COLLEGE PARK, MD. – Maryland men’s lacrosse coach John Tillman has released the Terps’ 2012 schedule. The schedule features six games against teams that made the 2011 NCAA tournament and seven home games scheduled for Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Tickets will not be needed for the April 28 match vs. Bellarmine as that will be the featured athletic event of Maryland Day and will be open to the public as a part of the festivities on campus.
In addition to the Maryland Day game, the home schedule also features the rematch of the 2011 NCAA championship game in College Park as Maryland hosts Virginia on March 31 at noon and the annual intra-state rivalry with Navy on April 6 at 7 p.m.
“As always, this is a challenging schedule that will test our team from beginning to end,” said Tillman, who is entering his second season at the helm of the Terrapin program.
The Terps are coming off last year’s 13-5 campaign that saw them capture the ACC championship and reach the finals of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998. Maryland returns five regular starters from last season’s squad, but also returns All-America face-off man Curtis Holmes.
Following two preseason scrimmages, the 2012 schedule kicks off with the first-ever meeting with Hartford on Feb. 18.
The following weekend finds Maryland traveling to Washington, D.C., for its annual showdown with Georgetown on Friday, Feb. 24.
The Terps then host its first ACC game of the season, a rematch of the ACC title game vs. Duke on March 3.
The team then has a quick turnaround with a road game at intra-state rival UMBC on Tuesday, March. 6.
The team plays Marist for the first time on March 10, before hosting Villanova on March 17.
The Terps conclude their ACC schedule with back-to-back games with North Carolina and Virginia. Maryland visits the Tar Heels on March 24, before hosting the Cavaliers on March 31. Both games are scheduled for noon starts.
Maryland hosts Navy in a primetime Friday night game on April 6 before traveling to Johns Hopkins on April 14 for the 108th meeting of “Lacrosse’s Greatest Rivalry.”
Maryland then travels to Charlottesville, Va., for the 2012 ACC Tournament at Klöckner Stadium on April 20 and 22.
The Terps will play at Mount St. Mary’s on April 25 before wrapping up the home schedule with Senior Day vs. Bellarmine on April 28.
A road game at Colgate on May 5 will provide the final tune-up for the NCAA tournament, which is set to begin on the weekend on May 12-13 and conclude with the National Championship game on Memorial Day, May 28, in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
|Sat.||Feb. 18||HARTFORD||College Park, Md.||1 p.m.|
|Fri.||Feb. 24||at Georgetown||Washington, D.C.||7 p.m.|
|Sat.||March 3||DUKE *||College Park, Md.||1 p.m.|
|Tues.||March 6||at UMBC||Baltimore, Md.||7 p.m.|
|Sat.||March 10||MARIST||College Park, Md.||1 p.m.|
|Sat.||March 17||VILLANOVA||College Park, Md.||1 p.m.|
|Sat.||March 24||at North Carolina *||Chapel Hill, N.C.||Noon|
|Sat.||March 31||Virginia *||College Park, Md.||Noon|
|Fri.||April 6||Navy||College Park, Md.||7 p.m.|
|Sat.||April 14||at Johns Hopkins||Baltimore, Md.||6 p.m.|
|Fri.||April 20||ACC Semifinals||Charlottesville, Va.||5/7:30 p.m.|
|Sun.||April 22||ACC Finals||Charlottesville, Va.||3:30 p.m.|
|Wed.||April 25||at Mount St. Mary’s||Emmitsburg, Md.||7 p.m.|
|Sat.||April 28||BELLARMINE||College Park, Md.||1 p.m.|
|Sat.||May 5||at Colgate||Hamilton, N.Y.||1 p.m.|
|Sat.-Sun.||May 12-13||NCAA Tournament||Campus Sites||TBA|
|Sat.-Sun.||May 19-20||NCAA Quarterfinals||Annapolis, Md. or Philadelphia, Pa.||TBA|
|Sat.||May 26||NCAA Semifinals||Foxborough, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)||4/6:30 p.m.|
|Mon.||May 28||NCAA Championship||Foxborough, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)||3:30 p.m.|
|Home games in BOLD CAPS are played at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Dates, times and location are subject to change.
* ACC game