This week on the LaxRecords.com Podcast, I talk with Patrick O’Rourke, founder of ScholarshipStats.com.
Over the course of the podcast we discuss the odds of players receiving a scholarship, what coaches look for when deciding whether to offer a scholarship and what players can do to improve their chances.
NCAA Division I men’s Lacrosse teams have an average roster size of 45 players but only a maximum of 12.6 scholarships to award per team. This means the average award covers less than 30% of a typical athlete’s annual college costs. Lacrosse is an equivalency sport for NCAA limits, so partial scholarships can be awarded as long as the combined equivalent awards do not exceed the limit. For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 24 women lacrosse players each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the limit of 12 per team. For more information see our page on scholarship limits.
(2) Average Athletic Scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.