LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Headlining several announcements by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year is the reinstatement of both men's and women's lacrosse as conference-sponsored sports. The University of Dallas will be included among schools to have their programs affiliated, with the men's lacrosse conference championship being hosted on the campus in Irving, Texas on April 26 and 28.
On the women's side, the Crusaders will be affiliated with the SCAC for the first time. The conference championship will be held on April 27 and 28 on the campus of Colorado College.
Colorado College, Dallas, Johnson & Wales University (CO), and Southwestern University will field a women's team and those same four plus Centenary College will field men's teams. The top four teams will qualify for the conference tournament on each side.
Johnson & Wales became an official member of the league on July 1, giving the SCAC nine core members – its highest membership total since 2011-12. The Wildcats will sponsor 13 of the league's 19 officially recognized sports, including men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's track and field. The Wildcats first-ever SCAC contests will be a soccer doubleheader on Friday, September 7 at Dallas.