ESPN will again offer more than 420 regular season college lacrosse games across ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and ESPN+ this season. ESPNU and ESPNEWS will televise 29 matchups, with more than 390 available on ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and ESPN+ via the ESPN App.
- All television matchups feature ranked opponents across men’s and women’s schedules
- Sixteen of the top 20 men’s teams on Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll will appear on ESPN networks
- Five women’s matchups on ESPNU: No. 2 Maryland at No. 10 Penn State (Thu, Mar 21), No. 7 Northwestern at Johns Hopkins (Sat, Apr. 6), No. 8 Princeton at No. 12 Penn (Wed, Apr. 17), Michigan at No. 7 Northwestern (Thu, Apr 18) and No. 10 Penn State at Johns Hopkins (Fri, Apr. 19)
- reLAXin’ with P. Carc – Paul Carcaterra takes his series from the road to the barber chair as he tours college campuses, and talks lacrosse with the sport’s top players, all while working his acquired trimming skills. His first stop – Piscataway, N.J., with Rutgers’ Casey Rose
- Lacrosse 2019: Season Breakdown on ESPNU – Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich and Carcaterra go through the top storylines and players for the season; will air February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
- Lacrosse expands West – the 30-minute show will follow the Utah men’s lacrosse program as they enter their first season; debuts in March
Anish Shroff returns for his third season as the lead play-by-play commentator. Jay Alter, John Brickley, Mike Corey and Chris Cotter will also handle play-by-play duties throughout the season.
Analysis will be provided by:
- Quint Kessenich –Two-time winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the nation’s best goalie when he played for Johns Hopkins; played professionally with the Baltimore Thunder
- Paul Carcaterra – All-American and national champion with the Syracuse Orangemen; played professionally with Major League Lacrosse’s New Jersey Pride and participated in the World Lacrosse Games
- Sheehan Stanwick-Burch – returns as analyst for women’s lacrosse; four-time All-American at Georgetown, team captain in 2001; named National Attacker of the Year (2001) and was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award in the same year
- Ryan Boyle – Four-time All-American at Princeton, winning the national championship with the Tigers in 2001; played professionally in both the NLL and MLL, and retired in 2014 with the Boston Cannons.
- Ryan Flanagan – three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina, named the Nation’s top defensemen in 2010 and to the USILA Scholar All-America team in 2011; Four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star. Current member of the Premier Lacrosse League.
- Myles Jones – Former Duke All-American, two-time midfielder of the year and two-time national champion; current member of the Premier Lacrosse League
- Matt Ward – Won the Tewaaraton Award for most outstanding player in 2006 after winning a national championship with Virginia; a year later, won Rookie of the Year in the MLL playing for the Washington Bayhawks.
- Jon “Stugotz” Weiner – the co-host on The Dan LaBatard Show with Stugotz will make a number of in-game appearances during the season; named to Pilgrim League All-Star team during his playing days at Clark University (1992-1995)
- Don Zimmerman – Legendary head coach spent 23 years with the UMBC men’s lacrosse team, made four consecutive appearances in NCAA lacrosse championship; America East Coach the Year (2006, 2008, 2009); also led Johns Hopkins to three national championships
All Eyes on the Trophy
ESPN will be providing complete coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, beginning with the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Selection Special on Sunday, May 5 (9 p.m., ESPNU). Each round will air on an ESPN network, and culminate with championship weekend from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on May 25-27.
ESPN will also provide coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship, with championship weekend taking place in Baltimore, Md., from May 24-26.
Games aired on an ESPN network will also be available through the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
Men’s Lacrosse Schedule
|Sat, Feb 16||2 p.m.||No. 4 Loyola at No. 7 Johns Hopkins||ESPN3*|
|Sat, Mar 2||Noon||No. 6 Virginia at No. 10 Syracuse||ESPNU|
|Sun, Mar 3||Noon||No. 3 Maryland at No. 11 Notre Dame||ESPNU|
|Thu, Mar 7||7 p.m.||No. 4 Loyola at No. 2 Duke||ESPNU|
|Thu, Mar 12||7 p.m.||Mount St. Mary’s at No. 7 Johns Hopkins||ESPN3&|
|Sat, Mar 16||1 p.m.||No. 5 Cornell at No. 1 Yale||ESPNEWS|
|Delaware at No. 7 Johns Hopkins||ESPN3^|
|Tue, Mar 19||5 p.m.||No. 11 Notre Dame at No. 20 Michigan||ESPNU|
|Sat, Mar 23||4 p.m.||No. 15 North Carolina at No. 3 Maryland||ESPNU|
|Sat, Mar 23||6 p.m.||No. 6 Virginia at No. 7 Johns Hopkins||ESPN3#|
|Sun, Mar 24||2 p.m.||No. 2 Duke at No. 10 Syracuse||ESPNU|
|Tue, Mar 26||6 p.m.||No. 8 Denver at No. 17 Princeton||ESPNU|
|Sat, Mar 30||Noon||No. 10 Syracuse at No. 11 Notre Dame||ESPNU|
|2 p.m.||No. 2 Duke at No. 15 North Carolina||ESPNU|
|Sun, Mar 31||Noon||No. 12 Rutgers at No. 16 Ohio State||ESPNU|
|Sat, Apr 6||Noon||No. 11 Notre Dame at No. 2 Duke||ESPNU|
|2 p.m.||No. 12 Rutgers at No. 7 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU|
|Tue, Apr 9||6 p.m.||No. 5 Cornell at No. 10 Syracuse||ESPNU|
|Sat, Apr 13||Noon||No. 6 Virginia at No. 2 Duke||ESPNU|
|Sun, Apr 14||Noon||No. 16 Ohio State at No. 7 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU|
|Sat, Apr 20||Noon||No. 15 North Carolina at No. 11 Notre Dame||ESPNU|
|Sun, Apr 21||Noon||No. 7 Johns Hopkins at No. 9 Penn State||ESPNU|
|Fri, Apr 26||4 p.m.||MAAC Flex||ESPNU|
|6 p.m.||No. 16 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan||ESPNU|
* – will air February 17 at 8 a.m. on ESPNU
& – will air March 13 at 5 p.m. on ESPNU
^ – will air on March 17 at 6 p.m. on ESPNU
# – will air on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Women’s Lacrosse Schedule
|Thu, Mar 21||5 p.m.||No. 2 Maryland at No. 10 Penn State||ESPNU|
|Sat, Apr 6||10 a.m.||No. 7 Northwestern at Johns Hopkins||ESPNU|
|Wed, Apr 17||6 p.m.||No. 8 Princeton at No. 12 Penn||ESPNU|
|Thu, Apr 18||4 p.m.||Michigan at No. 7 Northwestern||ESPNU|
|Fri, Apr 19||5 p.m.||No. 10 Penn State at Johns Hopkins||ESPNU|