UAH announces addition of lacrosse program


The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the addition of men's and women's lacrosse programs, increasing its number of varsity sports to 18.

The teams will begin competition in the spring of 2016 at the NCAA Division II level, joining the 57 Division II institutions that sponsor men's lacrosse and the 85 that sponsor women's lacrosse.

"Increasing opportunities for young people is always very gratifying," says UAH Director of Athletics Dr. E. J. Brophy. "We look forward to having our first UAH lacrosse student-athletes on campus next fall to compete for, and earn degrees from, one of the finest institutions in the country."

UAH will compete as an independent in the Gulf South Conference, similar to fellow member Shorter University. Numerous schools in the nearby Sunshine State Conference and South Atlantic Conference also have lacrosse programs.

Home games will be played at Charger Park, an immaculate on-campus facility that also houses the university's men's and women's soccer programs and its baseball and softball programs.

A nationwide search for the programs' head coaches will begin shortly.

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Dr. E. J. Brophy