Madonna University (NAIA MI) Adds Lacrosse

LIVONIA, Mich. – Madonna University President Michael Grandillo announced today (August 12) that the University will be expanding its intercollegiate athletics program by eight sports, bringing the Crusaders' roster to 19 teams.

Madonna will add:
• men's and women's bowling
• men's and women's lacrosse
• men's and women's indoor track and field
• men's and women's outdoor track and field

 According to President Grandillo the addition of these sports will increase enrollment, while enhancing the sense of community on campus. "I look forward to working with our fine athletics staff and coaches to build upon their winning ways, as we provide greater opportunities for students to compete in the sports they love, while they pursue their academic goals," said Grandillo. "Participation in athletics and student organizations enriches the college experience, which is why we are proud to offer Madonna students more choices for learning outside the classroom." Madonna University competes in the 12-school Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The addition of these eight sports marks the first new teams added at Madonna since 2005, when men's and women's cross country brought the total to 11 teams.

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