One of the most common questions we hear from parents is related to college lacrosse opportunities.  Here is data from 2019-2020 season.  The data comes from the linked website below.  

Number of male high school lacrosse players 2019-2020 = 121,011

Number of male college lacrosse players = 16,841

% of male high school lacrosse players competing at any college level = 13.5%

Number of female high school lacrosse players 2019-2020 = 106,162

Number of female college lacrosse players = 13,908

% of female high school lacrosse players competing at any college level = 12.7%

Odds of a US high school lacrosse player making any college roster is 7:1 for males and 8:1 for females. 

Men's NCAA College Lacrosse

NCAA Div I          75 teams, 3,585 athletes, limit 12.6 athletic scholarships per team

NCAA Div II         74 teams, 2,938 athletes, limit 10.8 athletic scholarships per team

NCAA Div III      255 teams, 8,747 athletes, no athletic scholarships

NAIA                    36 teams, 958 athletes, no athletic scholarships

NJCAA                 31 teams, 613 athletes, limit 20 athletic scholarships per team 

Women's NCAA College Lacrosse

NCAA Div I          120 teams, 3792 athletes, limit 12 athletic scholarships per team

NCAA Div II         115 teams, 2,703 athletes, limit 9.9 athletic scholarships per team

NCAA Div III      301 teams, 6,381 athletes, no athletic scholarships

NAIA                    40 teams, 784 athletes, no athletic scholarships

NJCAA                 17 teams, 248 athletes, limit 20 athletic scholarships per team 

There are also over 200 "Varsity Like" Club Lacrosse Teams for both men and women college students.   Teams travel to other schools and generate their own funding.  There is a national championship tournament each year.  Teams are not part of the NCAA but are great opportunities to continuing playing lacrosse for those that are not able to play in the NCAA or want to play lacrosse in a club type experience.  

Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLA) 

Men's College Lacrosse Association (MCLA)