June 28, 2014

Wilkes to Bring Back Men's Lacrosse in 2016

from press release

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Wilkes University is proud to announce its plans to add men's lacrosse to its list of intercollegiate sport offerings.

The expansion will increase the number of intercollegiate teams at Wilkes to 20 with ten men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and wrestling; and ten women's sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

Wilkes will begin to search for its new men's lacrosse head coach immediately with the program set to begin play during the 2015-16 academic year.

"We believe adding a men's lacrosse team enhances the student experience and allows student athletes the option of enrolling in one of Wilkes' excellent academic programs and competing at the collegiate level in the sport they enjoy," said Paul Adams, Vice President of Affairs.

It marks the rebirth of a program that competed at the varsity level throughout the 1970's, capturing a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship in 1975. The 1975 squad was also inducted into the Wilkes Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007-2008.

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