The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) sponsors 15 sports across 500 two-year institutions. The second largest collegiate athletic association, the NJCAA serves 60,000 student-athletes, of which 306 play women’s lacrosse. The majority of the NJCAA’s women’s lacrosse programs are located in New Jersey, New York and Maryland.
Student-athletes generally decide to attend a junior college to raise their GPA and/or position themselves to receive a larger NCAA athletic scholarship before transferring to a four-year institution. College coaches look favorably at student-athletes who start at a junior college, as it demonstrates a dedication to developing both athletically and academically.
Student-athletes who are interested in attending a junior college should contact the athletic department at NJCAA colleges to discuss eligibility to compete in an NJCAA lacrosse program.
There are 20 NJCAA women’s lacrosse programs across two regions located in the Northeast. Student-athletes can learn more the NJCAA’s 20 women’s lacrosse programs, including current rosters, stats and game schedules at NJCAA.org.
Each year, the NJCAA ranks the top women’s lacrosse team. You can visit NJCAA.org to learn more about each team and JUCO women’s lacrosse.