The Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association is a national organization of non-NCAA, men's college lacrosse programs. The MCLA oversees game play and conducts national championships for more than 200 teams in 10 conferences throughout the United States and Canada.
The MCLA provides a governing structure much like the NCAA, with eligibility rules, All-Americans, and a national tournament to decide national champions in both Divisions I and II.
The MCLA exists to provide a quality college lacrosse experience to universities without an NCAA program. On an individual scale, the MCLA provides rules and a structure that promotes "virtual varsity" lacrosse, an experience paralleling that of NCAA programs.
On a national scale, the MCLA provides the infrastructure to support a level playing field through eligibility rules and enforcement and the use of NCAA rules of play.
The MCLA, an organization governing a mere 70 teams in 1997, has seen a rapid growth in affiliation as national interest in the sport of lacrosse continues to increase. There are more than 200 teams nationwide playing without financial support from universities.
Each student-athlete pays $3,850 per school year to play on the team. This pay-to-play option covers all the players’ uniforms, tournament fees, travel by bus and/or plane, hotels, and meals while on the road.
Colorado State University men’s lacrosse is a club program seeking sponsorship through a variety of different local Colorado organizations and student alumni. We anticipate to have multiple fundraisers throughout the season to help cover costs.