Press Release

Posted by Rachel Margolis on May 20, 2013

2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Semifinals Set; Starts Saturday

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Top-seeded Syracuse leads the field for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual on ESPN networks Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The semifinals air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN with No. 7 seed Duke facing unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m., followed by Syracuse against No. 4 seed Denver at 5 p.m. The 2013 season will culminate with the National Championship game Monday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN

ESPN has covered 30 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships since 1980 and 2013 marks the 19th consecutive year of televising the championship weekend games.

Additional production details will be released later this week.

Commentators
ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position for championship weekend.

  • Veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney will lead the booth
  • Joining McAnaney is analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra – during their college careers – Kessenich (Johns Hopkins) and Carcaterra (Syracuse) both played in four NCAA Championships and each won a national title with their respective teams.

Studio

  • Host Anish Shroff and analyst Mark Dixon will cover the National Semifinals from ESPNU’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters
  • The duo will be at Lincoln Financial Field for the National Championship on Memorial Day with pregame and halftime reports
  • In addition,  Shroff and Dixon will anchor  the NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show on ESPNU and WatchESPN, immediately following the title game, which will include game reaction, postgame celebration, trophy presentation and net cutting

ESPN Digital

  • Both semifinals will be shown on WatchESPN
  • The title game will be on WatchESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN MobileTV
  • ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil will have all the weekend’s coverage from Lincoln Financial Field, including game previews and columns

ESPN International

  • The semifinal games will be shown live on ESPN Europe and ESPN Middle East
  • The title game will air live on ESPN Brazil, ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Europe, ESPN Latin America, ESPN Middle East and Africa and ESPN PacRim

ESPN’s Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Subject to change)

DateTime (ET)Game/Commentators Network(s)
Sat, May 252:30 p.m.Semifinal: Game #1 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.) – No. 7 Duke vs. Cornell
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
 5 p.m.Semifinal: Game #2 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.) – No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Denver
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Mon, May 271 p.m.National Championship (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN / WatchESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Mobile TV
 3:30 p.m.2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon
ESPNU / WatchESPN