At the annual SELC meeting in Atlanta on September 22, Liberty University’s transition from MCLA Division II to Division I was unanimously accepted in voting by the Southeast Lacrosse Conference.
“There are 22 teams in Division I of the SELC and they all get a vote,” Flames head coach Kyle McQuillan said. “It’s a very big move for our program. We’re definitely ready and we don’t feel intimidated about it.”
Liberty will take the place of Richmond, which is moving up to NCAA Division I, in the Northwest Region of Division I.
“With Richmond leaving, and us moving in, it was good timing and made for a good transition,” McQuillan said.
The Flames will join Virginia Tech, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and George Washington, a team it defeated 17-5 last season.