NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend on ESPN2

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NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend on ESPN2

Game Coverage
Men’s Championship (Rentschler Field – East Hartford, Conn.) 
Saturday, May 29 
Semifinal #1: No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 1 North Carolina (noon ET, ESPN2)
Semifinal #2: No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 2 Duke (2 p.m.*, ESPN2) 

Monday, May 31 
National Championship Game (1 p.m., ESPN2) 

Matchup Highlights 

  • Top four seeds in the men’s bracket will compete for the national championship; three teams from the ACC and one team from the Big Ten 
    • Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia have a combined 78 national semifinals appearances (including this year)
  • Still undefeated – Maryland enters championship weekend with a 14-0 record this season; would be the first champion to go unbeaten since Virginia in 2006 
  • Tewaaraton Award finalists playing this weekend include Jared Berhardt (Maryland), Chris Gray (North Carolina) and Michael Sowers (Duke) 

Production 

  • Cameras will be stationed throughout Rentschler Field to capture the action, including SkyCamthree marshall cameras and goal cameras 
  • NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship SkyCast on ESPN3 and the ESPN App will incorporate the SkyCam feed throughout with normal replays angles from the broadcast 
  • Game officials will wear microphones during the men’s semifinals and championship, providing on-field dialogue during penalty calls  
  • First semifinal and title game will air in Spanish on ESPN3 

Commentators 

  • Play-by-play commentator Anish Shroff, along with analysts Quint Kessenich (one of the nation’s top goalies during his time at Johns Hopkins and national champion), and Paul Carcaterra (All-American and national champion at Syracuse) will be on the call  
  • ChrisCotter will host studio coverage on-site alongside Matt Ward (2006 Tewaarton Award winner; national champion with Virginia), former Johns Hopkins head coach David Pietramala and ESPN radio host and lacrosse fanalyst Mike Golic Jr.Carcaterra will join during halftimes 

ACC Network
With three ACC teams participating in this weekend’s championship, ACC Network will have extensive coverage following the semifinals and championship game on All ACC – the network’s flagship news and information show – on Friday (11 p.m.), Saturday (8 p.m.), Sunday (10 p.m.) and Monday (6:30 p.m.). Additionally, All ACC will have exclusive coverage of “Anish’s Big Haircut” featuring Paul Carcaterra on Sunday. 

NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule 

Date  Time (ET)  Event/Commentators  Network 
Sat, May 29  Noon  NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship
(East Hartford, Conn.)
Semifinal #1 
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 1 North Carolina
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra 
ESPN2 
  2 p.m. (*or 35 minutes following conclusion of game 1)  NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship 
(East Hartford, Conn.)
Semifinal #2 
No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 2 Duke
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra 
ESPN2 
Mon, May 31  1 p.m.  NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship 
(East Hartford, Conn.)
Title Game 
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra 
ESPN2 

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. 

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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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