Men’s lacrosse will become the 22nd intercollegiate varsity sport at Grove City College, starting with the 2017-18 academic year. The College will field its inaugural NCAA Division III varsity team effective spring 2018 as a member of the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC), a joint venture between the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
“For many years, the men’s lacrosse team at the College enjoyed a high level of success as a club sport program competing in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association,” said Todd Gibson ’02, Grove City College athletic director. “As the College’s club lacrosse team has grown over the years, we’ve seen increased interest in our ability to offer our student athletes additional opportunities to compete at an even higher level. We’re excited about elevating the men’s program to official varsity status.”
Grove City College is committed to offering many and varied athletic opportunities for its men and women to not only compete, but to build character – physically, spiritually and mentally.
The addition of men’s lacrosse will give Grove City College 11 men’s sports programs and 11 women’s sports programs. Grove City currently sponsors 21 varsity sports. The College most recently added men’s and women’s indoor track and field prior to the 2014-15 academic year.