Lake Forest College will add men’s and women’s lacrosse to its slate of varsity sports programs in the 2021-22 academic year, Vice President for Career Advancement and Athletics Jackie Slaats announced Friday.
The men’s team has already been accepted into the Midwest Lacrosse Conference and the women’s team into the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference. The conferences include schools from Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.
“We are very excited to elevate lacrosse to varsity status,” Slaats said.
Lake Forest Vice President for Enrollment Chris Ellertson added that “students across the nation are committed to lacrosse, and we look forward to adding it to the many other things students love about Lake Forest College.” He commented, in addition, that “Lake Forest is a national liberal arts college that draws well from the east and west coasts—strong lacrosse areas—as well as our own Midwest. Lacrosse is a great fit for us.
Men’s and women’s lacrosse club sports have been extremely successful over the past several years at Lake Forest College. The College’s club teams will continue competing in the Great Lakes Lacrosse League (men) and Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League through the 2020-21 academic year until the switch to varsity lacrosse is fully completed.
Read the full press release here.