Thank you for considering Biola University, and our lacrosse team, for continuing your education and athletic experience. Playing lacrosse at Biola is a unique experience, and one that you will remember for a lifetime. As a Christian university, we strive to integrate our faith with our sport, to grow and mature in the Christian faith. Because of this, we are looking for players who are serious in their Christian faith, and are willing to follow the standards and expectations set by both the university and the team. As a Christian institution, Biola does require all prospective students to have a reference from a pastor at your current church, and to sign a statement of faith set forth by the university.
In addition to a strong Christian faith, we are also looking for players with lacrosse experience to help contribute on the field. We strive to create an environment of excellence, playing for the man to our right and our left, and most importantly, playing “For One.” Our goal is not simply to win, it is to honor God through the gifts he has given us, striving for excellence and perfection at all times.
I encourage you to research Biola and our team to determine if Biola is best fit for your collegiate experience. To get even more in depth, I encourage you to visit Biola to get a feel of the atmosphere her. If you are interested in playing lacrosse at Biola, please use the interest form to send your information to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
- Coach Klett
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Lacrosse a Varsity Sport at Biola?
We are not a varsity sport, however, we do our best to provide you with a varsity experience while with the team. Much like the majority of MCLA teams, we are considered a “club” team at Biola. The difference between “club” and varsity is support provided by the school’s athletic administration.
Why Would I Choose Club Lacrosse at Biola?
While the school classifies us as a “club” team, the coaching staff is committed to providing a varsity experience, and expects the same from our players. In addition to that commitment from your coaches, Biola University is an excellent Christian institution for your college education, offering 37 undergraduate majors and 145 professional fields of study. U.S. News and World Report ranked Biola at #16 in their 2012 “Up-and-Coming Schools: National Universities” list. Lacrosse at Biola provides you with a uniquely Christian experience that challenges you academically, spiritually and physically.
What Will My Time Commitment Be for Practices and Games?
During the Fall we practice 3 times a week, on Monday afternoons, as well as Tuesday & Thursday nights. During the Spring, a Wednesday night practice is added, in addition to weekly games. Fall time commitment is around 10+ hours and Spring commitment is around 20 hours.
Does Biola Lacrosse Offer Any Scholarships or Assistance with Admissions??
Because we are an MCLA “club” program, we are unable to offer scholarships, nor can we influence the admissions process. However, we will offer to you any assistance we can with the application process. Prospective students should visit undergrad.biola.edu to learn more about the admissions process.
How Much Will it Cost to Play Lacrosse at Biola?
Currently, players are required to pay dues amounting to $500 per season to cover league and ref fees for the season. Players who are new to the program are required to pay an additional $300 which covers custom gloves, helmet, and personalized equipment bag. Because we never want a player to be turned away because of financial issues, we are open to working within budgets to help players.
Matt Hiett, Class of 2009:
“My experience on the Biola lacrosse team was a huge part of my college experience. Getting to know other guys with the common goal of sharing Christ with others and working together for His glory was a major highlight for me (not to mention the love I gained for the sport of lacrosse and the high level of competition we faced). Watching my peers push each other through blood, sweat, and tears is a perfect example of iron sharpening iron, making each other better people and better players. The experiences I had in service and leadership as part of the club built hugely into the character that was developed in me through so many battles, many of which go far beyond mere wins and losses. Thanks to the founders of this club who worked hard to start it and to keep it alive, and thanks to everyone who has been apart and continues to keep the vision alive.”
Zack Buffum, Class of 2006:
“I clearly remember it being 5 AM, doing burpees in the rain, during ‘hell week’ thinking to myself, ‘Why am I doing this?’. Difficult experiences build the strongest bonds and that was true of my experience on the Biola Lacrosse team. I have yet to be part of something that was more tight knit and empowering. I know its cliche to say that some of the guys on that team are friends for the rest of my life, but its true. I loved the competition, I loved the fight, the support, lowering my helmet and hitting somebody, reaching back and firing a shot, not having to put on a face or cover something up, I had an opportunity to be real on that team. I wish I could go back and do it again. Biola lacrosse in my ‘top 3 smartest decisions at Biola’. I hope it turns out to be the same for you too.”
Greg Ebel, Class of 2007:
“My Biola Lacrosse experience meant life-long friends to me. I became part of a brotherhood that runs deeper than superficial acquaintances. I inherited a family of Christian brothers who fought together every week and served each other in different ways every day. I could have transferred to a local college and made my career path easier, but I chose to stay at Biola and I will never regret that decision.”