United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association

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The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association is an association of institutions with varsity college lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions, founded in 1885.

Awards[edit]

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[edit]

Award Presented for
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

Special Awards[edit]

See footnote[1]
  • 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

Champions[edit]

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[edit]

Year Champion Year Champion
1881 Harvard 1909 Johns Hopkins
1882 Harvard 1910 Swarthmore
1883 Harvard, Princeton, Yale 1911 Johns Hopkins
1884 Princeton 1912 Harvard
1885 Harvard 1913 Johns Hopkins, Harvard
1886 Harvard 1914 Navy, Lehigh, Cornell
1887 Harvard 1915 Johns Hopkins
1888 Princeton 1916 Lehigh, Cornell
1889 Princeton 1917 Lehigh
1890 Lehigh 1918 Johns Hopkins, Navy
1891 Johns Hopkins 1919 Johns Hopkins, Navy
1892 Stevens Tech 1920 Syracuse, Lehigh, Navy
1893 Lehigh 1921 Navy, Lehigh
1894 Stevens Tech 1922 Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Navy
1895 New York University 1923 Army, Johns Hopkins
1896 Lehigh 1924 Syracuse, Johns Hopkins
1897 Lehigh 1925 Navy, Syracuse
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)
1904 Swarthmore 1932 Johns Hopkins
1905 Swarthmore 1933 Johns Hopkins
1906 Johns Hopkins 1934 Johns Hopkins
1907 Johns Hopkins, Cornell 1935 Princeton
1908 Johns Hopkins -- --

Team Championship Records[edit]

Team Championships Winning Years
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
Maryland 1 1928
Army 1 1923
New York University 1 1895
Yale 1 1883
Rutgers 1 1928

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 USILA Special Awards. USILA official website. Retrieved 2010-02-19.

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