Fun fact: There’s more lacrosse this weekend outside of the Men’s Division I Tournament.
Despite that being the main focus on the site, we do like to give a little love to the other teams this May that are looking for championship glory. And we’ll have a few national championships decided this weekend.
But first, with the club lacrosse seasons over last weekend, a shoutout to South Carolina and St. Thomas for winning the MCLA Division I and II national titles, and Pittsburgh and Loyola (MD) for winning the WCLA Division I and II national championships.
NCAA Women’s Division I
The quarterfinals on the women’s side are all on Saturday. Similar to the men’s side, seven of the eight seeded teams advanced with Michigan (the No. 8 seed) being the lone exception. Here’s what’s on tap for this weekend.
- #6 Virginia vs. #3 North Carolina (Noon, ESPN3)
- #7 Princeton vs. #2 Boston College (1 PM, ESPN3)
- #5 Syracuse vs. #4 Northwestern (2 PM, BTNPlus)
- Denver vs. #1 Maryland (7 PM, BTN)
The winners of these games will move on to Championship Weekend at Homewood Field. The semis are Friday night on ESPN3, while the national championship is Sunday at noon on ESPNU.
Make sure you check out the women’s lacrosse tournament edition of the College Crossecast.
NCAA Men’s Division II
The two semifinal games are this weekend. One on Saturday, the other on Sunday. Both are at noon and streaming on the NCAA’s website. The higher seeded team is the host.
- North: #6 Merrimack vs. #1 Le Moyne
- South: #3 Indianapolis vs. #1 Limestone
We have a pair of third meetings over on the men’s D1 side with Duke-Notre Dame and Penn-Yale. We have one here with Le Moyne and Merrimack, NE10 rivals. Like the Penn-Yale games, both previous meetings have been decided by a goal. And like the Duke-Notre Dame games, the teams have split the matchups. Merrimack is in their final year as a Division II program and will join LIU Post, another D2 school, in moving to the NEC in July.
On the southern side, Indianapolis is in their first NCAA Tournament in their fourth season. They’ve defeated Queens (NC) and Belmont Abbey in overtime to advance to the semifinals. They don’t have an easy task with Limestone, who they lost to by seven goals only two weeks ago.
The winners advance to the national championship game next Sunday at 1 PM at Lincoln Financial Field and will be streamed on the NCAA’s website.
NCAA Women’s Division II
The two semifinals on the women’s side have finished up today.
- #4 Adelphi 17, #1 Regis (CO) 10: The Panthers dominated the first half 11-4 en route to the eventual seven-goal win over the previously undefeated Rangers. It also gave head coach Pat McCabe his 100th career coaching victory. This will be Adelphi’s fifth D2 title game in the last six years.
- #3 West Chester 10, #2 Queens (NC) 9: The Golden Rams got out to a 5-0 lead in the first half before the Royals went on a 4-0 run of their own. Queens did tie it with 16:01 left in the game, but West Chester scored three goals and held on for the one-goal win.
The two teams play in the national championship game Sunday at Noon at the Grand Valley State University Lacrosse Stadium in Allendale, Michigan. The game will be streamed on the NCAA’s website.
NCAA Men’s Division III
Both D3 semifinal games are on Sunday in what could see some new blood in the title game
- Amherst vs. Williams (1 PM, Northeast Sports Network)
- Cabrini vs. Salisbury (5 PM, Salisbury Portal)
For the past few years, it’s not common to see Salisbury to be in the D3 Tournament. It is rare to see the other three teams involved this far. Keep an eye out on Amherst. Head coach Jon Thompson has been rumored to be a target for the head coaching job at Harvard.
The winners move on to the D3 title game next Sunday at 4 PM at Lincoln Financial Field and will be streamed on the NCAA’s website.
NCAA Women’s Division III
There’s still some work to be done on the women’s Division III side with regionals this weekend.
The current round will take place on Saturday, followed by the quarterfinals on Sunday. The winners advance to the semifinals at Day Field on May 25, followed the following day by the national championship.
The junior college national champions will be crowned this weekend. The semifinals are Saturday, with the national title game on Sunday. All games are on NJCAA TV.
The men’s championship weekend is at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Here’s the semifinal schedule for Saturday.
- #4 Howard vs. #1 Nassau (1 PM)
- #3 Onondaga vs. #2 Harford (4 PM)
Sunday’s national title game is at 4 PM.
Here’s the women’s semifinal schedule for Saturday at Siegart Field in Arnold, Maryland.
- Onondaga vs. Harford (11:30 AM)
- Monroe vs. Anne Arundel (2 PM)
The national championship game is Sunday at noon.