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Posted by Rachel Margolis on May 8, 2014

ESPN Networks to Present 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship

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Top Two Seeds Compete Sunday on ESPNU

ESPN2, ESPNU and WatchESPN will provide exclusive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship beginning with first-round games on Saturday, May 10, and concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 26. The top two seeds in the championship – No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Syracuse – take to the field for first-round action on ESPNU on Sunday, May 11, at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.

ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position throughout the NCAA Championship, led by veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney, along with analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra. The trio will call all four quarterfinal games on Saturday, March 17, from Hempstead, N.Y. and Sunday, March 18, from Newark, Del., in addition to the national semifinals on Saturday, May 24, and the title game from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

Joining ESPN’s early-round coverage are analysts Ryan Boyle (four-time Princeton All-American), Mark Dixon (Johns Hopkins midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (North Carolina defenseman), Stephen McElduff (North Carolina defenseman), Jamie Munro (Brown All-American) and Matt Ward (Tewaaraton trophy winner and Virginia attackman). Calling game action will be Joe Beninati, Mike Corey, Booker Corrigan and Ben Holden.

Anish Shroff will host ESPN’s studio coverage throughout the championship. He will be joined by Kessenich at ESPNU studios in Charlotte, N.C., for the first-round games, followed by Dixon for the quarterfinals and Flanagan for the national semifinals. The studio duo of Shroff and Boyle will move to Baltimore for full analysis of the title game on Monday.

The National Championship will also air on ESPNU via the Spider Cam feed – an alternate viewing fan experience that in the past was integrated into the traditional telecast.

For the first time, the 16-team field featured two play-in games (May 7) yielding from 10 automatic and eight at-large bids.

Join the NCAA men’s lacrosse twitter conversation: #NCAALAX.

The women’s championship weekend opens Friday, May 23, with the national semifinals shown on ESPN3, followed by the title game on Sunday, May 25, airing on ESPNU and WatchESPN. Beninati will have the call of the game with analyst Courtney Martinez-Connor (Maryland All-American) and reporter Dixon.

ESPN Network’s Coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network(s)
Sat, May 10 Noon First Round: Albany at No. 3 seed Loyola
Joe Beninati & Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / WatchESPN
  2:30 p.m. First Round: Harvard at No. 6 seed Notre Dame
Mike Corey & Matt Ward
ESPNU / WatchESPN
  5 p.m. First Round: Cornell at No. 7 seed Maryland
Booker Corrigan & Stephen McElduff
ESPNU / WatchESPN
  7:30 p.m. First Round: North Carolina at No. 5 seed Denver
Mark Dixon & Jamie Munro
ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, May 11 1 p.m. First Round: Johns Hopkins at No. 8 seed Virginia
Joe Beninati & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  3 p.m. First Round: Drexel at No. 4 seed Penn
Mike Corey & Matt Ward
ESPNU / WatchESPN
  5:15 p.m. First Round: Air Force at No. 1 seed Duke
Ben Holden & Ryan Flanagan
ESPNU / WatchESPN
  7:30 p.m. First Round: Bryant at No. 2 seed Syracuse
Eamon McAnaney & Ryan Boyle
ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, May 17 Noon Quarterfinal: Game #1 (James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal: Game #2 (James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Sun, May 18 Noon Quarterfinal: Game #3 (Delaware Stadium, Newark, Del.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / WatchESPN
  2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal: Game #4 (Delaware Stadium, Newark, Del.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, May 24 1 p.m. Semifinal: Game #1 (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  3:30 p.m. Semifinal: Game #2 (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Mon, May 26 1 p.m. National Championship (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  National Championship Spider Cam Feed (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.) ESPNU / WatchESPN
  3 p.m. 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show
Anish Shroff & Ryan Boyle
ESPNU / WatchESPN

ESPN’s Coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
Fri, May 23 5 p.m. Semifinal: Game #1 (Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, Md.)
Joe Beninati, Courtney Martinez-Connor & Mark Dixon
ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Semifinal: Game #2 (Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, Md.)
Joe Beninati, Courtney Martinez-Connor & Mark Dixon
ESPN3
Sun, May 25 8:30 p.m. National Championship (Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, Md.)
Joe Beninati, Courtney Martinez-Connor & Mark Dixon
ESPNU / WatchESPN

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