Required Off Season Meeting/Call Date: at MLAX National Meeting/Convention (each December)
Required Preseason Conference Call Date: Thur. 1/17/19 9:00am
Required All-Conference Meeting Conference Call Date: Mon. April 22, 2019 @ 8am (early b/c BB & SB calls also)
Link to: Coaches Group Procedures and Requirements
Link to: Sport Chair Report Form
Men's Committee Chairperson: Chris Barrett, Belmont Abbey
Athletic Director Liaison: Mike Cerino, Limestone College
2019 Championship Date:
Final date of league regular season play: Sat. April 20 2019
(Per AD Policy: All conference games -including any rescheduled games- must be completed by the Saturday prior to that sport's conference championship.)
Quarterfinals: Tuesday, April 23 @ higher seed 2/4PM no lights or 7PM with lights (Note: If host has lights, they have the option of all listed times (2/13/18)
Semifinals: Friday, April 26 @ UMO (1PM & 4PM)
Awards ceremony between games Friday.
Final: Sunday, April 28 @ UMO (1PM)
(Note: All game times were built around rest considerations)
Hosted by: University of Mount Olive (with confirmed tournament webcasting)
All game-officials cost for men & women will be provided by host (non-traveling) institution. A hospitality tent will be provided by the host for all tournament participants.
(Note: When there is a pre-determined championship site, the game times should be pre-determined based on seed, not on the host, regardless of whether the championship is being played at a neutral or campus site.
Fri. 1/4PM #1 vs. QF Winner
Fri. 4/7PM #2 vs. QF Winner
2017 & 2018 M&W LAX Future Championship Host: North Greenville University
2019 Host: University of Mount Olive
Tentative Semifinal Gametimes: 1PM & 4PM
Tentative Final Gametime: 1PM
2020 & 2021 Host: North Greenville University (2/13/18)
Note: Schedules can be changed with AD approval from both institutions. Also for FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAMES (for LAX & soccer, starting 2018-19) teams with 200+ miles of travel, must start game at 4pm or earlier (Exp. a doubleheader would be 1:30&4pm) 5/22/18.
MLAX Scheduling Matrix: 2019, 2020 & 2021 (2022 not approved as of yet)
Men's Lacrosse Nominations Due: Mon. 4/15, 12PM
Required All-Conference Meeting Conference Call Date: Mon. April 22 @ 8am (early b/c BB & SB meetings also and must by done by 9:25am)
MLAX Coaches All-Conference Process -per coaches voted agreement 12/17 (Note: 2019 Dates included in below italic parenthesis)
(Step 1) – Send player nominations through each SID to the conference office via Presto online submissions. (Due Mon. 4/15, 12PM)
(Step 2) – Conference compiles nominations (from required above due date) and resends to coaches via email. (By Tues. 4/16)
(Step 3) - Coaches will have 24 hours from league compiled nomination email to review nominations and make any changes/additions/omissions/corrections/etc. directly through the league office (Aproximately Late Tue/Early Wed. 4/17)
(Step 4) – Coaches receive final nominations (by 4/18) then will rank the players (outside of their own players) and submit those initial rankings through their SIDs via the online Presto ranking submission process (by Saturday 11:59pm 4/20). Coaches will be able to vote before the last conference game (after Wednesday) or can wait until Saturday night after the last league season game to vote, but have to make sure SIDs vote by 11:59pm Saturday so our office can turn those around Sunday and get back to coaches before their conference call Monday morning. (Worry about late votes/no votes, which will make the conference call Monday useless without the correct information. If we set the latest possible due dates of Saturday night, folks MUST know deal and make the deadline :-)
(Step 5) – Conference Office will distribute initial/unofficial ranking results to coaches via email (Sunday night 4/21). Results will only include general player rankings & total tallies...but a league representative will be available on the meeting call to communicate specific school rankings if wanted (the way that Presto software tabulates, this would be too much individual info. for each coach (50+ pages each).
(Step 6) – Coaches will meet via conference call (from required above call date) to discuss rankings and name final all-conference teams together. (Mon. April 22 @ 8am -early b/c BB & SB meetings also and must be done by 9:25am.)
Method: A six team single elimination Championship played at a site determined by bid. Top two seeds will receive a quarterfinal bye. The NCAA tie breaking procedure will be applied in the event of a tie to all matches. Quarterfinal game times will be 4PM (without lights) or 7PM if lights are available at the highest seed location. Upon completion of the championship game the MLAX post-game Championship All-Tournament Awards will be presented. Per the MLAX coaches group vote, all member head coaches are required to attend the tournament and the men's lacrosse chair will appoint a no longer participating coach to serve as tournament game liaison.
Tie Breaking Procedure: Teams will be seeded according to regular season finish.
Seeding : Ties will be broken in the following manner: 1) Head to head results during the regular season for a two way tie; 2) Records against all opponents involved in the tie if more than two teams are involved in the tie; 3) record against opponents not involved in the tie working down from #1; 4)random selection by the commissioner (note that in a multi-member tie requiring random selection, the random selection is for the highest seed among the tied teams and then returning to the start of the tie breaking procedure for the remaining teams).
* In the situation of three or more teams tying; after determining the highest seeded team, the tie breaking procedure reverts back to the start of the tie breaking procedure to seed the next team. This process continues until all tied teams have been seeded.
