Wells College announces plans to add a men's lacrosse team beginning in Spring 2007. Men's lacrosse will be offered at the club level during the first year, and will elevate to the intercollegiate level in the 2007-2008 season.
"I am pleased by this latest addition to our athletics program," says Director of Athletics Lyn LaBar. "Central New York is a hotbed for men's lacrosse, and we hope to attract a talented pool of student-athletes who will contribute to the Wells community and the new lacrosse program."
Wells is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III member. The College currently offers six varsity women's sports teams: field hockey, soccer, tennis, swimming, lacrosse, and softball. All six are members of the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA), while field hockey, soccer, swimming, softball and lacrosse compete in the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference (AWCC).
In fall 2005, Wells introduced men's soccer and swimming teams at the club level, and an intercollegiate cross-country team for both men and women. When these new programs elevate to varsity status next year, they will participate at the NCAA Division III level. The College continues to develop plans for additional sport sponsorship that are inclusive of both men and women, and meet the needs of college students today.
Wells offers a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities. The Schwartz Center houses a swimming pool, gymnasium, and two tennis courts. Renovations for a new state-of-the-art fitness center are taking place with an expected spring 2006 opening. Outdoor facilities include four newly rebuilt tennis courts, softball field, boathouse, a 9-hole golf course, and game fields for field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. New cross-country running trails have been designed and will be developed this spring.