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Next Collegiate League Lacrosse Returns April 2nd, Gets New Home and Expanded Roster in Year Two

[Hanover, MD, March 30th, 2023] – The 2023 season of NCL lacrosse will begin on April 2nd and all scheduled games will be played at the honored grounds of USA Lacrosse in Sparks, MD. The agreement will showcase the entire season’s slate of ‘sixes lacrosse’ action from Tierney Field as the NCL players battle for the league championship. USA Lacrosse and the NCL share a mission of expanding the visibility of sixes lacrosse on a global level and this agreement allows them to work together setting focus on the Olympics when it returns to the U.S. in 2028.

The offseason saw the NCL growing through geographic expansion into Virginia and the inclusion of new schools on the roster of teams competing this spring. The Spartans of Norfolk State University can boast their first ever lacrosse program in school history.

“This is what the NCL is all about,” said Marcus Clifton, SVP of Business Development for Next Level Sports and Entertainment (NLSE). “We’re broadening what this sport looks like, both in terms of the playing style and the participants in the league. If you want to smash ceilings and make a real impact, you must be bold. The Next Collegiate League does that by removing all barriers to entry, and putting a spotlight on schools and players that haven’t seen a pathway like this in lacrosse.”

The NCL Lacrosse 2023 season begins April, 2nd and continues through Championship Weekend on May 7th. Select matches will be broadcast on NLSE with all games being made available via NLSE’s streaming platform (expected to launch soon). For full schedule and ticketing information visit and follow @NLSELAX on Twitter and Instagram.

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