Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing team sport and opportunities abound at both the varsity and club levels. Well over 30,000 athletes play some form of collegiate lacrosse each year. If your athlete is interested in playing collegiate lacrosse, please know that there is a college team for every player. The links below will take you to the major college lacrosse organizations.
The WCLA (Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates) strives to provide an infrastructure in which collegiate clubs will compete and eventually crown a national champion. The WCLA is a division of USA Lacrosse and began hosting national championships in 2001.
*information from uslacrosse.org
Scholarships in lacrosse generally cover just a portion of the costs associated with going to college. The chart below shows the maximum number of scholarships permitted in NCAA Division I and II lacrosse as compared to the average roster size per team. Not all schools award the maximum number of scholarships allowed and no scholarships are awarded in NCAA Division III based on athletic ability.
|Division||Scholarships||Avg. Roster Size|
|NCAA Div 1 Mens||12.6||48.3|
|NCAA Div 1 Womens||12.0||29.9|
|NCAA Div 2 Mens||10.8||39.8|
|NCAA Div 2 Womens||9.9||22.9|
The above information is from US Lacrosse. Please keep in mind that schools routinely offer a combination of athletic scholarships and academic scholarships and a "full ride" does not really exist in athletic scholarships.