The University at Richmond is set to announce the addition of men’s Division I lacrosse according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In order to follow Section XI regulations the school is dropping men’s soccer and track to make room for the lacrosse team that is expected to be announced later today. Richmond belongs to the Atlantic-10 in all sports but football, however the Atlantic-10 currently is not a lacrosse conference.
Richmond, located in Virginia, has an enrollment of 4,250 undergraduates. Although not the largest of schools, it has had some success in athletics. In 2008 Richmond beat Eastern Kentucky to win the FCS Championship. The school also geographically fits as a strong rival for UVA in the future.
The team will play at the E. Claiborne Robins Stadium, home of all Richmond athletics. The venue sits 8,700Â attendees and was only built in 2010. Richmond fielded a club program on the MCLA level last season, posting a 7-3 record in the SELC.
When the team will begin and what conference they will be a part of is still not yet known. Check back to InLacrosseWeTrust.com for the latest news in college lacrosse as fall exhibitions begin across the country as well as the developing Richmond lacrosse story.