Canandaigua, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2018) – The Finger Lakes Community College Board of Trustees voted Oct. 3 to approve the addition of women’s lacrosse, starting in fall 2019.
The vote marks the return of a sport FLCC previously offered from 1998 through 2008, though it was discontinued due to limited availability of coaches and lack of interest among athletes.
“In recent years, girls’ lacrosse at the high school level has surged in popularity. Today, there are more students interested in playing and a larger pool of good coaches,” said Bob Lowden, FLCC athletic director.
With the addition of women’s lacrosse, FLCC now offers all of the six most-played sports among female athletes in New York state. The list also includes soccer, softball, track and field, basketball and volleyball.
Lowden added that FLCC is also in a good position to resume women’s lacrosse because turf fields are now being installed behind the main campus to accommodate the sport. The project features a lacrosse/soccer field and baseball field combined as a multipurpose field and a separate softball field. The lacrosse field was designed to have lines for both men’s and women’s competition in anticipation of the board’s recent vote.
FLCC plans to hire a coach in early 2019 to begin recruiting for a fall team of 22 to 30 women to compete against Monroe, Genesee, Onondaga, Jefferson and Broome community colleges.
Anyone with questions about the new team can contact Lowden at Bob.Lowden@flcc.edu or (585) 785-1459.
Finger Lakes Community College (www.flcc.edu) is a State University of New York two-year higher education institution. FLCC’s 250-acre park-like campus is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes in Canandaigua, N.Y. The College offers 55 degree and certificate programs, including environmental conservation, ornamental horticulture, music recording technology, nursing, communications, graphic design and viticulture and wine technology. FLCC’s current enrollment is 6,356 full- and part-time students.
Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate in its employment and educational processes. Details at: http://www.flcc.edu/policy/non-discrimination/