Lacrosse Policies: (1) Each team must play all other league teams once during the season to be eligible for the lacrosse championship. (2) league teams may play each other more than once during the season. However, only the first regular season game between any two teams will count towards league won-loss records. (3) All conference games will use the three person officiating system. (4) NCAA rules apply to regular season games, which are tied. (5) Suspended matches will follow NCAA official lacrosse rules. (6) All members will use lacrosse stat crew.
Film Exchange Policies - Starting the 2018 season, each member will make available to all other members of Division Two all league and non-league match video using "HUDL" tape exchange. D2 Open Film Exchange was PASSED and in order to be involved all MUST pay the $250 for the Open Film Exchange for HUDL. You will have access to the open film exchange once you upload your first game. All league coaches voted to move from Krossover to Hudl sarting in the 2018 season.
(A) – All teams have 24 Hours and are required to post the RAW film to the open film exchange pool
(B) – All teams will share the “Breakdowns” with all conference members within 48 Hours of the game being completed. (Special circumstances will be understood if a long travel may prevent from the 48 hours sharing of the breakdowns but we all will try our very best to have that shared within 48 Hours and to communicate difficulities to other teams if happens.)
Policies for all Conference sports
Partial Match Policy: If any expense is incurred (exp. if the bus leaves campus) and the game is not played to completion, the game is not to be replayed. If the game is underway and stopped, the game will be considered completed if 45 minutes have been played. (5/12)
Multiple Sport Policies: Link to League Mutiple Sport Policy
Media Policy Regarding Officials: Link to league Media Policy
Delay of Game Policy: Link to League Delayed Game Policy (Note that in Men's Lacrosse the delayed game policy is modified to provide a match start time that allows 50 minutes from the arrival time to match start time.)
Line-Up Submission Policy: Link to Line-Up Submission Policy
Visiting Team Expectations: Link to Visiting Team Expectations
Ejection Policy: When a player or team party member is ejected both the team's coach and (if a league opponent) the opposing coach are to notify their Athletic Director upon completion of the contest. The Athletic Director will immediately notify the conference office and subsequently complete and submit to the league office the Ejection Report Form found on the web. The conference office will notify each member president immediately when notified of an ejection.
A coach ejected for an "unsporting act" will be cautioned by the institution’s Athletic Director or immediate superior in a form provided by league. Copies of cautions and suspensions will be provided to the institution’s President, FAR, the Supervisor of Officials and the Commissioner. A second ejection in the same year will, minimally, carry a next game suspension. A third ejection in the same year will, minimally, carry a next two games suspension. End of year suspensions will be carried forward to the next year.
Ejected coaches must leave sight of the playing field/floor when ejected. If the ejected coach does not comply in a timely manner, the game is forfeited.
All Conference Team: Each team through their SID may nominate attackers, midfielders, defenders, long-pole midfielders, specialists & goaltenders for all-conference consideration. All nominations must be received by the Service Bureau Director prior to the stated deadline. 15 First Team selections and 15 2nd Team selections (no third team/honorable mention team) with a minimum of 3 Attackmen, 3 Midfielders, 3 Defensemen, 1 Goalie, 1 Long Pole Midfielder, 1 Faceoff, 1 Defensive Midfielder and 2 "Extras" (as determined by coaches) per team, will be selected for a total of 30 all-conference representatives. Each team will vote for players in rank order and may not vote for their own players.
Offensive Player of the Year: Each league member will vote for three players excluding their own, in rank order. Candidates include the highest all conference vote getters in offensive balloting.and the winner will be named Offensive Player of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes. Note: The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year CAN NOT be nominated for or win both awards.
Defensive Player of the Year: Each league member will vote for three players excluding their own, in rank order. Candidates include the highest all conference vote getters in offensive balloting.and the winner will be named Defensive Player of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes. Note: The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year CAN NOT be nominated for or win both awards.
Coach of the Year: Each member will vote for three coaches excluding their own, in rank order. The winner will be named Coach of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes.
Freshman of the Year: Each member will vote for three true freshman players excluding their own, in rank order. The winner will be named Freshman of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes.
FOTY Qualifications: (approved 10/5/18 to start 1/1/19)
(Fall Sports for 2018 will continue to follow the past policy of "True Freshmen" Only)
- Student-athlete should qualify only if this is the first collegiate institution they have attended.
- It is the student-athletes first year of competition. (Academic sophmores/redshirt freshmen are eligible, as long as took redshirt at same member school.)
- The student-athlete is not applicable for any transfer exceptions. (Exp. Student transfers from a school but didn't play a sport, still not eligible for award.)
- Nominators have the responsibility to make sure all qualifications are met.
Player of the Week: MLAX (only) Each member will have the opportunity to nominate one offensive or defensive player each week through the SID.
All Tournament: Participating coaches will select the all tournament team as follows: 1st place-MVP + 3 All Tournament, 2nd-3 All Tournament, 3rd & 4th-2 All Tournament each.
League Men's Lacrosse Scheduling Policy:
Rain dates: Members will reserve the third Tuesday in March and the second Wednesday in April as rain out make-up dates. A rained out match will be made upon or before the earliest available rain date.
Student Sportsmanship Pledge Form & Link (Reminder to be signed by each student athlete during preseason and filed in schools athletic department)