Life University (NAIA GA) Adds Women's Lacrosse

MARIETTA, Ga. – Life University Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast announced the addition of Women's Lacrosse to the Running Eagles athletics department on Tuesday. The program will begin its inaugural season in the spring of 2019.

"We are very excited to add Women's Lacrosse to our expanding athletic department," said Pendergast. "Lacrosse will bring a sport to LIFE's campus that is not only growing in the state of Georgia, but nationally. Lupo Family Field will serve as a beautiful facility for competition and I'm looking forward to adding such an exciting sport that is emerging in the NAIA." The sport is rapidly growing with 32 schools currently competing in the NAIA. While Women's Lacrosse is currently an invitational sport, it will transition to a national championship sport once a minimum 40 schools sponsor Women's Lacrosse programs.

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M - 2017 Record: 6-9 
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W - 2017 Record: 6-8

Cleveland State University
Division 1 (M)
M - 2017 Record: 5-9 

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Division 2 (W)
W - 2017 Record: 8-8

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Division 3 (M)
M - 2017 Record: 10-4 

Monmouth College
Division 2 (M/W)
M - 2017 Record: 3-11 
W - 2017 Record: 1-14

Maryville University
Division 2 (M)
M - 2017 Record: 0-14 

Lyndon State College
Division 3 (W)
W - 2017 Record: 2-9

Newbury College
Division 3 (W)
W - 2017 Record: 0-13

Heidelberg University
Division 3 (M/W)
M - 2017 Record: 3-13 
W - 2017 Record: 0-12

North Central University
Division 3 (M)
M - 2017 Record: 0-10 

Madonna University
M - 2017 Record: 1-11
W - 2017 Record: 0-16

University of Northwestern
Division 3 (M)
M - 2017 Record: 5-7 

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Division 2 (W)
W - 2017 Record: 4-10

Butler University
Division 1 (W)
W - 2017 Record: 1-16

Concordia University Ann Arbor
M - 2017 Record: 2-7 
W - 2017 Record: 3-12

St. Joseph's College
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Ohio Valley University
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West Virginia
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Keiser University
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Westminster College
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