Asbury University (NAIA KY) Adds Lacrosse

WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury University Athletics Director Mark Perdue announced Friday that the school will be adding men’s and women’s lacrosse as intercollegiate teams for the 2014-15 season. The University has begun a national search for coaches and expects to hire those positions by this spring. That timing will allow the coaches an entire year to recruit before bringing in a full roster for the 2014-15 school year.

 Asbury becomes just the sixth university in Kentucky to add lacrosse as a varsity sport, joining Bellarmine (men’s only), Centre (men’s and women’s), Louisville (women’s only), Pikeville (women’s only) and Transylvania (men’s and women’s). The Eagles will seek membership in the National Women’s Lacrosse League (NWLL) and the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) as lacrosse has yet to become a sponsored sport in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

“The addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse is a big step for Asbury,” Perdue said. “We are excited to add these two programs and embark on new initiatives for department and institutional growth.”

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