The genesis of the Stanford University Men's Club Lacrosse Team can be traced back to 1963 when Pete Faulker arrived on campus via the Air Force to pursue graduate work. Faulkner, who has been dubbed "the Johnny Appleseed of lacrosse" spread the game at Stanford and established the first club team with the help of Toby Hayes, Tony King, and Bruce Mcpherson. In 1963, the team traveled to Palm Springs and competed in its first games, defeating Arizona 10-5 before falling to the Marines 7-4. Over the next decade, the team gathered steam and found success among the Club collegiate ranks with the help of players such as Mel Ellis and Dick Enerson. The team would routinely travel to Denver to take on the University of Colorado, Colorado St. and Denver University Club teams.
Sam Stadler, who was named Vice President of Norcal Lacrosse became head coach of the Stanford Men's Lacrosse team in 1974. In 1978 he facilitated the decision to have all collegiate programs become totally undergraduate. Under Stadler's leadership in the 70's, the team attained great success including a 19-1 record in 1977. Larry Wexler, Bing Gordon, and Jim Koshland helped propel the team to new heights with their on-field dominance and leadership.