CALDWELL, N.J.- Caldwell University Athletics has announced the addition of men’s lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport for the 2019-20 academic year, increasing its varsity sports opportunities to 16. The Cougars will compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, which sponsored men’s lacrosse as a conference sport this past spring.
“We are extremely excited to add men’s lacrosse to our sport sponsorship at Caldwell University,” said Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark A. Corino. “We are looking forward to joining our fellow CACC schools as the league sponsored the first men’s lacrosse championship this past spring. With the expansion to our 16th varsity program and seventh male sport, the athletics department is excited and enthusiastic about playing a major role in the continued growth of our institution.”
Caldwell will hire a full-time head coach in this summer and begin its first season on the field in the 2019-20 school year. Men’s lacrosse championship season is in the spring semester with the program competing in exhibition games and limited practices in the fall of 2019.
“The CACC enjoyed an outstanding debut season of men’s lacrosse in 2018,” said CACC Commissioner Dan Mara. “It is exciting for us to be adding another program to the sport in Caldwell University, which has a strong tradition of athletic success in the CACC.”
The Cougars will compete in the CACC, which added men’s lacrosse to its championship sponsorship in 2018. Fellow CACC members Felician University and Wilmington University completed their first men’s lacrosse season in 2018 as they joined Chestnut Hill College, Dominican College, Georgian Court University and Post University, who already had men’s lacrosse as a sponsored sport.
Caldwell Athletics is currently in a growth phase as the university has added six new programs since the start of the 2013-14 year. The university added women’s lacrosse for the 2013-14 academic year, followed by men’s cross country and track and field along with women’s bowling in 2014-15. Sprint football completed their inaugural season in 2017-18 with men’s lacrosse coming to campus in 2019-20.
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