Benedictine College (NAIA KS) Adds Lacrosse

The Benedictine College Athletic Department will add both men's and women's lacrosse to its intercollegiate lineup for the spring of 2016. "We have observed the growth of lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport in our region and nationally," said Benedictine Athletic Director Charlie Gartenmayer.

"We spent a great deal of time investigating the positive impact a program like Lacrosse will make on Benedictine College. This new program provides an additional opportunity for prospective student-athletes to explore the opportunities Benedictine College offers in academic, social and spiritual development in addition to an excellent athletic tradition."

A search for head coaches for both programs will begin immediately with a target of spring of 2016 for both teams to compete as part of the Raven Athletics varsity lineup. Currently, Benedictine has both men's and women's lacrosse as club sports.

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Georgian Court (DII NJ) Adds Men's Lacrosse

Lakewood, N.J.- Georgian Court University will add men's lacrosse to its current mix of athletic teams, growing the number of men's offerings to five by Fall 2015. The decision, motivated in part by the popularity of lacrosse in New Jersey and surrounding states, is expected to draw highly competitive players from across the Shore region and beyond.

"This is yet another step in becoming fully coed, and it also represents another investment in the future of the university," added GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D. "When we announced the move to coeducation in 2012, we expected to move forward in phases that would impact academics, athletics, residence life, and student affairs. In adding men's lacrosse, we are taking yet another step to make more opportunities available to our male students."

"In 2013, we consciously decided to only add five men's sports—basketball, cross-country, soccer, and indoor and outdoor track & field—so that we would be in compliance with NCAA regulations and not overwhelm the university during the transitional process," added GCU Athletics Director Laura Liesman. "With the addition of men's lacrosse, we will become an attractive option for male lacrosse players who want to earn their degree at a Catholic institution."

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