ECAC Lacrosse League
DivisionDivision I
Members5 (at dissolution)
Sports fielded
  • 1
    • men's: 1
    • women's: 0
RegionUnited States
HeadquartersCenterville, Massachusetts
CommissionerRudy Keeling

The ECAC Lacrosse League was an American NCAA Division I college athletic conference and part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Founded in 1999 with play beginning in 2000, this part of the conference only sponsored men's lacrosse. It disbanded at the end of the 2014 season as an indirect result of the early-2010s NCAA conference realignment.


The founding members included Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), Rutgers University, Stony Brook University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the United States Naval Academy. In 2005, Loyola College in Maryland, Hobart College, and St. John’s University joined the ECAC. And in 2006, Fairfield University joined the league. In 2010, the league added Air Force, Bellarmine, Denver, Ohio State and Quinnipiac, replacing Georgetown, Rutgers and St. John's, who left for the original Big East Conference, and Massachusetts and Penn State, who left for the Colonial Athletic Association. In 2011, the ECAC added the University of Michigan Wolverines who were making their move from club level to NCAA Division I. They became full members in 2013, the same year in which Loyola's lacrosse team joined the rest of the school's sports in the Patriot League.

After the 2013 season, a number of members announced their intention to exit the ECAC. In late May, following a second semi-finals appearance in three years, Denver announced that they would leave the ECAC to join the new Big East Conference for the 2014 season, leaving the ECAC with six teams for that season. In early June, the Big Ten Conference announced the start of conference competition in 2015, removing Michigan and Ohio State from the ECAC after the 2014 season. In mid-June, Fairfield announced it would join the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2015 season. On July 1st, Hobart announced it would join the Northeast Conference beginning immediately for the 2014 season. One week later, Bellarmine announced it would become an affiliate of the Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) for the 2015 season,[1] leaving Air Force as the only ECAC school without a new conference home for 2015. Before Bellarmine's move took effect, the A-Sun and Southern Conference (SoCon) announced a lacrosse alliance under which the two leagues split sponsorship of the sport, with women's lacrosse remaining in the A-Sun and men's lacrosse shifting to the SoCon. Accordingly, Bellarmine has instead played in the SoCon since the 2015 season.[2]

Final members

Institution Nickname Location Head coach Field Joined Primary conference Current lacrosse conference
United States Air Force Academy Falcons Colorado Springs, CO Eric Seremet Cadet Lacrosse Stadium 2010 Mountain West SoCon
Bellarmine University Knights Louisville, KY Kevin Burns Owsley B. Frazier Stadium 2010 ASUN SoCon
Fairfield University Stags Fairfield, CT Andrew Copelan Lessing Field 2006 MAAC CAA
University of Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor, MI John Paul Michigan Stadium 2013 Big Ten Big Ten
The Ohio State University Buckeyes Columbus, OH Nick Myers Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium 2010 Big Ten Big Ten

Previous members

Institution Nickname Location Head Coach Field Current Lacrosse League Seasons in ECAC
Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook, NY Jim Nagle Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium America East 2000-2002
UMBC Retrievers Catonsville, MD Don Zimmerman UMBC Stadium America East 2000-2003
Navy Midshipmen Annapolis, Maryland Rick Sowell Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Patriot League 2000-2003
Georgetown Hoyas Washington, D.C. Kevin Warne Multi-Sport Field Big East Conference 2000-2010
Rutgers Scarlet Knights New Brunswick, New Jersey Brian Brecht Yurcak Field Big Ten Conference 2000-2010
St. John's Red Storm New York City, New York Jason Miller DaSilva Memorial Field Big East Conference 2005-2010
Penn State Nittany Lions University Park, Pennsylvania Jeff Tambroni Penn State Lacrosse Field Big Ten 2000-2010
UMass Minutemen Amherst, Massachusetts Greg Cannella Garber Field Colonial Athletic Association 2000-2010
Quinnipiac Bobcats Hamden, Connecticut Eric Fekete QU Lacrosse Field MAAC 2010-2011
Denver Pioneers Denver, CO Bill Tierney Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium Big East Conference 2010-2013
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds Baltimore, MD Charley Toomey Ridley Athletic Complex Patriot League 2005-2013
Hobart Statesmen Geneva, NY T.W. Johnson Boswell Field Northeast Conference 2005-2013

Membership timeline

Big Ten ConferenceUniversity of MichiganNortheast ConferenceQuinnipiac UniversityBig Ten ConferenceOhio State UniversityBig East ConferenceUniversity of DenverSouthern ConferenceBellarmine UniversitySouthern ConferenceUnited States Air Force AcademyColonial Athletic AssociationFairfield UniversityBig East ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)St. John’s UniversityNortheast ConferenceHobart CollegePatriot LeagueLoyola University MarylandPatriot LeagueUnited States Naval AcademyAmerica East ConferenceUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore CountyColonial Athletic AssociationUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmerica East ConferenceStony Brook UniversityBig Ten ConferenceBig East ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)Rutgers University–New BrunswickBig Ten ConferenceColonial Athletic AssociationPenn State UniversityBig East ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)Georgetown University

