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Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« on: April 06, 2022, 09:52:34 AM »



The new NCAA regulation soccer field, which can also be used for lacrosse, is currently under construction and is slated to be complete by May 2022.

ETTRICK, VA – Virginia State University (VSU) Athletics continues to add to the institution’s Greater Happens Here mantra with the addition of three (3) sports programs. The Trojans will add women’s soccer, men and women’s lacrosse to their list of sponsored sports effective immediately.  Men’s Soccer will be added in Spring 2023.

VSU Athletics currently offers 17 athletic teams; eight for women, eight for men, and co-ed cheerleading. 


https://hbcugameday.com/2022/04/06/virginia-state-university-adds-three-new-athletic-teams/

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2022, 10:17:39 AM »
It sounds like new membership for the MEAC.  How many HBCUs DII schools have soccer???

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 10:36:14 AM »
It sounds like new membership for the MEAC.  How many HBCUs DII schools have soccer???

This is great for VSU....but the MEAC doesn't have soccer, or Men's/Women's lacrosse. Guess they will have to do like Howard and a couple others and have those teams play in other leagues for the sports the MEAC doesn't sponsor.

Good to see VSU investing in it's programs.

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 10:36:19 AM »
 :nod: Jag, I still think VaState is a perfect addition to the MEAC along with 2 other CIAA teams....but, I've beat that dead horse to death over on MEAC FANS ZONE  :lol: ....so like another topic, I'm just sitting, listening, reading, watching....and we will see what happens OR does NOT happen.  ;D

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 10:43:18 AM »
It sounds like new membership for the MEAC.  How many HBCUs DII schools have soccer???

This is great for VSU....but the MEAC doesn't have soccer, or Men's/Women's lacrosse. Guess they will have to do like Howard and a couple others and have those teams play in other leagues for the sports the MEAC doesn't sponsor.

Good to see VSU investing in it's programs.

Only one CIAA school currently has men's and women's soccer, which is Shaw as an independent.

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 11:17:52 AM »
Lincoln was a Women Soccer team (East Coast Conference) and Mens and Women club. Lacrosse.

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 11:57:26 AM »
I would love to see VSU and Fayetteville State make the move to the MEAC. They both have solid enrollment and athletic programs. I would venture to say that the Broncos have had the most consistent HBCU athletic program in North Carolina for the last 20 years.

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2022, 12:39:10 PM »
It sounds like new membership for the MEAC.  How many HBCUs DII schools have soccer???
Very interesting indeed

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2022, 12:41:08 PM »
I would love to see VSU and Fayetteville State make the move to the MEAC. They both have solid enrollment and athletic programs. I would venture to say that the Broncos have had the most consistent HBCU athletic program in North Carolina for the last 20 years.
This seems logical

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2022, 02:01:19 PM »
Bluefield State wants in the CIAA and they have a women's soccer team.  Allen also has a women's soccer team that will be independent.

Shaw, Lincoln, VSU, Bluefield, and Allen could be first step for the CIAA offering Women's Soccer.

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2022, 02:17:15 PM »
Great additions by VSU,but my question is this?Why are our schools so late on adding women's soccer? That sport is a no brainer. :shrug:

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2022, 02:19:02 PM »
Bluefield State wants in the CIAA and they have a women's soccer team.  Allen also has a women's soccer team that will be independent.


Bluefield State College petitions to become a part of the CIAA
https://www.wvnstv.com/news/local-news/bluefield-state-college-petitions-to-become-a-part-of-the-ciaa/

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2022, 02:19:55 PM »
I would love to see VSU and Fayetteville State make the move to the MEAC. They both have solid enrollment and athletic programs. I would venture to say that the Broncos have had the most consistent HBCU athletic program in North Carolina for the last 20 years.


 :nod:    :nod:    :nod:    :nod:    :nod:


And I would still also throw Albany State in to the MEAC mix.
There's your Gawga MEAC member right there.
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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2022, 02:29:08 PM »
What's a Gawga?

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Re: Virginia State University Adds Three New Athletic Teams
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2022, 02:30:32 PM »
Great additions by VSU,but my question is this?Why are our schools so late on adding women's soccer? That sport is a no brainer. :shrug:
Maybe everyone isn't interested in playing soccer? It's just a thought....Beau here

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