Congratulation SVU on making a major investment in the lacrosse programs. I
can't wait to see what Coach Lamb will do with the teams!
Just a bit worried--where's all of this funding suddenly coming from? I
want to see SVU succeed, but money's always been a debilitating issue for
the school. Even BYU struggled to keep funding for a traveling lacrosse team;
how is SVU going to do better? Keeping my fingers crossed for the
school . . .
Momof8,I'm not aware of financial issues at SVU. As a young
school, their endowment is smaller as is their alumni base, but They seem to
make a new major addition to the campus every other year funded by donors. If
memory serves, their financial standing was a key qualification to receiving
regional accreditation a number of years ago.Making Lacrosse a
premier program at the school is a smart move given the popularity of the sport
on the east coast. They have the potential to be very successful there which
will bolster the identity of the school and will be a source of pride for the
student body and community as some of the other successful programs have been.
Another advantage SVU has is the proximity to good competition. There are more
university lacrosse programs within a 4 hour bus ride of campus than they will
ever be able play.BYU's nearest rivals are in Colorado, Arizona and
Southern California.Getting Coach Lamb is a HUGE deal! A dream hire that I
didn't think possible. No one else knows the LDS recruiting landscape on
the east coast as intimately as he does.
It's worth noting that Coach Lamb also started up the lacrosse programs
(M/W) at Adams State University between his stints at BYU and Notre Dame. Give the Grizzlies some love!