Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/6/15
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With nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to its credit, the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team has announced a 2016 schedule which includes matchups with four tournament teams from 2015 – including national champion Maryland and national semifinalist Duke.
“Our goal every year is to play deep into May,” said head coach Karin Corbett. “Our 2016 schedule is challenging in that it features four of the final eight teams playing in last year’s NCAA Tournament and those games will be a strong barometer of what we can accomplish in 2016. I think we took great strides last season to show what we can do against the country’s top teams, and our group is ready for that opportunity again this season.”
The 2016 regular season begins on February 20 with a home game against Delaware, the first of seven home games for the Quakers this spring.
The next weekend, Penn will head to Duke to take on the Blue Devils for the first time since 2012. Duke advanced to the Final Four last season, and finished the 2015 campaign ranked No. 4 in the country.
On March 23, Penn will host the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins at Franklin Field, marking the seventh consecutive season that the Quakers have played the Terps. The game with Maryland will mark the 10th consecutive season that Penn has played the defending national champion, and 11th time in 12 seasons.
After an Easter-weekend road trip to Dartmouth on March 27, Penn will open the month of April with a home game against Northwestern on April 3. One of Penn’s biggest rivalry games of the season, the Quakers will be looking to knock off the Wildcats – who finished 2015 ranked No. 6 – after an overtime loss in Evanston last season.
The game with Northwestern starts a three-game homestand for the Red and Blue, a run which includes the final two home Ivy League games of 2016. Following an April 9 game with Columbia, the Quakers will host Harvard on April 16 as part of Alumni Weekend.
The final three games of 2016’s regular season are all Ivy League games – and all on the road. Penn will test itself down the stretch, beginning with its annual showdown with Princeton on April 20. The Tigers ended Penn’s run of eight consecutive Ivy League championships last season, and won the meeting in the Ivy League Tournament championship game. Penn will conclude the regular season with road games at Yale (April 23) and Cornell (April 30).
The 2016 Ivy League Tournament is scheduled for May 6-8 at the home of the Ivy League’s regular season champion. The NCAA Tournament will begin on May 13, and concludes with the Final Four – once again at PPL Park in West Chester, Pa. May 27-29.
The Quakers return 12 letterwinners and six starters from a team which went 14-5 last season. Nina Corcoran – who set Penn’s single-season assists record last year with 40 – and Lely DeSimone are coming off second-team All-Region and second-team All-Ivy seasons and will lead a Penn attack which scored the fourth-most goals in a single season by a Penn squad.
2016 Penn Women’s Lacrosse Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Feb. 6 Penn Spring Scrimmages Franklin Field TBD
Feb. 20 DELAWARE Franklin Field 12 p.m.
Feb. 28 at Duke Durham, N.C. 12 p.m.
Mar. 2 RUTGERS Franklin Field 6:30 p.m.
Mar. 5 BROWN* Franklin Field 3 p.m.
Mar. 8 at Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. 1 p.m.
Mar. 12 at Georgetown Washington, D.C. 3 p.m.
Mar. 19 at Towson Baltimore, Md. 12 p.m.
Mar. 23 MARYLAND Franklin Field 7 p.m.
Mar. 27 at Dartmouth* Hanover, N.H. 1 p.m.
Apr. 3 NORTHWESTERN Franklin Field 12 p.m.
Apr. 9 COLUMBIA* Franklin Field 3 p.m.
Apr. 16 HARVARD* (Alumni Weekend) Franklin Field 12 p.m.
Apr. 20 at Princeton* Princeton, N.J. 7 p.m.
Apr. 23 at Yale* New Haven, Conn. 2:30 p.m.
Apr. 30 at Cornell* Ithaca, N.Y. 1 p.m.
May 6-8 Ivy League Tournament TBD TBD
May 13-21 NCAA First-Third Rounds TBD TBD
May 27-29 NCAA Final Four PPL Park (West Chester, Pa.) TBD
Villanova Women’s Lacrosse has announced their schedule for the upcoming 2016 season. This season will include eight home contests, seven BIG EAST Conference games, and three games against 2015 IWLCA Division I ranked teams. Following the regular season, the Wildcats will set their sights on returning to the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Tournament that will begin Thursday May 5th in Washington D.C.
The Wildcats will open their season at home on Saturday February 13th against Rutgers; a week later Villanova will play their first road game at Cornell on Saturday, February 20th. The Wildcats will split their final two games of the month, first at home vs. Navy on the 24th and then on the 27th will travel to Bucknell for a 1 PM start.
Villanova will play seven games during the month of March; four of those games will be played at Villanova Stadium. First the Wildcats will hit the road to High Point on Wednesday March 2nd and then will return home to take on local Drexel on Saturday March 5th. The Wildcats will make a short trip to Delaware on Wednesday March 9th for an evening matchup. Starting Saturday March 12th Villanova will start a three game home stand, taking on Albany for a noon game. The following Saturday the 19th, the Wildcats will host Duke. Last year Duke made it to the semi-finals of the NCAA Tournament. To wrap up the home stand, Villanova will take on St. Joseph’s on Wednesday March 23rd for an evening game. The last game of the month will start BIG EAST Conference play for the Wildcats as they will hit the road to Storrs, Connecticut to take on UConn on Saturday March 26th.
