Wofford College director of athletics Richard Johnson announced on Thursday that the school will introduce women's lacrosse as a varsity sport beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
"Wofford College is excited to be bringing women's lacrosse to campus," said Johnson.
"Our goal is to hire a head coach in the next couple of months to begin the recruiting process necessary to field teams by the 2018 spring season."
Women's lacrosse is played in the spring and games are expected to be played at Gibbs Stadium, while locker room facilities will be in the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. The first incoming class of recruits will enroll in the fall of 2016, with the second recruiting class entering in the fall of 2017. The first season of NCAA competition will be in the spring of 2018.
"It's very exciting for Wofford College to field a women's team in lacrosse, arguably the fastest-growing sport in the NCAA," Wofford President Nayef H. Samhat said. "We know we will see more and more of our Terrier fans enjoying this exhilarating and fast-paced sport, and we can't wait to see the team compete on a national level."
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