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Augustana lacrosse in national spotlight

Vice President Kent Barnds discusses the enrollment impact of new lacrosse programs at Augustana College

April  02, 2012


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In this USA Today article, Augustana Vice President for Enrollment, Communication and Planning Kent Barnds shares his views on the growing popularity of lacrosse in the upper Midwest, and Augustana's efforts to recruit the region's top prep players.

About Augustana lacrosse

In early 2010, Augustana College enacted a plan to add men's and women's Division III lacrosse to an athletics program with an enviable record of national championships and Academic All-Americans.

At the mid-point in their first season of play, the Vikings lacrosse athletes are proving to be among the best in NCAA Division III competition. First-year attacker Hilary Kargyl is currently the No. 1 goal-scorer, with 66 goals. The men's team boasts the No. 3-ranked scoring defense, and first-year goalie Cody Burgdoff ranks 10th in goals-against average.

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