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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