ECAC Lacrosse facts for kids
ECAC Lacrosse, in full the ECAC Lacrosse League, was an American college sports conference that only played men's lacrosse. The conference, a member of NCAA Division I, was founded in 1999 with play beginning in 2000 (both events were in the same school year).
The conference started with six members, and grew to as many as 10 schools. In its final years, it went through many membership changes; the biggest ones were:
- The original Big East Conference added the sport for the 2010 season, leading three members to leave.
- At the same time, two other members left for the Colonial Athletic Association.
- The Great Western Lacrosse League collapsed after the 2009 season, with five of that league's six final schools joining ECAC Lacrosse.
ECAC Lacrosse disbanded after the 2014 season. This came after the Big Ten Conference, home to two of the final five members, said it would start a men's lacrosse league in the 2015 season. Two of the other three final members soon announced moves to other conferences.
These schools were members in the league's last season of 2014. Because NCAA lacrosse is a spring sport, the year of joining is the calendar year before the first season of play.
|School||Location||Founded||Type||Nickname||Joined||Main conference||Current lacrosse
|United States Air Force Academy (Air Force)||Colorado Springs, Colorado||1954||Federal||Falcons||2009||Mountain West||Independent|
|Bellarmine University||Louisville, Kentucky||1950||Private||Knights||2009||GLVC (Div. II)||Southern Conference|
|Fairfield University||Fairfield, Connecticut||1942||Private||Stags||2005||MAAC||CAA|
|University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, Michigan||1817||Public||Wolverines||2013||Big Ten||Big Ten|
|Ohio State University||Columbus, Ohio||1870||Public||Buckeyes||2009||Big Ten||Big Ten|
These schools left ECAC Lacrosse before 2014. As in the previous table, the year of joining is the calendar year before the first season of play.
|University of Denver||Denver, Colorado||1864||Private||Pioneers||2009||2013||Big East|
|Hobart College||Geneva, New York||1822||Private||Statesmen||2004||2013||Northeast Conference|
|Georgetown University||Washington, D.C.||1789||Private||Hoyas||1999||2010||Big East|
|Loyola University Maryland||Baltimore, Maryland||1852||Private||Greyhounds||2004||2013||Patriot League|
|United States Naval Academy (Navy)||Annapolis, Maryland||1845||Federal||Midshipmen||1999||2004||Patriot League|
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, Pennsylvania||1855||Public/private hybrid||Nittany Lions||1999||2010||Big Ten|
|Quinnipiac University||Hamden, Connecticut||1929||Private||Bobcats||2009||2011||MAAC|
|Rutgers University||New Brunswick, New Jersey||1766||Public||Scarlet Knights||1999||2010||Big Ten|
|St. John's University||Jamaica, New York||1870||Private||Red Storm||2004||2010||Big East|
|Stony Brook University||Stony Brook, New Yotk||1957||Public||Seawolves||1999||2002||America East|
|University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)||Amherst, Massachusetts||1863||Public||Minutemen||1999||2010||CAA|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)||Catonsville, Maryland||1966||Public||Retrievers||1999||2003||America East|
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