In 2017, through a unique collaboration between the University of Denver, Warrior Lacrosse, the Colorado Mammoth, and the US Box Lacrosse Association, the country’s first college-aged box lacrosse league was formed… the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (CCBLL).
The league attracted players from not only the state of Colorado, but from cities and collegiate programs all over the country. The Bighorns won the inaugural Morrow Cup, sweeping the Fighting Bison 2-0 in the final series.
The National Collegiate Box Series (NCBS) was formed in 2018 with the formation of the Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL) a collaboration between Ohio State and Cleveland State. The Rivermen won the inaugural Ohio Cup, sweeping the Walleyes 2-0 in the final series.
In 2019 further expansion is unveiled with two additional affiliated leagues, the Maryland Collegiate Box Lacrosse (MCBLL), a collaboration with Towson University and the Connecticut Collegiate Lacrosse League (CTCBLL). These affiliated leagues will offer interstate league play in 2019 and will become full NCBS members in the summer of 2020.
The NCBS also unveils the first ever NCBS National Championship where the winners of the CCBLL will battle the winners of the OCBLL in Huntington Beach during the USBOXLA Nationals.
WATCH: AMERICAN BUILT BOX - THE BEGINNING OF THE NCBS
Documentary by Jordan Shiparski, TLN