Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, which means it’s time to crown the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse champions. After more than two weeks of games, only four teams remain in the respective brackets.
Here’s what you need to know:
No. 5 seed Princeton 14, No. 4 seed Yale 10
No. 6 seed Rutgers 11, No. 3 seed Penn 9
No. 7 seed Cornell 10, Delaware 8
No. 1 seed North Carolina 8, No. 8 seed Stony Brook 5
No. 3 seed Boston College 20, No. 6 seed Loyola Maryland 13
No. 4 seed Northwestern 15, No. 5 seed Syracuse 4
Semifinal matchups, results
(at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut)
No. 6 seed Rutgers vs. No. 7 seed Cornell, Saturday, noon, ESPN2
No. 1 seed Maryland vs. No. 5 seed Princeton, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2
(at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field in Baltimore)
Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Monday, 1 p.m., ESPN
Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field in Baltimore, Sunday, noon, ESPN
Chris Cotter, Ryan Boyle and Katie George will handle the call of Saturday’s first semifinal between Cornell and Rutgers on ESPN2. Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will provide the play-by-play and commentary for the second semifinal between Maryland and Princeton on ESPN2 and will return to call Monday’s national championship on ESPN.
For the women, play-by-play commentator Jay Alter and analysts Sheehan Stanwick-Burch and Dana Boyle will be on the call for the semifinals and championship game from Homewood Field in Baltimore. The semifinals will be broadcast on ESPNU, and the national championship will be broadcast on ESPN for the first time.
What’s at stake?
No. 1 seed Maryland: Seeking fourth NCAA Tournament title (first since 2017)
No. 5 seed Princeton: Seeking seventh NCAA Tournament title (first since 2001)
No. 6 seed Rutgers: Seeking first NCAA Tournament title
No. 7 seed Cornell: Seeking fourth NCAA Tournament title (first since 1977)
No. 1 seed North Carolina: Seeking third NCAA Tournament title (first since 2016)
No. 2 seed Maryland: Seeking 15th NCAA Tournament title (first since 2019)
No. 3 seed Boston College: Seeking second straight NCAA Tournament title
No. 4 seed Northwestern: Seeking eighth NCAA Tournament title (first since 2012)
Players to watch
No. 1 seed Maryland: Fifth-year senior attackman Logan Wisnauskas (55 goals, 40 assists)
No. 5 seed Princeton: Senior attackman Chris Brown (30 goals, 41 assists)
No. 6 seed Rutgers: Junior attackman Ross Scott (49 goals, 23 assists)
No. 7 seed Cornell: Fifth-year senior attackman John Piatelli (60 goals, 15 assists)
No. 1 seed North Carolina: Fifth-year attacker Jamie Ortega (64 goals, 41 assists)
No. 2 seed Maryland: Graduate student attacker Aurora Cordingley (66 goals, 50 assists)
No. 3 seed Boston College: Graduate student attacker Charlotte North (82 goals, 23 assists)
No. 4 seed Northwestern: Graduate student attacker Lauren Gilbert (74 goals, 26 assists)
What to read
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- Transfer portal making big impact in women’s lacrosse Final Four: ‘I don’t see it going away in the near future’
- Emily Sterling is playing like the best goalie in the country for Maryland women’s lacrosse. Just don’t tell her that.
- Despite outcry over Notre Dame and Duke being left out, don’t expect NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament to expand anytime soon
- Mike Preston: Maryland is the true men’s lacrosse heavyweight, but Ivy League provides the muscle | COMMENTARY