Army To Add Women's Lacrosse

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  1. MemberLG

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    http://www.goarmysports.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/022414aab.html

    My DD plays lacrosse, so this increase the chance of my DD to apply to West Point by .000002%

    Interestingly there is no corresponding announcement to cancel another program to pay the bill.
     
  2. AcademyFriend1

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    Good for them. USNA may have an advantage given how strong girls' lacrosse is in the academy's back yard (Annapolis/Baltimore/Severna Park/DC area), but there's good girls' lacrosse in NY (on Long Island in particular) and a good coach should be able to get a lot of interest. Division I women's lacrosse programs are far from fully funded in scholarships, so being able to play Division I lacrosse at a great academic school and not have to pay tuition should be a good draw at USMA as it has been at Navy. Navy was smart -- went out and hired a women's collegiate lacrosse coaching legend -- so hopefully Army will hire a good coach to get its young program off the ground.
     
  3. Cotton&Alligators

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    Good move by Army. They should compete pretty quick.
     

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