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Published: Friday, May 31 2013 7:10 p.m. MDT

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Shamal
Orlando, FL

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!

Mom of 8
Hyrum, UT

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 . . .

Shamal
Orlando, FL

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.

Sinew South
Centennial, CO

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!

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