Arizona State University Ray Anderson formally announced today that the Sun Devils are adding Division 1 women’s triathlon and women’s lacrosse as ASU’s 24th and 25th varsity sports.
The Sun Devils will become the sixth Pac-12 program to add women’s lacrosse when they begin play in the 2017-18 year, meeting the minimum for the conference to become an automatic NCAA qualifier. The other programs — Stanford, USC, Colorado, Oregon and Cal, are currently members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) for women’s lacrosse. “If things work out, and Ray (ASU athletic director Ray Anderson) has assured me things will work out, the Pac-12 will have a championship and automatic qualifier from women’s lacrosse,” senior associate athletic director Scottie Graham told the State Press.
— Sun Devil Athletics (@TheSunDevils) October 20, 2015