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Butler University Adds Women's Lacrosse & Concordia University Ann Arbor (NAIA) Adds Lacrosse

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University will add women’s lacrosse as its 20th varsity sport with the team beginning play during the 2016-17 academic year. The announcement was made by Butler Vice President/Director of Athletics Barry Collier Wednesday, Oct. 21.


“The addition of women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport provides Butler with the opportunity to deepen relationships in portions of the country that continue to be very important to the University, especially Indiana, the Midwest and the East Coast,” said Collier. “Women’s lacrosse adds to our wide offering of varsity sports, which provide exceptional student-athlete experiences and are a source of pride and unity for Butler undergraduates, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.”

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) announces the addition of men's and women's lacrosse programs beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year. Lacrosse brings the University's athletic offerings to 22 teams: 10 men's programs, 11 women's programs and one co-ed program.

"The growing popularity of lacrosse, especially in Michigan and the Ann Arbor area, made it the perfect sport to add to CUAA," said Lonnie Pries Athletic Director. "Athletics is an important tool for us as we carry out our mission of preparing students in mind, body, and spirit for success when they leave this place." Pries continues, "When we expand our athletic opportunities, we expand our ability to have greater impact on the world."

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