NJIT (DI) Adds Lacrosse

NEWARK, NJ—Travis Johnson has been named the first head coach of men's lacrosse at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Director of Athletics Lenny Kaplan announced. Johnson, who will officially start his new post at NJIT shortly after New Year's Day 2014, has been hired to coach a start-up program that is slated to begin play in 2015 as an NCAA Division I team.

 He is a former player who has been coaching at the college level since the 1999-2000 academic year and most recently served as the first assistant, defensive coordinator, and recruiting coordinator at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. Prior to Mount St. Mary's, where he has worked since 2010-11, Johnson was an assistant coach in two stints at Penn State (2004-06 and 2008-2010) and also at Stony Brook (2006 to 2008).

 He began his coaching career as an undergraduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and continued Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ (2001-04).

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St. Gregory's University (NAIA OK) & Felician College (DII NJ) Add Lacrosse

SHAWNEE – St. Gregory's University will add three varsity sports for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, athletics director Jeff Potter announced Wednesday. Men's and women's swimming and diving in addition to men's lacrosse will bring SGU's total offering of athletics programs to 17. Potter said the university has already begun a search to fill the staffing needs of all three sports.

 "Swimming and diving is an underserved sport in our region, and lacrosse has been identified as one of the most rapidly growing games in the United States," said SGU President Greg Main. "We are excited to be adding these programs and look forward to providing SGU's quality educational experience to future students who may be interested in them."

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Felician College is adding three varsity intercollegiate sports to its athletics program, college officials announced today. New for the 2014-15 academic year will be women’s outdoor track & field, women’s bowling and women’s lacrosse.

 “We are adding these three sports for the continued growth of our athletic department,” said Ben DiNallo, Felician College Athletic Director. “We’ve identified these particular sports as those that are continually growing in popularity among women athletes. Also, two of the three – lacrosse and outdoor track – are currently conference championship sports so we will have immediate post-season opportunities because of our membership in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.”

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Montreat College (NAIA NC) Adds Lacrosse

MONTREAT, N.C. -- Montreat College is set to expand its athletic department with the addition of men's and women's lacrosse while reinstating men's and women's tennis and adding women's reserve soccer beginning fall 2014 Athletic Director Craig Jackson announced on Tuesday.

 With the launch of the new programs and by reviving the tennis program, the number of Cavalier student-athletes will rise to over 325 at Montreat College.

"The addition of these sports is great news for Cavalier Athletics," said Athletic Director Craig Jackson. "We look forward to the addition of these programs and their ability to aid in attracting quality student-athletes who wish to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level."

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CCIW to Sponsor Men's and Women's Lacrosse

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) announced today the addition of men's and women's lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.

 The CCIW Council of Presidents voted to approve the addition of both sports, bringing the conference's total number of sports sponsored to 23. This announcement marks the first time since 2001 when the conference added men's and women's indoor track & field that the CCIW has added to its sport sponsorship list. Before that, the conference added women's golf in 1996.

 "The CCIW is excited about adding men's and women's lacrosse as we will be capitalizing on the recent growth of lacrosse around the country," CCIW commissioner Chris Martin said. "This is a significant step and we look forward to crowning conference champions in both sports following the 2015 season."

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(Waukesha, Wis.) - Carroll University will add men's and women's lacrosse for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, announced Joe Baker, Director of Athletics. Pioneers lacrosse teams will begin competing in the spring of 2015, increasing the number of Carroll's National Collegiate Athletic Association-sponsored athletics programs from 20 to 22.

"Lacrosse is a quickly emerging sport in the Midwest and we are excited to add it to our existing intercollegiate sports," said Baker. "We have investigated the potential for athletic growth over the past few years and believe now is the right time to add men's and women's lacrosse. We are confident we will provide a quality athletic environment to current and future student-athletes."

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Pace Adds Women's Lacrosse

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.– Director of Athletics Mark Brown has announced the expansion of the Pace Athletics Department with the additions of Women's Lacrosse and Women's Field Hockey. These new programs will allow more female athletes to participate in Pace's sports program and will ensure that the department is more closely aligned with federal Title IX regulations. The expansion of the Pace Athletics sport opportunities will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Pace University Pleasantville campus as well as the revitalization of the University's Pleasantville campus beginning this fall.

