Albright College (PA) to Add Men's Lacrosse for the 2012 Season

READING, Pa. - Albright College President Lex O. McMillan III, Ph.D., announced that the college will add a varsity men’s and women’s lacrosse program beginning in the fall of 2011. This addition brings the total number of Albright varsity teams that compete at the NCAA Division III level to 23.

A search for head coaches will begin immediately. Both teams will remain at the club level for the 2010-2011 academic year and will be promoted to varsity status in the fall of 2011. This is the first time in Albright’s history that it will sponsor both programs as varsity sports.

“The addition of the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs shows that Albright continues to grow as a whole. These two teams will give the college even more opportunities to compete for both conference and national championships,” said Director of Athletics Janice Luck.

As one of the fastest growing sports at the NCAA Division III level, the Lions will compete in their first varsity season in the spring of 2012. There are currently more than 180 women’s lacrosse programs and more than 150 men’s lacrosse Division III programs in the nation. Both teams will compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference, which currently sponsors 13 women’s teams and 12 men’s teams.

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