/11 U. of San Diego San Diego, CA 7:00 pm
Sun 2/13 UCLA Los Angeles, CA 1:00 pm

Santa Barbara Shootout
Fri 2/18 Michigan Santa Barbara, CA 4:00 pm
Sat 2/19 Lindenwood Santa Barbara, CA TBA
Sat 2/19 Florida Santa Barbara, CA TBA
Sun 2/20 Pittsburgh Santa Barbara, CA TBA
Sun 2/20 Texas Santa Barbara, CA TBA
Mon 2/28 St. John Fisher Santa Barbara, CA 12:30 pm

Sat 3/05 UC Davis Davis, CA 12:00 pm
Sun 3/06 Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA 2:00 pm
Wed 3/09 USC Santa Barbara, CA 8:00 pm
Sat 3/12 Cal Poly SLO Santa Barbara, CA 1:00 pm
Tue 3/29 Pepperdine Malibu, CA 3:30 pm

Rocky Mountain Shootout
Fri 4/01 Brigham Young Ft. Collins, CO 6:00 pm
Sat 4/02 Colorado State Ft. Collins, CO 11:00 am
Sat 4/02 Virginia Tech Ft. Collins, CO 3:00 pm
Sun 4/03 Colorado Boulder, CO 1:00 pm
Sun 4/10 San Diego State Santa Barbara, CA 11:00 am

WWLL Championship at UCSB
Sat 4/16 First Round Santa Barbara, CA
Sat 4/16 Second Round Santa Barbara, CA
Sun 4/17 Final Round Santa Barbara, CA

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ST. CHARLES, MO The Lindenwood University women's lacrosse team unveiled their 2011 schedule, a hybrid featuring 18 WDIA opponents and 5 NCAA Division II opponents. 2011 marks the final season for Lindenwood in the WDIA. Starting in 2012, they will be play a full NCAA Division II schedule as they transition to full membership.

Lindenwood opens up the season with two road trips and five games. The first trip takes the Lions to Texas where they will face-off against Southern Methodist (Feb. 5) and Texas (Feb. 6). They will then return home in preparation for the Santa Barbara Shootout. The Lions will face off against 2010 runner up Cal Poly (Feb. 18), UCSB (Feb. 19), and Santa Clara (Feb. 20) in a bragging rights game between the WCLL vs. WWLL champions. LU closes out the month at home with its first NCAA matchup against Mesa State (Feb. 24) followed by SCAD (Feb. 27).

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