The new women's lacrosse program will begin a national search for a head coach later this month with the first year of the program slated to begin in the spring of 2015. A national search for a head coach for the women's field hockey program will commence in early 2014 and competition will start in the fall of 2015. Construction of the new multi-purpose turf field will begin in spring 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by August 2015.

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Maine Maritime and Thomas More College Add Women's Lacrosse

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy will offer women's lacrosse with varsity intercollegiate play beginning in the spring of 2015. The program will begin play with a club season in 2014. The addition of women's lacrosse is part of a larger restructuring of the athletic department.

"Maine Maritime Academy is committed to offering the best possible experience for its athletes," said Director of Athletics, Steve Peed. "We have made a number of moves in order to ensure we are meeting our mission. The addition of women's lacrosse is a natural fit given our facilities."

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, J.D. and Athletic Director Terry Connor announced today (Monday, August 26, 2013) that the College will be adding women's lacrosse as a varsity sport during the 2014-15 academic year. 

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Ohio Northern University - Division III

ADA - Ohio Northern University will add both men's and women's lacrosse to its varsity sports program in the coming academic year. Lacrosse will continue to be played as a club sport until spring 2015, when the Polar Bears will start varsity competition in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

 "The desire to add men's and women's lacrosse at Ohio Northern is not new. Lacrosse has been a club sport for several years, and the University's strategic plan recommends adding lacrosse and assessing athletic facilities in order to enhance student services," said Daniel A. DiBiasio, president of Ohio Northern University.  "With the recent announcement to install artificial turf on two fields, this allows the Polar Bears to compete in one of Ohio high schools' fastest growing sports."

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Keystone College - Division III

La Plume, PA – Keystone College is proud to announce the addition of men's and women's lacrosse programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The two teams will compete at the varsity level beginning in the spring of 2015 as members of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and will play all their home contests at the brand new, $3.4 million synthetic all-weather athletic field and track complex currently under construction on campus.

"This is a very exciting next step in our evolution as a four-year college and an NCAA Division III institution," stated Dr. Bob Perkins, Vice President for Student Affairs. "The addition of men's and women's lacrosse will not only bring a new group of strong student-athletes to Keystone, but will also contribute to the growth of this exciting sport in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and Northeast Pennsylvania." The addition of men's and women's lacrosse lifts Keystone's total varsity athletic sponsorship to 19 teams including eight for men and nine for women. The Giants will become the CSAC's eighth institution to sponsor men's lacrosse and the tenth to sponsor women's lacrosse.

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Mass College of Liberal Arts - Division III

The sport of lacrosse continues to explode in Berkshire County as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts prepares to add a women's lacrosse team to its athletic programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Athletic
Director Scott Nichols confirmed Wednesday evening that the school will add the sport for the spring of 2015. MCLA is a member of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference in its other sports and will be the eighth and final school to add women's lacrosse in the conference. Women's lacrosse will be the seventh women's sport at MCLA. "At this point, we are fully committed to introducing women's lacrosse to our athletic programs in [2014-2015]," Nichols said.

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Lincoln Memorial University - Division II

Harrogate, TN -- Lincoln Memorial University is set to add men’s and women’s lacrosse to the cast of varsity sports prior to the 2014-15 academic year, Athletic Director Roger Vannoy announced on Wednesday. Both teams are scheduled to begin competition in the spring of 2015. The men’s and women’s lacrosse programs will become the 14th and 15th varsity sports at Lincoln Memorial respectively, and the newest athletic teams at the school since the women’s golf team’s inception in 1998. The two programs will begin competing immediately in the South Atlantic Conference.

“After the success experienced by last year’s programs, we feel like we are ready to push the athletic department to the next level,” Athletic Director Roger Vannoy said. “Nationally, lacrosse is certainly an up-and-coming sport, and I think its addition to our rotation of varsity sports will create a buzz in the community. We’re excited to take on the challenge of building a nationally-competitive lacrosse program here at Lincoln Memorial University.” The athletic department has a directive in place for establishing the inaugural lacrosse teams at Lincoln Memorial. In the coming weeks, the search will begin for a Director of Lacrosse and that position is scheduled to be filled by January 1, 2014. By July of 2014, another coach will be hired to fill the other head coaching vacancy.

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How To Calculate if Your School Will Go Division I in Lacrosse

Add up the below variables that apply to your university.  If your number adds up to at least 100 congratulations you are going varsity in 2015!

