Western Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association
The Western Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association is an organization which services high schools, private schools, club, and youth leagues. We are primarily responsible for providing lacrosse officials in the following counties: Fairfield County, New Haven County and Litchfield County in Connecticut, also Putnam County New York.
The WCLOA as it is known was founded in 2007 and is a proud member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Officials Association. We are over 100 members strong, we continue to recruit and train highly motivated prospects. The WCLOA currently provides professionally trained seasoned officials. WCLOA officials are certified in NCAA, NFHS, ILF and US Lacrosse youth lacrosse rules.
The WCLOA is a progressive officials association. Our new website along with Arbiter Sports for game assignments makes the WCLOA an accessible officiating organization in the state of Connecticut and parts of New York.
Explore our website and feel free to contact any of our Executive Board members.
WCLOA Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary and Announces 2017 Meeting Dates
January, 2017. For more information cleck here.
WCLOA arranges special discount with The Officials Corner
January, 2016. For the seventh consecutive year, WCLOA members can take advantage of a special discount on all lacrosse officials gear and shoes by using The Officials Corner. Orders will need to be placed on the website (not by telephone) and upon checkout enter the code 13d184f9 (must use lower case letters) in order to receive the 10% discount. Click HERE to go to their site.
Connecticut Chapter of US Lacrosse Makes Grant to WCLOA
December 15, 2015 - Rich Heritage, President of the Connecticut Chapter of US Lacrosse, announced a grant to the WCLOA. The funds will be used to continue training for new and veteran Officials. The Connecticut Chapter is an ongoing supporter of the WCLOA's training programs. Their support has made a significant improvement in the quality of officiating in Connecticut. For more informatino about the Connecticut Chapter of US Lacrosse
WCLOA Officials help raise over $100,000 for Sticks for Soldiers Event
November, 2015. For the tenth consecutive year, WCLOA Officials volunteered time for support the annua; Stick for Soldiers Tournament. 17 Officials participated in the event including the following:
William Auerswald, Alan Sentementes, Stephen Brown, Ralph Baldelli, Michael Tamburino, Don Costello, Michael MacKinnel, Rich Bobrow, Dick Maloney, Scott Smith, Marco Torres, Keith Morris, Robert Marusi, Mike Bacon and William Garofalo. For more information and photographs go to: Sticks for Soldiers.
WCLOA elects new Officers
May, 2015. At their Annual Business Meeting on May 20, 2015, WCLOA members elected new Officers including: Ralph Baldelli, Assignor; Greg Sperling, President; Chris Daly, Vice President; Lou Socci, Trainer and Dick Maloney, Secretary/Treasurer. Click here for contact information.
WCLOA Supports Sticks for Soldiers
November, 2012. The Western Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association is honored to support the 7th Annual Sticks for Soldiers Thanksgiving Lacrosse Tournament on November 24, 2012. All participating WCLOA Officials will donate their time to the Tournament. For more information and photographs on this year's event, click on Sticks for Soldiers.
Connecticut Chapter of US Lacrosse Makes Grant to WCLOA
December 15, 2012 - Rich Heritage, President of the Connecticut Chapter of US Lacrosse, announced a grant to the WCLOA. The funds will be used to continue training for new and veteran Officials. The Connecticut Chapter is an ongoing supporter of the WCLOA's training programs. Their support has made a significant improvement in the quality of officiating in Connecticut. For more informatino about the Connecticut Chapter of US Lacrosse, click here.
Mike Scanlon wins US Lacrosse Scholarship
November 30, 2011 - Second year WCLOA Official, Mike Scanlon, won a scholarship to attend the US Lacrosse Convention in January 2012. The winners were selected on their dedication to lacrosse officiating.
WCLOA Official Greg Sperling in Connecticut Post
October 5 2010 - Veteran WCLOA Official was featured in the following article from the Connecticut Post.To read the entire article, click here.
WCLOA Donates $6,000 to Mike Burke Children's Education Fund
October 1 2010 - The WCLOA organized The Mike Burke Golf Outing this Fall to observe the passing of first-year WCLOA Official, Mike Burke. The golf tournament went off without a hitch, ninety six golfers stayed dry until the final hole when it started to rain. The tournament netted over $10,000.
The WCLOA presented Karen Burke with a check for $4,000 to the Mike Burke Children's Education Fund. The presenters included WCLOA members Lou Demaio, Pete Weaver, Tim Luchsinger, Tom O'Neil, Dick Maloney, Vince Howard and Ralph Baldelli.
The families of Mike and Karen Burke were very thankful to the WCLOA membership for the associations contributions to Karen and their two boys Mikey and Colby.
Ralph Baldelli, Commissioner of the WCLOA, gave credit to the membership for thier participation and contribution, "I would like to thank all our members who attended the outing, contributed sponsorship money, donations and paying the $50 assessment for a brother officials family in need."
WCLOA On-Field Training featured in Wilton BulletinMarch 26 2010 - All members on the WCLOA participated in an on-field training program as part on their intensive pre-season training regimen. To read the entire article, click here.