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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.
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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.