CALDWELL, N.J.- Caldwell University Athletics has announced the addition of men's lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport for the 2019-20 academic year, increasing its varsity sports opportunities to 16. The Cougars will compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, which sponsored men's lacrosse as a conference sport this past spring.

"We are extremely excited to add men's lacrosse to our sport sponsorship at Caldwell University," said Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark A. Corino. "We are looking forward to joining our fellow CACC schools as the league sponsored the first men's lacrosse championship this past spring. With the expansion to our 16th varsity program and seventh male sport, the athletics department is excited and enthusiastic about playing a major role in the continued growth of our institution."

Caldwell will hire a full-time head coach in this summer and begin its first season on the field in the 2019-20 school year. Men's lacrosse championship season is in the spring semester with the program competing in exhibition games and limited practices in the fall of 2019. "The CACC enjoyed an outstanding debut season of men's lacrosse in 2018," said CACC Commissioner Dan Mara. "It is exciting for us to be adding another program to the sport in Caldwell University, which has a strong tradition of athletic success in the CACC."

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