“UW-Stout is ready to be a part of the fastest growing sport in the NCAA,” said UW-Stout Athletic Director Duey Naatz. “We plan to have a coach in place in the fall who will hit the ground running to assemble all the pieces for a competitive program. It is an exciting time to introduce the sport of lacrosse into the Stout community as well as the surrounding community.”
Lacrosse is an NCAA spring sport. The season begins in late February, running into May, with a 16-game schedule.
The NCAA has conducted women’s lacrosse championships since 1985. Salisbury University completed an undefeated season, topping Tufts University, 15-14, to win the 2021 NCAA Division III championship in May. Gettysburg College won the two previous women’s titles.
UW-Stout’s Nelson Field has an artificial surface completed in 2020, allowing the team to play home games in late winter and spring.
Women’s lacrosse has been a UW-Stout sports club for several years.
“We will continue to review our sports module and work with our administration as we look to the expansion of Blue Devils Athletics,” Naatz said.