Morningside College (NAIA IA) Adds Lacrosse

Morningside Athletic Director Tim Jager announced the college plans to add men’s and women’s lacrosse as intercollegiate varsity sports and start varsity competition in the spring of 2020. Morningside will begin a search for a lacrosse head coach later this summer.

 The new programs will increase the Mustangs’ total to 28 varsity sports.

 “The addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse will provide Morningside student-athletes the opportunity to compete in a sport that is rapidly gaining a presence in the Midwest,” Jager said.

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Illinois Tech (D3) Adds Men's Lacrosse

CHICAGO, Ill. - Illinois Institute of Technology will add men's lacrosse for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Scarlet Hawks will begin competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference in the Spring of 2020, raising Illinois tech's number of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored athletics programs to 19.

A Head Coach for men's lacrosse will be hired this summer, allowing the 2018-2019 academic year for team building. Current NCAA-sponsored women's sports at Illinois Tech are Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field, Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field, and Men's and Women's Volleyball.

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Lynn University (D2 FL) Adds Women's Lacrosse

Lynn University Director of Athletics Devin Crosby today announced the addition of women's lacrosse as the school's 19th NCAA Division II athletic program. This is the eighth sport added since 2012 and fourth in the 2017-18 academic year, bringing the Fighting Knights to nine men's and 10 women's NCAA sponsored varsity sports.

"We feel women's lacrosse is fitting for Lynn University as the sport has experienced considerable national growth through the years," said Crosby, who has overseen the expansion of five sports since becoming director of athletics in 2015. "Our men's lacrosse team has enjoyed success since starting in 2014 and I look forward to watching our women's program grow in a similar fashion."

Longtime university supporter Mary Ann Perper donated a second locker room for Bobby Campbell Stadium where the team will train and compete. Construction will begin this summer and is set to be completed by early 2019.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (D3) Adds Men's Lacrosse

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) President James F. Birge and Director of Athletics Laura Mooney announce the addition of men's lacrosse to its varsity lineup with competition slated to begin during the 2019-20 academic year.

This new program will bring the total number of varsity sports at MCLA to 14, divided evenly among programs for men and women. Birge said that men's lacrosse is the perfect next addition to MCLA's growing Athletics program.

 "Across the country, this fascinating sport – which combines the best qualities of hockey, basketball, and soccer – continues to increase in popularity among athletes and fans alike, and the Berkshires are no exception. The addition of men's lacrosse to MCLA's Athletics program no doubt will be a draw to a number of prospective students," Birge said.

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