Lackawanna College Announces Area’s First Women’s Collegiate Wrestling

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Scranton, Pa. – July 9, 2019 – Lackawanna College will add the area’s first and only women’s collegiate wrestling program. The College will compete in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) with 2019-20 set as its inaugural season. WCWA has partnered with 38 colleges across the U.S. and Canada. Lackawanna’s home matches will take place at the Lackawanna College Student Union.

Kate Fox has been named the first women’s wrestling head coach. Coach Fox has assisted with several programs for over 18 years including Lackawanna’s men’s wrestling program and women’s tennis program.

“I’m super excited, wrestling has been a passion for many years. I’m happy to have the opportunity to help young women in their college experience,” said Coach Fox.

In addition to women’s wrestling, Lackawanna College recently announced a men’s ice hockey program, which will begin in the 2020-21 season. Lackawanna currently competes in 13 varsity sports.

“We are constantly looking for ways to set ourselves apart from the competition with options for our student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Joya Whittington. “We are excited to give students opportunities that would not have been available to them locally.”

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Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda and the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township. Learn more at

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