Johnson & Wales University, Denver Campus to Add Men’s Lacrosse

Johnson & Washington University Lacrosse

Johnson & Wales University’s Denver Campus recently announced that they will be adding Men’s Lacrosse to their sports teams beginning this upcoming fall (2013). JWU is an NAIA school and is set to join the MCLA for competition. I feel it is fair to say that they will be joining the RMLC D2 (maybe D1 later?), which should be great for competition, especially considering Great Falls (MT) will most likely also be joining the RMLC.

Check out the full press release below. Go Wildcats!

Johnson & Washington University Lacrosse

Teams to begin competition during 13-14 academic year

Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) Denver Campus is set to expand its athletics offerings with the addition of men’s club lacrosse beginning fall 2013.

Director of Athletics, Sandee Mott, has begun the process of hiring a coach and recruiting of student-athletes has already started. The program would look to compete within the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse programs, eight of which are located in Colorado. The MCLA currently operates in the US and Canada with 200+ teams in two divisions across ten conferences.  JWU’s varsity teams compete as a member of the NAIA which does not currently sponsor Lacrosse.

Mott stated, “We are so excited to bring lacrosse to campus.  What a great opportunity to compete in a strong association like the MCLA with so many teams here in Colorado.  I have seen the growth of lacrosse in our state and in our region and I am excited to see our team grow and contribute to the success of Wildcat athletics.”

Johnson & Washington University

JWU students choose from a variety of majors from the College of Business, The Hospitality College and the College of Culinary Arts. The university is also dedicated to making education as accessible and affordable as possible. For 2012–2013 the university has allocated $143 million in institutional aid, and more than 93 percent of Denver Campus students receive federal, state or institutional aid. Roughly 45 percent of students at the Denver Campus come from Colorado, with large populations also hailing from California, Texas, Washington, New York, and Illinois, among others in the West.

Any students interested in playing men’s lacrosse for Johnson & Wales University can contact Sandee Mott at 303-256-9330 or For more information, please visit our website at

Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 1600 students at its Denver Campus, which opened in 2000. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in business, hospitality and culinary arts. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni pursuing careers worldwide. Other Johnson & Wales University campuses can be found in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C.




  1. Wow, that other topstring looks really familiar to a tutorial I posted a while back on the lacrosse forums! Either way, in my extensive experience with the non-teardrop topstring for traditional you just have to have it kind of tight so it won’t hit off of the plastic when throwing, and just for some extra security a nylon shooter up top never hurts…

    • Sorry, 2-3millax, I don’t read The Lacrosse Forums and neither does my brother. We were sure someone had come up with it already, but we didn’t “take credit” for it either. Just sharing it with more people!

  2. I like the concept, but I see a possible problem with the top string being worn away quickly. This is probably mitigated by the fact that the top string is easily replaced, and as long as you keep an eye on it and make sure it’s not ready to pop right before game time you should be good.
    I’ve been using non-leather traditional pockets for pretty much my entire career and I can tell you abrasion in that area from scooping was always an issue. 
    Back in the day Ulman’s solution for this, in its Ul-traditional pocket, was to encase the nylon (leather replacement – ny-leathers?) in a short plastic tube where it tied to the top of the head.
    I never liked that setup as the tubes always jutted out and the ball would sometimes hit off them on release. I just wound up changing out my nylons regularly.