Often called « the fastest game on two feet, » lacrosse is a traditional Native American game that’s popular at all levels in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Japan. It’s now gaining in global popularity and is being considered for the 2028 Olympic Games (it was formerly an event at the 1904 and 1908 Olympics). Whether you want to stream college lacrosse or watch the professional PLL all summer long, find out how to watch lacrosse online from anywhere—even public Wi-Fi and school or office networks—with a VPN!
Watch NCAA lacrosse live streams on ESPN+
The men’s and women’s NCAA lacrosse championships are among the most popular college tournaments in the U.S., and both air with live coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN+. To watch the 2022 college lacrosse championships on ESPN with a VPN in blazing-fast HD:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a U.S. server location.
- Visit ESPN+ and sign up for 7 USD/month.
- Check the men’s and women’s schedules to stream your game!
Watch NCAA lacrosse live streams on services with free trials
There are a number of streaming services, such as Sling TV, DirecTV Stream, and YouTube TV, that carry ESPNU, ESPN2, and ESPN. While they are on the pricier end, the upside is that they offer free trials. This helps you safely and securely test the service risk-free to see if it works for you. Just follow these steps and select your preferred cord-cutting service:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in the U.S.
- Go to Sling TV Orange (46 USD/month), YouTube TV (65 USD/month), or DirecTV Stream (75 USD/month) and use a free trial.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Price: 46 USD/month
Sling TV is the cheapest option if you want to stream lacrosse and other popular channels. The basic « Sling Orange » plan includes ESPN, while you’ll need to add the « Sports Extra » package (11 USD/month) to also get ESPNU and ESPN2. You may need a U.S. credit card or PayPal to subscribe. A three-day free trial is available through its app.
Price: 65 USD/month and up
YouTube TV includes all the channels you need to watch live lacrosse. A five-day free trial is available.
Price: 75 USD/month and up
DirecTV Stream is a popular streaming platform for sports fans, and its « Choice » package includes all three of the ESPN networks that are airing live lacrosse games in 2022.
Note: You may need to provide a U.S. ZIP code (like 90210 or 10022) and a valid U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to DirecTV Stream.
Hulu + Live TV
Price: 70 USD/month
Men’s and Women’s 2022 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Schedule
On the women’s side, Boston College will look to repeat as back-to-back champs behind Charlotte North, who just became the NCAA’s all-time leading goal scorer (for men or women). If the Eagles can get past a tough Maryland squad, they may have to face undefeated, #1-ranked North Carolina, a team that already defeated them twice this season and features two Tewaaraton (player of the year) finalists in Jamie Ortega and Ally Mastroianni.
The men’s bracket has seen some exciting upsets, but the #1-ranked, undefeated Maryland Terps have dominated their way through the tournament so far. They’ll play a Princeton squad that’s just reached its first Final Four since 2004. Another traditional Ivy League power, Cornell, beat the Tigers in the regular season finale, and will meet Rutgers, which is appearing in its first-ever Final Four. One of Cornell’s leading attackers, CJ Kirst, will face his own brother, Scarlet Knights goalie Colin Kirst.
|Women’s Semifinals||Friday, May 27||ESPNU/ESPN+|
|UNC (1) vs. Northwestern (4)||3 p.m. EDT|
|Maryland (2) vs. Boston College (3)||5:30 p.m. EDT|
|Men’s Semifinals||Saturday, May 28||ESPN2/ESPN+|
|Rutgers (6) vs. Cornell (7)||12 p.m. EDT|
|Maryland (1) vs. Princeton (5)||2:30 p.m. EDT|
|Women’s National Championship Game||Sunday, May 29 (12 p.m.)||ESPN|
|Men’s National Championship Game||Monday, May 30 (12 p.m.)||ESPN|
How to watch PLL lacrosse online
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) was founded by lacrosse legend Paul Rabil in 2018 and has now grown to eight teams, which spend the summer touring key cities around the U.S. Each weekend from June 5 through September 19, 2022, the PLL will stage multiple games, all of which will stream on ESPN+, ESPN, or ABC.