Elon Women’s Lacrosse becomes the sixth school in the state of North Carolina with a varsity program. In the Southern Conference, Furman recently announced the addition of women’s lacrosse to begin competition in 2014-15. Davidson began lacrosse in 1994 and currently competes in the National Lacrosse Conference.
Women’s lacrosse has been offered as a club sport at Elon since 2001. Seventy-two high schools in North Carolina now offer girls lacrosse. The five states with the highest number of high school lacrosse athletes are currently New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland, which are all in the top 10 states represented in Elon’s Class of 2015.
This is the first addition of a varsity sport at Elon since the 2000-01 academic year, when women’s indoor and outdoor track and field began competition.