Donor willing to supply lead gift of $3-$6 million +40
Board of trustees supports adding lacrosse +30
President supports adding lacrosse +25
Athletic Director supports adding lacrosse +15
Facilities in place +10
Successful MCLA team +5
Strong lacrosse interest in local community +5
Current conference sponsors lacrosse +5
Small private university +5
FBS Football School –20
FCS Football School –15

Obviously this is not a scientific survey so don’t take it for face value. We are more or less simply trying to make the point that at the highest level of college lacrosse, at the end of the day, money and power talks.  It should be noted that there are other variables and unique situations that cannot be accounted for in a ‘survey’ such as this (i.e. UMass Lowell adding lacrosse most likely to help them gain admittance to the America East Conference).  We also left Title IX specifics out of the 'formula' because quite frankly every schools Title IX situation is different and with the exception of the obvious (football’s influence) it’s hard to predict.

With that being said clearly we have weighted the first four variables the most because we feel those are the most significant.  I.e. without a large influx of money, and without a very supportive executive administration, lax ain’t happening, simple as that…all the other variables it can be argued are just window dressing.

And that my friends is why these ‘Who Will Go D1 Next’ articles, while fun, are pretty much conjecture.  Because if those top four variables we have listed are indeed the most important, as outsiders we have no way of knowing if they are in play at a given university.  Most of us don’t really know how an AD, or President, or Trustee feels about lacrosse unless they speak publicly about it.  Sure there are situations where some may make public comments that give us a hint here or there, but at the end of the day we are not in their executive meetings, so we have no idea if lacrosse is part of a master plan or not for a specific school.  

The same goes for fundraising.  Many university development offices go through ‘quiet phases’ of fundraising where steps are taken to keep a specific fundraising initiative confidential.  If a fundraising initiative is not made public or is not part of a larger university campaign, unless we have some sort of inside information we have no way of knowing if there is a lead donor(s) out there for lacrosse, or if the university is even interested in soliciting a potential lead donor.

So if at the end of the day we don’t have any knowledge specific to the most important variables needed to determine if a school will go Division I, then the reality is we can’t predict with accuracy if a school will make the jump.  We must rely on inside info, research, informants, leaks, etc.   There’s nothing wrong with that of course, that’s the foundation of investigative journalism, and a little bit of that would go a long way in adding some substance to all the ‘Going D1 Next’ articles that are out there.

CSU Pueblo (DII CO) Adds Lacrosse

In 2014-15, Colorado State University-Pueblo will add a men's lacrosse program to its intercollegiate sports offerings, increasing the University's sports to 22. This fall, a national search will get underway for the men's lacrosse head coaching position, and lacrosse prospects around the nation will draw interest from CSU-

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Taking Issue With A 'Next Team to Go D1' Article

We here at the Growth Blog love LaxAllStars.com.  No website has done more to positively promote lacrosse and help grow the game in its history.  However this morning we read an article on their site that made our heads explode.  The article was titled ‘Who Will Add D1 Lacrosse Next’ and after reading the article it clearly should have been titled ‘List of Schools I Wish Would Add D1 Lacrosse and Some Reasons I Made Up Off the Top of My Head Why’.  In fact in reality this article could probably have been titled ‘List of Schools Least Likely to Add Lacrosse’. 

We get it, LaxAllStars needs hits, needs to drive traffic to its website, and nothing gets people talking in forums and talkbacks like the subject of who will go D1 next.  But come on.  Lets have some quality control here, some journalistic integrity.  Below you can find our comments, in bold blue, specific to the article ‘Who Will Add D1 Lacrosse Next’ (link: http://laxallstars.com/who-will-add-d1-lacrosse-next/)

1. Boston College
There are a couple big factors for Boston College that make them so likely to add a Men’s Lacrosse program (Again. They had a team until the early 2000s):

- They have already had a D1 Lacrosse Program in the Past
Please reference precedent where this has helped a team go D1 in the past and I’ll give you this. It has not helped Michigan St, NC State, Bowling Green, etc.

- BC’s club team has seen huge success. In 2013 they lost to Sonoma State in the Semi-Finals for the MCLA Championship, their only loss all season, going 13-1. That means there is a base of talent!
Where has this has helped a team go varsity in the past?  Maybe you can make a slight argument for Michigan, but you know what helped more?  The $6 million dollar lead gift and an open minded AD.  

