A new lacrosse stadium in the works, as the Stags continue to win

Copelan is thrilled about the switch to the CAA. “This is a great move for Fairfield lacrosse. Conference affiliation makes a statement about your program without having to say a word. As we were evaluating things, we wanted to be cognizant about how our strength of schedule RPI (Rating Percentage Index) would be affected; we wanted a chance to compete for the conference championship; and we wanted our recruitment to be aided by the affiliation.”

Rafferty Stadium, the new home for lacrosse, which will be built in 2014, will enhance the University’s ability to recruit the highest level of player and schedule top-quality non-conference opponents, Doris said.

Copelan was enthusiastic about the impact the new stadium will have on the program.

“Rafferty Stadium will be at the very core of our future,” he said. “The school’s willingness to undertake this project is a clear statement about where they see the lacrosse programs fitting into the overall fabric of Fairfield University. We want to make sure we are doing our part to help Fairfield’s overall growth.”

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