2023 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Invitational Coming Soon to Pensacola

by Katie King |katie@ewbullock.com


2023 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Invitational Coming Soon to Pensacola

May 10-13

Pensacola, Fla. – [May 8, 2023] – Pensacola Sports is pleased to announce that Pensacola will once again host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2023 Men’s Lacrosse National Invitational, which will take place May 10-13 at Ashton Brosnaham Athletic Park and Soccer Complex.

“Pensacola is the ideal backdrop for hosting the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Invitational,” said Ray Palmer, President and CEO of Pensacola Sports. “This gives us an opportunity to showcase the Pensacola community and our beautiful sugar-white beaches to these student-athletes, coaches, support teams and fans.”

The NAIA has officially announced the eight qualifying teams and bracket for the 2023 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse National Invitational. This year’s field includes three automatic qualifiers and five at-large bids. The automatic qualifiers were determined by the conference/group tournament winners. The remaining at-large bids were determined by the final regular-season Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 poll. That Top 10 Poll can be viewed HERE.

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.

Tickets are on sale now at pensacolasports.org/naia/. Individual tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, this includes college students with a valid university ID. All tournament passes are $20 for adults and $10 for students. This pass grants access to all seven games played during the tournament.

Qualifier Highlights

  • Men’s lacrosse is in its seventh year as an invitational sport in the NAIA.
  • Reinhardt (Ga.) is the only team that has made an appearance at all of the invitationals including 2023.
  • Indiana Tech and Keiser (Fla.) are making their sixth appearance in the national invitational.
  • There are two teams that are making their first appearance in Webber (Fla.) and Concordia (Mich.).
  • Reinhardt (Ga.) is the only team in the 2023 field that has won an invitational title. The Eagles won a title in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022.


Team Qualification Appearances Last Qualified Titles
Concordia (Mich.) At-Large 1
Cumberlands (Ky.) At-Large 4 2022
Indiana Tech Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Champion 6 2022
Keiser (Fla.) Appalachian Athletic Conference 6 2022
Reinhardt (Ga.) At-Large 7 2022  5
Siena Heights (Mich.) At-Large 3 2018
St. Ambrose (Iowa) Heart of America Athletic Conference 3 2022
Webber (Fla.) At-Large 1

For more information about the Lacrosse Invitational and hotel accommodations visit www.pensacolasports.org/naia/


About Pensacola Sports 

Pensacola Sports is one of the oldest sports associations/commissions in the United States, beginning in 1955. Today, Pensacola Sports manages or assists in numerous events a year throughout the Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa county areas, and is the lead sports tourism agency for Escambia County. Events include a high school all-star series, 5K-15K runs, half marathon, fishing tournament, soccer and softball tournaments, collegiate conference and national championships, and annual awards and scholarships banquets to name a few. Pensacola Sports is dedicated to building a better community through sports. Be Moved! www.pensacolasports.org


About the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 77,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn more than $800 million in scholarships and compete in 28 national championships. naia.org | @NAIA


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