Preview of the 2023 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Invitational

Preview of the 2023 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Invitational

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - [SCHEDULE | BRACKET | PROGRAM] The 2023 NAIA Men's Lacrosse Invitational will open with four quarterfinal games on Wednesday, May 10 in Pensacola, Fla.


  • Men's lacrosse is in its seventh year as an invitational sport in the NAIA.
  • A sport is elevated to championship status when it has been an invitational for at least two years, has reached a threshold of 40 postseason eligible teams and has been approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC).
  • Pensacola, Fla., is hosting the men's lacrosse invitational for a second year.
  • There are three teams that qualified as automatic qualifiers and five teams that qualified as at-large qualifiers.
  • Automatic qualifiers receive a bid for winning their respective conference/group tournament.
  • At-large qualifiers receive a bid based on their team's ranking in the final Top 10 Poll. CLICK HERE
  • Reinhardt (Ga.) is the only team that has appeared in all seven invitationals.
  • Reinhardt (Ga.) is also the five-time defending national champion.
  • The only invitational that Reinhardt did not win was the first invitational in 2016, where former NAIA member Davenport (Mich.) won the title. Reinhardt lost in the quarterfinal round that year to Siena Heights (Mich.).
  • Concordia (Mich.) and Webber (Fla.) are making their first appearance at the invitational this year.

Players to Watch

  • Devin Macomber of Indiana Tech - is ranked first in the nation in man-up goals (13).
  • Tom Piotrowski of Indiana Tech - is first in the nation caused turnovers (56).
  • Christian Vanover of Cumberlands (Ky.) - is third in the nation in shots on goal (117).
  • Hunter Scott of Webber (Fla.) - is second in the nation faceoffs (241-364).
  • Sam Saje of Concordia (Mich.) - is second in the nation in ground balls (156) and third in the nation in faceoffs (232-325)
  • Jeremiah Loo of Webber (Fla.) - is ranked second in the nation in goals (54) and man-up goals (9).
  • Cameron Cochran of Reinhardt (Ga.) - is ranked second in the nation in points (103) and third in the nation in assists (55).

The NAIA Network – the association's official video-streaming home – will broadcast all games live at the 2023 NAIA Men's Lacrosse National Invitational. The video platform, powered by Presto Sports, allows users access to live video, statistics and social interaction on a number of devices, including mobile. Single-day passes and invitational passes are available for purchase. To purchase CLICK HERE

Invitational Information

men's lacrosse


May 8-11, 2024
Savannah, GA