Year Formed: 1998 1999 Record: 0-2 Location of Home Field: Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas Colors: Red and White Contacts: Phil Russell H 409-860-0228 Kevin Britt H 409-769-2968 W 409-898-7011 To e-mail club: email@example.com Head Coach: Phil Russell
Lacrosse at Lamar University officially became a club sport in the spring of 1998. They immediately became associate members of the GCLA. The Cardinals, under Phil Russell, immediately began scouring the campus for athletes. They met with great initial success and within two weeks of their approval they hosted and played their first lacrosse game- a 12-0 loss to Metro. The Cardinals accomplished their first goal in 1998- they played their first game. The speed with which they accomplished that is a model for all new lacrosse-playing colleges everywhere. Lamar also supported the city of Beaumont's hosting of the 1998 GCLA Championships. The event introduced the sport of lacrosse to people throughout the Golden Triangle area. Lamar expects to build on these accomplishments and will play 6-8 games in 1999 as an associate member of the GCLA. Lamar seeks to host a tournament on campus this spring, perhaps early in the season, to help promote their program. They are especially interested in having as many college teams attend as possible. Those interested should contact Phil Russell.