Felician College To Add Three Women's Sports To Athletics Program

Felician College To Add Three Women's Sports To Athletics Program

(courtesy Angela Daidone, Felician College Director of Institutional Communications)


RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Felician College is adding three varsity intercollegiate sports to its athletics program, college officials announced today.

New for the 2014-15 academic year will be women’s outdoor track & field, women’s bowling and women’s lacrosse.

“We are adding these three sports for the continued growth of our athletic department,” said Ben DiNallo, Felician College Athletic Director. “We’ve identified these particular sports as those that are continually growing in popularity among women athletes. Also, two of the three – lacrosse and outdoor track – are currently conference championship sports so we will have immediate post-season opportunities because of our membership in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.”

Women’s bowling is classified as an NCAA “National Collegiate” sport. There is a single national champion named, with members of all three NCAA Divisions eligible.

The additions bring Felician’s NCAA Division II athletics offerings to a total of 13 sports -- five for men and eight for women.

Coaching hires and venues will be announced as soon as they become available.

Media inquiries, or other questions, can be directed to Mark Mentone, Sports Information Director, at (201) 559-3257 or MentoneM@felician.edu.

Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces their educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,200 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs in the classroom and online in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.