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Experience the Spectacular 2023 NCAA Lacrosse Championships Live on Sling TV

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Combine the skill, strategy, and athleticism of lacrosse with the youth, energy, and fierce competitive spirit of NCAA Division I sports and you have the 2023 NCAA Lacrosse Championships. Full of dynamic, fast-paced action that’s sure to make for an exciting tournament, you can watch it all for less — the least! — with Sling TV.

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If you’ve never watched it, you may think lacrosse is boring. But the first round of the Division I NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship featured comebacks, upsets, nail-biters, and overtime. Maryland, the defending champions, are out, so it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge from Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field as the new national champs.

Meanwhile, the women are down to their Final Four with four out of five of the top seeds headed to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina for the final three matchups. The Pioneers will have to get past the top-seeded Wildcats to continue their undefeated season, while top scorers Olivia Adamson of Syracuse and Belle Smith of Boston go head-to-head.

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2023 NCAA Lacrosse Championships’ Schedules

Here’s a schedule of the remaining matches in the NCAA tournaments.

Division I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

The Men’s Quarterfinals on May 20th will be played at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, New York. The Quarterfinals on the 21st will be held at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. Both Quarterfinals will air on ESPNU.

Annapolis, Md. (May. 17, 2004) University of Pennsylvania's P.J. Gilbert tries to fend off Midshipman 2nd Class Dan Harris, right, as Midshipman 1st Class Jared Bosanko comes in to assist during the first round action of the NCAA Lacrosse tournament. This is the first time since 1989 that the Navy (13-2), ranked number 2 in the nation, will advance to the second round of the Div. I NCAA Lacrosse Tournament, following an opening-round 11-5 victory over 13th-ranked Penn (7-7) Sunday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Annapolis, Md. (May. 17, 2004) University of Pennsylvania’s P.J. Gilbert (Univ. of Pennsylvania) tries to fend off Midshipman 2nd Class Dan Harris, right, as Midshipman 1st Class Jared Bosanko comes in to assist during the First Round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship in Annapolis, MD / U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Damon J. Moritz under Public Domain via Picryl
  • Wed May 10: (Play-in) Delaware vs Marist

First Round

  • Sat May 13: Richmond vs Virginia
  • Sat May 13: Utah vs Notre Dame
  • Sat May 13: Yale vs Georgetown
  • Sat May 13: Army vs Maryland
  • Sat May 14: Bryant vs Johns Hopkins
  • Sat May 14: Michigan vs Cornell
  • Sat May 14: Delaware vs Duke
  • Sat May 14: Princeton vs Penn State

Quarterfinal Games

  • Saturday May 20 : Virginia vs Georgetown (ESPNU)
  • Saturday May 20 : Duke vs Michigan (ESPNU)
  • Sunday May 21 : Penn State vs Army West Point (ESPNU)
  • Sunday May 21 : Johns Hopkins vs Notre Dame (ESPNU)

Semifinals and Final

  • Saturday May 27 TBA: Semifinal 1 (ESPN2)
  • Saturday May 27 TBA: Semifinal 2 (ESPN2)
  • Monday May 29 : Men’s National Championship Game (ESPN)

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Division I Women’s Lacrosse Tournament

Megan Whittle attacks (2018) College Park, Maryland, USA (cropped)
NCAA Lacrosse top scorer Megan Whittle attacks (College Park, Maryland, 2018) / cropped from original by Jeffrey F. Lin under Unsplash License via Unsplash

First Round: Friday, May 12

  • UConn vs Penn
  • Massachusetts vs Johns Hopkins
  • Fairfield vs Loyola Maryland
  • Jacksonville vs Florida
  • Drexel vs Maryland
  • Mercer vs Notre Dame
  • UAlbany vs Virginia
  • Army vs James Madison
  • Sacred Heart vs North Carolina
  • Central Michigan vs Michigan
  • Southern California vs Denver
  • Fri May 12: Marquette vs Richmond
  • Penn State vs Stony Brook

Second Round: Sunday, May 14

  • Notre Dame vs Florida
  • Michigan vs Northwestern
  • Maryland vs James Madison
  • UAlbany vs Denver
  • Richmond vs North Carolina
  • Penn vs Boston College
  • Sony Brook vs Loyola Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins vs Syracuse

Quarterfinal Games: Thursday, May 18

  • James Madison vs Syracuse
  • Denver vs North Carolina
  • Notre Dame vs Boston College
  • Loyola Maryland vs Northwestern

Semifinals and Final

  • Friday May 26 : Northwestern vs Denver (Semifinal) (ESPNU)
  • Friday May 26 : Syracuse vs Boston College (Semifinal) (ESPNU)
  • Sunday May 28 : Women’s National Championship Game (ESPN)

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2023 NCAA Lacrosse Team Recaps

DI Men’s Lacrosse Quarter Finalists

  • Virginia Cavaliers: #2 Virginia wants to regain its title after losing it to Maryland last year.
  • Georgetown Hoyas: #7 Georgetown defeated the Bulldogs, but now they face #2 Virginia.
  • Duke Blue Devils: #1 Duke was almost upset by Delaware’s Blue Hens, but squeaked by 12-11.
  • Michigan Wolverines: The Wolverines went into overtime to take down #8 Cornell — look out, Duke.
  • Penn State Nittany Lions: #5 Penn State proved Nittany Lions are mightier than Tigers.
  • Army Black Knights: The Army knocked out the defending champions to go up against Penn State.
  • Johns Hopkins Blue Jays: Fifteen straight goals carried the Jays to a 22-8 win over Bryant.
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish: #3 Irish defeated took out Utah easily, and plan to put the #6 Blue Jays in their place.
Division I lacrosse game between the University of Denver Pioneers and the University of Maryland Terrapins at their home field in 2006
University of Denver Pioneers versus University of Maryland Terrapins in Maryland (2006) / by Daniel Steger under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

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DI Women’s Lacrosse Final Four

  • Northwestern Wildcats: #1 Wildcats narrowly beat the Wolverines in the first round, and decisively sliced up the Greyhounds, thanks in large part to 7 goals from Izzy Scale.
  • Denver Pioneers: Just beat the reigning champs the Tar Heels to continue their undefeated season. This will be Denver’s first ever Final Four.
  • Syracuse Orange: So far, so good for the #2 Orange, juicing both Johns Hopkins and James Madison to take on the Eagles.
  • Boston College Eagles: It’s the Battle of the ACC when #3 Boston, fresh from their victory over the Irish, goes up against Syracuse.

Wrapping Up

Lacrosse takes the lightning fast pace of basketball, the physicality of hockey, the heroic saves of soccer, the teamwork of football, and the individual expertise of baseball in an action-packed game with a unique flavor all its own. Make sure to sign up for Sling Orange + Sports Extra and check out the next generation of men’s and women’s lacrosse greats at the 2023 NCAA Lacrosse Championships.

Cornell Big Red lacrosse player Mike O'Neil about to shoot - Army vs Cornell, season home opener, March 5, 2011
Cornell Big Red lacrosse player Mike O’Neil about to shoot during the Army season home opener versus Cornell (March 5, 2011) / by Tommy Gilligan, USMC under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons


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Featured photo: Northwestern Wildcat Aly Josephs (front) and Virginia Cavalier Amy Appelt (behind) at the 2005 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship in Annapolis, MD / by dcJohn under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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