UVA announces 2019 men’s lacrosse schedule
UVA men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced the team’s 2019 schedule on Friday (Nov. 30). The slate features 14 games, including nine home contests at Klöckner Stadium. Season tickets are now on sale and may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office.
“The challenges are early and often for our 2019 team,” Tiffany said. “Knowledge of facing such a competitive schedule as a Virginia lacrosse player is one of the most significant reasons why our men choose UVA.”
The 2019 home schedule includes contests against Lehigh (Feb. 16), High Point (Feb. 18), Brown (March 10), Notre Dame (March 16), Richmond (March 29), Utah (March 31), North Carolina (April 6), VMI (April 16) and Marist (April 20).
The Cavaliers will travel to Loyola (Feb. 9), Princeton (Feb. 23), Syracuse (March 2), Johns Hopkins (March 23) and Duke (April 13).
The ACC Tournament will move to a new format in 2019 with the first two rounds of games taking place in Chapel Hill, N.C. The No. 4 and No. 5 seeds will play on April 25, with the winner advancing to the semifinals against the No. 1 seed on April 27. The No. 2 and No. 3 seeds will also meet on April 27 in the semifinals. The semifinal winners will meet in the ACC Championship game on May 4 or May 5 at the home of the highest remaining seed.
The broadcast selections for the Virginia men’s lacrosse team will be released and posted to VirginiaSports.com once they are determined by the Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners. Starting times should be considered tentative and subject to change based on the broadcast selections.
Tiffany enters his third season at UVA and his 15th overall as a head coach. Virginia is coming off a 12-6 season in 2018 and an NCAA first-round appearance. Tiffany’s team returns some of the nation’s best talent, including USILA All-Americans Dox Aitken (Jr., Villanova, Pa.) and Michael Kraus (Jr., New Canaan, Conn.). Aitken, a first-team honoree, set the UVA midfielder single-season record with 51 points and is the 12th UVA midfielder all-time to reach 30 goals for a season, finishing No 2 all-time among UVA midfielders in a season with 39 goals. Kraus, a second-team honoree, led UVA with 44 goals, 39 assists and 83 points, becoming only the third Cavalier in program history to tally 80 points in a season. Ryan Conrad (Sr., Timonium, Md.), a two-time captain, returns missing most of 2018 with an injury. In 2016 Conrad was named an USILA All-American after leading UVA with 63 ground balls, the most in the nation by a non-defensive player or faceoff specialist.
2019 Men’s Lacrosse Ticket Information
A men’s lacrosse reserved season ticket is $45. Reserved seat tickets include the blue chairback seats and bleacher seats in Section 3 in the grandstand at Klöckner Stadium.
A men’s lacrosse general admission season ticket is $20 and $15 for UVA faculty and staff. General admission seating for men’s lacrosse is available in grandstand sections 1, 2, 4, and 5 and on the grass hillside.
Single-game tickets will go on sale Jan. 18.
Fans may purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for in-person or telephone purchases. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
2019 Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Schedule
Feb. 9 at Loyola (Md.) Noon
Feb. 16 LEHIGH Noon
Feb. 18 HIGH POINT 4 p.m.
Feb. 23 at Princeton Noon
March 2 at Syracuse* Noon
March 10 BROWN 1 p.m.
March 16 NOTRE DAME* 1 p.m.
March 23 at Johns Hopkins 1 p.m.
March 29 RICHMOND 7 p.m.
March 31 UTAH 1 p.m.
April 6 NORTH CAROLINA* 1 p.m.
April 13 at Duke* Noon
April 16 VMI 7 p.m.
April 20 MARIST 3 p.m.
April 25 ACC 4th vs. 5th @ UNC TBA
April 27 ACC Semifinals @ UNC TBA
May 4 or 5 ACC Finals @ Higher Seed TBA
May 11-12 NCAA First Round TBA
May 18-19 NCAA Quarterfinals TBA
May 25-27 NCAA Semifinals/Finals TBA