COLLEGE PARK, MD. – Maryland men’s lacrosse coach John Tillman has released the Terps’ 2013 schedule. The schedule features eight games against teams that made the 2012 NCAA tournament and seven home games scheduled for Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
“Once again, our schedule is challenging from start to finish,” said Tillman, who is entering his third season at the helm of the Terrapin program. “We consistently have one of the nation’s toughest schedules and this season could be our most challenging, playing some of the best teams and best players in the nation each and every week.”
The Terps are coming off last year’s 12-6 campaign that saw them reach the finals of the NCAA tournament for the second-straight season.
Following two preseason scrimmage dates, the 2013 schedule kicks off with a Tuesday evening home game vs. Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 12. Maryland then hits the road for its first-ever trip to Hartford on Feb. 16.
The following weekend finds Maryland traveling to Baltimore to take on Loyola in a rematch of the 2012 NCAA championship game on Feb. 23.
The Terps play their third-straight road game on March 2, when they head to Durham, N.C., to play at Duke in an 11 a.m. game.
The team then has a quick turnaround with another weekday home game on March 6 vs. UMBC.
Maryland hosts its first weekend home game on March 10 when defending America East champion Stony Brook visits Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
The Terps conclude their ACC schedule with back-to-back games with North Carolina and Virginia. Maryland hosts the Tar Heels on March 23, before heading to Charlottesville, Va., to play the Cavaliers on March 30.
Maryland plays at Navy in a primetime Friday night game on April 5.
The annual meeting of “Lacrosse’s Greatest Rivalry” comes to College Park on April 13 when the Terrapins take on Johns Hopkins at 3 p.m. The 109th meeting between the Terps and Blue Jays highlights Alumni Reunion Weekend, which will feature a number of events for Maryland men’s lacrosse alums.
The Terps welcome Yale back to College Park for the first time since 2008 on April 20 before traveling to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the 2013 ACC Tournament on April 26 and 28. The Terps wrap up the home schedule with Senior Day vs. Colgate on May 4.
The NCAA tournament is set to begin on the weekend on May 11-12 with first round games. Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium will play host to the quarterfinals on May 18. The Final Four returns to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The semifinals will take place on May 25, while the championship game will be played on May 27.
2013 MARYLAND MEN’S LACROSSE SCHEDULE