Towson, Gettysburg to Host the 2014 Lacrosse Championships

TOWSON, Md. – Towson University will be the host institution for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse National Championship, it was announced by the NCAA on Thursday.

This will mark the fourth time that Towson has hosted the women's lacrosse national championship at Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas® Stadium. Towson previously hosted the championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in Unitas Stadium.

"The NCAA Women's Lacrosse Committee is thrilled that the championship will be making a return to Towson University in 2014," said Ann-Marie Guglieri, chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Committee and senior associate athletic director for internal operations/senior woman administrator at Colgate University. "When Towson University hosted the championship from 2008 to 2010, our student-athletes and fans experienced a first-class event in a vibrant lacrosse community. We are excited that the 2014 Women's Lacrosse Championship will be making a return to that exciting environment."

The 2010 event proved to be a record setting one as 9,782 watched the national championship game in which Maryland defeated Northwestern, 13-11. It was the largest crowd ever to watch a women's lacrosse game in the United States. Towson set the attendance record each year it hosted the event, capped by a total of 18,564 for the three games in 2010.

"Hosting the 2014 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship is a privilege and honor that not only enhances the Towson University student-athlete experience but also brings a national audience to our campus for a premier sport in the Baltimore community," says Towson University President Maravene Loeschke.

"Towson University is excited to bring an outstanding event like the women's lacrosse national championship back home to Baltimore," said Towson Director of Athletics, Mike Waddell. "Our campus has hosted this event three out of the last five years. Once again, we will roll out the red carpet for the NCAA and many fans that will help us sell out Johnny Unitas® Stadium as we create an outstanding environment for the championship weekend."

Before the 2014 championship comes to Towson, the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championships will take place at Villanova Stadium at Villanova University on May 24 and 26.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gettysburg College has been selected to host the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship by the NCAA Division III Championships Committee it was announced Thursday, Nov. 1.

Gettysburg will host the Division III semifinals and championship on May 24-25, 2014 at Clark Field. It is the second time Clark Field will host a national lacrosse championship. In 2010, the turf hosted both the Division II and Division III championships with Adelphi University and Salisbury University, respectively, claiming titles.

"Gettysburg College is very excited to host the 2014 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Division III National Championship once again," said Director of Athletics David Wright. "Being chosen to host this great event is an honor for Gettysburg College and it will enable us to once again highlight our superb facilities and our outstanding people who will serve as gracious hosts."

"Gettysburg is a great community for hosting this championship," Wright added. "The amenities and their close proximity to campus make this the perfect town for hosting an NCAA Championship."

Clark Field is located on the northern end of campus in the shadow of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial atop nearby Oak Hill. The field was made possible through generous gifts by John '52 and Mary Clark. The complex features state of the-art FieldTurf artificial surface, light towers for evening contests, and a fully operational press box.

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