- BC has a Varsity Women’s Program
I would actually argue that this does not help a team go D1.  With some exceptions when a team goes varsity they often add Men and Women Lax at the same time for Title IX reasons.  If a school already has Women’s Lax they then would have to determine what women's team to add, which may not be easy if they already have a lot of sport offerings.

- They have the facilities to support men’s lacrosse
Really?  How do you know that?  Oh they have a field and bleachers?  So does every other D1 school.  Do they have a dedicated team locker room?  Do they have sport medicine space?  Do they have equipment room space?  Strength & Conditioning?  D1 Lacrosse facilities are much more than lining a field.

- Boston University, their rival, is adding Lacrosse in 2014
BU is BC's rival?  That’s probably news to BC.  Yes in Hockey.  Everything else is all ACC all the time for BC.

If we see anyone add lacrosse in the next six years, I can almost guarantee the Eagles adding it. I would think that at earliest, BC will field a team by 2015, if not, then definitely by the 2016 season. Everything is set for them, they just have to give the ol’ thumbs up, in my opinion.
Division 1 teams announcing varsity status need about a 2 year lead time.  So for 2015 its going to be any minute now...

The Huskies are another New England team that surprisingly doesn’t have lacrosse yet. Boston College and UConn share some qualities that give inspiration for an addition of Men’s Lacrosse:

- UConn’s club team dates back to 1986, and that’s almost 30 years of alumni to work with, and get involved.
UConn's program is actually 50 years old and used to be Division 1.  You know how I found that out?  I went to their website (its called research).

- UConn has a Varsity Women’s Program
See Boston College above

- They have the facilities to support men’s lacrosse
Again, how do you know that?  UConn only has one turf field and its dedicated to Field Hockey (astroturf).  And you have no idea what their facility situation is specific to team support needs.

- UConn has one of the best in-state hotbeds to recruit from, Fairfield County in lower CT. Instate tuition for Uconn is only about $16,000, this could be a recruiting tool they could use. (Some people in Fairfield County may not have to worry about that kind of stuff, but some do. That’s homegrown talent potential  right there.
I will give you this.

- UConn has some great reasons to add lacrosse to their varsity program list. I see Uconn adding men’s varsity lacrosse in 2017, but by latest 2018. Maybe if their basketball team wins another championship, they can get some starter cash? I don’t know if it works that way, but I’m hoping it does.
Ugh.  The basketball team winning a national championship has nothing to do with going Division 1 in lacrosse.  If it did UCLA would have the best lacrosse team in history. If you don't know if something 'works that way', then either do the research to find out, or don't reference it in an article.

3. Virginia Tech
- Virginia Tech’s club lacrosse team is a tradition that runs deep. It is one of the oldest club teams around, started in 1948. They have several reasons to add a Varsity team.

- Club lacrosse has been around at VT since 1948, that’s 65 years of alumni to network with and get on board.
Having an old program is one thing.  Having organizing and motivated alumni is another.  But the most important thing is having an athletic department that actually wants to work with such alumni (see Michigan).  You can get as organized as you want and raise tons of money, but if the administration wants nothing to do with you or adding lacrosse then it’s a moot point (Just ask BC alumni).

- Virginia Tech enrolls 31,000 thousand students annually, and they pack the house for football games. I’d expect to see a good amount of fans at Lacrosse Games, potentially bringing in money for the school.
Wow big enrollment and packed house for football games is a factor in adding lacrosse?  SEC lax here we come!

- Virginia Tech plays one of the longest schedules in the MCLA, they start in February and end in late April. Very simulating to a real schedule.
This is dumb.

- Virginia Tech is successful at the club level
So what.  So is the other 25 or so nationally contending MCLA teams.

-Another contributing factor is that they could play in the ACC, which is their school wide conference. They have a lot of rivals in the lacrosse world, so hopefully they’ll want to compete with them on another file. Earliest we could see Virginia Tech getting a team is 2016, which I think they might do. 2017/2018 at the latest. What can I say, I’m an optimist!
I’ll give you being in the ACC is a positive factor.

4. Florida State
Florida State shares qualities with every other team on this list, while also having some differences. Although a “new” club program (founded 1999), FSU has a good opportunity (and a couple great reasons) to add a Varsity Lacrosse program.

- FSU’s club team has been successful. It’s one of the best in Florida, as well as all of the South
If having a good club team is actually relevant to going varsity please explain Marquette, Monmouth, UMass Lowell, BU, Jacksonville, Detroit, Mercer etc.  Plus it could be argued that Bill Harkins departure hurts FSUs chances.

- The only D1 lacrosse school in Florida is Jacksonville University. FSU can use this to gain a grip on Florida Lacrosse fans, and bragging rights against University of Florida for the future.
Yes I am sure lacrosse bragging rights against Florida is #1 on new AD Stan Wilcoxs list.

- FSU can be a leader in big schools adding lacrosse to their sport list. FSU can set an example and history as being of the first Big Sport school to add lacrosse. Imagine what the Media would be like?
The first Big Sport school to add lacrosse?  What??? Did you forget about Michigan? UGH

- Florida State has good reason to add a lacrosse program, but the earliest I see it being done is 2018. More likely would be 2019.
If you say so.

Honorable Mentions:

South Carolina – If I could add a 5th team, this would be it. The GameCocks should be adding a varsity program within the next 7-10 years. I can feel it!
So the research for this article is based on that you can 'feel' something is going to happen... 

Florida – If Florida were more successful at the club level, they might have replaced FSU. If Florida sees mores success, we could see a team fielded as soon as 2020. Their women’s team’s success doesn’t hurt.

Clemson – I expect Clemson to add a lacrosse program within the next 10-15 years. If South Carolina goes, Clemson might go a year or two later. It’s very much a domino effect with some of these regions.

The West – Plenty of western teams could’ve been on this list, but the only way I see big schools adding Lacrosse out west is if 4-5 schools go in on the same year, and form a conference with Denver to ease the traveling costs. That, or a school gets a large budget increase. *Cough* Oregon PLEASE *Cough*
The west is not a school. 

So there you have it people.  Make your own judgment call.  I do hope we are wrong, that would be great if all 4 of these schools went varsity by 2019.  But from Notre Dame (previous last FBS to go D1) to Michigan it was what, 25 years?  We could have a long wait.

University of Dayton Adds Women's Lacrosse

The University of Dayton will add women’s lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport and begin competition in spring of 2016. The addition of women’s lacrosse, the fastest-growing team sport in the U.S., according to the most recent research by Sports Marketing Surveys USA, gives Dayton 18 intercollegiate sports.

“Lacrosse is enjoying unprecedented growth,” University of Dayton Vice President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler said. “We understand the popularity of the game from youth levels all the way to the pros. We are excited to add another avenue such as lacrosse to showcase our student-athletes at the University of Dayton.”

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Detroit Free Press Reviews MSU's Lacrosse Past and Future

EAST LANSING — More than a decade later, the dismissal of two men’s sports programs at Michigan State still stings to those involved. Men’s lacrosse and men’s gymnastics were the last two sports programs cut at MSU — both deemed a necessity for the school to get compliant federal Title IX regulations. Lacrosse was cut following the 1996 season, while gymnastics followed in 2001.

“It very much so (still stings today),” said Kimball, who guided the Spartans to NCAA Lacrosse tournament appearances in 1987, 1989 and 1991. “I have the utmost respect for the people at Michigan State these days, and they weren’t really part of it. Back when it happened in 1997 it was not handled well. The players weren’t handled well, the situation was not handled well.

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The University of the Cumberlands' (UC) Athletic Department has proven year after year to be one of the strongest in the nation. The success of Patriot athletics as a whole can be contributed to a multitude of things such as the outstanding student athletes, talented coaches, and dedicated athletic department which work hard year in and year out to put Cumberlands at the top. The Patriots currently compete in 24 sports (12 men's and 12 women's sports) as well as co-ed cheerleading. In the spring of 2015, the Patriots will be offering its newest sport, lacrosse. Lacrosse will become the University of the Cumberlands' 25th and 26th sport offered, as both a men's and women's program will be added.
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Johnson State College (DIII VT) Adds Women's Lacrosse

JOHNSON, Vt –Johnson State College is adding women's lacrosse to its NCAA Division III varsity program starting with the 2014-15 academic year, becoming the eighth college in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) to offer women's lacrosse. It will mark the seventh varsity sport available to women at JSC and the college's 13th overall.

The move reflects the growing popularity of the sport at the high school and college levels. Girls lacrosse is the fastest growing high school sport in the U.S. and in Vermont, where 32 high schools now offer the program.

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DOYLESTOWN (PA) – Delaware Valley College is proud to announce that it will add five NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports in women's golf, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's tennis and women's tennis. All five will begin competition starting with the 2014-15 season.

