Lax to the Max: NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championships on ESPN

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Lax to the Max: NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championships on ESPN

ESPN will present the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse championships across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 this month, culminating with the crowning of two national champions. Coverage begins today with the men’s opening round, as UMBC faces Marist (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3). The top eight seeds will host the first round, with teams facing off on Saturday, May 11, at noon, and continuing Sunday, May 12, on ESPNU. Inside Lacrosse’s Media All-Americans will be revealed during halftime of Sunday’s 7:30 p.m. game – players will be determined by the media members who vote in IL’s weekly poll. Quarterfinals will take place Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, in Hempstead N.Y., and East Hartford, Conn.

Winners will advance to championship weekend in Philadelphia, taking place over Memorial Day weekend. ESPN’s 25th consecutive season of complete championship weekend coverage will include the semifinals live on Saturday, May 25 (noon and 2:30 p.m.), and the title game on Monday, May 27 (1 p.m.), all on ESPN2.

The women’s championship on ESPN3 begins Friday with first-round matchups, also taking place at campus sites. Games will air on ESPN3 and the ESPN App through championship weekend, with the semifinals on ESPN3 and the championship game on ESPNU.

Commentators

  • Play-by-play: Jay Alter, John Brickley, Mike Corey, Booker Corrigan, Chris Cotter, Anish Shroff
  • Analysts: Ryan Boyle (former All-American at Princeton), Paul Carcaterra (All-American and national champion with the Syracuse Orangemen), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder and attackman), Ryan Flanagan (former UNC defenseman, MLL veteran), Mike Golic Jr. (‘fanalyst’), Quint Kessenich (one of the nation’s top goalies during his time at Johns Hopkins and national champion), 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, with host Cotter
  • Shroff, Carcaterra and Kessenich are hitting the road, as they call quarterfinal matchups in New York and Connecticut back-to-back, before heading to the City of Brotherly Love for championship weekend
  • John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick Burch, Jon “Stugotz” Weiner and Halley Quillinan will be in Baltimore for women’s championship weekend

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Wed, May 8 7 p.m. Opening Round (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
UMBC vs. Marist
ESPN3
Sat, May 11 Noon First Round (Baltimore, Md.)
Syracuse vs. No. 8 Loyola
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich
ESPNU
  2:30 p.m. First Round (New Haven, Conn.)
Georgetown vs. No. 5 Yale
Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra/Mike Golic Jr.
ESPNU
  5 p.m. First Round (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Army vs. No. 4 Penn
Booker Corrigan, Ryan Boyle
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. First Round (Charlottesville, Va.)
Robert Morris vs. No. 3 Virginia
Mike Corey, Don Zimmerman/Matt Ward
ESPNU
Sun, May 12 Noon First Round (State College, Pa.)
UMBC/Marist vs. No. 1 Penn State
John Brickley, Mark Dixon
ESPNU
  2:30 p.m. First Round (Towson, Md.)
Maryland vs. No. 6 Towson
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich
ESPNU
  5 p.m. First Round (Durham, N.C.)
Richmond vs. No. 2 Duke
Jay Alter, Ryan Flanagan
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. First Round (Notre Dame, Ind.)
Johns Hopkins vs. No. 7 Notre Dame
Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
Sat, May 18 Noon Quarterfinal #1 (Hempstead, N.Y.)
Maryland vs. No. 1 Virginia
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich/Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal #2 (Hempstead, N.Y.)
No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Duke
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich/Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
Sun, May 19 Noon Quarterfinal #3 (East Hartford, Conn.)
No. 8 Loyola vs. No. 1 Penn State

Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich/Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal #4 (East Hartford, Conn.)
No. 5 Yale vs. No. 4 Penn
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich/Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
Sat, May 25 Noon NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Philadelphia)
Semifinal #1
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
2:30 p.m. NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Philadelphia)
Semifinal #2
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
Mon, May 27 1 p.m. NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Philadelphia)
Title Game
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra/Chris Cotter
ESPN2

 

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Fri, May 10 4 p.m. First Round (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Georgetown vs. Penn
ESPN3
  First Round (Princeton, N.J.)
Richmond vs. Loyola
ESPN3
  First Round (Newton, Mass.)
Colorado vs. Dartmouth
ESPN3
  5 p.m. First Round (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Johns Hopkins vs. Florida
ESPN3
  7 p.m. First Round (Princeton, N.J.)
Wagner vs. Princeton
ESPN3
  First Round Charlottesville, Va.)
High Point vs. Navy
ESPN3
Sun, May 12 Noon Second Round (Charlottesville, Va.)
Navy/High Point vs. Virginia
ESPN3
1 p.m. Second Round (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Florida/Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina
ESPN3
  Second Round (Newton, Mass.)
Dartmouth/Colorado vs. Boston College
ESPN3
  Second Round (Princeton, N.J.)
TBD vs. TBD
ESPN3
  4 p.m. Second Round (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Penn/Georgetown vs. Syracuse
ESPN3
Fri, May 24 5 p.m. NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Baltimore, Md.)
Semifinal #1
ESPN3
7:30 p.m. NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Baltimore, Md.)
Semifinal #2
ESPN3
Sun, May 26 Noon NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Baltimore, Md.)
Title Game
John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick Burch, Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, Halley Quillinan
ESPNU

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Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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