NCAA Lacrosse Championship Weekend on ESPN

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NCAA Lacrosse Championship Weekend on ESPN

Women’s Semifinals added to ESPNEWS; Men’s Technology includes SkyCam, Goal Cameras and Mic’d Up Referees

Game Coverage
Men’s Championship (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia)

Saturday, May 25
Semifinal #1: No. 3-seed Virginia vs. No. 2 Duke (noon ET, ESPN2)
Semifinal #2: No. 5 Yale vs. No. 1 Penn State (2:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Monday, May 27
National Championship Game (1 p.m., ESPN2)

Women’s Championship (Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore)
Friday, May 24
Semifinal #1: No. 3 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Boston College (5 p.m., ESPNEWS)
Semifinal #2: No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 1 Maryland (7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS)

Sunday, May 26
National Championship Game (Noon, ESPNU)


Matchup Highlights

  • Top 4 seeds in the women’s bracket will compete for the national championship
    • 1 Maryland advances for the 11th consecutive year
  • Top seeded Penn State will play in its first men’s championship weekend in program history, facing defending national champion No. 5 Yale
  • Reigning ACC champion, No. 3 Virginia, takes on conference rival No. 2 Duke
  • Tewaaraton Award finalists playing this weekend include:
    • Men’s – Grant Ament (Penn State), TD Ierlan (Yale)
    • Women’s – Sam Apuzzo (Boston College) Dempsey Arsenault (Boston College), Jen Giles (Maryland), Selena Lasota (Northwestern), Megan Taylor (Maryland)

Technology

  • A total of 14 cameras will capture the action at Lincoln Financial Field, which includes SkyCam, two marshall cameras and two goal cameras; Six cameras will be setup at Homewood Field
  • NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Alternate Angles Presented by U.S. Air Force on ESPN3 and the ESPN App will incorporate SkyCam and goal camera feeds
    • SkyCam feed will also be available to view on ESPN3 and the ESPN App
  • All three game officials will wear microphones during the men’s semifinals and championship, providing on-field dialogue during penalty calls
  • Men’s semifinals and final will air in Spanish on ESPN3

Commentators

  • Play-by-play commentator Anish Shroff, along with analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra, will call all the action from Lincoln Financial Field for the third year, with analyst and former secretary rules editor for NCAA men’s lacrosse Don Zimmerman serving as the rules analyst in the booth
  • Chris Cotter, Ryan Boyle (former All-American at Princeton) and Matt Ward (2006 Tewaaraton Award winner, national championship with Virginia) will provide studio coverage during championship weekend; Cotter will join the game crew in Philadelphia as halftime host for the championship game
  • John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch, Jon “Stugotz” Weiner and Halley Quillinan will have the call for the women’s national championship on ESPNEWS and ESPNU; Stanwick-Burch was the first player in Georgetown history to produce 200 goals and 300 points in a career, and the first to record 100 points in a season.

ESPN.com will provide coverage from Philadelphia, including previews of the semifinals, championship game, as well as game coverage. espnW will preview the final four matchups and have stories and highlights from Baltimore.

ESPN Player will be streaming all games live & on-demand in Europe, Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia.

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.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Sat, May 25 Noon NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Philadelphia)
Semifinal #1
No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 2 Duke
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 24 5 p.m. NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Baltimore, Md.)
Semifinal #1
John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick Burch, Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, Halley Quillinan
ESPNEWS
7:30 p.m. NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Baltimore, Md.)
Semifinal #2
John Brickley, Sheehan Stanwick Burch, Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, Halley Quillinan
ESPNEWS
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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