From: Susana McDermott []
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 2:43 PM
To: Heller, Jo
Subject: 2011 USL Girl's Lacrosse Rules Changes
Hi All,

Below please find Thom Simmons from CIF Southern Section's response regarding the 2011 USL Girl's lacrosse Rules changes regarding suspensions.

Best Regards,


Not only is this OK this is a wonderful message and one this organization is 100% behind. Although the rule is in conflict with the Bluebook our rules allow a school, league and/or sport to be more restrictive than what is posted... just not less.
I only wish more sports were with you guys on this.
Thanks for the heads up and many thanks!

From: susana mcdermott []
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 1:50 PM
To: Thom Simmons
Cc: dana crompton; Steph Svetlik
Subject: 2011 USL Women's Lacrosse Rules Changes

I wanted to let you know, and make our Southern Section aware of the change in the suspension policy in the USL Women's Lacrosse Rule Book which, according to Article 2202 of the CIF Southern Section Blue Book, are the rules under which Girl's Lacrosse is played. 
2011 USL Women's Lacrosse Rule Book rule change: Under Rule 7 Penalty Administration, Section 27, Misconduct and Suspension states:  "...Anyone receiving a red card will be suspended from further participation in that game and will be prohibited from participating in the team's next two contests.
This is in conflict with article #2215 in The CIF Southern Section Blue Book which states:  "Any player who is ejected for any reason shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the team's next contest."
Rule 7-27 has also changed the suspension policy regarding a player who recieves two yellow cards in the same game.  In the past this player was suspended from further participation in that game only.  The USL Women's Rule Book now require a one game suspension as well:  "Anyone receiving two yellow cards in the game will be suspended from futher participation in that game and will be prohibited from participating in the team's next game."
I would appreciate it if you would let me know if CIF Southern Section is aware of these changes, as well as any and all decisions or actions regarding them.
Susana McDermott
CIF Southern Section President's Council Member
Girl's Lacrosse