Shaw to Add Men’s and Women’s Soccer in 2017-18

As many HBCUs struggle to balance athletic budgets and several have cut athletic programs in order to stabilize university-wide finances, Shaw University has announced the addition of two teams that will no doubt spur recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds while smartly and efficiently investing in two relatively inexpensive programs to proliferate.

Shaw announced the addition of men’s and women’s club soccer last week and added that the teams will compete on the club level in 2016-17 before transitioning to NCAA Division II status in Fall 2017. Shaw has hired Luis Cortell, formerly of West Virginia Tech, to lead the Bears and Lady Bears soccer clubs.

Read more about Shaw Soccer and Coach Cortell’s hire here.

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