ESPN lacrosse schedule begins tonight, includes games with Washington state high school grads

BRISTOL, Conn. – ESPN’s 2014 lacrosse schedule gets underway tonight with several former Washington state high school players on the rosters of the nationally ranked NCAA programs and U.S. National Team whose games will be televised this spring.

espnThe schedule kicks off Sunday night, Jan 26 with the Champion Challenge, a U.S. Men’s National Lacrosse Team intra-squad matchup that includes former Washington State High School All-American and O’Dea High School lacrosse coach Drew Snider (Seattle, Wash.).

Snider, who made two trips to the NCAA championship game with the University of Maryland and current MLL Denver Outlaws standout, is battling for his first roster spot on the U.S. Men’s National Team that will play in this July’s Federation of International (FIL) Lacrosse World Championship in Denver.  Sunday’s night’s game gets underway at 7 p.m. PT on ESPNU.

The NCAA portion of the schedule of 29 men’s and two women’s regular-season games includes ESPN’s collegiate lacrosse opener on Sunday, Feb. 9 as 2010 Skyline High School graduate Spencer Matches (Sammamish, Wash.) and his Ohio State Buckeyes, a 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I quarterfinalist, take on national powerhouse Johns Hopkins at 8:30 a.m. PT on ESPNU.

Other ESPN-televised NCAA lacrosse games with Washington state high school graduates include a Tuesday, April 8 matchup between Lehigh, which earned a berth in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament, and Princeton getting underway at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPNU.  Lehigh’s roster includes Seattle resident Sam Cunard (Seattle, Wash.), who prepped at a Maryland high school.

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Washington state high school All-American, O’Dea lacrosse coach and MLL Denver Outlaws standout Drew Snider is among the Washington state high school graduates that will face off on ESPN this spring. (Photo: Denver Outlaws)

On Saturday, May 3, Army, with 2013 Bellevue High School graduate Cole Johnson (Bellevue, Wash.) on its roster, takes on 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I quarterfinalist Notre Dame at 9 a.m. PT on ESPNU.

The full schedule includes NCAA women’s games beginning with a Wednesday, Feb. 26 matchup between Johns Hopkins and Loyola of Maryland, which earned a first-round berth in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Division I tournament, and a Saturday, April 26 game with Johns Hopkins facing Ohio State.  The Blue Jays February women’s matchup against the Greyhounds gets underway at 2 p.m. PT on ESPNU while its April women’s game against the Buckeyes kicks off at 11 a.m. PT, also on ESPNU.

The ESPN schedule also includes the ACC semifinals and finals, along with the America East and Ivy League men’s lacrosse championship games. The ACC semifinals take place Friday, April 25 and Sunday, April 27 with the championship game gets underway at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday, April 27.

The America East Championship Game gets underway at 7 a.m. PT on Saturday, May 3 while the Ivy League Championship begins at 9 a.m. PT on Sunday, May 4.  All air on ESPNU.

Check your local listings to find broadcasts on ESPN, ESPNU and ESPN3.  To view the full ESPN announcement visit: ESPN Rolls Out 2014 Collegiate Lacrosse Schedule.

For a complete listing of all NCAA Men’s Division I televised lacrosse games visit:  2013 NCAA Men’s Television Schedule.

For information on current Washington state high school student-athletes that have committed to play NCAA and NAIA lacrosse visit: 2013-14 NCAA/NAIA Lacrosse Commitments from Washington State.

 

2014 ESPN MEN’S LACROSSE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME (PT)

GAME

NETWORK

January 26

10:30 A.M & 7:00 P.M.

U.S. National Team Champion Challenge

ESPNU

February 9

8:30 A.M.

Ohio State at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

February 15

1:00 P.M.

Towson at Johns Hopkins

ESPN3^

February 22

8:00 A.M.

Hofstra at Princeton

ESPNU

March 1

4:30 P.M.

Syracuse at Virginia

ESPN3@

March 7

2:30 P.M.

North Carolina at Princeton

ESPNU

March 15

9:00 A.M.

Syracuse at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

March 15

11:00 A.M.

North Carolina at Duke

ESPNU

March 16

2:00 P.M.

Virginia at Notre Dame

ESPNU

March 22

11:00 A.M.

Maryland at North Carolina

ESPNU

March 22

1:30 P.M.

Johns Hopkins at Virginia

ESPNU

March 23

9:30 A.M.

Syracuse at Duke

ESPNU

March 29

9:00 A.M.

Notre Dame at Syracuse

ESPNU

March 29

11:00 A.M.

North Carolina at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

March 30

9:00 A.M.

Virginia at Maryland

ESPNU

April 4

4:00 P.M.

Albany at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

April 5

9:00 A.M.

Duke at Notre Dame

ESPNU

April 5

12:00 P.M.

Virginia at North Carolina

ESPNU

April 8

4:30 P.M.

Lehigh at Princeton

ESPNU

April 11

3:00 P.M.

Duke at Virginia

ESPNU

April 12

11:00 A.M.

Maryland at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

April 12

3:00 P.M.

North Carolina at Syracuse

ESPNU

April 19

9:00 A.M.

Maryland at Notre Dame

ESPNU

April 23

4:00 P.M.

Villanova at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

April 25

2:00 P.M.

ACC Tournament Semifinal I

ESPNU

April 25

4:30 P.M.

ACC Tournament Semifinal II

ESPNU

April 27

10:00 A.M.

ACC Lacrosse Championship

ESPNU

May 3

7:00 A.M.

America East Lacrosse Championship

ESPNU

May 3

9:00 A.M.

Army at Notre Dame

ESPNU

May 4

9:00 A.M.

Ivy League Lacrosse Championship

ESPNU

 

2014 ESPN WOMEN’S LACROSSE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME (PT)

GAME

NETWORK

Feb 6

2:00 P.M.

Loyola at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Apr 26

11:00 A.M.

Ohio State at Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

^: Tape-delayed to February 16, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. on ESPNU.
@: Tape-delayed to March 2, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. on ESPNU.

About Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state.  For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com.

 

www.WashingtonHSLAX.com

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