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New NCAA D-III Sport Debuts at Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (February 7, 2014) – The new Hendrix College women's lacrosse team will debut today at 7 p.m. at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

It is the first women's lacrosse game for an intercollegiate varsity team in the state of the Arkansas. The first home game will be Saturday, Feb. 22, against conference rival Berry College.

Hendrix has 16 players from 10 different states on the roster. The Warriors are coached by Peri West, who also started the program at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass.

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Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit