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At Hampton, addition of women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse make Pirates unique

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By Josh Barr

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Hampton University is highly regarded as one of the nation’s finest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), providing a wide range of technical and liberal arts bachelor degrees in 49 different programs, as well as master’s degrees in 21 different programs.

While the university’s program is known for its stellar academic programs, it is also making a claim to having one of the nation’s most well-rounded athletics programs. Last year, Hampton added women’s soccer and became the only HBCU with a Division I men’s lacrosse team.

“This just keeps in line with what is happening – it is all about bringing the best and brightest students to campus to get an education,” said Hampton Athletic Director Eugene Marshall. “Hampton University, by its very nature, is always looking at how we can bring the best and brightest students to the university. It doesn’t always have to be traditional students or through traditional sports.”

Women’s soccer debuted in the fall of 2015 while men’s lacrosse competed at the varsity level for the first time this past spring. The university also boasts a co-ed sailing team that advanced to the College Sailing Nationals for the first time this past spring.

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