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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
Mid-States Football Association
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
Sylvania, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Batesville, ARKANSAS
Mid South
Central States Football League
NAIA
Livonia, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fremont, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
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
Mount Vernon, OHIO
Great Lakes
Crossroads League
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
Savannah, GEORGIA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Upland, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Athens, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic 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
Swannanoa, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
NCAA Division III & USCAA
NAIA
Babson Park, FLORIDA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Oskaloosa, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA

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