Army Adds Women's Lacrosse

WEST POINT, N.Y.- The U.S. Military Academy at West Point announced it will add women's lacrosse to its NCAA athletics lineup beginning with the 2015-16 season on Monday morning.

 Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan, along with the West Point leadership team, approved the addition to its Division I athletics program, which currently sponsors 25 intercollegiate sports.

Beginning in 2015-16, women's lacrosse will become the 10th member of the Patriot League, which currently supports American, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola and Navy's women's lacrosse programs. This announcement will elevate West Point from the competitive club level, from which it has competed since 1979, to varsity status.

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Southern Vermont College (DIII) Adds Women's Lacrosse

BENNINGTON, Vt. – Southern Vermont College is excited to announce the addition of an NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse program and a junior varsity men’s basketball team, both for the 2014-15 school year.

 Women’s lacrosse will be the 11th varsity program offered by SVC. The choice of women’s lacrosse hopes to feed off the growing popularity of the sport, notably on the girls’ side at the high school level throughout Vermont; 32 high schools in the state currently offer girls’ lacrosse, as well as those in the nearby New York and Massachusetts areas.

 “Women’s lacrosse will create athletic opportunities for female students, consistent with our nation’s effort to give real meaning to Title IX,” said SVC President Karen Gross.

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Radford University (DI VA) Add's Women's Lacrosse

The women's lacrosse program is preliminarily scheduled to begin varsity competition in the spring of 2016 and a more detailed timeline to fully incorporate the sport and its coaching staff into the Athletics Department will be released in the coming weeks. The Big South Conference added women's lacrosse as a sponsored sport in the 2012-13 season. This decision allows all 16 varsity sports sponsored at the University to compete in the Big South Conference, a valued membership Radford Athletics has maintained since the league's inception.

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Wall Street Journal: Youth Sports Participation Down, But Lacrosse Way Up

A Wall Street Journal report, citing a variety of statistics and data from youth leagues, school organizations and industry groups, says participation in youth sports is down roughly 4% from 2008 to 2012. Basketball and football were among the sports seeing the most participation decline. Theories on why participation has declined range from concussion concerns for football and — a word familiar to lacrosse fans — single-sport specialization in sports sucking the fun out of the games.

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