ECU to add women’s lacrosse
GREENVILLE East Carolina will add women’s lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport with competition to begin in the 2017-18 academic year, according to an announcement by director of athletics Jeff Compher.
The addition of women’s lacrosse will increase East Carolina’s varsity sport count to 20 and represent the 11th women’s athletic program.
The initial phase of the women’s lacrosse implementation timeline includes development strategies, a national search for the hiring of a head coach and staff, and student-athlete recruitment with an anticipated first season of varsity competition slated for the spring of 2018.
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The average women’s lacrosse roster consists of 28 individuals, and ECU plans to meet the maximum of 12 equivalency scholarships via annual increments.
From a facility standpoint, ECU Athletics will utilize the same venue for soccer in the fall and lacrosse in the spring since each program competes at alternate times of the year. Team locker rooms, meeting space and athletic training amenities are already on site at the Williams-Harvey Teams Building adjacent to the playing field.
Duke: Blue Devil incoming freshman Leaonna Odom has been selected one of 24 players to play in the Jordan Brand Classic, which tips April 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wake Forest: The team announced Thursday that it will make an international trip to the Bahamas in August. The Demon Deacons will play three games while visiting Nassau from August 15-20.
Duke/UNC: No. 10 Tar Heels and the Blue Devils will face-off Friday through Sunday. This will be the 284th time they have met in program history.
Wake Forest: Impending inclement weather has forced changes to the Wake Forest baseball team’s weekend schedule against No. 10 Virginia. The teams will no longer play on Sunday because of expected snow and low temperatures.
Instead, the Demon Deacons and Cavaliers will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s game remains scheduled for 1 p.m.
Campbell: For the fourth time this season, Ray Kraivixien has been named Big South Conference freshman of the week.
ECU: Senior Frida Gustafsson Spang has been named the American Women’s Golfer-of-the-Week for the second time this spring, according to an announcement by the league office.
Track & Field
Duke: Fresh off her silver-medal performance at the 2016 NCAAChampionships last weekend, senior Megan Clark will kickstart her outdoor campaign by competing unattached in the women’s pole vault at the Dennis Craddock Carolina Relays, scheduled for this weekend on the campus of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Wake Forest: Head Coach Dave Clawson and his staff put the Demon Deacons through spring practice number four on Thursday morning at McCreary Field House. The two-hour session featured the first full contact practice of the spring in full uniforms.
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