Notre Dame Announces 2012 Lacrosse Schedule

The Fighting Irish will hope to be among the 16-team NCAA Championship field for the seventh straight season when the 2012 tournament commences with first-round games on May 12 and 13 at campus sites. The quarterfinals will be held May 19 and 20 in Annapolis, Md. and Chester, Pa. The NCAA semifinals and final will take place at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on May 26 and 28, respectively.

Last season, Notre Dame posted an 11-3 record, which included a 5-1 mark in Big East play. The Irish topped Penn, 13-6, in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Championship before falling to Duke in the quarterfinals.

Five teams on Notre Dame's 2012 slate qualified for the 2011 NCAA Tournament (Denver, Duke, Hofstra, Syracuse, Villanova). Denver and Duke both were NCAA semifinalists.

JANUARY
27 Fri. vs. Jacksonville # (Orlando, Fla.) 7:30 p.m.
28 Sat. vs. U.S. National Team # (Orlando, Fla.) 4:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY
5 Sun. ROBERT MORRIS # 9:00 a.m.
18 Sat. DUKE 1:00 p.m.
26 Sun. PENN STATE 1:00 p.m.

MARCH
3 Sat. at Drexel 1:00 p.m.
10 Sat. at Hofstra 3:00 p.m.
17 Sat. DENVER 1:00 p.m.
21 Wed. at Ohio State 4:00 p.m.
25 Sun. RUTGERS* 1:00 p.m.

APRIL
1 Sun. vs. St. John's *^ 1:00 p.m.
7 Sat. PROVIDENCE* 1:30 p.m.
15 Sun. at Georgetown * 1:00 p.m.
21 Sat. at Villanova * 7:00 p.m.
28 Sat. SYRACUSE * 5:00 p.m.

MAY
3 Thur. Big East Semifinals (Villanova, Pa.)
5 Sat. Big East Final (Villanova, Pa.)

All times local to site
# Exhibition
* Big East game
^ Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.)

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2011-12-06



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