March 4, 2009

Albion (Mich.) College Adds Men's, Women's Lacrosse

from press release

Albion (Mich.) College will add men's and women's lacrosse as varsity sports for the 2009-2010 academic year.

The additions will boost sports sponsorship at the school to 21. There are 10 sports for men, 10 sports for women, and the equestrian hunt seat program is co-educational.

"We believe that the addition of lacrosse will allow Albion to attract many athletes that are currently participating in the sport at the high school level," Albion President Dr. Donna M. Randall said. "It is my expectation that Albion will become an option for lacrosse players in Michigan and from the east coast."

Albion has fielded men's and women's lacrosse teams on the club level for years, but as part of the promotion to varsity status, the athletic department has formed search committees to select the coaches for the lacrosse programs.  

Albion will join two other Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association members in sponsoring men's and women's lacrosse. One other league member has indicated its intention to add women's lacrosse for the 2009-2010 season.

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