The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Lacrosse program was founded in 1969. The team competes nationally in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) and in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL). Throughout the program's history, the Gauchos have won two MCLA National Championships, seven WCLL Championships, and have reached the MCLA "final four" seven times.
UCSB is ranked as one of the top 5 public universities in the country by US News & World Report. The campus is located in between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the shores of the Pacific Ocean. With access to some of the world's best beaches and surf breaks and picturesque hiking trails, UC Santa Barbara offers an unmatched combination of natural beauty and academic excellence.