I’ve been a collegiate sports performance coach for 20 years. One thing I always felt was effective was showing guys the heights and weights of players at their position in the pros.
It helped give many players the extra motivation needed to gain weight when they were able to compare themselves to guys at the next level.
So, this is essentially the same research I would share with players, but now I’m sharing it with you. I took the 8 25-man active rosters for the 2023 season (a few weeks just before the first week of the season), almost 200 players total and broke them down by position.
For this guide, I took an average of the heights and weights of the Attackers, Midfielders*, Defenders and Goalies.
In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest players as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random lacrosse knowledge.
*Included in the Midfielders group are Midfield, Defensive Midfield, Long Stick Midfielders and Face Off players.
Average Height of a Pro Lacrosse Player
The average height of a Premiere Lacrosse League Player is 72.7 inches or almost 6’0 3/4″.
|Position||Height (inches)||Height (Ft/inches)|
Average Weight of a Pro Lacrosse Player
The average weight of a Premiere Lacrosse League Player is 198.71 pounds.
Who Are The Tallest Players in the PLL?
There are eight guys listed at 6’5″ or taller.
|Michael Ehrhardt||6’5″||Long Stick Midfielder||Whipsnakes|
|Jared Conners||6’5″||Long Stick Midfielder||Archers|
Who are the Shortest Players in the PLL?
There are 10 guys listed at 5’9″, but only four are under 5’9″.
|Nick Grill||5’8″||Long Stick Midfielder||Chrome|
Who are the Heaviest Players in the PLL?
There are seven guys listed at 230 pounds or more.
|Connor Farrell||240||Face Off||Chrome|
|Connor Kirst||230||Defensive Midfield||Whipsnakes|
Who are the Lightest Players in the PLL?
There are 8 guys who weigh less than 170 pounds.
|Reece Eddy||163||Long Stick Midfielder||Archers|
Yes, Defenders are a little bigger on average and Attackers are a bit smaller. But, not by much.
And, when you look at the biggest and smallest players by height and weight you’ll find all positions represented in almost every list.