2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championship Coverage Across ESPN Networks

2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Semifinals Set; Begins Saturday

Top-seeded Syracuse leads the field for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual on ESPN networks Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The semifinals air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN with No. 7 seed Duke facing unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m., followed by Syracuse against No. 4 seed Denver at 5 p.m. The 2013 season will culminate with the National Championship game Monday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN

ESPN has covered 30 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships since 1980 and 2013 marks the 19th consecutive year of televising the championship weekend games.

Additional production details will be released later this week. Full Release.

ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position for championship weekend.
· Veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney will lead the booth
· Joining McAnaney is 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.

2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship Set to be Shown on ESPN3 & ESPNU

The NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual field has been whittled down from the original 26 teams with the top four seeds advancing to the semifinals, which will be shown on ESPN3 on Friday, May 24, from Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa. Winner of the last seven-of-eight national titles, including the last two, No. 2 seed Northwestern will face No. 3 North Carolina at 5 p.m. ET, followed by top-seeded Maryland taking on No. 4 seed Syracuse at 7:30 p.m.

The National Championship game will air Sunday, May 26, at 8 p.m. on ESPNU and WatchESPN. SportsCenterU on ESPNU will have coverage of the postgame celebration, trophy presentation and net cutting. Full Release.

Joe Beninati will have the call of the games, along with analyst Courtney Martinez-Connor and reporter John Brickley. An All-American at Maryland, Martinez-Connor won the national title with the Terrapins in 1998, ‘99, 2000 and ’01.

espnW writer Jane McManus will have all the weekend’s coverage from the campus of Villanova, including game previews and columns.

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