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Virginia releases men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse schedules for 2016

uva lacrosseVirginia men host Johns Hopkins, Duke in 2016

Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced the team’s 2016 schedule on Tuesday (Dec. 1). The challenging slate features 14 games, including eight 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 announcement of our 2016 schedule is a reminder that spring is just around the corner,” said Starsia. “It is unique to men’s college lacrosse that the top teams play each other throughout the regular season.  A look at our 2016 slate reveals that recent champions from the Ivy League, Patriot League, the Colonial and Southern Conference and newly formed Big Ten will join traditional rivals from the ACC.”

The 2016 home schedule includes contests with Loyola (Feb. 13), High Point (Feb. 23), Penn (Feb. 28), Syracuse (March 4), St. Joseph’s (March 8), Johns Hopkins (March 27), VMI (March 29), and Duke (April 17).

The Cavaliers will travel to Drexel (Feb. 20), Cornell (March 12), Notre Dame (March 19), Richmond (April 2), North Carolina (April 10), and Georgetown (April 23). The ACC Championship will be held April 29 and May 1 in Kennesaw, Ga.

The ACC will announce TV designations at a later date and the dates and times for home games should be considered tentative at this time.

 

Team Highlights

The men’s lacrosse team returns seven starters from last year’s squad, as well as All-American defenseman Tanner Scales who missed the 2015 season with an injury. Virginia finished the 2015 season with a 10-5 record and lost to Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Virginia returns 77 percent of its point scorers from 2015, as well as second-team All-American goalie Matt Barrett.

“If it is about the journey, 2016 promises to be exciting and competitive from start to finish,” said Starsia. “Tack this schedule up nearby and make your plans to join us.”

 

2016 Men’s Lacrosse Ticket Information

A men’s lacrosse reserved season ticket is $50, which includes bleacher seats in Section 3 in the grandstand at Klöckner Stadium. All blue chair back seats were sold out in 2015 as season tickets and are available for renewal only.

A men’s lacrosse general admission season ticket is $30 for adults and $20 for youth, seniors and 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. 25.

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).

 

2016 Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Feb. 13 LOYOLA 1 p.m.
Feb. 20 at Drexel 1 p.m.
Feb. 23 HIGH POINT 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 PENN 1 p.m.
March 4 SYRACUSE* 5:30 p.m.
March 8 SAINT JOSEPH’S 7 p.m.
March 12 at Cornell Noon
March 19 at Notre Dame* TBA
March 27 JOHNS HOPKINS 1 p.m.
March 29 VMI 7 p.m.
April 2 at Richmond 6 p.m.
April 10 at North Carolina* 2 p.m.
April 17 DUKE* Noon
April 23 at Georgetown 7 p.m.
April 29 ACC Semifinals^ 5/7:30 p.m.
May 1 ACC Finals^ 3:30 p.m.
May 14-15 NCAA First Round (Home Sites) TBD
May 21-22 NCAA Quarterfinals@ TBD
May 28 NCAA Semifinals# TBD
May 30 NCAA Finals# TBD

All dates, locations and times are subject to change and a list of televised contests will be announced at a later date.

* – ACC game

^ – ACC Championship at Third Bank Stadium (Kennesaw, Ga.)

@ – NCAA Quarterfinals (May 21 at Ohio State & May 22 at Brown)

# – NCAA Semifinals/Finals at Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 

Virginia women look to build

Virginia announced its 2016 women’s lacrosse schedule on Tuesday (Dec. 1). The slate features seven home games and 12 opponents that played in the 2015 NCAA championships. 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.

“We are excited to welcome back a couple of opponents, particularly Maryland, after being off the schedule for a year,” head coach Julie Myers said. “We will compete against some of the best teams in the country in addition to playing in the ACC, which is always the dominant conference.”

The Cavaliers, who competed in the NCAA championships for the 20th-consecutive season in 2015, open the 2016 campaign against Northwestern on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Kennesaw, Ga.

The 2016 home schedule includes contests with Richmond (Feb. 24), Penn State (Feb. 27), William & Mary (March 2), Syracuse (March 5), North Carolina (March 12), James Madison (March 23), and Boston College (April 2).

The Cavaliers will travel to Princeton (Feb. 20), Loyola (March 9), Notre Dame (March 19), Duke (March 26), Navy (April 6), Louisville (April 16), Maryland (April 20) and Virginia Tech (April 22).

The ACC championships will be held April 28May 1 in Blacksburg, Va.

“After a solid performance in fall ball, we are excited to buckle down and get ready to play Northwestern and Princeton to begin the season in February.” Myers added. “We always try to balance our schedule with tough non-conference games. At the end of the day we really believe in true competition to get our team ready. We appreciate having those 12 tournament teams on the schedule, but we know we have our work cut out for us at the same time.”

 

Team Highlights

Virginia returns four players who started all 19 games last season, including sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.). Vander Kolk earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors after playing all but four minutes in goal for the Cavaliers and ranking second in the ACC in saves per game (7.47). UVA has added 10 newcomers, and they will look to replace the seven seniors who graduated in 2015.

 

2016 Women’s Lacrosse Ticket Information

Virginia 2016 women’s lacrosse season tickets are on sale now. Women’s lacrosse reserved season tickets in the blue chairback seats are $30. General admission season tickets are $25, $20 for youth (18 & under), seniors (60 & over) and UVA faculty and staff.

Single-game tickets will go on sale Jan. 25.

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).

 

2016 Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Schedule

Date                Opponent                                             Time

Feb. 13 vs. Northwestern TBA
Feb. 20 at Princeton 1 p.m.
Feb. 24 RICHMOND 5 p.m.
Feb. 27  PENN STATE   Noon
March 2 WILLIAM & MARY 7 p.m.
March 5 SYRACUSE*   Noon
March 9 at Loyola 7 p.m.
March 12 NORTH CAROLINA* 1 p.m.
March 19 at Notre Dame* TBA
March 23 JAMES MADISON 7 p.m.
March 26 at Duke* 1 p.m.
April 2 BOSTON COLLEGE* 1 p.m.
April 6 at Navy 6 p.m.
April 16 at Louisville* 1 p.m.
April 20 at Maryland 7 p.m.
April 22 at Virginia Tech* 7 p.m.
April 28 ACC Quarterfinals^ 11/1 p.m.
April 29 ACC Semifinals^ 4/6 p.m.
May 1 ACC Finals^ 1 p.m.
May 13 NCAA First Round (Home Sites) TBD
May 15 NCAA Second Round (Home Sites) TBD
May 21-22 NCAA Quarterfinals (Home Sites) TBD
May 27 NCAA Semifinals# TBD
May 29 NCAA Finals# TBD

All dates, locations and times are subject to change and a list of televised contests will be announced at a later date.

* – ACC game ^ – ACC Championship hosted by Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium # – NCAA Semifinals/Finals at PPL Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)