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2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Final Four Features #1 Maryland Vs #5 Northwestern And #2 Syracuse Vs #6 Virginia At Towson University On May 23
Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Towson’s campus will host the women’s lacrosse national semifinals and championship game for the fourth time since 2008. The national championship will take place on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. Both NCAA semifinal games will be broadcast on ESPN3, while ESPNU will carry the national championship game.
The Terrapins will make their sixth straight appearance in the national semifinals after a 15-6 win over Duke in the quarterfinals. Maryland captured the 2010 NCAA® national championship, the last played in Unitas® Stadium.
Northwestern earned its 10th consecutive trip to the semifinals with a 12-11 overtime win over No. 4 Florida. The Wildcats captured the national championship in Towson in 2008 and 2009.
No. 6 Virginia will be making its first appearance in the national semifinals since 2007 after upsetting the defending national champion North Carolina, 10-9, in the quarterfinals.
Syracuse will be making its third straight appearance in the national semifinals after an 11-9 win over Boston College in the quarterfinals.
NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Syracuse, Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Johns Hopkins And Notre Dame
NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Penn State, Duke, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Penn, Towson, North Carolina, James Madison, Princeton And Virginia
NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Welcomes Freshman “Four-Pack Of Offensive Talent” As Terps Look To Compete In Extremely Competitive ACC Lacrosse Conference In 2014
The Terps have not anointed any of the top freshmen as starters at this point and will leave that open until possibly early January, Tillman said, but they were certainly on the field as much as anyone in this particular practice.
“We didn’t want to make any final decisions until we felt like it was clear to everybody here. Right now, there are a lot of guys fighting for spots, and we’ve appreciated that,” said Tillman, who was also quick to point out the under-the-radar upperclassmen involved in those competitions, too. “That competition has really helped us. Like most freshmen, we’ve had some good days and some days where maybe the game was pretty fast for them, which is typical.”
About three-quarters through a lively two-hour practice on campus in College Park, Md., last Tuesday morning, Maryland’s senior goalie, Niko Amato, gobbled up a 12-yard left-handed shot from the right alley by heralded freshman attackman Matt Rambo.
“Popcorn,” Amato yelled in mock jest at the ease of his stop.
It was an appropriate food reference, although Amato probably wasn’t thinking it at the time. He just wanted to remind a freshman he was a freshman. (But don’t let the one scene fool you; Rambo looked impressive.)
But just as former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens alerted fans to watch him and “Get your popcorn ready,” when he joined the Dallas Cowboys, eyes will be
on the impact and development of Maryland’s highly-regarded rookie class. Although they’re not necessarily seeking out the attention, Maryland coach John Tillman said, like T.O. would.
Rambo, widely considered one of the top freshmen in the country after a decorated career at La Salle (Pa.), along with attackmen Tim Rotanz, Connor Cannizzaro and attack/midfielder Colin Heacock are a four-pack of offensive talent that could see plenty of playing time this spring in what figures to be an even more competitive year of ACC lacrosse. Notre Dame and Syracuse join the Terps, defending national champion Duke, North Carolina and Virginia in the fray.
Rambo, Rotanz, Cannizzaro (younger brother of 2013 Tewaaraton women’s finalist Kara, of North Carolina) and Heacock are among 13 true freshmen on the Terps’ roster who will help replace a battle-tested group of graduated seniors, including five of six offensive starters from the lineup that bowed out to Cornell in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Byrd Stadium.
Concussions In Lacrosse: Maryland Classifies Boys Lacrosse As A “Collision Sport”; Will Limit “Full-Contact” Practices, “Live Checking” Before Games
New “Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Conference” Features Maryland Women’s Lacrosse, Northwestern And Penn State, Who Combined Have Won 19 Of The 32 NCAA Championships
NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse To Join “Big Ten” Conference Along With Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State And Rutgers
After 130 years as an independent in men’s lacrosse, Johns Hopkins will be joining the Big Ten. An announcement has been scheduled for Monday morning when the university will confirm the move, according to sources and a published report.
The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cordish Lacrosse Center on Johns Hopkins’ campus in Baltimore.
Big Ten and university officials would not comment on the move.
The addition of Johns Hopkins will give the Big Ten its sixth member – a requirement for the conference to earn an automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament.
The announcement comes 17 days after a seven-member special committee recommended May 17 that the university seek conference affiliation after the team had spent the past 130 years as an independent.
During an ensuing conference call with athletic director Tom Calder and coach Dave Pietramala, Pietramala had said that he would like the Blue Jays to begin conference play in 2015.
Johns Hopkins’ move is the latest in the conference realignment wave in men’s lacrosse. In 2011, Syracuse announced that it would leave the Big East for the ACC, and Notre Dame followed the Orange in September. The month before the Fighting Irish’s announcement, Loyola, which captured the national championship in 2012, said it would switch from the Eastern College Athletic Conference to the Patriot League for the 2014 season.
In November, Maryland and Rutgers announced that they would join the Big Ten.