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NAIA Lacrosse Colleges

For student-athletes looking for a school in the Midwest with small class sizes and a balance between athletics, academics and social life, an NAIA program might be the right fit. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of 300 schools and 13 sports, including men’s lacrosse. Aside from the small classes and balanced schedule, the NAIA also offers fewer eligibility requirements and scholarship rules, and a relaxed recruiting process with no timeline or calendars to follow. This means college coaches can contact athletes and vice versa at any time.

How many NAIA schools are there for men’s lacrosse?

There are 33 NAIA schools for men’s lacrosse, which are comparable to Division II in the NCAA. NAIA lacrosse conferences include; Appalachian Athletic Conference, Independent, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. For a comprehensive list of NAIA schools, visit NAIA.org

Men’s NAIA Lacrosse Rankings

Each year, the NAIA polls head lacrosse coaches to rank all NAIA lacrosse programs across each conference. The top 10 teams in the NAIA men’s lacrosse rankings for 2019 are as follows: 

  1. Aquinas College - Michigan
  2. University of Michigan - Dearborn
  3. Robert Morris University - Illinois
  4. Asbury University
  5. Taylor University
  6. St. Ambrose University
  7. Madonna University
  8. Benedictine College
  9. Point University
  10. Clarke University

Full List of Men's NAIA Lacrosse Colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Wilmore, KENTUCKY
Mid East
River States Conference  
NAIA  
Atchison, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Dubuque, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Howell, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Association of Independent Institutions  
NAIA  
Columbia, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Salem, OREGON
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference  
NAIA  
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
West Palm Beach, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Southfield, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Belleville, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
American Midwest Conference (NAIA)  
NAIA  
Sylvania, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Livonia, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Rancho Palos Verdes, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference  
NAIA  
Fremont, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Marshall, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Montreat, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Ottawa, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
West Point, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Waleska, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Independent Midwest Region  
NAIA  
Savannah, GEORGIA
South East
Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Upland, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
Athens, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Barbourville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Dearborn, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Great Falls, MONTANA
North West
Frontier Conference  
NAIA  
Leavenworth, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Williamsburg, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Oskaloosa, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
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