October 18, 2011

Wilmington (Ohio) To Add M&W Programs

from press release

- Wilmington College will sponsor men's and women's varsity lacrosse teams, beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.

"A significant percentage of Wilmington College's students participate in intercollegiate athletics," Wilmington College interim president Jim Reynolds said. "The College is committed to providing the most complete collegiate experience possible for our students, and adding lacrosse — the fastest growing sport in the nation — will help us continue that mission."

National searches for men's and women's coaches are under way. The teams will begin competition during the spring 2013 season and will play their home games at the 3,500-seat Williams Stadium.

"We are excited to add lacrosse to our athletics family," said Terry Rupert, Wilmington College's vice-president for athletics administration/director of athletics. "This decision was made after extensive research and consideration, and we look forward to expanding the opportunities we offer to students — both in the classroom and on the playing field."

Wilmington College is an NCAA Division III member of the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Coaches interested in either of the lacrosse positions are asked to contact the Wilmington College Human Resources Office at (937) 382-6661, Ext. 282.

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