Most Influential Colleges in Lacrosse Today

Most Influential Colleges in Lacrosse Today

Find the colleges and universities that have the biggest impact in lacrosse based on the influence of their alumni in lacrosse. See which schools have proven histories of attracting and cultivating some of the most influential athletes today.

Lacrosse is the rare area of college athletics dominated by schools concentrated entirely in the Northeastern U.S. With only a few exceptions in the Top 20-University of Virginia (#9), Northwestern University (#12) and Duke (#16)—the remainder of the list is constituted of colleges in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, and the University at Albany, SUNY top the list of best colleges and universities for lacrosse. Syracuse owes its top spot to the combined impact of noted players Casey Powell and twin brothers Gary and Paul Gait.

The Most Influential Colleges in Lacrosse Today

  1. #1

    Syracuse University

    Syracuse , NY
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/28

    Syracuse University’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Casey Powell
    2. Gary Gait
    3. Paul Gait
    4. Ryan Powell
    5. Michael Powell
    6. John Desko
    7. Tom Marechek
    8. Jim Brown
    9. John Glatzel
    10. Cody Jamieson
    11. Brad Kotz
    12. Roy Colsey
    13. Regy Thorpe
    14. Jarett Park
    15. Pat McCabe
    16. Matt Abbott
    17. John Zulberti
    18. Kayla Treanor
    19. Kenny Nims
    20. Steven Brooks
    21. Mike Leveille
    22. Oren Lyons
    23. Michael Springer
    24. Alyssa Murray
    25. Tim Nelson

    Syracuse University’s Online Degrees

    BPS in Applied Data and Predictive Analytics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Business Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Computer Programming
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Creative Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Cybersecurity Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Management and Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Knowledge Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. #2

    Johns Hopkins University

    Baltimore , MD
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1510/34

  3. Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    57%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    16K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1170/25

    SUNY Albany’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Lyle Thompson
    2. Miles Thompson
    3. Jordan Levine
    4. Brett Queener
    5. Frank Resetarits
    6. Corey Small
    7. Joe Resetarits

    University at Albany, SUNY’s Online Degrees

    BS in Informatics
    Degree Concentrations
    • Interactive User Experience
    • Cybersecurity
    • Social Media
    • Data Analytics
    • Software Development
    • Information Technology
    • Game Development and Design
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Public Policy and Management
    Degree Concentrations
    • Environmental Policy
    • Gender
    • Race
    • and Society
    • Human Services: Health
    • Education
    • and Labor
    • Law and Civil Rights
    • Local Government
    • Philosophy and Ethics
    • Politics
    • Quantitative Tools
    • Regulation and Public Finance
    • Technology and Policy
    • Urban Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. #4

    Princeton University

    Princeton , NJ
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    6%

    Graduation

    98%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1515/34

  5. #5

    Brown University

    Providence , RI
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $62K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

  6. #6

    Cornell University

    Ithaca , NY
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1480/33

  7. #10

    Hofstra University

    Hempstead , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1250/27

    Hofstra University’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Athan Iannucci
    2. Brian Langtry
    3. Doug Shanahan
  8. #12

    Northwestern University

    Evanston , IL
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    19K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1495/34

  9. #14

    Pennsylvania State University

    University Park , PA

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    69%

    Median SAT/ACT

    1190/26

    Penn State University’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Drew Adams
    2. Michele DeJuliis
    3. Chris Schiller
    4. Greg Gurenlian
    5. Pat Heim

    Pennsylvania State University’s Online Degrees

    BS Accounting
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Business
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Economics
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Finance
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Biobehavioral Health
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Energy and Sustainability Policy
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA International Politics
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Labor and Human Resources
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Marketing
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Organizational and Professional Communication
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Organizational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Political Science
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  10. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    65%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    29K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1290/29

    UMass Amherst’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Tim Soudan
    2. Craig Conn
    3. Jeff Zywicki
    4. Marc Morley
    5. Doc Schneider
    6. Thomas Carmean
    7. Scott Hiller

    University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Online Degrees

    BSN in Nursing: RN to BSN
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA/BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Hospitality And Tourism Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Sociology
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS or AS in Sustainable Food And Farming
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Degree Concentrations
    • Film And Media Studies
    • Arts Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Accounting
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120 overall
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Finance
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120 overall
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120 overall
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA/BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Management
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120 overall
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Marketing
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120 overall
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MPH in Nutrition
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 47
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  11. #16

    Duke University

    Durham , NC
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1525/34

    Duke University’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Kevin Cassese
    2. Myles Jones
    3. Matt Zash
    4. Devan Wray
    5. Aaron Fenton
    6. Mike Manley
  12. #20

    D'Youville University

    Buffalo , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $30K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1140/21

    D’Youville College’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. John Tavares

    D'Youville University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Business Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 122
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  13. #21

    Nassau Community College

    Garden City , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Graduation

    22%

    Student body

    11K

    Nassau Community College’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Bruce Arena
    2. Nicky Polanco
  14. #22

    Canisius College

    Buffalo , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    69%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1150/24

    Canisius College’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Matt Vinc
    2. Randy Mearns
    3. Dan Carey
    4. Adam Jones
  15. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    14%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    45K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/32

    UCLA’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Andrew Goldstein
  16. Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Graduation

    23%

    Student body

    6K

    Onondaga Community College’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Jeremy Thompson
    2. Craig Point
  17. #26

    University of Denver

    Denver , CO
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    61%

    Graduation

    75%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1260/28

    University of Denver’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Geoff Snider
    2. Mike Law
    3. Tom Ethington

    University of Denver’s Online Degrees

    BA Bachelor's Completion Program
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA Communication Management
    Degree Concentrations
    • Learning and Development
    • Marketing Communication
    • Organizational Communication
    • Organizational Development
    • Public Relations
    • User Experience Strategy
    • Required Credits: 30-60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MSLA Legal Administration
    • Required Credits: 30-60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MBA
    • Required Credits: 30-60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  18. Rutgers University’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Sean Morris
    2. Delby Powless
    3. Keith Cromwell
    4. Rich Brzeski
  19. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    25%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/30

    University of North Carolina’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Marcus Holman
    2. Bob Shillinglaw
    3. Kevin Frew
    4. Jennifer Russell
  20. #30

    Bellarmine University

    Louisville , KY
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $45K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1160/25

    Bellarmine University’s Most Influential Lacrosse Players

    1. Dillon Ward
    2. Shawn Evans
    3. Sean Thomson
    4. Kyle Sorensen

    Bellarmine University’s Online Degrees

    BS Software & Data Engineering
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Integrated Studies
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online

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