“This decision reflects the continued commitment to athletics from the college,” incoming director of athletics Steve Cantrell said. “I believe that it not only strengthens the athletic department, but it strengthens the institution as a whole through academic success, student life and enrollment.”

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North Greenville University (DII SC) Adds Lacrosse

Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville athletic department will grow by three sports starting during the 2014-2015 calendar year, with the addition of men’s volleyball, as well as men’s and women’s lacrosse. The North Greenville athletic program currently boasts 16 men’s and women’s varsity teams, including 15 which compete in Conference Carolinas competition. The three new teams will also compete in the conference.
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Recapping 2013's Inaugural Year Programs

Southern Virginia University 
Division 3 (M)
M - 2013 Record: 0-8

Central Maine Community College
M - 2013 Record: 0-8

University at Purchase
Division 3 (W)
New York
W - 2013 Record: 0-11

Old Westbury
Division 3 (W)
New York
M - 2013 Record: 2-12

Bay Path College
Division 3 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 0-5

Merchant Marine Academy
Division 3 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 0-11

Nyack College
Division 2 (W)
New York
W - 2013 Record: 0-12

McKendree College
Division 2 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 1-14

Elmhurst College
Division 3 (M)
M - 2013 Record: 3-10

Benedictine University
Division 3 (M/W)
M - 2013 Record: 7-9
W - 2013 Record: 1-11

Franciscan University
Division 3 (M/W)
M  - 2013 Record: 1-12

W - 2013 Record: 1-14

Loras College
Division 3 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 1-13

Walsh University
Division 2 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 2-8

Chapman University
Division 3 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 14-6

Franklin College 
Division 3 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 1-5

Robert Morris University (IL)

M - 2013 Record: 0-6

University of Findlay
Division 2 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 6-12

Young Harris College
Division 2 (M/W)
M - 2013 Record: 5-8
W - 2013 Record: 1-16

Delaware State University
Division 1 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 0-11

Mount Olive College
Division 3 (M/W)
North Carolina
M - 2013 Record: 7-7
W - 2013 Record: 9-8

Kennesaw State University
Division 1 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 1-10

Baldwin-Wallace College
Division 3 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 6-5
W - 2013 Record: 4-6

Wilmington College
Division 3 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 4-11
W - 2013 Record: 0-11

Centenary College
Division 3 (M)

M - 2013 Record: 0-7

Calvin College
Division 3 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 2-13
W - 2013 Record: 4-12

Hope College
Division 3 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 8-5
W - 2013 Record: 6-9

Alderson-Broaddus College
Division 2 (M/W)
West Virginia

M - 2013 Record: 0-13
W - 2013 Record: 0-13

Depauw University
Division 3 (M/W)
M - 2013 Record: 0-14
W - 2013 Record: 4-8

Transylvania University
Division 3 (M/W)
M - 2013 Record: 9-5
W - 2013 Record: 4-6

Houghton College
Division 3 (M/W)
New York
M - 2013 Record: 4-8
W - 2013 Record: 1-12

Beloit College
Division 3 (M)
M - 2013 Record: 6-6
W - 2013 Record: 4-7

Hiram College
Division 3 (M/W)
M - 2013 Record: 1-11
W - 2013 Record: 3-12

Wilmington College
Division 3 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 4-11
W - 2013 Record: 0-11

University of Mount Union
Division 3 (M/W)
M - 2013 Record: 7-7
W - 2013 Record: 13-1

Campbell University
Division 1 (W)
North Carolina
W - 2013 Record: 6-7

Arcadia University
Division 3 (M)
M - 2013 Record: 5-10

Bryn Athyn College
Division 3 (M)
M - 2013 Record: 1-10

Aurora University
Division 3 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 5-10

Stetson University
Division 1 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 2-14

Bridgewater College
Division 3 (M)

M - 2013 Record: 5-10

Defiance College
Division 3 (M)

M - 2013 Record: 0-17

Winthrop University
Division 1 (W)
South Carolina 

W - 2013 Record: 9-8

Marquette University
Division 1 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 5-8
W - 2013 Record: 2-15

University of Southern California
Division 1 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 8-10

High Point University
Division 1 (M)
North Carolina

M - 2013 Record: 3-12

Lindenwood University
Division 2 (M/W)

M - 2013 Record: 8-5
W - 2013 Record: 8-5

Coastal Carolina University Division 1 (W)
North Carolina

W - 2013 Record: 5-4

University of Dubuque 
Division 3 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 1-11

Oklahoma Baptist University

W - 2013 Record: 1-4

Huntingdon College
Division 3 (W)

W - 2013 Record: 8-6

Piedmont College
Division 3 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 12-4

Oglethorpe University
Division 3 (W)
W - 2013 Record: 3-11

Big 10 To Sponsor Lacrosse, Hopkins Joins as Affiliate Member

Park Ridge, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced today that men's and women's lacrosse will become the conference's 27th and 28th official sports and that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men's lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.

