United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association
The USILA has inducted members into the United States Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame annually since 1957. In addition, the USILA presents annually a number of awards to top collegiate athletes in NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III.
Division I awards
|Lt. Raymond Enners Award||National Player of the Year|
|F. Morris Touchstone Award||Coach of the Year|
|Jack Turnbull Award||Attackman of the Year|
|Lt. Donald McLaughlin Jr Award||Midfielder of the Year|
|William C. Schmeisser Award||Defenseman of the Year|
|Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award||Goaltender of the Year|
- See footnote
- Howdy Meyers Man of the Year Award
- Frenchy Julien Service Award
- Doyle Smith Sports Information/Media Award
- Coach of the Year (Division III)
- Coach of the Year (Division II)
- Coach of the Year (Division I) – see F. Morris Touchstone Award
The first intercollegiate lacrosse tournament was held in 1881 with Harvard beating Princeton, 3-0 in the championship game. From this point through 1934, collegiate lacrosse associations chose an annual champion based on regular season records. The U. S. Amateur Lacrosse Association was founded in 1879, while seven colleges formed the first Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association three years later. That was succeeded in 1905 by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse League. The USILL acted as the governing body for lacrosse in the United States until it was replaced by the USILA in 1926. The USILA was reorganized in 1929, and from 1934 through 1970 chose the Wingate Memorial Trophy champion.but they still chose a national champion until ncaa took over.
At their 1969 annual meeting in Baltimore, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association voted for its first playoff tournament to determine the national winner. In 1971, the NCAA began sponsoring Men's Lacrosse and began holding an annual Championship tournament for Division I schools. The NCAA added a 'small college' tournament for all non-Division I schools for the 1972 and 1973 seasons, a Division II and III tournament for the 1974 through 1979 seasons, and finally separate tournaments for Divisions II and III beginning in 1980.
List of ILA, USILL, USILA Champions 1881-1935
|1883||Harvard, Princeton, Yale||1911||Johns Hopkins|
|1885||Harvard||1913||Johns Hopkins, Harvard|
|1886||Harvard||1914||Navy, Lehigh, Cornell|
|1890||Lehigh||1918||Johns Hopkins, Navy|
|1891||Johns Hopkins||1919||Johns Hopkins, Navy|
|1892||Stevens Tech||1920||Syracuse, Lehigh, Navy|
|1894||Stevens Tech||1922||Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Navy|
|1895||New York University||1923||Army, Johns Hopkins|
|1896||Lehigh||1924||Syracuse, Johns Hopkins|
|1898||Johns Hopkins||1926||Johns Hopkins|
|1899||Johns Hopkins||1927||Johns Hopkins|
|1900||Johns Hopkins||1928||Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Navy, Rutgers|
|1901||Swarthmore||1929||Navy, St. John's (MD)|
|1902||Johns Hopkins||1930||St. John's (MD)|
|1903||Johns Hopkins||1931||St. John's (MD)|
|1906||Johns Hopkins||1934||Johns Hopkins|
|1907||Johns Hopkins, Cornell||1935||Princeton|
Team Championship Records
|Johns Hopkins||24||1891, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915,
1918, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1933, 1934
|Navy||9||1914, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1929|
|Lehigh||9||1890, 1893, 1896, 1897, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921|
|Harvard||8||1881, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1912, 1913|
|Princeton||5||1883, 1884, 1888, 1889, 1935|
|Syracuse||4||1920, 1922, 1924, 1925|
|Swarthmore||4||1901, 1904, 1905, 1910|
|Cornell||3||1907, 1914, 1916|
|St. John's (MD)||3||1929, 1930, 1931|
|Stevens Tech||2||1892, 1894|
|New York University||1||1895|
- 2009 USILA Special Awards. USILA official website. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- All time Men's National College Lacrosse Champions Hickoksports
- NCAA® Men's Lacrosse Championship Records
- Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Media Guide
- Sports Illustrated: USILA Small College Tournament
- Lacrosse in the U. S.
- Stevens Defeats Harvard at Lacrosse Game practically insures Stevens the championship. The News. Frederick, MD. May 16, 1896. pg 1.
- Lehigh Bent Stevens at Lacrosse Lehigh defeated Stevens 4-3, won intercollegiate lacrosse championship. The New York Times. May 24, 1896. pg 2.
- Lehigh's Lacrosse Champions The game resulted in a victory for Lehigh who thereby retains the championship. The New York Times. May 23, 1897. pg 6.
- Swartmore Lacrosse Champions Hopkins lost the intercollegiate championship to Swarthmore by 13 to 3. The New York Times. May 15, 1910. pg S3.