College Lacrosse: Montreat Cavaliers
|Montreat on the road at UTC-Chattanooga (Image / Tom Flynn)|
They compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (ACC) of the NAIA and I'll include links to articles about them periodically here as I assist with the team. The Cavs are in just their second year and NAIA lacrosse is not yet well-known.
Montreat plays in Black Mountain, on its Vance Avenue campus that sits to the north of I-40. The field is located on grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park, Prospect Park, the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the Biltmore Estate grounds, and numerous parks throughout the country. The playing field was recently resurfaced with turf in a major upgrade to the college's soccer and lacrosse facilities
They're a great collection of young men and gradually making their way from a group of students (in many cases relatively new to the game) into a team that will challenge for the AAC title. - TF