(Photo Courtesy of Stony Brook Athletics)
Conference realignment is a buzzword many have heard across the college sports landscape over the past year, and college lacrosse is no exception.
Here is a look at all the DI conference realignment moves that have been and are being made in this most recent wave.
America East adds Bryant
ASUN adding Jacksonville, Mercer, and Lindenwood, who will be moving up from DII.
The Atlantic-10 is expected to add men’s lacrosse. Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, St. Bonaventure and UMass are full-time members of the conference. Fairfield, High Point, and Hobart are expected affiliate members.
CAA adds Hampton, Monmouth, and Stony Brook.
MAAC adds VMI. The Keydets were formerly members from 2003-13.
MAAC expected to add Mount St. Mary’s
ASUN announces the addition of Queens University Charlotte, who will be moving up from DII.
MAAC adds LIU, Sacred Heart, and Wagner
America East adds Merrimack
Conference Alignment in 2023
Here is how things are looking for 2023 at the moment.
ACC: Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia
America East: Binghamton, Bryant, Merrimack, NJIT, UAlbany, UMass Lowell, UMBC, Vermont
ASUN: Air Force, Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Jacksonville, Lindenwood, Mercer, Queens University Charlotte, Robert Morris, Utah
Atlantic 10: High Point, Hobart, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, St. Bonaventure, UMass
Big East: Denver, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Villanova
Big Ten: Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers
CAA: Delaware, Drexel, Fairfield, Hampton, Hofstra, Monmouth, Stony Brook, Towson
Ivy League: Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale
MAAC: Canisius, LIU, Manhattan, Marist, Mount St. Mary’s, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Siena, VMI, Wagner
Patriot League: Army, Boston U., Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola, Navy
SoCon: Cease lacrosse operations