Southwestern Lacrosse Conference

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Southwestern Lacrosse Conference
Southwestern Lacrosse Conference logo
Established 2008
Association MCLA
Division Division I, II
Members 20
Sports fielded College lacrosse

The Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) is a lacrosse-only athletic conference affiliated with the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The conference incorporates teams in California, Arizona, and Nevada and is divided into two divisions, Division I and Division II.


The SLC is formed from original members of the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League which was the largest MCLA conference in the nation at the time. Because of rapid growth and teams spread out over a very large area, the members decided it was best to start a new conference and the SLC was born August 2008 with the blessing of the WCLL and MCLA.

Currently, the SLC has twelve Division I teams and eight Division II teams and oversees two Junior College teams. The Division I and II teams are members of the MCLA and each divisional winner receives an automatic bid to the MCLA National Tournament. The SLC is currently the only conference that has a Junior College Division made of teams that are not from four-year academic institutions.[1]

Division I[edit]

Institution Location Enrollment Team Nickname
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 36,000 Lax Cats
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 65,000 Sun Devils
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 38,000 Bruins
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 20,000 Gauchos
Chapman University Orange, California 4,200 Panthers
Claremont Colleges Claremont, California 3,614 Cougars
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona 40,001 'Lopes
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California 9,500 Lions
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise, Nevada 31,000 Rebels
San Diego State University San Diego, California 34,000 Aztecs
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 33,500 Trojans

Division II[edit]

Institution Location Enrollment Team Nickname
Biola University La Mirada, California 3,657 Eagles
University of California, San Diego San Diego, California 22,000 Tritons
Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, California 36,996 Titans
California State University, Channel Islands Camarillo, California 4,055 Dolphins
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California 37,891 49ers
Concordia University Irvine Irvine, California 1,450 Eagles
Occidental College Los Angeles, California 1,900 Tigers
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California 27,000 Anteaters
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona 23,000 Lumberjacks
University of San Diego San Diego, California 5,000 Toreros


  1. ^ "About the SLC". MCLA. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 

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