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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Carroll University (D3 WI) Adds Lacrosse

(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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