{VIDEO} Hampton University The First HBCU To Play Division I Lacrosse

Hampton University faced Roberts Wesleyan College Redhawks in their first division I lacrosse game. They didn’t bring home the win however, they will have all season to improve.

As part of Black History Month, ESPN’s SportsCenter on the Road covered Hamptons’ fit game.

Coach Lloyd Carter, the men’s lacrosse coach at Hampton, played Division II lacrosse at Morgan State, before it was dropped from the campus in 1981.

A Baltimore Sun profile on Carter reports that the Morgan Bears team had beaten Notre Dame, Villanova, Michigan State and Georgetown during a five-day span.

“These guys, they don’t see it yet,” said Carter, 57, a retired Baltimore fire chief. “The reason I see it is because I was there. … When I got older, I had a better appreciation of history. And that’s what I am selling these guys now. This is special because we are part of history again.”

“Slowly but surely, we’re going to move this program along,” Marshall promises. “We want to get to the point where we are competitive, become affiliated with a conference, win the conference championship and compete for a [national] championship. It takes time, but we’re glad to be one of the 70 elite lacrosse programs in the country.”



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