New Intercollegiate Sports Slated for Genesee Community College

The Genesee Community College Association is planning to launch new intercollegiate sports programs at the College over the next three years, Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services Virginia M. Taylor reported to the Board of Trustees Monday evening. New sports on tap at Genesee include cheerleading, golf, women's lacrosse, tennis and cross country.

Three new sports are planned for the 2009-2010 academic year, Dr. Taylor said. She told trustees that she expects a team of twenty students will be ready to begin a Men's and Women's varsity/club Cheer Team this Fall. During the Spring 2010 semester, twenty students will become members of a newly formed Division III Men's and Women's Golf Team. Also in the Spring 2010 semester, a Women's Lacrosse Club Team, consisting of twenty members, will be formed.

In Spring 2011, the College should have approval to upgrade the Women's Lacrosse Club Team to a NJCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Team. Also during the Spring of 2011, the College anticipates forming a Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Team.

During the Fall of 2011, the College anticipates forming a Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Team.

The College is upgrading athletic fields this year and installing a new soccer/lacrosse turf field as well. This will provide playing space for the new lacrosse team. The College already has tennis courts, and plenty of paths for cross country practice, Dr. Taylor said.