Lawrence Tech to Host NAIA Women's Lacrosse Championships in 2022, 2023
21 Jan, 2021
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Wednesday that Lawrence Technological University (Lawrence Tech) has been awarded its women’s lacrosse national championships in 2022 and 2023. Lawrence Tech will partner with the Detroit Sports Commission for assistance with the event.
Blue Devils Stadium will host the events as the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Championship will get its own host site and break from the men’s lacrosse invitational for the first time.
“We are excited to host the Women's Lacrosse National Championship at Lawrence Tech and work with the Detroit Sports Commission to make this a memorable event for all the teams,” said Scott Trudeau, Lawrence Tech Director of Athletics. “Our staff realizes the amount of work that goes in from the host school, but is up for the challenge. We are thankful the NAIA chose us as the host site and with the help of the Detroit Sports Commission, we will put on an all-inclusive championship experience.”
The 2022 and 2023 NAIA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships will be the second and third championships in the history of the sport in the NAIA. The 2021 championship will be the inaugural event for the sport.
“We are happy to continue our relationship with Lawrence Tech as a championship host,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. “Scott Trudeau and his staff will provide a fantastic environment for our women’s lacrosse championship, and I look forward to the events there in the coming years.”
Blue Devils Stadium is the current home for Lawrence Tech Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Football, and Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs. The facility seats 2,300 and includes an AstroTurf playing surface, which was installed in 2016.
Women’s lacrosse has been one of the fastest growing sports in the NAIA. The first lacrosse invitational was hosted in Greenville, S.C. in 2016.
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