April will be a month full of conference games for the Wildcats, starting with hosting Marquette on Saturday April 2nd for a noon game. Villanova will hit the road for back to back games, first on Saturday the 9th they will travel to Cincinnati and then will travel to Georgetown for a Wednesday evening contest. The Wildcats will play their last two home games on Saturday April 16th and Wednesday April 20th. First the Wildcats will take on Florida, who won the BIG EAST Title last year, and will wrap up with Temple for a 7 PM game. The last game of the season will be played on the road at Vanderbilt on Saturday April 24th at noon.
The Georgetown Hoyas will host the BIG EAST Tournament set to begin on Thursday, May 5th and will wrap up on Saturday, May 7th. The tournament will include the top four teams in the BIG EAST regular season, with the winner claiming an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats are coming off the biggest year in program history. Overall the team finished 9-7 on the year, and 4-3 in the BIG EAST, which gave the Wildcats the #4 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament. This was the first time the program had qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament. Also in 2015 then senior, Jackie Froccaro was named BIG EAST Attacker of the Year and was later named to the BIG EAST Tournament team along with teammate Jessica Mucci.
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
02/13/16 vs. Rutgers Villanova, Pa. 1:00 p.m. ET
02/20/16 at Cornell Ithica, N.Y. 12:00 p.m. ET
02/24/16 vs. Navy Villanova, Pa. 4:00 p.m. ET
02/27/16 at Bucknell Lewisberg, Pa. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/02/16 at High Point High Point, N.C. 6:00 p.m. ET
03/05/16 vs. Drexel Villanova, Pa. 4:00 p.m. ET
03/09/16 at Delaware Newark, Del. 6:00 p.m. ET
03/12/16 vs. Albany Villanova, Pa. 12:00 p.m. ET
03/19/16 vs. Duke Villanova, Pa. 12:00 p.m. ET
03/23/16 vs. Saint Joseph’s Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/26/16 at UConn * Storrs, Conn. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/02/16 vs. Marquette * Villanova, Pa. 12:00 p.m. ET
04/09/16 at Cincinnati * Cincinnatti, Ohio 1:00 p.m. ET
04/13/16 at Georgetown * Washington, D.C. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/16/16 vs. Florida * Villanova, Pa. 12:00 p.m. ET
04/20/16 vs. Temple * Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/24/16 at Vanderbilt * Nashville, Tenn. 12:00 p.m. ET
BIG EAST Tournament
05/05/16 BIG EAST Semifinals * Washington, D.C. TBA
05/07/16 BIG EAST Finals * Washington, D.C. TBA
Lehigh announces 2016 schedule
Lehigh head women’s lacrosse coach Jill Redfern announced the team’s 2016 schedule on Friday, which includes two teams coming off National Quarterfinal appearances. The Mountain Hawks play ten home games and six road contests, beginning the season by hosting Penn State, which kicks off a five-game homestand.
Lehigh begins the regular season by welcoming on Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 13. Last season, the Nittany Lions finished 16-5, defeating Johns Hopkins and Virginia in the NCAA Tournament before dropping a tight game to eventual National Finalist North Carolina.
The Mountain Hawks continue their homestand on Sunday, Feb. 21 against Yale. Lehigh then remains home for the next two Saturdays, vs. Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 27 and Iona on Mar. 5.
Lehigh hits the road for the first time on Mar. 12, heading to Liberty of the Big South before traveling to Davidson of the Atlantic 10 on the 15th. The Mountain Hawks will return home on Saturday, Mar. 19 for their Patriot League opener against Holy Cross. The game marks the first of four straight league contests. Lehigh welcomes American on Mar. 26 before heading to Navy for a midweek tilt on Mar. 30 and traveling to Boston on Apr. 2.
The Mountain Hawks go out-of-league for an Apr. 5 home showdown against Rutgers out of the Big Ten. Last season, Lehigh earned an impressive 10-8 victory at Rutgers in front of a nationally-televised audience on the Big Ten Network. After facing the Scarlet Knights, the Mountain Hawks remain home for an Apr. 9 meeting against their newest Patriot League foe Army West Point, a first-year program.
The final four regular season games feature alternating road and home games, beginning with an Apr. 16 showdown at defending league champion and National Quarterfinalist Loyola. Lehigh then hosts archrival Lafayette on Wednesday, Apr. 20 before traveling to Colgate (Apr. 23) and hosting Bucknell (Apr. 29) in the regular season finale.
The Patriot League Tournament begins the following week with the Quarterfinals on Tuesday, May 3, Semifinals on Friday, May 6 and Championship Game on Sunday, May 8.
The Mountain Hawks wrapped up a strong 2015 season highlighted by a seven-game road winning streak, a road win against Rutgers in front of a nationally-televised audience and the team’s second straight postseason appearance. Lehigh’s defense was especially strong as the Mountain Hawks finished the season 9-8 and earned the #5 seed in the Patriot League Tournament.
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Saturday, Feb. 13 vs. Penn State 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21 vs. Yale 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 vs. Mount St. Mary’s 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 5 vs. Iona 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 12 at Liberty 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 15 at Davidson 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 19 vs. Holy Cross* 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 26 vs. American* TBA
Wednesday, Mar. 30 at Navy* 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 2 at Boston University* 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 5 vs. Rutgers 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 9 vs. Army West Point* 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 16 at Loyola* TBA
Wednesday, Apr. 20 vs. Lafayette* 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 23 at Colgate* 1:00 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 29 vs. Bucknell* 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3 Patriot League Quarterfinals
Friday, May 6 Patriot League Semifinals
Sunday, May 8 Patriot League Championship Game