Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/22/15
ACC MEN”S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPs at PPL Park
SEMIFINALS – ESPNU/WatchESPN
Friday, April 24
No. 1 Notre Dame vs No. 4 Duke – 5:30 p.m. WatchESPN: http://es.pn/1G09wFd
No. 2 North Carolina vs No. 3 Syracuse – 8 p.m. WatchESPN: http://es.pn/1cQ4dkA
Saturday, April 25
Virginia vs Penn – 7:30 p.m. ESPN3: http://es.pn/1IBOxLK
CHAMPIONSHIP – ESPNU/WatchESPN
Sunday, April 26
ACC Championship Final – 1 p.m. WatchESPN: http://es.pn/1D6ArOP
BY THE NUMBERS
2 – Notre Dame’s Matt Kavanagh scored two of the Fighting Irish’s final three goals, including the game winner, in the last 1:15 to help ND defeat North Carolina and win the ACC regular season title. Teammate Jim Marlatt assisted on all three goals in the last minute rally.
4 – Four of the last five national championship games have been between two current ACC men’s lacrosse teams.
4 – Since 1989, the ACC Champion has gone on to win the NCAA Title four times.
5 – All five ACC men’s lacrosse teams are ranked in the Top 9 of this week’s Inside Lacrosse and USILA polls. The ACC holds the top two slots in each poll for the eighth consecutive week.
10 – Syracuse’s Ben Williams leads the nation with 10.0 ground balls per game. His .693 faceoff percentage ranks second in Division I.
14 – The ACC had 14 players selected in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft, the most of any conference.
15 – The ACC owns 15 wins over ranked non-conference foes with six of them coming against teams who were ranked in the top 10 at the time of the game.
23 – The ACC combines for 23 honorees on Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-America Team, including a national-best six on the first team.
23 – Current ACC membership collectively owns 23 NCAA titles, including six of the last seven and 11 titles during this century.
27 – The ACC is perfect on its home fields in non-conference play with a 27-0 mark.
217 – North Carolina’s Joey Sankey owns North Carolina’s career points record with 217. He broke the previous school record of 213 set by Marcus Holman from 2010-13. Sankey ranks tied for fourth on the NCAA’s active career points list.