February 17, 2011

Regis Joins Pilgrim, Keeps League AQ Eligible

from press release

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Regis College will join the Pilgrim Lacrosse League as a member in the sport of men's lacrosse beginning with the 2012 season. The announcement was made today by Dr. Craig Poisson, Pilgrim Lacrosse League Commissioner and Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.

"We're thrilled to welcome Regis College as a member of the Pilgrim Lacrosse League and solidify this conference moving forward," said Poisson. "There was a sense from the athletic directors in this conference that Regis was a great fit for us, both philosophically and geographically."

Regis College will join current members Babson College, Clark University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Springfield College, and Wheaton College.

"For our men's lacrosse program to be accepted to the Pilgrim League is exciting for both the league and for Regis College," said Regis College Director of Athletics, Marybeth Lamb. "This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes to compete against some of the top programs in New England."

Entering its second-year as a varsity program, Regis will become the seventh member of the Pilgrim League in 2012, giving the conference the necessary number of members to earn an automatic qualifying berth to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship.

Regis College is a Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution founded in 1927 by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. After eight decades as a women-only college, Regis enrolled its first co-educational class in fall 2007. About 1,600 undergraduate and graduate co-ed students attend classes on a 132-acre campus in Weston, Mass., just twelve miles from downtown Boston. Regis College offers 16 intercollegiate sports and competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

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