Daily Archives: December 10, 2010

Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse?: University Of Arizona Considers Adding Women’s Lacrosse As NCAA Div I Sport To Comply With Title IX

While sand volleyball and water polo are the two most likely options, LaRose said the UA could be intrigued by lacrosse or even triathlon, given the school’s reputation for swimming and Tucson’s title as a cycling and running hotbed.

Eventually, the Arizona Wildcats want to add a women’s sport to keep their male-to-female ratio similar to that of their on-campus population.

When that date is, no one’s quite sure.

“Definitely not in the next year,” UA senior associate athletic director Kathleen “Rocky” LaRose said.

UA president Robert Shelton said last week the UA needs to eventually add another sport to make progress in Title IX, which ensures gender equity at public institutions.

The Wildcats examine Title IX issues every spring and do a more in-depth report once every five years, LaRose said.

This spring, the Wildcats will conduct their twice-a-decade examination.

The Wildcats are Title IX compliant and boast one of the nation’s most dominant women’s sports programs but would add a sport to make the athlete and student body gender ratios more similar.

The UA’s student population is about 52percent female, LaRose said, while sports feature about 48percent women.

“There’s nothing imminent right now,” she said. “We definitely want to add a sport.”

For more:  http://azstarnet.com/sports/college/wildcats/article_35528513-df72-5a6f-8291-af463149134a.html

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NCAA Div II Men’s Lacrosse: Dominican Of California Men’s Lacrosse 2011 Schedule Features Adams State, Adelphi, Mesa State, Notre Dame de Namur And Mercyhurst (PA)

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse Will Play At New Lacrosse Field In 2013 With Announced Expansion Of Casanova Center Financed By Nike Founder Phil Knight

The University of Oregon has released its plans for the expansion of the Casanova Center and the new facility for women’s soccer and lacrosse.

Artist's rendering of what the new women's soccer/lacrosse field will look like when it is installed east of Autzen Stadium (rear). Moving the field from its current location west of Autzen will allow for the expansion of the Casanova Center.

The project, funded entirely by Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, is expected to start early next year with summer 2013 targeted for competition.

The Casanova Center, which houses the offices for most of the athletic department, will be expanded by 130,000 square feet, including a new 25,000-square-foot weight room.

The complex also will include a grass football field and two synthetic turf practice fields.

The Casanova expansion will displace the current soccer and lacrosse facility, and a new one will be built at the east end of Autzen Stadium adjacent to the PK Park baseball facility.

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20101210/SPORTS/12100349/New-soccer-lacrosse-facility-planned-at-Oregon#ixzz17ifh8oDn

Southern California Girls Lacrosse: WomensLax.com Sponsors Middle School Girls Lacrosse Clinic And Tournament On Dec. 18 In Newport Coast, CA