CRUSADERS GEAR UP FOR BIG SPRING IN 2015
Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville athletic department will grow by three sports starting during the 2014-2015 calendar year, with the addition of men’s volleyball, as well as men’s and women’s lacrosse.
The North Greenville athletic program currently boasts 16 men’s and women’s varsity teams, including 15 which compete in Conference Carolinas competition. The three new teams will also compete in the conference.
North Greenville will be the tenth Conference Carolinas affiliated institution to add men’s volleyball, a sport in which division’s I-III compete against each other. The Trojans of Mount Olive College took home the Conference Carolinas title in 2014, while UC Irvine and Springfield University reeled in national championships.
The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will step into an already competitive league in 2014. Limestone College finished in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s lacrosse while Pfeiffer University’s women’s team racked up a top 25 finish.
“We are excited about the additions of men’s volleyball and lacrosse,” remarked athletic director Jan McDonald. “Conference Carolinas has been at the forefront of developing these sports at the Division II level, and it will be great for us to be a part of this. The University continues to look for new ways to grow and improve our athletic programs, and these sports will attract a large number of quality student athletes to NGU.”