Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lax growing in popularity

Hilbert College in New York will be adding men's and women's lacrosse next year, reflecting a trend--a couple actually. First lacrosse is at or near the top of the list of fastest-growing sports at both the high school and collegiate level and for both men and women. Second, even in the lousy economy, DIII schools are adding sports. It's smart move for a school that does not offer scholarships and is looking to draw more (tuition-paying) students. Lacrosse has historically been an eastern US sport and I am sure Hilbert will not have to recruit very far at all to put together competitive teams.