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University of Indianapolis (DII) and Wilkes University (PA DIII) Add Lacrosse

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis made official its addition of men's and women's lacrosse, announcing the hiring of two head coaches Wednesday. Newlyweds Greg Stocks and Jillian Howley, both former head coaches at Division II Lake Erie, will each step in as their respective gender's very first UIndy lacrosse head coach. Married just a few weeks ago, the duo comes to Central Indiana from Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio – a suburb of Cleveland. Both will have a year to recruit and build a staff before starting NCAA Division II competition in the spring of 2016.

 "We are extremely excited to welcome Jillian and Greg as our head lacrosse coaches not only because of their successful coaching backgrounds, but also because they are a great fit for the University of Indianapolis," said Dr. Sue Willey, UIndy Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. "Their passion for their sport, team-player attitude and desire to establish a positive experience for our student-athletes makes them a perfect fit for UIndy.

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WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes University is proud to announce its plans to add men's lacrosse to its list of intercollegiate sport offerings. The expansion will increase the number of intercollegiate teams at Wilkes to 20 with ten men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and wrestling; and ten women's sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

 Wilkes will begin to search for its new men's lacrosse head coach immediately with the program set to begin play during the 2015-16 academic year. "We believe adding a men's lacrosse team enhances the student experience and allows student athletes the option of enrolling in one of Wilkes' excellent academic programs and competing at the collegiate level in the sport they enjoy," said Paul Adams, Vice President, Affairs.

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