SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse has announced it has extended its partnership with NCSA College Recruiting (NCSA) as the Official Responsible Recruiting Provider for USA Lacrosse. The three-year extension of the agreement originally signed in 2018 runs into 2026.
“We’re excited to continue this longstanding partnership with NCSA,” said Kiernan Schindler, VP of Corporate Partnerships for USA Lacrosse. “The opportunity to play at the highest level of the sport is something our members strive for, and the industry-leading resources provided by NCSA help make that dream a reality.”
“We are proud to continue providing USA Lacrosse members with the tools and resources necessary to support their self-discovery and journey to playing lacrosse in college,” added Lisa Strasman, president of NCSA, an online experience of IMG Academy. “At NCSA we are dedicated to inspiring and empowering student-athletes to win their future and we couldn’t be happier to offer our expertise to the hundreds of thousands of young men and women playing lacrosse throughout the country.”
By combining proprietary technology with specialized experts, NCSA offers a comprehensive approach to every phase of the recruiting process. As part of the NCSA network, USA Lacrosse members that are in high school are able to create free profiles and have access to NCSA's robust network of college coaches with the option to upgrade for additional services.
In addition to the direct services provided to prospective student-athletes, NCSA will provide recruiting educational materials to be shared on USA Lacrosse web and social media platforms and will host annual webinars for coaches and players/student athletes to help them navigate the recruiting process.
As part of the agreement, NCSA will award up to 25 USA Lacrosse members with its All In Award. The award is given to deserving student-athletes who demonstrate financial need, meet standard NCSA academic and athletic qualifications, and who demonstrate a strong desire to play collegiate athletics, and commitment to leverage their athletic talent to improve their life. Every NCSA All In Award recipient will receive complimentary access to NCSA’s MVP Membership so they will have optimal support and guidance through their recruiting journey.
NCSA is partnered with several other governing bodies in the sports world, including USA Field Hockey, USA Hockey, USA Softball, USA Triathalon, USA Volleyball, USA Water Polo USA Wrestling and USA Youth Soccer.
About NCSA College Recruiting
NCSA College Recruiting is the world largest college recruiting platform, providing student-athletes content, tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches across 37 sports. NCSA is an online experience of IMG Academy, the world’s leading sports education brand. IMG Academy provides a holistic education model that empowers student-athletes to win their future, preparing them for college and for life. Additional on-campus and online experiences include:
- Boarding school and camps, via a state-of-the-art campus in Bradenton, Fla.
- Online coaching via the IMG Academy+ brand, with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance
To learn more about NCSA, visit www.ncsasports.org.
About USA Lacrosse
USA Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is a Recognized Sports Organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As the governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse in the United States, USA Lacrosse leads the U.S. National Teams Program and establishes universal standards. With more than 400,000 members across the country, USA Lacrosse unites the community of players, coaches, officials, parents, and program leaders. Working together, we inspire participation, enrich the athlete experience, and support the growth of the sport.