College sports leagues have a different charisma that you just can't deny. Now blend that with the pumped-up spirit of lacrosse, and here's what you'll get: NCAA Lacrosse.
If you haven't seen any of the field matches of some of the eminent domestic lacrosse college teams, you sure are missing out on many things.
NCAA is a US-based league that organizes intercollegiate tournaments like USILA and lays down the ground rules to qualify as a professional post-collegiate lacrosse player. The NCAA has played a vital role in carving the identity of lacrosse as we know it today.
From what used to be an unorganized, aggressive game, ever since the NCAA took charge in 1971, the game made its way even to the Olympics. Every year, the audience and the eager young talents wait for the prestigious season of the Wingate Memorial Trophy. This trophy is awarded to the winner who wins the NCAA's top-notch scores throughout the season.
The significance of NCAA lacrosse leagues is great, owing to their position in determining the national champion. Apart from that, it also regulates the career charts of the rookie players and certifies qualifications for sports scholarships.
Throughout its history, the NCAA has been rewarding college teams, athletes, and coaches who train the teams for their field lacrosse matches. The format is kept quite simple. And different prizes are given in all categories.
So far, there have been awards for best teams, best performers, coaches, and the season winners, of course. The additional popularity and the ESPN broadcasting further help make celebrities out of these players. In fact, some of these domestic games see a higher number of viewers than the Summer Olympics lacrosse matches.
But before the teams make it onto the final round, the association makes sure that they all get equal opportunity. To maintain the same, different conferences have teams assigned to them. All of them play the single-elimination games to reach the playoff stage. The playoff takes the competing teams through the rollercoaster ride of the semifinals and finals, where the two remaining teams fight off for the trophy.
NCAA lacrosse matches are a delight to watch. Not only do you see young talent with a host of energy and passion, but also a game full of thrill and entertainment. To witness the magic live! Book your lacrosse game tickets before they sell out for the next season!
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