NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on ESPN Networks

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NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on ESPN Networks

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National Championship Game to be Played Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Top-seeded Syracuse leads the field for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual – set to air on ESPN networks Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The semifinals will be shown on ESPN2 and WatchESPN as No. 7 seed Duke faces unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m. ET, 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.

Game Features

  • Microphones will be worn by all three game officials during the semifinals and championship, providing on-field dialogue throughout the telecast with periodic switches to each official
  • Additional microphones will be mounted on the goals and on-field audio will also be present
  • The telecast will use 11 cameras, including the SkyCam and Super Slo Motion
  • The SkyCam returns for the fourth year and a Live SkyCam Presentation of the title game on Monday can be seen on ESPNU, ESPN3 and WatchESPN with announcer audio and replays
  • Stories ESPN will be tracking include: Cornell’s Rob Pannell’s quest to break the NCAA Division I all-time scoring record; Denver’s Wesley Berg, averaging six goals per game during postseason, is positioned to break the tournament scoring record; Duke, under coach John Danowksi, has been to the Final Four in each of his seven years; Syracuse returns to the semis for first time since 2009; and Denver coach Bill Tierney has amassed an impressive resume in his 27 years of coaching

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

  • 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, headquarters
  • The duo will be on-site 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
  • Andy Shay, 10th-year head coach at Yale, will join Shroff and Dixon in studio for the coverage of the semifinals

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

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

It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports

ESPN’s ongoing “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports” brand campaign is celebrating men’s lacrosse with the Flow Chart. The initiative allows lacrosse fans and players a fun way to show off their flow, the cascade of hair falling outside the back of their helmet, by uploading images on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #ESPNFLOWCHART. The Flow Chart is also taking to the road, setting up in the fan activation areas of premier lacrosse events, including on semifinal Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. For more information and to view the chart, visit www.espnflowchart.com.

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

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network(s)
Sat, May 25 2 p.m. NCAA Championship Update
Anish Shroff, Mark Dixon & Yale head coach Andy Shay
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  2:30 p.m. Semifinal: Game #1 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.) – No. 7 Duke vs. Cornell
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  4:30 p.m. NCAA Championship Update
Anish Shroff, Mark Dixon & Yale head coach Andy Shay
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
  7 p.m. NCAA Championship Update
Anish Shroff, Mark Dixon & Yale head coach Andy Shay
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Mon, May 27 1 p.m. National Championship (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN / WatchESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Mobile TV
  Live SkyCam Presentation National Championship ESPNU / ESPN3 / WatchESPN
  3:30 p.m. 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon
ESPNU / WatchESPN

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Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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