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Boston University Lacrosse To Become Division I

On Wednesday, the Boston U. Terriers announced that their men's lacrosse team, which is currently listed as a club, will turn into a Division I program starting in the 2013-2014 season.

The news came today in a statement released by the University, which also described plans for a new on-campus facility for it's field hockey team and the addition for a women's rowing program next year. BU lacrosse will be in the American East Conference (as usual) and will compete against Albany, Binghamton, Hartford. UMBC, Stony Brook and Vermont.

"Boston University's addition of men's lacrosse strengthens America East's status as one of the top men's lacrosse leagues in the country," America East commissioner Amy Huchthausen said. (via ESPN)

Following the announcement, BU athletic director Mike Lynch told InsideLacrosse.com that he plans to hire a head coach for the squad very soon to the team can assemble a coaching staff and team to prepare for the inaugural season starting in 2013.

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