HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of two new sports for the coming 2015-16 academic year: men's lacrosse and women's soccer, both of which have been intramural programs at the school.
Both programs will compete as independents and play modified schedules.
Lloyd Carter will serve as head coach of the men's lacrosse program after co-founding and coaching the university's club lacrosse team – a capacity in which Carter has served since 2010. A native of Baltimore, Md., Carter lettered in the sport in both high school and college – playing for Morgan State until the program was discontinued in 1981.
Monmouth College is pleased to announce the addition of lacrosse to the men's and women's varsity sports programs, college officials announced today. One of the fastest growing sports at the NCAA level, lacrosse was first developed centuries ago by Native Americans, making it the oldest sport in North America. Lacrosse is a fast-paced, high energy sport that is both exciting to participate in and to watch. Adding a sport is nothing new at Monmouth where the men's and women's club water polo teams were elevated to varsity status in 2013.
"As the addition of water polo did, the addition of lacrosse gives us the opportunity to draw from new geographic areas and provides our student body with an opportunity to become involved in a new sport, whether it's playing or as a fan," said MC Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Jacquelyn Condon. "We're very excited to have the opportunity to add lacrosse. We've found that students who are engaged in activities outside the classroom stay in college at a much higher rate than students who are not involved in co-curricular activities."