St. Bonaventure Joins the MAAC

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The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced that St. Bonaventure will be an associate member of the conference for the Bonnies inaugural men's lacrosse season in 2019.

St. Bonaventure was unanimously voted in as an associate member by the MAAC Council of Presidents. The Bonnies will be a full member in men's lacrosse playing a MAAC conference schedule in 2019. The Bonnies will be the eighth school with men's lacrosse in the MAAC.

Statement from MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor
"St. Bonaventure is well recognized for its academic and athletic excellence, and as the institution launches its men's lacrosse program the MAAC is excited to have them join the conference as an associate member, Coach Mearns is very familiar with the MAAC from his tenure at Canisius where he won two MAAC titles. I expect he will quickly have the Bonnies become a competitive program in the MAAC."

Statement From St. Bonaventure Director of Athletics Tim Kenney said.  

"On behalf of St. Bonaventure University, we would like to thank Commissioner Ensor, the presidents and the athletic directors of the MAAC for seeing our vision and inviting us to join their league. This partnership makes a lot of sense for both parties. Geographically we are in the MAAC footprint and demographically the member schools are similar. The MAAC is a perfect home for us as we grow our program and we look forward to being a contributing member of the conference.Being able to compete for a league championship immediately is a great privilege and sets us up on a trajectory of where we envision our program being in the future as we build to a level of being able to compete for championships."
 The Bonnies also have also recently announced plans for a men's lacrosse locker room as they continue to build and get this program ready for play in 2019.