ESPN’s Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Begins Saturday with First-Round Action

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ESPN’s Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Begins Saturday with First-Round Action
ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU combine to air all 15 tournament games; Women’s Championship Weekend on ESPN3 & ESPNU

The 16-team bracket for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual was unveiled exclusively Sunday on ESPNU with Syracuse earning the No. 1 seed in the field. Tournament play begins with first-round action Saturday, May 11, featuring Lehigh at No. 5 seed North Carolina at noon ET on ESPN2. Sunday’s games open with Cornell at No. 6 Maryland at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

The defending national champion Loyola-Maryland travels to No. 7 seed Duke on Sunday, May 12, at 5:15 p.m. on ESPNU. All games throughout the championship on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU can also be seen on WatchESPN.

ESPN networks will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games of the NCAA Championship for the seventh straight year. Coverage will be across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and WatchESPN beginning Saturday, May 11, and concludes with the national title game on Monday, May 27. The women’s championship weekend – beginning Friday, May 24, with the national semifinals – will be shown on ESPN3, followed by the title game on Sunday, May 26, on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position throughout the NCAA Championship, led by veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney, along with analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra. During their college careers, Kessenich (Johns Hopkins) and Carcaterra (Syracuse) both played in four NCAA Championships and each won a national title with their respective teams.

Also joining ESPN’s early-round coverage are analysts Ryan Boyle (three-time Princeton All-American), Mark Dixon (John Hopkins midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (North Carolina defenseman), Stephen McElduff (North Carolina defenseman and team co- captain) and Matt Ward (Tewaaraton trophy winner and Virginia attackman). Calling game action will be Joe Beninati, Mike Corey and Booker Corrigan.

Host Anish Shroff will be at ESPNU’s Charlotte, N.C., studios with analyst Kessenich for all first-round action. Joining the duo for Saturday’s games will be 21st-year Virginia head coach Dom Starsia, while 13th-year John Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala will be in studio on Sunday.

ESPN’s Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Subject to change)
Date
Time (ET)
Game/Commentators
Network(s)
Sat, May 11
Noon
First Round: Lehigh at No. 5 seed North Carolina
Eamon McAnaney & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

2:30 p.m.
First Round: Yale at No. 8 seed Penn State
Joe Beninati & Stephen McElduff
ESPNU / WatchESPN

5 p.m.
First Round: Detroit at No. 2 seed Notre Dame
Mark Dixon & Matt Ward
ESPNU / WatchESPN

7:30 p.m.
First Round: Albany at No. 4 seed Denver
Booker Corrigan & Jamie Munro
ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, May 12
1 p.m.
First Round: Cornell at No. 6 seed Maryland
Eamon McAnaney & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

3 p.m.
First Round: Towson at No. 3 seed Ohio State
Ben Holden & Matt Ward
ESPNU / WatchESPN

5:15 p.m.
First Round: Loyola-Maryland at No. 7 seed Duke
Mark Dixon & Ryan Flanagan
ESPNU / WatchESPN

7:30 p.m.
First Round: Bryant at No. 1 seed Syracuse
Mike Corey & Ryan Boyle
ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, May 18
12:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal: Game #1 (Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

2:30 p.m.
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Update
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

3 p.m.
Quarterfinal: Game #2 (Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

5 p.m.
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Update
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Sun, May 19
Noon
Quarterfinal: Game #3 (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / WatchESPN

2:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal: Game #4 (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, May 25
2:30 p.m.
Semifinal: Game #1 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

5 p.m.
Semifinal: Game #2 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Mon, May 27
1 p.m.
National Championship (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN / WatchESPN

3:30 p.m.
2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon
ESPNU / WatchESPN

ESPN’s Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Subject to change)
Date
Time (ET)
Game/Commentators
Network
Fri, May 24
5 p.m.
Semifinal: Game #1 (Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa.)
Joe Beninati & Courtney Martinez-Connor
ESPN3

7:30 p.m.
Semifinal: Game #2 (Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa.)
Joe Beninati & Courtney Martinez-Connor
ESPN3
Sun, May 26
8 p.m.
National Championship (Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa.)
Joe Beninati & Courtney Martinez-Connor
ESPNU / WatchESPN

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