ALBANY, N.Y. -- University at Albany head coach Scott Marr released the men's lacrosse schedule for the 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon. The Great Danes, who are pursuing their fifth America East Conference Championship, will play a 15-game schedule, including five home games and five America East contests. UAlbany will prep for the upcoming season with two scrimmages against Colgate (Feb. 2) and Cornell (Feb. 9), before kicking off the regular season.
"Once again we have challenged our players with a tremendous schedule," said Marr, who is entering his 13th season at the helm of the UAlbany program. "We are looking forward to competing against some of the most storied programs in the game as well as competing against a very balanced conference."
UAlbany, which advanced to the America East Championship game last season, will start 2013 with two road games, kicking off the schedule with the annual matchup against Syracuse (Feb. 16) at the Carrier Dome. The Great Danes will then visit Drexel (Feb. 23), before coming home for back-to-back games at John Fallon Field. Yale will visit the Capital Region on March 2, while UAlbany will host Massachusetts on March 5.
The Great Danes, who play six teams who made an NCAA Tournament appearance last season, will head back on the road to Canisius (March 9) and Bryant (March 16) before hosting Patriot League opponent Bucknell (March 23). UAlbany will wrap up the month of March on the road, playing Harvard (March 26) in Cambridge, and starting conference play at Binghamton (March 30).
The Great Danes will play their annual matchup with powerhouse Johns Hopkins (April 5) in Baltimore, televised on ESPNU. UAlbany will then face three straight America East foes, hosting Hartford (April 7), and UMBC (April 20), while also visiting Vermont on April 13.
At the home finale on April 20, the Great Danes will honor the 2013 seniors, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the first America East Championship team. The 2003 squad was the first UAlbany team to make an NCAA appearance at the Division I level.
The crosstown rivalry with Siena continues in Loudonville on April 23, before the team visits Stony Brook to close out the regular season on April 27.
The America East Men's Lacrosse Championship will be hosted by Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium in 2013. The Semifinals will take place on Thursday, May 2, while the Championship will be on Sunday, May 5. Selections for the 2013 NCAA Tournament will follow on Sunday, May 5 with first round competition in the tournament opening on Saturday, May 11.
2013 University at Albany Men's Lacrosse Schedule
2 (Sat.) Colgate (Scrimmage), 1 pm
9 (Sat.) @ Cornell (Scrimmage), 1 pm
16 (Sat.) @ Syracuse, 2 pm
23 (Sat.) @ Drexel, 1 pm
2 (Sat.) Yale, 12 pm
5 (Tues.) Massachusetts, 3 pm
9 (Sat.) @ Canisius,1 pm
16 (Sat.) @ Bryant, 1 pm
23 (Sat.) Bucknell, 1 pm
26 (Tues.) @ Harvard, 7 pm
30 (Sat.) @ Binghamton*, 3 pm
5 (Fri.) @ Johns Hopkins, 7 pm (ESPNU)
7 (Sun.) Hartford*, 2 pm
13 (Sat.) @ Vermont*, 1 pm
20 (Sat.) UMBC*, 1 pm
23 (Tues.) @ Siena, 4 pm
27 (Sat.) @ Stony Brook*, 7 pm
2 (Thurs.) America East Semifinals, TBA
5 (Sun.) America East Championship, TBA
*America East Conference opponent
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