DePauw students have been playing club lacrosse, and will continue to do so through the coming academic year. The addition of lacrosse as a varsity sport is made possible by a generous gift of one million dollars from trustee Steve Trulaske ’79, and by leadership gifts from James K. Baker ’53 and Joe and Nancy Hollingsworth ’71 & ’72. Their gifts will fund start-up costs and the initial operational expenses of the two teams.
“Interest in lacrosse has been increasing among our students for some time, and we’re also hearing from more prospective students who are interested in participating in the sport at the varsity level in college,” notes Page Cotton, director of athletics at DePauw. “Also, lacrosse is a popular sport in our new conference (DePauw joins the North Coast Athletic Conference) with six colleges offering men’s lacrosse and seven fielding women’s lacrosse teams.”