- Apr 20, 2009
I was there for about the last 3/4 of the game, the team looked great!
not a problem VCU has plenty of room for growth having the least amount of programs than anyone in the A-10. In addition to the WLAX we could add WRowing; WGolf and SoftballThe reason it would be difficult to add men's lacrosse is the roster size. Typical lacrosse roster is between 40-55 athletes. Yes its a different group of kids coming to the school which is why Richmond axed its soccer program for men's lacrosse (plus the big donor). The problem for VCU would be Title IX, one of the reasons I assume they added women's lacrosse was to get the numbers closer in line in terms of student-athletes. Women's lacrosse rosters are between 28-35 roster spots, so adding more just makes it more distorted.
The other main factor is where will the teams play and practice. The soccer teams already practice off-site would probably share practice space if a men's lacrosse team was ever added.
not a problem VCU has plenty of room for growth having the least amount of programs than anyone in the A-10. In addition to the WLAX we could add WRowing; WGolf and Softball
Lacrosse year pretty much went as I expected. Growing pains in a pretty tough conference. Next year might be the same but who knows. The ladies are appreciated and with experience comes growth. Keep your heads up coaches and team.