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 2012-13 academic year there are over 60 independent men's and women's lacrosse programs at the Division I, Division II, and Division III.[1][2]

Division I[edit]

Men's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Johns Hopkins University[a 1] Baltimore, Maryland Blue Jays Private 4,744
Mercer University Macon, Georgia Bears Private 7,300
  1. ^ Johns Hopkins will leave the independent ranks in July 2014 to become a men's lacrosse affiliate of the Big Ten Conference, which will start a men's lacrosse league in the 2015 season.

Women's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Delaware State University Dover, Delaware Hornets Public 4,500
Old Dominion University[b 1] Norfolk, Virginia Lady Monarchs Public 24,125
  1. ^ Old Dominion will spend only the 2014 season as an independent. Following that season, it will become a women's lacrosse affiliate of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Division II[edit]

Men's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Emmanuel College * Franklin Springs, Georgia Lions Private 760
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Private 1,198
Rockhurst University Kansas City, Missouri Hawks Private 3,000
Shorter University * Rome, Georgia Hawks Baptist 3,500
Young Harris College * Young Harris, Georgia Mountain Lions Methodist 1,120

* Transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division II.

Women's[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Affiliation Enrollment
Chowan University Salisbury, North Carolina Hawks Baptist 1,260
Emmanuel College * Franklin Springs, Georgia Lions Private 760
Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida Moccasins United Methodist 2,319
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois Bearcats Private 3,500
Notre Dame College South Euclid, Ohio Falcons Private 2,200
Rollins College Winter Park, Florida Tars Congregationalists 3,153
Saint Leo University Saint Leo, Florida Lions Catholic 16,275
Shepherd University Shepherdstown, West Virginia Rams Public 4,400
Shorter University * Rome, Georgia Hawks Baptist 3,500
University of Tampa Tampa, Florida Spartans Private 10,515
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, West Virginia Lady Bobcats Methodist 1,452
Young Harris College * Young Harris, Georgia Mountain Lions Methodist 1,120

* Transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division II.

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
Bethany College Bethany, West Virginia Bison Private 1,000
Bryn Athyn College Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Lions Christian 250
Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Gents Methodist 800
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado Tigers Private 2,011
University of Dallas Irving, Texas Crusaders Private/Roman Catholic 3,255
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 Church of Christ 2,640
Regis College Weston, Massachusetts Pride Catholic 1,811
Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pennsylvania Bearcats Catholic 1,984
Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas Pirates Private/United Methodist 1,265
SUNY Canton* Canton, New York Roos Public 3,700
Thiel College Greenville, Pennsylvania Tomcats Lutheran 1,279
Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky Pioneers Private 1,110
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
Franklin College Franklin, Indiana Grizzlies Private/Baptist 1,000
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
Thiel College Greenville, Pennsylvania Tomcats Lutheran 1,279
Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky Pioneers Private 1,110
Washington & Jefferson College Washington, Pennsylvania Presidents Private 1,538
Waynesburg University Waynesburg, Pennsylvania Yellow Jackets Presbyterian 1,500

* 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. 

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