MU Announces the Addition of Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse


Multnomah University is excited to announce the newest addition of Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse to the Athletics Department. The new programs’ first seasons are set to start in the fall of 2021.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be able to bring on two more sports to our department!” said Athletic Director Michael Anderson. “Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country and it is gaining more traction in the northwest region and the Cascade Conference.”

Other members of the conference who also host lacrosse include Southern Oregon, College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and Corban. The NAIA currently houses 33 men’s programs and 37 women’s programs, and Multnomah University is honored to be a part of the early stages of the sport in this association. 

“Exciting news for Multnomah on the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse to their athletic offerings,” stated CCC Commissioner Robert Cashell. “We are monitoring other schools in the league that either have or are considering adding and if we can get a core group of programs we certainly want to consider sponsoring as CCC sports.”

Multnomah University President Craig Williford says, “Multnomah University’s athletic programs focus on teaching young men and women how to compete while developing in them the skills central to meaningful lives and careers. Adding men’s and women’s lacrosse to our athletic programs means more students benefit from these life-changing experiences.”

The search for two head coaches is officially underway, with a hopeful start date for both coaches to begin on November 1st, 2020. To view the open positions and job descriptions, click here.

September 11, 2020 | News