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Dallas Baptist University is excited  to announce the addition of Men's Club Lacrosse to campus for the 2014-2015 school year.  Tryouts and practice will begin in early summer 2014 and competition will start in Spring 2015.  The Patriot Club Lacrosse Team will compete in the Lonestar Alliance, Division II Club Lacrosse.  DBU will provide all league fees, as well as travel costs, uniforms and gear for each player.

At Dallas Baptist University, the Patriot Athletic Department offers varsity athletic programs including: a NCAA Division I Men's Baseball team and NCAA Division II Men's Basketball, Men and Women's Cross-Country/Track, Golf and Tennis, Soccer and Women's Volleyball teams, which compete in the Heartland Conference.  All intercollegiate athletic teams also hold membership in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).  Patriot Cheerleading, Patriettes Dance Team, Men's Ice Hockey, Bass Fishing, and Men's and Women's Swimming also participate as club sports on the DBU campus.

Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 5,600 students and its main campus located in the foothills of southwest Dallas, a satellite campus located in Frisco, and academic centers located in the Hurst-Colleyville area and in Plano, DBU offers 69 undergraduate majors, 24 graduate degrees in a variety of fields, more than 45  dual-degree programs, and two doctoral programs-a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  DBU provides nationally recognized programs in adult education and online education.  More information about Dallas Baptist University can be found at www.dbu.edu .

You are able to fill out and submit the Patriot Men's Lacrosse recruiting form today!  CLICK HERE to complete.  CLICK HERE for flyer information.  Contact Tyler Knox
, Associate Director of Athletics, at tyler@dbu.edu with any questions related to the program or to inquire about joining the team
January 30, 2014
SWLOA North Texas Chapter

PresidentTim Cagneytimcagney@yahoo.com
Vice PresidentKevin Thompsonkt9411@gmail.com
AssignerMark Paynempayne@multicorp.com
Chief RefereeRobert Rinkerrinkerlax@gmail.com
Training CoordinatorRobert Rinkerrinkerlax@gmail.com

North (Metropolex) Governers
Graig Robinsonfroggrob20@aol.com
Donovan Stampsdmanlacrosse@yahoo.com

Statewide Board of Governors
PresidentTom Fitzsimmonstfitzwp73@gmail.com
Secretary/TreasurerMark Paynempayne@multicorp.com
Chief RefereeDon Carnestxcarnes@swbell.net

January 23, 2014
As of January 1, 2014, all lacrosse balls used for play MUST meet NOCSAE standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard".

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment.

All three governing bodies for lacrosse in the United States – US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS - have agreed to mandate that only balls marked as "Meets NOCSAE Standard" will be allowed for use in games.

Additionally, the process of visually identifying these NOCSAE balls will become much easier. Beginning in January 2014, the only balls deemed legal for play will be those that state "Meets NOCSAE Standard" in type size that will be simple for consumers and game officials to read.  

NCAA Lax Rules Editor: Only NOCSAE-approved balls are legal, the 'NCAA-approved' balls are not. There is a difference in construction manufacturing between the two.

Why is a standard really needed? The core issue involved in the approval of any equipment standard is safety. Adherence to a ball standard is a matter of quality control. The properties of all lacrosse balls (ie-weight, density, size, etc.) must be consistent to protect the integrity of other protective equipment, such as the facemask, helmet and eyewear, used in the game and to minimize risk to the participants.