Mount Olive (D3 NC) and Delaware St Add Lacrosse

Mount Olive College will add men’s lacrosse in 2012-13 and Mike Lawson has been named as head coach, it was announced Tuesday by Director of Athletics Jeff Eisen. Lawson begins his duties immediately and has started recruiting for next year’s team.

Men’s lacrosse becomes the 19th varsity sport at Mount Olive and the seventh sport to be added in the last 10 years. Mount Olive becomes the seventh Conference Carolinas school to sponsor men’s lacrosse, joining Belmont Abbey, Coker, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Pfeiffer and Queens.

“We are very excited to be adding men’s lacrosse to our athletics program,” said Eisen. “Lacrosse is a growing sport in North Carolina and Conference Carolinas, and this is a great opportunity for Mount Olive to be a part of that growth. We are looking forward to developing a competitive program and Mike Lawson, with his background and experience, is the perfect person to accomplish that.”

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Delaware State University Director of Athletics Derek Carter has announced the appointment of head coaches for the university's two new sports

Jillian Lontz has been selected as head coach of the Hornets' women's lacrosse team, which is scheduled to begin competition in the spring of 2013.

Lontz, a former standout at crosstown Wesley College, most recently served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at her alma mater. During the 2011 season, Wesley set a team scoring record and placed six players on the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) All-Academic Team.

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All NCAA Division 1 sports face a 10% reduction in competition, but the sports targeted for major cuts through elimination of spring competition are soccer, volleyball, women’s lacrosse, field hockey, softball and cross country. Division 1 football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, and men’s lacrosse would not be affected by the elimination of non-championship season competition. Nor would Division 2, Division 3 and NAIA schools be affected.

Non-championship season competition refers to non-countable games, basically springtime development games. All of the extended football, baseball and basketball season is constituted as regular season competition and counts on their record. Soccer already has one of the shortest competitive seasons in the NCAA and by eliminating the developmental games, the NCAA further marginalizes the sport.

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Kennesaw State Adds Women's Lacrosse, B.U. Considering Adding Men's

KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp and KSU Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams are proud to announce the addition of women's lacrosse as the university's 17th NCAA Division I championship sport, with intercollegiate competition beginning in the spring of 2013.

The Kennesaw State Owls women's lacrosse program will compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference, which will be sponsoring the sport for the first time beginning in 2013. The Owls have been members of the conference since the fall of 2005, with all 16 of Kennesaw State's existing varsity sports competing for A-Sun championships.

The addition of women's lacrosse at KSU fulfills a commitment made to the Atlantic Sun Conference when Kennesaw State joined the A-Sun in 2005, at which time KSU officials agreed to add a new sport to the Athletic Department's offerings. At the university's request, the A-Sun has granted KSU several delays, however now it is time for the university to begin launching the new sport.

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Add Boston University to the list of schools considering men's lacrosse as a part of departmental expansion.

“It's absolutely on the table as a possibility,” athletic director Mike Lynch told IL Wednesday in response to rumors that the Terriers were considering the jump. “I would say that in the context of looking to broaden the stamp of our program any way we can, we see athletics as a way to do that and reach a national audience. There are a number of sports we're currently considering, and men's lacrosse is part of that conversation.”

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