Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association Mission Statement


The Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association supports the
UCSB Lacrosse Family, both current and former players. Our mission is to enhance the experience of the current and former members of the UCSB Lacrosse team by creating a platform for the various supporters of the program to contribute to the current team


Inspired by our mission, the Board of Directors, led by elected UCSB Lacrosse Alumni, in conjunction with the current UCSB lacrosse team and its coaches, will strive to provide;
  • Financial Support:

The Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association (GLAA) will raise funds to provide financial support to the UCSB Lacrosse team. We will work closely with the team’s administration and coaching staff to determine the best use of the funding. Fundraising will be a primary goal of the GLAA and will incorporate various methods such as individual donations, corporate donations, Functions (such as Alumni Weekend), Auctions and other platforms. 

  • Communication:

The GLAA will work to enhance the level of communication among team supporters, coaches, parents and alumni as well as raise the national profile of the UCSB Lacrosse team.

  • Alumni Weekend:

The GLAA will organize and host the annual Alumni weekend, including the Alumni game and Hall of Fame banquet. This traditionally has been the marquee event for bringing the     Lacrosse Family together while also our largest event for fundraising.  Alumni weekend, now in its 29th year is a huge success, the GLAA will utilize this concept to create other potential weekends, in Santa Barbara or in other Gaucho Lacrosse rich territories. 

  • Awards:

The GLAA will take primary responsibility for the nominating, voting and induction of deserving lumni into the UCSB Lacrosse ‘Hall of Fame.' The Hall of Fame’ dinner will continue down its created path with the inclusion of asking more from our inductee’s.

  • Marketing:

The GLAA will work to enhance the exposure of the team on a local as well as national level via whatever media outlet available.

  • Networking:

The GLAA and its members will provide mentoring and career guidance to undergraduate and alumni of the team. Other networking function may include fundraising, recruiting and job interviews.

  • Recruiting:

The GLAA will work to enhance the exposure of the team both locally and nationally, complementing the team’s efforts to have the best recruits. Alumni may recommend potential recruits as well as Coaches may ask Alum’s to facilitate help in such endeavors .