Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/28/22 – From Press Release
The Holy Family University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the addition of men’s lacrosse as well as acrobatics & tumbling as its 16th and 17th varsity programs, effective for the 2023-24 academic year.
“I join our students in their excitement over the addition to our athletics programs of acrobatics & tumbling and men’s lacrosse,” said Anne Prisco, Ph.D., president of Holy Family University. “We are pleased to provide new opportunities for student-athletes to excel in their sports and the classroom. We know that student-athletes have a higher burden when it comes to balancing sports and schoolwork, so as we grow programs, we also grow resources to ensure we are able to support them in everything from academic support to mental health counseling.
“Our view is that our student-athletes are students first, so we strive to ensure a holistic and balanced experience. I look forward to cheering these new student-athletes on to victory next academic year.”
Holy Family Athletics continues its growth as the University has now revealed the addition of four new varsity programs over the past four months, with recent announcements that women’s bowling and Esports will begin competition in the 2022-23 academic year.
“With the addition of four new sports by the 2023-24 academic year, Holy Family University Athletics is expanding our athletics programming to develop even more student-athletes that will learn discipline, preparation, strategic thinking, and teamwork in their respective sports with their peers,” said Holy Family University Director of Athletics Tim Hamill. “We are looking forward to welcoming our first acrobatics & tumbling and men’s lacrosse teams to our campus.”
NCAA Division II featured 74 men’s lacrosse programs in 2022, of which just three were in Pennsylvania.
Holy Family will become the fourth, in addition to becoming the eighth member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) along with Chestnut Hill College and Wilmington University.
Men’s lacrosse will be the 12th sport in which HFU competes in the CACC, amongst the 16 that the league offers.
Those interested in formally applying for the position of head coach can do so here, while prospective student-athletes can fill out the following form.
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