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Time to Face-Off: ESPN Presents Entire NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship

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ESPN will be the exclusive home of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship for the 11th consecutive year, beginning Wednesday, May 9, with the opening round game featuring Robert Morris and Canisius (4 p.m. ET, ESPN3). The first round of the championship includes four matchups on Saturday, May 12, and four matchups on Sunday, May 13, to be played at the sites of the top-8 seeds. Tournament action continues with the quarterfinals on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, from Hempstead, N.Y., and Annapolis, Md. All matchups will be played on ESPNU.

The semifinals and championship title game will be played over Memorial Day weekend, from Gillette Stadium in Boston. Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will call all the action on Saturday, May 26 (noon & 2:30 p.m., ESPNU), and Monday, May 28 (1 p.m., ESPN2).

Commentators

  • Play-by-play: Jay Alter, John Brickley, Mike Corey, Booker Corrigan, Chris Cotter, Anish Shroff
  • Analysts: Ric Beardsley (four-time All-American defenseman, two-time national champion with Syracuse), Ryan Boyle (former All-American at Princeton), Carcaterra (All-American and national champion with the Syracuse Orangemen), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder and attackman), Kessenich (one of the nation’s top goalies during his time at Johns Hopkins), Matt Ward (2006 Tewaaraton Award winner; national champion with Virginia), Don Zimmerman (legendary former head coach of UMBC)
  • Boyle and Ward will also provide studio coverage during the quarterfinals, as well as championship weekend
  • Shroff, Carcaterra and Kessenich are hitting the road, as they call quarterfinal matchups in New York and Maryland in the same weekend, before heading to Boston for championship weekend

Coverage Highlights

  • Ben Reeves and No. 3 Yale are coming off a loss to Ivy League-winner Cornell; will face UMass in the first round
  • Two compelling rematches from the regular season: Virginia vs. No. 6 Loyola (May 12, 7:15 p.m.), and Cornell vs. Syracuse (May 13, 7:15 p.m.)

ESPN will also provide coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship, with championship weekend taking place at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium (Stony Brook, N.Y.) from May 25-27. John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch and Halley Quillinan will call all the action on ESPNU and ESPN3.

 

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, May 9 4 p.m. Robert Morris vs. Canisius ESPN3
First Round
Sat, May 12 Noon UMass vs. No. 3 Yale

Jay Alter, Ryan Boyle

ESPNU
  2:15 p.m. Villanova vs. No. 4 Duke

Mike Corey, Don Zimmerman

ESPNU
  5 p.m. Richmond vs. No. 2 Albany

Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra

ESPNU
  7:15 p.m. Virginia vs. No. 6 Loyola

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich

ESPNU
Sun, May 13 Noon Canisius/Robert Morris vs. No. 1 Maryland

Booker Corrigan, Mark Dixon

ESPNU
  2:15 p.m. Denver vs. No. 7 Notre Dame

John Brickley, Matt Ward

ESPNU
  5 p.m. Georgetown vs. No. 5 Johns Hopkins

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich

ESPNU
  7:15 p.m. Cornell vs. No. 8 Syracuse

Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra/Ric Beardsley

ESPNU
Quarterfinals
Sat, May 19 Noon 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

(Hempstead, N.Y.)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPNU
2:30 p.m. 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

(Hempstead, N.Y.)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPNU
Sun, May 20 Noon 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

(Annapolis, Md.)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPNU
2:30 p.m. 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

(Annapolis, Md.)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPNU
Championship Weekend
Sat, May 26 Noon 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Semifinal #1 (Boston)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2
2:30 p.m. 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Semifinal #2 (Boston)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2
Mon, May 28 1 p.m. 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Title Game (Boston)

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

 

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Fri, May 25 5 p.m. Semifinal #1

John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch, Halley Quillinan

ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Semifinal #2

John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch, Halley Quillinan

ESPN3
Sun, May 27 Noon NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship

Title Game

John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch, Halley Quillinan

ESPNU

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