The Georgetown College Lacrosse Tigers team is being added as an affiliate member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC). The affiliate membership for women’s lacrosse begins with the 2018 season.
The AAC Council of Presidents approved Georgetown’s affiliate membership at its annual meeting on June 2 in Asheville, N.C.
“The AAC is pleased to welcome Georgetown College women’s lacrosse as the eleventh team to our league,” said Commissioner John Sullivan. “As the sport of lacrosse continues to grow in the southeastern U.S., we remain in the forefront of that growth. Georgetown College shares our focus on character development through sport and academic excellence of our student-athletes. We look forward to working with their fine team of coaches and administrators.”
With the addition of Georgetown, there are now 11 teams competing in women’s lacrosse joining Asbury, new league member Brenau, Columbia, Cumberlands Montreat, Point, Reinhardt, Tennessee Wesleyan, Truett McConnell, and St. Andrews.
“We are excited about this next step in our lacrosse history,” said Georgetown Director of Athletics Brian Evans. “It has been valuable to our program to be an independent the first three seasons as the sport grew and developed; however, to now have an association home with the Appalachian Athletic Conference solidifies the program and gives us more room to grow with all our fellow AAC competitors.
“I want to thank Commissioner John Sullivan for welcoming Georgetown College as an affiliate member and all the presidents and fellow athletic directors that made this possible,” Evans continued. “We look forward to great competition in the years to come.”
ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
The Appalachian Athletic Conference evolved from the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), a NAIA conference organized in the 1940s and dissolved in the early 1980s when institutions in the eastern part of the state seceded to form the…