Students have been playing club lacrosse at Davidson for over 30 years. The current program was founded in 2002 and was competing in the MCLA by the next year. In only 3 years, the Davidson Men’s Lacrosse Team established itself as a power in the SELC’s second division winning the conference in 2005 and earning a spot in the MCLA national championships that year.
Since the founding 15 years ago, Wildcat players have been awarded with 19 SELC all-conference selections, 4 all-americans, 1 conference freshman of the year and 1 conference defensive player of the year.
Present and Future
The administration of the team is performed by students who have been elected by their teammates as club officers with guidance and support from the coaching staff. The team budget is made up in part by player dues, but thanks to a strong commitment by the Davidson College Athletics Department, dues are minimal in relation to other MCLA programs.
As a team we are committed to building the already strong lacrosse culture at Davidson and improving individually so that we can once again count ourselves among the strongest programs in the Southeast and regularly compete for a national championship.
Davidson lacrosse presents many opportunities for our student athletes off of the field as well. In addition to building relationships with teammates, Davidson Lacrosse has a vast and strong network of alumni working in finance, consulting, law, marketing and more; providing for many connections which prove to be extremely valuable in life after Davidson.
Lacrosse has also provided our student athletes the opportunity to travel. Wildcat players mix leisure and lacrosse during regular trips throughout Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and more. The success of the 2005 team earned Davidson an invitation to play in a lacrosse ambassadors tournament in China. Traveling between Beijing and Shanghai, the Wildcats played in 4 games over 3 weeks giving ample opportunity to experience the culture and history of China.
As a program we will continue to push to better ourselves, not only in our ability on the field but also in building humane instincts for lives of leadership and service.