Despite the pandemic placing countless uncertainties and restrictions on all college sports, one sport, in particular, has managed to maintain a growth rate greater than any other program.
In 2018, the NCAA released a study that revealed the blistering rate at which college lacrosse is growing in popularity. And while the pandemic has slowed down that rate, Lacrosse is still recruiting more new athletes and fans than any other sport. This fast growth rate is present in both men’s and women’s lacrosse, and across all 3 NCAA divisions.
From 2003 to 2018, the number of women’s lacrosse teams in the NCAA has gone from 265 to 505. Nearly a 100