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College Sports - Lacrosse

Schools sponsored varsity Lacrosse teams in 2021:

# of ScholarshipsAverage Athletic
# of# of teamsTotal AthletesAverage team sizelimit per teamScholarship
NCAAI130751203,5853,792483212.612$ 19,834$21,112
NCAAII116741152,9382,703402410.89.9$ 6,939$8,419
NAIA4836409587842720--$ 7,651$ 7,787
NJCAA31281761324822152020$ 609$ 973

Lacrosse is an equivalency sport for NCAA limits, so partial scholarships can be awarded as long as the combined equivalent awards do not exceed the limit. For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 24 women each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the limit of 12 per team.

Do the Math! NCAA Division I men's Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 48 players but only a maximum of 12.6 scholarships to award per team. This means the average award covers less than 30% of a typical athlete's annual college costs. For more information see our page on scholarship limits.

* Average Athletic Scholarship is the average annual award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

Odds of a High School Lacrosse Player competing in College 2021:

Number of US High School Lacrosse Players 2019-20121,011106,162
Number of College Lacrosse Players1684113,908
% of US High School Lacrosse Players competing at any College Level13.50%12.70%
% of US High School Lacrosse Players Competing at NCAA I Schools2.90%3.50%
Odds of a US High School Lacrosse Player making any College Roster7:18:1
Odds of a US High School Lacrosse Player making an NCAA I Roster35:128:1