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Multnomah University (NAIA OR) Adds Lacrosse

Multnomah University is excited to announce the newest addition of Men's and Women's Lacrosse to the Athletics Department. The new programs' first seasons are set to start in the fall of 2021.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be able to bring on two more sports to our department!" said Athletic Director Michael Anderson. "Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country and it is gaining more traction in the northwest region and the Cascade Conference." Other members of the conference who also host lacrosse include Southern Oregon, College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and Corban. The NAIA currently houses 33 men's programs and 37 women's programs, and Multnomah University is honored to be a part of the early stages of the sport in this association.

"Exciting news for Multnomah on the addition of men's and women's lacrosse to their athletic offerings," stated CCC Commissioner Robert Cashell. "We are monitoring other schools in the league that either have or are considering adding and if we can get a core group of programs we certainly want to consider sponsoring as CCC sports."

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D'Youville College (D3 NY) Adds Men's Lacrosse

D’Youville Athletics is proud to announce that Kameron Prince has been named as the first Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. The Men’s Lacrosse program will have its inaugural season in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Director of Athletics Ona Halladay states, “I am thrilled to bring Kameron Prince on board as our first men’s lacrosse coach at D’Youville.  I am certain that Kameron’s diverse coaching experiences and success recruiting around the country will be exactly what we need to begin building the foundation of the Saints Men’s Lacrosse program on our campus in the heart of Buffalo. I believe that Kameron’s energy will fit perfectly with our athletic staff and be integral in continuing to provide our student-athletes a best in class experience at D’Youville.”

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Friday Lax Links


-Girls Club Lacrosse Program Helps Sport Grow in North Carolina

-Growing Sport will be Sanctioned in Tennessee

-Massive Lacrosse Growth Predicted for Next Decade

-Massachusetts Re-Opening Fields for Sports

-Young-Harris to Suspend Lacrosse Team

-Johnson and Wales to Close Two Campuses, End Lacrosse Teams

-Howard Lacrosse Moves to NEC

-Delaware State to Absorb Wesley College, End Lacrosse Teams

-Furman Drops Men's Lacrosse Program

-UMass Dartmouth Cuts Men's Lacrosse Program

-As Sports Are Cut Nation Wide, How Will Lacrosse Fair

Recapping 2020's Inaugural Year Programs


LaGrange College
Division 3 (M)
Georgia
M – 2020 Record 2-6

Davenport University
Division 2 (M)
Michigan
M – 2020 Record 1-5

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Division 3 (W)
Wisconsin
W – 2020 Record 1-3


Culver-Stockton College
NAIA (W)
Missouri
W – 2020 Record 0-5
University of Saint Joseph
Division 3 (M)
Connecticut
M – 2020 Record 2-2
Long Island University
Division 1 (M/W)
New York

M – 2020 Record 1-6
M – 2020 Record 1-5

Corban University
NAIA (M/W)
Oregon
Appears to have delayed start to 2021
College of St. Rose
Division 2 (W)
New York
W – 2020 Record 2-3
Lewis University
Division 2 (M)
Illinois
M – 2020 Record 5-2
Caldwell University
Division 2 (M)
New Jersey

M – 2020 Record 1-1 
Midland University
NAIA (M)
Nebraska

M – 2020 Record 0-1

Lander University
Division 2 (M/W)
South Carolina
M – 2020 Record 4-2
W – 2020 Record 4-5
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
NAIA (M)
Ohio
M – 2020 Record 0-4
Morningside College
NAIA (M/W)
Iowa
M – 2020 Record 0-1
W – 2020 Record 0-1

Illinois Tech
Division 3 (M)
Massachusetts
M – 2020 Record 1-1
Lynn University
Division 2 (W)
Florida
W – 2020 Record 4-3

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Division 3 (M)
Massachusetts
M – 2020 Record 0-5
Cal Luthern University
Division 3 (W)
California
W – 2020 Record 0-6
Clark University
Division 3 (W)
Massachusetts
W – 2020 Record 3-2
Quincy University
Division 2 (M/W)
Illinois
William Penn University
NAIA (M/W)
Iowa
Allegheny College
Division 3 (M)
Pennsylvania
M – 2020 Record 1-3

University of Akron
Division 1 (W)
Ohio
W – 2020 Record 0-7
Ashland University
Division 2 (W)
Ohio
Taylor University
NAIA (W)
Indiana
Eastern Mennonite University
Division 3 (W)
Virginia
SUNY Adirondack
NJCAA (M)
New York
Newbury College
Division 3 (M)
Massachusetts
Illinois Tech
Division 3 (M)
Illinois
Upper Iowa University
Division 2 (W)
Iowa
Union College
NAIA (W)
Kentucky
Announced 2018 start appears delayed

Saginaw Valley State University (D2 MI) Adds Women's Lacrosse

UNIVERSITY CENTER -- The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved adding women's lacrosse as a varsity sport, competing in NCAA Division II, during the Board's regular meeting Monday, Feb. 17.


 Lacrosse is the fastest-growing college sport in the nation, according to the NCAA, and it is increasingly popular in Michigan. Over the past three years, the number of high school girls lacrosse programs in the state has increased from 120 to 180.

SVSU has offered lacrosse as a club sport since 2010. SVSU plans to start its intercollegiate women's lacrosse program for the 2021-22 academic year and will compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), which currently has 6 schools competing in the sport. With the addition of lacrosse, SVSU will offer 9 men's sports and 11 women's sports.

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