Lincoln College adds Women’s Wrestling
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LINCOLN, IL — The Lincoln College Athletic Department will be increasing the number of sports offered for student-athletes in the 2020-2021 season. The additions of Women’s Wrestling and Archery will bring the total number of intercollegiate sports and clubs offered by the school to twenty-five. LC will be adding a junior varsity baseball team to their list of JV programs as well.
Lincoln College Athletic Director Mark Perdue is pleased to see the department continue to grow. “It is a positive sign for the college that we continue to grow our enrollment through increasing athletic opportunities,” said Perdue. “The addition of new programs was part of the charge I was given when hired as AD, and I look forward to seeing these new teams form and add to the Lincoln College tradition of athletic excellence.”
Last year, the number of intercollegiate sports offered at Lincoln College grew to nineteen with the addition of Men’s and Women’s Bowling. Both teams will begin competition this season. Women’s Wrestling will move that number to an even twenty sports that compete as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Lincoln’s offering of club sports will increase to five with the addition of Archery to the already established clubs of Cheer Team, Dance Team, Men’s Volleyball and E-Sports. The co-ed archery team will compete as part of the USA Archery Club system.
In addition to expanding the number of athletic offerings for 2020, the LC Athletic Department will continue to grow their number of junior varsity teams in play with the addition of a JV baseball team for the 2020-2021 season. The new JV program will be under the direction of Head Baseball Coach Tony Thomas and Assistant Coach Kolton Mayall who will be the full-time head coach of the JV team.
Recruitment of athletes for a women’s wrestling team has already begun under the direction of current men’s wrestling coach Jordan Bakely and assistant coach Sam Recco. Athletic Director Mark Perdue has started his search for a Women’s Wrestling head coach with the goal of having someone in place by the spring of 2020. Likewise, the search for an archery coach is underway and recruitment of athletes will follow. In the meantime, interested parties can contact AD Perdue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Lincoln College athletics programs, please visit www.lincolnlynxsports.com.