WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., December 17, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Approved by Lyoming College Board of Trustees, College will expand its sports offering with varsity with baseball and field hockey during the academic year 2022-23, College’s President Kent thought announced it Thursday, December 17th.
“This decision to add baseball and field hockey to the inter-collegiate sports program reflects Lycoming College commitment to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit, ” Lyoming College President Kent thought so. “It will also enable the college to attract talented students to our community. Taking this step will require that we give the programs access to athletic facilities. The college is in the second phase of what will be a $ 3 million investment in UPMC Field which includes lights, changing rooms, stadium seating, offices and an athletic training station. We are grateful to UPMC Susquehanna for their significant support of this project. The addition of baseball has meanwhile been made possible by a partnership with Williamsport/ Lycoming Visitors Bureau and their plans to build a new baseball and softball facility, which will be the home of Warrior baseball. “
Lycoming started the process of reintroducing the two programs in 2018 and with the approval of the board of trustees has advanced the process to the next step, where the college will begin national searches for the program’s head coaches in early 2021 with the expectation that both teams will be ready for university actions in 2022-23 .
“The decision to add baseball and field hockey, two sports with strong local roots, is another good example of Lycoming College commitment to a strong inter-collegiate athletics program, “Director of Athletics Mike Clark so. “Baseball obviously has strong roots in Lyoming County, with long and prominent stories established through minor league baseball at Bowman Field, Little League International and several really, really good high school programs in District 4. Field hockey also has strong roots in Central Pennsylvania, with the two best nationally recognized programs just over 40 minutes from campus in Bloomsburg and Lock Haven, as well as six state champion teams that come from District 4. We are happy to get back to action and help continue to build on this tradition. “
The two sports are the first to be added Lyoming is athletic offerings since men’s and women’s lacrosse were started in 1997, increasing the school’s NCAA sports offerings to 19. Baseball will take the field for the first time representing Lyoming since 1971 and field hockey will take the field for the first time since 1992.
About Lyoming College
Founded in 1812, Lyoming College is one of the country’s oldest and most respected colleges for liberal arts. Today, our community of 1,200 active students from 26 states and territories and 13 countries included a student body that is 37 percent domestic students in color or internationally, all of whom work with our renowned researchers to create customized combinations of market-driven majors, minors, and concentrations. across our 40+ academic programs. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of practice experiences, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lyoming College has one of the highest rates per fellow in the country and is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College, and by The Princeton Review as one of The 386 Best Colleges. Lyoming College is dedicated to providing high quality education in the arts and sciences to all students. Learn more at http://www.lycoming.edu.
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