Muskingum to add lacrosse as varsity sport
Muskingum University is proud to announce that
men’s and women’s lacrosse will be added as a varsity sport beginning in
the 2014-2015 academic year. Muskingum joins seven other Ohio Athletic
Conference schools in adding lacrosse, which has been the
fastest-growing team sport in America over the past decade.
For the 2013-2014 year, Muskingum will field a
team that will compete at the junior varsity level, in preparation for
the NCAA Division III competition the following year. The teams will
play their home games on the ProGrass Turf on Sherman Field in McConagha
"It’s always exciting to offer additional
athletic opportunities to our student-athletes," said Muskingum Athletic
Director Larry Shank. "Adding lacrosse will enhance Muskingum and
showcase our university to a greater number of high school students."
The addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse will elevate Muskingum’s athletic department to 21 varsity sports.
A national search in underway for head coaches
for both teams, with expectations of positions being filled by the
summer of 2013.