High Point University is adding men’s lacrosse as its 16th varsity sport, HPU president Dr. Nido Qubein announced as part of $2.1 billion University growth plan. The team will take the field in the 2012-13 academic year. Part of the funding will go towards the new lacrosse stadium.
“We intend to give our lacrosse program all of the resources needed to be one of the best in the nation,” said Athletic Director Craig Keilitz. “We will have the maximum number of scholarships and coaches and we will provide all of the necessary facilities. Vert Stadium is an outstanding venue that is perfectly suited for lacrosse and we are looking at turfing options that will further enhance the facility.”
High Point University is located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and is a member of NCAA Div. I and the Big South Conference. HPU is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.”