NCAA independent schools (lacrosse)

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NCAA independent lacrosse schools are four-year institutions in the United States that do not belong to a lacrosse-only conference or a primary all sports conference that sponsors lacrosse. As of the 2014-15 academic year there are 44 independent men's and women's lacrosse programs in Division I, Division II, and Division III.[1][2]

Division I[edit]

Men's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
United States Air Force Academy (Air Force)[a 1] Colorado Springs, Colorado Falcons Federal 4,413
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Newark, New Jersey Highlanders Public 10,130
  1. ^ Air Force men's lacrosse will leave the independent ranks in the 2015–16 school year and become a single-sport member of the Southern Conference.[3]

Women's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Delaware State University Dover, Delaware Hornets Public 4,500
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland Blue Jays Private 20,871

Division II[edit]

Men's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Private 1,198
Rockhurst University Kansas City, Missouri Hawks Catholic 3,000
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Baptist 3,500
Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia Mountain Lions Methodist 1,120

Women's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Chowan University Murfreesboro, North Carolina Hawks Baptist 1,260
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois Bearcats Methodist 3,500
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Baptist 3,500
Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia Mountain Lions Methodist 1,120

Division III[edit]

Men's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Alfred State College Alfred, New York Alfred State Pioneers Public 3,500
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York Raptors Private 1,958
Beloit College Beloit, Wisconsin Buccaneers United Church of Christ 1,500
Bryn Athyn College Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Lions Christian 250
University of Dubuque Dubuque, Iowa Spartans Presbyterian 1,361
Ferrum College Ferrum, Virginia Panthers Methodist 1,060
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, Ohio Barons Catholic 3,000
Greensboro College Greensboro, North Carolina The Pride Methodist 1,233
Houghton College Houghton, New York Highlanders Private 1,415
Huntingdon College Montgomery, Alabama Hawks Methodist 1,100
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, Illinois Titans Private/Methodist 2,113
La Roche College Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Redhawks Catholic 1,957
Methodist University Fayetteville, North Carolina Monarchs Private/Methodist 2,215
Mitchell College New London, Connecticut Mariners Private 1,000
Piedmont College Demorest, Georgia Lions Congregationalist &
United Church of Christ
2,640
Regis College Weston, Massachusetts Pride Catholic 1,811
Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pennsylvania Bearcats Catholic 1,984
SUNY Canton* Canton, New York Roos Public 3,700
Wheelock College Boston, Massachusetts Wildcats Private 1,086
Whittier College Whittier, California Poets Private 1,508

* Transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division III.

Women's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota Auggies Private/Lutheran 3,785
Bryn Athyn College Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Lions Christian 250
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado Tigers Private 2,011
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, Ohio Barons Catholic 3,000
George Fox University Newberg, Oregon Bruins Private/Quaker 3,519
Hilbert College Hamburg, New York Hawks Catholic 1,100
Linfield College McMinnville, Oregon Wildcats Baptist 2,100
Pacific University Forest Grove, Oregon Boxers United Church of Christ 3,200
University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Washington Loggers Private 2,785
Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pennsylvania Bearcats Catholic 1,984
SUNY Canton* Canton, New York Roos Public 3,700
Washington & Jefferson College Washington, Pennsylvania Presidents Private 1,538

* Transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division III.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's College Lacrosse 2013". LaxPower. Dec 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Women's College Lacrosse 2013". LaxPower. Dec 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Falcons to join SoCon in lacrosse in 2016" (Press release). Air Force Academy Athletics. 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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