The Owls have announced that they will be joining the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) at the end of the 2019 season.
The MCLA is made up of 8 non-varsity college lacrosse conferences featuring over 180 teams in two divisions across 43 states and two countries.
The MCLA provides a governing structure similar to the NCAA, consisting of eligibility rules, national polls, and a national tournament to decide champions for both Divisions I and II. On an individual scope, the MCLA's rules and structure promote "virtual varsity" lacrosse.
Temple will be joining the Eastern Division of the Continental Lacrosse Conference (CLC) and will begin competing in the spring of 2020. Current members of the CLC-East include Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Northeastern, with the West made up by Michigan State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Davenport, and Pittsburgh.
The Owls will continue to compete in the NCLL in 2019 while playing 4 MCLA opponents during the regular season - Central Connecticut (3/30), Northeastern (3/31), Pittsburgh (4/5), and West Virginia (4/7).