February 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Before he came to Greenville to become East Carolina’s athletics director, Jon Gilbert oversaw some remarkable growth in women’s sports at two previous stops. He hopes nothing changes with the Pirates, who are set to embark on their second season in women’s lacrosse this spring after a difficult first one as the university’s first new team since the year 2000. Despite a mere two victories in the inaugural lacrosse campaign, no one knows better than Gilbert what can happen when a new sport is given the right opportunities, personnel and coaching. The same lacrosse team opened the season with a home win on Friday. The addition of ECU’s lacrosse team, announced by former AD Jeff Compher in March of 2016, largely was set in Title IX concerns. “If we’re going to have a sports program, it’s important to support that sports program and invest in it,” he said. -Nathan Summers, reflector. Read More.

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