We got eight games today, with seven automatic qualifiers up for grabs. Everything starts pretty early this morning, so make sure you check out Chris on the College Crosse Game Day show live at 9:30 AM EST to be prepared for all the action.
Directly below is the Big Board for May 4, 2019. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s Game Day preview for today, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.
College Crosse Conference Championship Game Day For May 4, 2019
|ACC||2:00||#3 Notre Dame||#1 Virginia||ESPNU||Live Stats|
|America East||12:00||#4 UMBC||#2 Vermont||ESPNU||Live Stats|
|Big East||4:30||#2 Georgetown||#1 Denver||CBS Sports Network||Live Stats|
|Big Ten||7:00||#2 Johns Hopkins||#1 Penn State||Big Ten Network||Live Stats|
|CAA||1:00||#4 Drexel||#2 Towson||LSN||Live Stats|
|MAAC||10:00||#2 Quinnipiac||#1 Marist||ESPNU||Live Stats|
|NEC||4:00||#4 Robert Morris||#2 Hobart||ESPN3||Live Stats|
|SOCON||12:00||#2 Richmond||#1 High Point||ESPN+||Live Stats|
College Crossecast Conference Tournament Preview
I’m joined by Safe and Jake as we first take stock in the bracketology situation (1:00) and then go over this week’s top 20 (28:15). Then it’s time to bring the fun of the conference tournaments, and you can catch them at the following times:
33:50- America East
51:20- Big East
55:15- Patriot League
1:06:00- Big Ten
1:13:10- Ivy League
Conference Tournament Previews
Make sure you check out these conference tournament previews before today’s games.
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: ACC
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: America East
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: Big East
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: Big Ten
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: CAA
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: Ivy League
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: MAAC
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: NEC
- 2019 Conference Tournament Primer: SoCon
We’ve completed the semifinals of every conference tournament. Now it’s time to crown conference champions and hand out automatic qualifiers. On Sunday, we’ll find out who’s in and who’s out in the NCAA Tournament with the annual selection show (9 PM, ESPNU). So with that, it’s yet again time to dissect what we might see when the 17-team field is announced. This season has been fun, exciting, weird, crazy, unusual, different, you name it. The field is wide open and the title is up for anyone to take. There might be some well-known teams, and perhaps some teams that have had good seasons, missing out once again. If you need a refresher from Tuesday, check out what the projected field looked like.
SHOUT OUT TO QUINNIPIAC!!!
Highlights from Quinnipiac’s win over Detroit Mercy from Thursday.
Vermont is ready to rumble versus UMBC today.
yracuse head coach John Desko will be waiting and wondering like everyone else in the lacrosse world Sunday night as the NCAA announces its field for the Division I tournament. Desko figures to be a little antsier than some, however, leading up to the 9 p.m. announcement on ESPNU. He feels the Orange (9-4) has done enough to earn a top-eight seed and a home game in the first round on May 12. The Orange has opened with an NCAA Tournament game at home every season since 2013.
A year after knocking off Yale to capture an Ivy League championship, No. 9 Cornell men’s lacrosse fell to the No. 9 Bulldogs, 15-10, in the 2019 league semifinals. Cornell, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, trailed 8-4 heading into halftime before a four-goal Yale run to start the third quarter put the game out of reach. Four unanswered Cornell goals in the fourth quarter made things interesting before time ran out on the Red’s Ivy season. Freshman goaltender Chayse Ierlan’s 17 saves and junior attack Jeff Teat’s five goals weren’t enough for the Red. Yale outplayed Cornell in nearly every statistical category: Yale won 21 of 28 faceoffs and had 32 shots on goal to the Red’s 22.
Penn men’s lacrosse remains perfect in the Ivy League. The Quakers travelled to New York on Friday and defeated No. 4 Brown in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament. With their 13-12 win, Penn continued its seven-game win streak against Ancient Eight opponents this season. This win marked the ninth time in school history that Penn has won 10 games in a season, and the first since 2014.
Army scored three goals in the final eight minutes as the No. 19 Black Knights stunned No. 6 Loyola Maryland, 7-5, in the semifinals of the Patriots League men’s lacrosse tournament played at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Friday night. The Greyhounds (11-4) now will have high anxiety over the next 48 hours about making the NCAA Division I tournament. They have two quality wins over Virginia and Johns Hopkins this season but the at-large pool might include a number of good teams, including the Blue Jays and Maryland.
Lehigh defeated Boston University 10-9 in a Patriot League men’s lacrosse semifinal game at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Friday night. With the win the Mountain Hawks advance to the league title game for the fifth time in the last eight years.
Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk was complimentary of Rick Sowell’s performance during his eight years as men’s lacrosse coach while at the same time saying it was time for a change. Gladchuk told Sowell during a meeting on Thursday afternoon that he felt Navy lacrosse needed a new head coach in order to take the next step in its development.
Laura Brand Sias has resigned as Rutgers’ head women’s lacrosse coach after 17 seasons. “I am so thankful for my time at Rutgers,” said Brand Sias, who was a four-year letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights as a player, in Friday’s release announcing her departure. “To be able to establish a program at my alma mater is something of which I will always be proud. The opportunity to expand my Rutgers family over the years and watch the growth of my student-athletes is something I will always cherish. I’m looking forward to now focusing my attention on my own young family and raising them with Scarlet pride.”
For San Joaquin Memorial’s first year coach Ellie Galindo, picking teams is a lot easier than teaching her girls how to pick up something new. “Any time someone picks up a lacrosse stick it’s going to be awkward. It was awkward when I picked up a lacrosse stick. (For) every one of these girls it’s something foreign,” Galindo says. Galindo, a former lacrosse player at Fresno State, is one of a handful of local coaches trying to make that foreign sport familiar to the Central Valley. “We might not be a CIF sport here but we’re going to practise like we’re one and we’re going to practice like if you guys want to go to Division I, II, III or club.”
One of the oldest sports in American history made its way to Utah this year, as the University of Utah became the first local school to sport a NCAA Division I lacrosse team. A game that has its origins with the Native Americans, college lacrosse today is dominated by east-coast schools. The Utes broke that trend this year, however, by becoming the farthest west Division I team in the country. Utah joined Denver and Air Force as the only universities west of the Mississippi River to sponsor a men’s lacrosse team at the Division I level.