Furman. Boston University. Monmouth.

There has been a flurry of colleges that have announced they will be adding Division I lacrosse this year.

We now have another one.

Rumors were rampant that the University of Richmond would transition from the club to D-I level in men’s lacrosse.

Today, the Spiders made it official. Men’s lacrosse will be added, possibly starting competition with the 2014 season, with 8,700-seat Robins Stadium (above) being its homefield. Men’s soccer and men’s track will be dropped as a result of Title IX requirements. Richmond already fields a D-I women’s lax team.

“If you were starting from scratch, just building an athletic program,” Richmond Athletic Director Jim Miller told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “lacrosse would be a sport that would be near the top of the list at Richmond.”

For more, check the complete article from the Times-Dispatch.

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2 Responses to “Richmond becomes latest college to add D-I men’s lax”

  1. slacrosse says:

    Great news for Rye recruits Greg Stern (’12) and Garrett Chapman (’11/PG Taft).

  2. Beach Lax says:

    This will be a program that gets alot of kids from this area.

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