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 this spring 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 season kicked off in February and culminate with the NCAA championships on May 16-29, 2023. These are among the most popular college tournaments in the U.S., and both air with live coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN+. ESPN will also broadcast the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship from June 21 to July 1.
To watch the 2023 college lacrosse season on ESPN with a VPN in blazing-fast HD:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a U.S. server location.
- Visit ESPN+ and sign up for 10 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 (73 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: 73 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 2023.
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
2023 NCAA D1 Lacrosse Championships schedule
In the women’s bracket Northwestern continued its dominant season with a 15-7 win over previously undefeated Denver, while Boston College eked out an exciting 8-7 win over Syracuse by scoring three goals and shutting out the Orange in the fourth quarter. The Eagles—playing in their sixth straight national championship game—will try to avenge a 1 14-15 loss to the Wildcats from back in February.
|Northwestern (1) vs. Denver (5)||Friday, May 26||3:00 p.m. ET||ESPNU|
|Syracuse (2) vs. Boston College (3)||Friday, May 26||5:30 p.m. ET||ESPNU|
|Northwestern vs. Boston College||Sunday, May 28||12:00 p.m. ET||ESPN|
On the men’s side, perennial favorites Duke and UVA will clash in the semis with Penn State and Notre Dame, respectively. Find all streaming info here.
|Duke (1) vs. Penn State (5)||Saturday, May 27||12:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Virginia (2) vs. Notre Dame (3)||Saturday, May 27||2:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|TBD||Monday, May 29||1:00 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 2 through September, 2023, the PLL will stage multiple games, all of which will stream on ESPN+, ESPN, or ABC.
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How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
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