Fighting Irish Unveil Solid Slate for 2013 Lacrosse Campaign

The Irish will welcome Big East foe St. John's to Arlotta Stadium on March 30. A non-conference clash against Marquette will take place April 2 in Chicago, Ill. The exact location has not been determined. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Fighting Irish and Golden Eagles, who begin Big East play in 2014. The Irish return to league play April 7 at Providence.

Notre Dame will conclude its regular-season home schedule with Big East showdownsagainst Georgetown (April 13) and Villanova (April 20) before traveling to MetLife Stadium for its conference match-up with Syracuse in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. The doubleheader begins with Princeton taking on Cornell,followed by the Irish versus the Orange.

This is the second straight season that the Irish will compete in the Big City Classic. Notre Dame bested St. John's 13-6 in last year's event.

"It's a thrill to be in those big stadiums and play in those events that help to prepare you for situations you hope to be in at the end of the year," says Corrigan. "We've played in a lot of these stadiums and it's fun and a terrific atmosphere and the opponents we play make it that much better."

Villanova will host the Big East Men's Lacrosse Championship for the second straight season. The semifinals will be played May 2 and the final is slated for May 4.

The Fighting Irish hope to be in the NCAA Championship field for the eighth straight season when the 2013tournament commences with first-round games May 11 and 12 at campus sites.

Lucas Oil Stadium, the homeof the Indianapolis Colts, will host two NCAA quarterfinal contests, while the University of Maryland is the other quarterfinal site. The Maryland quarterfinal games are slated for May 18 and the action will shift to Indianapolis the following day.

The NCAA semifinals and final will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 25 and 27.

Notre Dame will be aiming for its third NCAA semifinal appearance since 2010. The Irish posted a 13-3 record in 2012 and advanced to the NCAA semifinals before falling to eventual champion Loyola, 7-5.

January
26 Sat. vs. U.S. National Team (Orlando, Fla.) 12:00 p.m.
26 Sat. vs. Jacksonville (exhib.) (Orlando, Fla.) 7:00 p.m.

February
2/3 Sat. or Sun. DETROIT (exhibition) 2:00 p.m.
16 Sat. at Duke 1:00 p.m.
24 Sun. at Penn State 1:00 p.m.

March
2 Sat. NORTH CAROLINA 12:00 p.m.
9 Sat. HOFSTRA 12:00 p.m.
16 Sat. at Denver% 6:30 p.m.
20 Wed. OHIO STATE 4:00 p.m.
24 Sun. at Rutgers* 1:00 p.m.
30 Sat. ST. JOHN'S* 1:00 p.m.

April
2 Tue. vs. Marquette (Chicago, Ill.) 3:30 p.m.
7 Sun. at Providence* 1:00 p.m.
13 Sat. GEORGETOWN* 1:00 p.m.
20 Sat. VILLANOVA* 1:00 p.m.
27 Sat. vs. Syracuse*^ (East Rutherford, N.J.) 6:30 p.m.

May
2 Thur. BIG EAST Semifinals (Villanova, Pa.) 2:00/4:30 p.m.
4 Sat. BIG EAST Final (Villanova, Pa.) TBD


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