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Women’s NAIA Lacrosse Colleges | List of NAIA Schools with Lacrosse

Student-athletes enjoy small class sizes, a balanced athletic and academic schedule, fewer eligibility and scholarship rules and a less regulated recruiting process at NAIA institutions. Women’s lacrosse is one of 13 sports sponsored by the NAIA. The majority of women’s NAIA lacrosse programs are located in the Midwest and Southeastern regions, giving student-athletes an alternative to competing in the Northeastern region at an NCAA institution. 

What schools make up NAIA for women’s lacrosse?

The NAIA offers 37 women’s lacrosse programs across five conferences: WHAC, KCAC, AAC, Mid-South Conference and Independents. We include a complete list of NAIA lacrosse colleges with women’s lacrosse in the Full List of NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Colleges below.

NAIA women’s lacrosse rankings

Athletics is just one of many factors that student-athletes consider when searching for the right college fit. Schools must also meet student-athletes’ expectations for academics, cost, size and more. To provide a comprehensive look at what college might be the right fit for an athlete, NCSA Power Rankings look at the factors that are most important to student-athletes and ranks the best NAIA lacrosse colleges. The top 10 are below:

  1. Robert Morris University – Illinois
  2. Bethel University – Indiana
  3. Asbury University
  4. St. Ambrose University
  5. Taylor University
  6. Aquinas College – Michigan
  7. Madonna University
  8. Benedictine College
  9. Columbia College – South Carolina
  10. Tennessee Wesleyan University

The NAIA also produces its own list of the top 10 women’s lacrosse teams by polling head lacrosse coaches each year.

Full list NAIA women’s lacrosse colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
NAIA, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Grand Rapids
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Wilmore
KENTUCKY  
Mid East  
NAIA, Florida Sun Conference
Ave Maria
FLORIDA  
South East  
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Atchison
KANSAS  
Mid West  
NAIA, Crossroads League
Mishawaka
INDIANA  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Southern States Athletic Conference
Gainesville
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Dubuque
IOWA  
Mid West  
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Columbia
SOUTH CAROLINA  
South East  
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
Ann Arbor
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Canton
MISSOURI  
Mid West  
NAIA, Mid-South Conference
Georgetown
KENTUCKY  
Mid East  
NAIA, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Fort Wayne
INDIANA  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Florida Sun Conference
West Palm Beach
FLORIDA  
South East  
NAIA, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Southfield
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Mid-South Conference
Marietta
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Sylvania
OHIO  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Livonia
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
Indianapolis
INDIANA  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference
Fremont
NEBRASKA  
Mid West  
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
Saint Louis
MISSOURI  
Mid West  
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Marshall
MISSOURI  
Mid West  
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Montreat
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference
Sioux City
IOWA  
Mid West  
NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Ottawa
KANSAS  
Mid West  
NAIA, Independent Southeast Region
West Point
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Mid-South Conference
Waleska
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Independent Great Lakes Region
Rochester Hills
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Florida Sun Conference
Savannah
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Gulf South Conference
Rome
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
Adrian
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
Davenport
IOWA  
Mid West  
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Laurinburg
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
Upland
INDIANA  
Great Lakes  
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Athens
TENNESSEE  
Mid East  
NAIA, Presidents' Athletic Conference
Crestview Hills
KENTUCKY  
Mid East  
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Cleveland
GEORGIA  
South East  
NAIA, Mid-South Conference
Pikeville
KENTUCKY  
Mid East  
NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Leavenworth
KANSAS  
Mid West  
NAIA, Mid-South Conference
Williamsburg
KENTUCKY  
Mid East  
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Oskaloosa
IOWA  
Mid West  
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