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NAIA Looking to Add Lacrosse Invitational in 2017

Ottawa University is excited to be a part of a quickly growing and widely-popular sport -- men's and women's lacrosse. The NAIA lacrosse coaches' association and the NAIA national office are looking at ways to take this sport -- which carries the 'emerging sport' status -- to the next level. If the sport meets certain benchmarks and passes through the appropriate process, that next step could be a national invitational in the 2017 season.

As outlined in the NAIA's October webinar, men's lacrosse had 23 varsity and 15 club teams at the NAIA level while women's lacrosse had 20 varsity and six club teams in April of 2014. To be considered for an Invitational by the NAIA there must be 25 sponsoring institutions, a sports manual, and it has to be approved by the National Administrative Council. With a number of NAIA institutions adding lacrosse in the past nine months, the number of teams should easily surpass association requirements this coming April.

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1 comments:

jowdjbrown said...

With a number of NAIA institutions adding lacrosse in the past nine months, the number of teams should easily surpass association requirements this coming April. lacrosse recruiting