Arcadia University is adding men’s lacrosse as a varsity sport beginning in 2012-13.

The school hired Washington College (Maryland) assistant Andrew S. Delaney as head coach for the new Division III program.

Men’s lacrosse began as a club sport at Arcadia in 2006-07. The Knights will transition to their first varsity season in the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2012-13. The MAC currently sponsors 14 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams. The Knights will play a competitive club schedule in 2011-12 to prepare for NCAA competition the following year.

Delaney played collegiate lacrosse for Franklin & Marshall before graduating in 2003. Before becoming an assistant at Washington College, Delaney served for three seasons as the assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Limestone from 2008 to 2010. He also served as the college’s assistant sports information director.