"We are excited to announce the launch of Big Ten men's and women's lacrosse and the addition of Johns Hopkins as a sport affiliate member," said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. "Johns Hopkins is an outstanding institution with a legacy of success in men's lacrosse that is simply unmatched in intercollegiate athletics. Lacrosse is an emerging sport among our current schools and is a long-held passion among our East Coast institutions. With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers in all sports and Johns Hopkins for men's lacrosse, we will have the requisite number of institutions to make men's and women's lacrosse official conference sports, building upon our tradition of broad-based sports competition. We look forward to the start of the first Big Ten men's and women's lacrosse seasons in 2015."

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Wabash College (DIII IN) & Cornell College (DIII IA) Add Lacrosse

Wabash College President Patrick E. White announced the addition of men's lacrosse as a varsity sport at the institution, beginning competition in the spring 2015. A search for a varsity head coach will begin immediately.

 “Many high school athletes committed to the sport are looking for excellent colleges where they might continue to play lacrosse while pursuing their education,” President White said. “Adding lacrosse will place Wabash in good conversations with these young men, many from our traditional markets. In addition, lacrosse is fast becoming a national sport with players on our North Coast Athletic Conference lacrosse rosters coming from 31 states. Now Wabash College will gain further attention from young men in high schools and regions where we are less well known.”

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Cornell College will field men's and women's lacrosse teams starting with the 2014-15 academic year. The new programs will help Cornell in its goal to provide an exceptional experience for any student interested in athletics, said Cornell Director of Athletics John Cochrane.

"Interest in lacrosse has grown tremendously across the country in the last decade, including in areas where we already recruit students," Cochrane added. "Having lacrosse as an option will help us attract even more talented student-athletes."

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Coast Guard Academy (D3 CT) and Davis & Elkins College (D2 WV) Add Men's and Women's Lacrosse

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Division of Athletics announced today that it will elevate the men’s and women’s club lacrosse teams to varsity status, effective with the 2014-15 academic year. The teams will compete officially for the first time as Division III intercollegiate squads playing in the NEWMAC Conference in the spring of 2015.

“This is a very significant stride for the CGA athletics program,” said Director of Athletics Tim Fitzpatrick. “It’s a great thing to be able to accommodate the interests and talents of so many cadets by bringing two very strong club programs to the varsity level. The popularity and growth of lacrosse both regionally and nationally in the recent past is very well documented. We look forward to the addition of the two lacrosse programs helping us attract more of our nation’s best and brightest student-athletes to the academy.”

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On Friday, Davis & Elkins College will celebrate not only the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art athletic field that will serve the community and its youth, but also the launch of a men's and women's lacrosse program.

Commenting on the addition of the sport to the College's roster of athletics, D&E President G.T. 'Buck' Smith said, "Since we are going to build an all-surface field, we should have a balance between seasonal sports. Additionally, as we move into the new conference, we want to have as many teams as possible competing."

With the start of the 2013-2014 sports season, D&E will compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Division II which includes colleges from Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Several of those colleges have or are planning lacrosse programs, and dozens of other NCAA Division II colleges have lacrosse teams in place.

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Formation of The California Junior College Lacrosse Association Announced

Santa Rosa, California – April 10, 2013 – The growth of lacrosse continues to boom throughout the state of California and junior colleges are no exception. Set to begin in the fall of 2013, California junior college men’s lacrosse clubs are invited to compete under one umbrella within the California Junior College Lacrosse Association (CJCLA).

The CJCLA is dedicated to expanding junior college lacrosse opportunities for the student-athletes of California. Membership in the CJCLA is open to any California junior college lacrosse program that is officially recognized as a student club by their institution. The mission of the CJCLA is to provide new program assistance, student-athlete eligibility requirements, administering of individual awards and accolades for players, and hosting of the CJCLA Championship Tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.

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