THE FACEOFF: 2013 America East Tournament Infographic

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

THE FACEOFF gets you all set for the America East Tournament.

Every Division I tournament. Every team. College Crosse has it all on lockdown. Please send cookies and naptime. Today we're slashing to bits the America East Tournament.

If college lacrosse was boring and didn't have these conference tournaments, Albany would already have made arrangements for the NCAA Tournament after running through the America East. The Great Danes would be taking jogs around the Capital Region; the Thompson Trio could've even sold out John Fallon Field with an exhibition skills competition to pass the time. Alas, college lacrosse doesn't work that way. Instead, the Great Danes will have to fight off some conference foes to earn the right to have a May adventure.

Albany -- who has a pretty good chance at making the big prom (it is prom season after all, and you can see lacrosse's journey as the cousin to basketball's "big dance") -- will face a combination of three teams that definitely need an auto-bid to get into the NCAA Tournament: Hartford, UMBC, and Stony Brook are all May-negative at the moment, and their path to extra lacrosse is contingent upon their performance on the North Shore of Long Island. The league will stream the two semifinal games today, but ESPNU has the championship game on Saturday -- a 10:00 A.M. start time presumably put in place so that fans can beat the traffic on the L.I.E. out in Suffolk County. THE FACEOFF is here to break down the matchups and give a little history of the America East Tournament.

2013americaeasttournamentinfographic_medium

(Click it to make it larger than Lyle Thompson's assist totals.)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join College Crosse

You must be a member of College Crosse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College Crosse. You should read them.

Join College Crosse

You must be a member of College Crosse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College Crosse. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker