Kenyon has been a force in college lacrosse for quite some time. Over the last six seasons, however, the Lords have turned it up a notch and cranked out a 52-33 combined record to go along with two NCAA tournament appearances. During that same span, the Kenyon program produced 39 all-conference players, four USILA North-South All-Star game representatives, a Scholar All-American, and a USILA All-American.
Head coach Doug Misarti took the reins of the program in 2008 and directed the Lords to a 10-win season, a national ranking as high as No. 19, and spot in the NCAA tournament. Eight players were named to the all-conference team and the Lords offense ranked 18th nationally in goals per game. In his second year at the helm, Misarti again had eight players named to the all-conference team, including an unprecedented four first-teamers. He had a second player named to the USILA North-South game and the Lords ranked among the nation's top 35 teams in scoring offense and defense.
Prior to Misarti's arrival, legendary coach Bill Heiser set the tone for the program's success. Heiser coached the Lords for 34 seasons and racked up an exceptional 238-179 career record. His win total ranked as the second best all-time among NC AA Division III lacrosse coaches. He guided 21 Kenyon teams to winning records, including the 2000 team that won the program's first North Coast Athletic Conference championship and made the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Lords, who began varsity lacrosse in 1948 with Roy Styers as the coach, still compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The team's schedule usually begins with a spring break trip to the East Coast, where the Lords train and play a number of nationally-ranked teams before returning to Ohio. Kenyon then faces a mix of tough non-conference and NCAC competition.