Westminster College (D3 MO) Adds Lacrosse

FULTON, MO, March 22, 2016 -- The Athletics Department of Westminster College is launching a nationwide search for student athletes to play for its new men's and women's lacrosse teams, which will take the field in the 2017 spring semester, it was announced today.

 The teams will schedule 10 to 12 games, including home games, away contests and tournaments. "The NCAA has labeled lacrosse as an upward trending sport nationally and in recent years we have seen it become an up-and-coming sport for young people throughout Missouri," said Westminster Director of Athletics Matt Mitchell.

"With lacrosse, we are expanding the opportunities for Westminster's student athletes and future student athletes, and establishing a national platform for our athletics program."

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East Carolina University Adds Women's Lacrosse

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- East Carolina University will add women's lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport with competition to begin in the 2017-18 academic year according to an announcement by director of athletics Jeff Compher on Wednesday. The addition of women's lacrosse will increase East Carolina's cumulative varsity sport count to 20 and represent the 11th women's athletic program. 

"Today we celebrate the addition of women's lacrosse to our Pirate family," Compher said. "This exciting sport allows East Carolina to expand women's athletics opportunities at the Division I level. Women's lacrosse continues to grow in popularity and participation throughout North Carolina and the nation and we are confident that Pirate fans will enthusiastically support our new team as we build the program over the next several years."

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Kent State (D1 OH) Adds Women's Lacrosse

KENT, Ohio - The Kent State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has unveiled its strategic vision, a comprehensive plan that maps out a course for the growing department over the next four years. The plan contains the department's mission, core values and strategic initiatives, including a wide scope of topics ranging from facilities, student-athlete well-being and competitive expectations.

"This plan will lay the foundation for us to make decisions that will enhance our winning and our academic success for many years to come," Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen said.

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