The Ivy League has a deep lacrosse tradition. The league captured the first USILA championship in 1881, the first NCAA Championship in 1971 and remains one of the premiere leagues today even with the absence of athletic scholarships.
As far as jerseys, there is an emphasis on the classic. Dartmouth, Cornell, Harvard are even so old as to simply have colors for their mascot. Not surprisingly, some schools have remained very conservative in their attire, while others have broken the mold.
Cornell has seemingly always employed the shadowed numbers, so the White won’t blend in with the Cayuga snow? Their Nike padding isn’t too shabby either.
Yale would have to try very hard to mess up the classic Navy Blue and White.
Harvard’s Maroon base color is tough, but they look better in Black helmets. Black helmets would mesh better with their Brine Shakedowns.
Other schools have changed it up. UPenn has consistently rocked the Navy, but have been using less Maroon than before and are one of the only teams to wear Philly-based Boathouse.
Princeton and Brown both looked good in the old Reebok jerseys, but now follow the brand of their sponsor. Warrior outfits Princeton (and their gigantic jersey numbers). The jerseys however do flow well with the Warrior Burn Speed 3.0 cleats.
Adidas outfits Brown with the name on the back. These schools learned two colors are better than three.
Missing from the league is Columbia, which currently does not have a NCAA team. Too bad, because their Columbia Blue would look great with these.
The old school mesh jerseys were the best, especially when combined with short shorts and traditional non-offset heads. This era is when lacrosse really grew into its own.
Who do you think has the freshest jerseys in the Ivy League? Who needs new threads? What league has the best jerseys?