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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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