Full members Other Conference Other Conference


Regular Season Champions

Year Champion(s) Conference Overall
2014 Fairfield 3–1 12–4
2013 Denver 6–1 12–4
2012 Loyola 6–0 18–1
2011 Denver 6–0 14–2
2010 Denver 6–0 11–4
2009 Massachusetts 6–1 9–5
2008 Loyola 6–1 7–6
2007 Georgetown 6–0 11–2
2006 Georgetown 6–1 11–3
2005 Massachusetts
Penn State
2004 Georgetown 3–0 11–4
2003 Georgetown 4–1 11–4
2002 Massachusetts 5–0 12–4
2001 Georgetown
2000 Georgetown 6–0 11–2

Playoff Champions

Year Champion Title Game Opponent Score Playoff Location
2014 Air Force Fairfield 9-8 Jesse Owens Memorial Field, Columbus, Ohio
2013 Ohio State Denver 11-10 Boswell Field, Geneva, New York
2012 Loyola Fairfield 14-7 Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, Denver
2011 Denver Fairfield 11-9 Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, Denver

ECAC teams in the NCAA Tournament

Year Team(s) Results
2014 Air Force First Round
2013 Denver Semifinals
Ohio State Quarterfinals
Loyola First Round
2012 Loyola National Champions
Denver Quarterfinals
2011 Denver Semifinals
2010 Denver First Round
Loyola First Round
2009 Massachusetts First Round
2008 Loyola First Round
2007 Georgetown Quarterfinals
Loyola First Round
2006 Massachusetts National Finalist
Georgetown Quarterfinals
2005 Georgetown Quarterfinals
Massachusetts Quarterfinals
Penn State First Round
2004 Georgetown Quarterfinals
Rutgers First Round
2003 Georgetown Quarterfinals
Massachusetts Quarterfinals
Penn State First Round
Rutgers First Round
2002 Georgetown Quarterfinals
Massachusetts Quarterfinals
Stony Brook First Round
2001 Georgetown First Round


Offensive Player of the Year[edit]

Year Name Team
2014 Michael Crampton Air Force
2013 Logan Schuss Ohio State
2012 Logan Schuss Ohio State
2011 Mark Matthews Denver
2010 Cooper MacDonnell Loyola
2009 Jim Connolly Massachusetts
2008 Shane Koppens Loyola
2007 Brendan Cannon Georgetown
2006 Sean Morris Massachusetts
2005 Sean Morris Massachusetts
2004 Walid Hajj Georgetown
2003 Chris Fiore Massachusetts
2002 Steve Dusseau Georgetown
2001 Steve Dusseau Georgetown
2000 Andy Flick Georgetown

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Year Name Team
2013 Carter Brown Ohio State
2012 Wes Berg Denver
2011 Jamie Faus Denver
2010 Logan Schuss Ohio State
2009 Mike Sawyer Loyola
2008 Jake Hagelin
Kory Kelly
2007 Justin Pennington Rutgers
2006 Drew Adams Penn State
2005 Daryl Veltman Hobart
2004 Trevor Casey Georgetown
2003 Greg Havalchak Rutgers
2002 Will Jones
Gene Tundo
Penn State
2001 Dave Pittard Navy
2000 Kyle Sweeney Georgetown

Goalkeeper of the Year[edit]

Year Name Team
2013 Dillon Ward Bellarmine
2012 Charles Cipriano Fairfield
2011 Charles Cipriano Fairfield
2010 Jake Hagelin Loyola
2009 Doc Schneider Massachusetts
2008 Drew Adams Penn State
2007 Drew Adams Penn State
2006 Drew Adams Penn State
2005 Mike Fretwell Loyola

Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

Year Name Team
2013 Joe Fletcher Loyola
2012 Scott Ratliff Loyola
2011 Matt Kawamoto Ohio State
2010 Dillon Roy Denver
2009 P.T. Ricci Loyola
2008 Jerry Lambe Georgetown
2007 Jerry Lambe Georgetown
2006 Jack Reid Massachusetts
2005 Brodie Merrill Georgetown
2004 Greg Havalchak Rutgers
2003 Greg Havalchak Rutgers
2002 Kyle Sweeney Georgetown
2001 Kyle Sweeney Georgetown
2000 Mickey Jarboe Navy

Coach of the Year[edit]

Year Name Team
2014 Eric Seremet Air Force
2013 Kevin Burns Bellarmine
2012 Charley Toomey Loyola
2011 Bill Tierney Denver
2010 Bill Tierney Denver
2009 Greg Cannella Massachusetts
2008 Matt Kerwick
Charley Toomey
2007 Dave Urick Georgetown
2006 Charley Toomey Loyola
2005 Glenn Thiel Penn State
2004 Greg Cannella Massachusetts
2003 Jim Stagnitta Rutgers
2002 Greg Cannella Massachusetts
2001 Greg Cannella Massachusetts
2000 Dave Urick Georgetown

Specialist of the Year[edit]

Year Name Position Team
2013 Scott Ratliff LSM Loyola
2012 Chase Carraro FO Denver

All-time ECAC season statistic leaders

See also


  1. ^ "A-Sun Welcomes Bellarmine As Men's Lacrosse Affiliate" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. July 8, 2013. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "SoCon, A-Sun Partner to Enhance Lacrosse" (Press release). Southern Conference. January 9, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014.