The University of New Orleans was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, and five years later they are still recovering. One reality of UNO's post Katrina existence is the decision by university administration to reclassify from Division I to Division III. One silver lining however, is that a move to Division III will allow the university to add more sport offerings, including possibly even lacrosse:
"As UNO looks to the future, leadership plans to add more sports.
Champion said the school has received a lot of interest from prospective coaches. She said her office has fielded unsolicited e-mails and phone calls from area club and high school coaches who have expressed interest in being apart of UNO’s growth."
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