College will field NCAA Div. III women’s lacrosse team

Women’s lacrosse will become the 23rd intercollegiate varsity sport at Grove City College in the 2021-22 academic year. The College will field its inaugural NCAA Division III varsity team beginning in the spring of 2022.

The team will compete in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, which sponsored women’s lacrosse for the first time in spring 2019.

“The Grove City College varsity athletics culture is a distinctive strength of our school. Our student athletes are outstanding young scholars and leaders. Adding women’s lacrosse creates another opportunity to mold talented students into great citizens for Christ’s kingdom and the common good,” Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said.

“We are extremely excited about the potential for women’s lacrosse at Grove City College as a varsity sport,” Grove City College Athletic Director Todd Gibson said. “Women’s lacrosse has a long history of success at the club level at Grove City, and we feel we have the building blocks to develop a varsity program that displays strong Christian character while striving to be the best college lacrosse program in the country.”

The team will use Robert E. Thorn Field and the newly reconstructed Don Lyle Field for games and practices.

“We are thankful for the new turf and lights at Don Lyle Field that will help support this undertaking,” Gibson said. “We can’t wait to welcome the team into our athletic community.”

Grove City College is committed to offering many and varied athletic opportunities for its men and women to not only compete, but to build character – physically, spiritually and mentally.

The College most recently added men's lacrosse as a varsity sport prior to the 2016-17 academic year. The team began play in spring 2018 and won the PAC’s inaugural championship in 2019.

The addition of women's lacrosse will give Grove City College 12 women's sports programs and 11 men's sports programs. Grove City currently sponsors 22 varsity sports.

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College will field NCAA Div. III women’s lacrosse team

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