The highest level of academic excellence in the country is also the home to six of the best men’s lacrosse teams going into 2023.
The Ivy League has always put forth at least one or two top-tier teams, but last year it produced six NCAA tournament teams - a record among all conferences. Cornell would last the longest, making it to the NCAA championship game but ultimately falling to a dominant Maryland team, 9-7.
This spring, all eyes will be on those six teams to see whether they can replicate the feat. Some teams were challenged by graduation and COVID transfers, while others strengthened their resolve with solid recruiting classes and hungry underclassmen.
We are in for another unpredictable year in the Ivy League. Let's answer the tough questions.