The Davis Athletic Complex is the result of Phase II of Albion's campaign to improve its outdoor athletic facilities.
The complex includes Alumni Field, the competition facility for the men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, Champions Stadium at Frank Joranko Field for baseball, Dempsey Field for softball and a grass area for the throwing events in track & field. All of the facilities are brought together by a main entrance and walkway.
The women’s soccer team had the honor of playing the first game on the Pro Grass surface for soccer and lacrosse on Sept. 4, 2016. In addition to the playing surface, the facility includes seating for approximately 250 spectators, a media center and lighting allowing for night contests.
The men's lacrosse program enjoyed the home field advantage, winning all eight contests at the Davis Athletic Complex in 2017 by a combined score of 112-54.
Boosted by a generous gift by Bud and Olivia Davis, construction started May 9 and was complete in time for the soccer teams to train when they returned to campus in August. Berkley, Mich., based Foresite Design is the general contractor and designer of the project.
Albion College men's lacrosse firsts at the Davis Athletic Complex
First Game: March 11, 2017 (Albion 15, Otterbein 7)
First Goal: Harrison Palmer
First Assist: Zach Hubbell (on Drew Harm goal)
First Goalkeeping Victory: Trevor McManus collected 17 saves
Albion College men's lacrosse single-game records at the Davis Athletic Complex
Points: Dominic Hamper produced three goals and five assists in Albion's 19-8 win over Hope on April 25, 2017; Zach Hubbell produced six goals and two assists in Albion's 15-7 victory over Otterbein on March 11, 2017
Goals: Zach Hubbell scored six goals in in Albion's 15-7 victory over Otterbein on March 11, 2017
Assists: Alec Palmer dished out four assists in Albion's 20-5 victory over Calvin on April 19, 2017
Saves: Trevor McManus collected 17 in Albion's 15-7 victory over Otterbein on March 11, 2017