Lacrosse notes: Defending champ Loyola unveils 'most aggressive' schedule for 2013

The defending NCAA champion Loyola men’s lacrosse team will open its 2013 season with a pair of road games before beginning its home schedule on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a rematch of the national title game against Maryland, Greyhounds coach Charley Toomey announced Thursday.

“This is the most aggressive schedule that we’ve put together here at Loyola,” Toomey said. “I think it’s great that we have Maryland to open our home schedule, and we have a very difficult group of nonconference games that will test us and prepare us for an always-challenging ECAC schedule.”

After a trio of exhibition games – Jan. 27 against the U.S. national team at the Champion Challenge in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb. 2 at North Carolina and Feb. 9 at home versus Harvard – the Greyhounds will open the regular season at Delaware on Saturday, Feb. 16, before taking on Towson three days later just up the road on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Loyola will play the first of three straight home games when the Terrapins visit Ridley Athletic Complex for the first time. Last year, the Greyhounds won their first NCAA Division I championship in any sport by topping Maryland, 9-3, on Memorial Day at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The 2013 rematch will mark the first regular-season game between the two since Loyola defeated the Terrapins, 10-8, on March 19, 1989. Prior to that, the teams had not played since 1959.

After the game against Maryland, Loyola will again play three days later, welcoming UMBC on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The Greyhounds will close their homestand on Saturday, March 2, when they open Eastern College Athletic Conference play against Bellarmine.

Five straight road games in four states and Washington will follow, starting with a Friday, March 8 contest at Duke. The Greyhounds finish their regular-season slate on the road with a Saturday, April 20, contest against Hobart and then a Saturday, April 27, date at Johns Hopkins. 

Game times will be released at a later date.

Here's the full schedule:

Sun. Jan. 27 vs. U.S. National Team at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.#

Sat. Feb. 2 at North Carolina%

Sat. Feb. 9 vs. Harvard%

Sat. Feb. 16 at Delaware

Tues. Feb. 19 at Towson

Sat. Feb. 23 vs. Maryland 

Tues. Feb. 26 vs. UMBC 

Sat. March 2 vs. Bellarmine* 

Fri. March 8 at Duke 

Sat. March 16 at Air Force in Denver*

Wed. March 20 at Georgetown

Sat. March 23 at Michigan* 

Sat. March 30 at Ohio State*

Sat. April 6 vs. Fairfield*

Sat. April 13 vs. Denver*

Sun. April 20 at Hobart*

Sat. April 27 at Johns Hopkins

Fri. May 3 ECAC Semifinals, Geneva, N.Y.^

Sun. May 5 ECAC Championship Game, Geneva, N.Y.^

Sat. May 11 NCAA First Round Campus Sites 

Sun. May 12 NCAA First Round Campus Sites 

Sat. May 18 NCAA Quarterfinals, College Park

Sun. May 19 NCAA Quarterfinals, Indianapolis

Sat. May 25 NCAA Semifinals, Philadelphia

Sun. May 27 NCAA Championship Game, Philadelphia

NOTE: * – ECAC game; # - Champion Challenge (exhibition game at Disney Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.); % - Exhibition Game; ^ – ECAC Championships 

Sophomore attackman Crowley commits to Towson

Sophomore attackman JP Crowley of St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has orally committed to Towson. Crowley had 52 goals and 32 assists as a freshman. The left-hander earned first-team All-District, first-team Miami Herald honors and second-team All-Region recognition. This past summer, Crowley attended Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp and Maverick Showtime, and was named a Hot Beds All-Star. He is a member of the Florida Xtreme and Team Florida. Crowley also considered Ohio State, Michigan, Stony Brook and

Sophomore defenseman Christian Teuber of William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia has orally committed to Georgetown. The 6-foot-2 recruit played his first high school season on varsity as a freshman at Penn Charter. This past summer, he attended Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp and, as a member of Dukes LC 2015, he played at Crabfeast and Tri-State. He also considered North Carolina, Drexel, Penn State, Maryland, Hopkins and St Joseph's. 

Delaware, Hofstra to host 2014 quarterfinals

Hofstra and Delaware have been selected as host sites for the 2014 NCAA Division I men's lacrosse quarterfinals, the Division I Men’s

Lacrosse Committee announced Thursday.

It will mark the eighth time since 1997 that Hofstra will host quarterfinal games. James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y., which is currently undergoing an installation of a new FieldTurf surface and a new lighting system, will host one of the two quarterfinal doubleheaders on Saturday, May 17, 2014. It will be the first Division I quarterfinal that Hofstra has hosted since May 21, 2011, when eventual national champion Virginia defeated Cornell, 13-9, and Denver defeated Johns Hopkins, 14-9.

In six of the seven previous quarterfinals hosted by Hofstra, the eventual national champion has won at that site. 

Tickets on sale for Face-Off, Big City classics

Tickets are on sale for the 2013 editions of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T; Bank Stadium and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic in East Rutherford, N.J. 

The seventh annual Face-Off Classic, on March 23, will feature games between Colgate and Navy at 2 p.m. and Virginia and Johns Hopkins at 4:30 p.m. 

On April 27, the fifth edition of the Big City Classic brings together Princeton and Cornell for a 4 p.m. contest at MetLife Stadium, followed by Notre Dame and Syracuse at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the Face-Off Classic are: $35 for club-level seats, $22 for lower-level reserved seats, $18 for groups of 10 or more and $12 for groups of 100 or more. Parking can also be purchased in advance for $15.

For more information on the Face-Off Classic, call the Ravens box office at 410-261-RAVE or go to In addition to the Ravens’ box office, tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online at or by phone at 800-745-3000. 

Ticket prices for the Big City Classic are: $75 for Coaches Club seats, $45 for West Midfield seats (lower level), $45 for the Touchdown Club (mezzanine) seats, $25 for lower-level reserved seats, $20 for groups of 10 or more and $15 for groups of 100 or more. Parking will be available on game day for $20 (bus parking $30).

To purchase tickets, contact Ticketmaster. Fans interested in saving on group ticket purchases of 10 or more should call 201-460-4370. For more information, go to

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