La Salle University, dedicated in the traditions of the Christian Brothers to excellence in teaching and to concern for both ultimate values and for the individual values of its students, is a private Roman Catholic university committed to providing a liberal education of both general and specialized studies.
The Athletic Department, through its recreational, intramural and club sports programs, and through its intercollegiate programs enables and encourages all individuals to participate in a wide variety of sports at many levels of competition. Values such as leadership, diligence, determination, competition, teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized. The importance of continuing and lifelong activity is also encouraged.
The University strives to operate its athletic programs within the confines of a fiscally sound plan at a level of intercollegiate competition that is consistent with its philosophical objectives. La Salle University seeks to join other institutions with like commitments to institutional integrity, academic and athletic excellence, and service to the community. La Salle University is dedicated to the fair and equitable treatment of all those associated with its programs. The University is also committed to sponsoring an Athletics Program that is well integrated with other University Programs and that provides its student-athletes with the opportunity to benefit from a well-rounded collegiate experience.
American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)
The AmericanCollegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is an organization of over 415 college and university affiliated programs, which provides structure, regulates operations and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey. The ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of collegiate hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA
identifies standards, which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level.
The ACHA emphasizes academic performance, institutional sanction, eligibility criteria, standards of play and opportunities for national competition. The ACHA promotes all aspects of collegiate hockey, stressing the personal development of individual athletes, as well as national recognition for member organizations. The ACHA includes Men's Division 1, 2, and 3 and Women's Division 1 and 2. National Rankings are posted monthly, with National Tournaments held for each division. In addition, the ACHA sponsors national awards for individual athletic performance and represents USA Hockey at the World University Games, held every two years.
• All ACHA member teams must have a non-player coach at all games.
• A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required of all participating student-athletes.