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SPARKS, Md. — Tierney Field at US Lacrosse national headquarters will host more than 30 college and high school lacrosse games from February through June, including appearances by both the Navy and Cornell men’s and women’s teams.
The schedule opens on Saturday, Feb. 17 with a game between the St. Mary’s (Md.) College and Dickinson men’s teams. Dickinson enters the season ranked No. 10 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division III preseason poll.
Opening weekend will also feature a rematch between the women’s teams from Connecticut and James Madison on Sunday, Feb. 18. JMU, ranked No. 17 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division I poll, edged UConn 11-10 in a game on Tierney Field last season.
Navy’s women’s team, a NCAA Division I final four participant last season and the preseason No. 10 team, will host Winthrop on Friday, March 2. The Navy men’s team will host No. 17 Penn on Tuesday, March 6.
Cornell’s men’s team will battle No. 9 Penn State on Saturday, March 10 and the No. 15 Cornell women’s team play will play No. 18 Massachusetts on Saturday, March 17.
Other marquee college matchups include No. 4 LeMoyne against No. 7 Regis (NCAA Women’s Division II) on Thursday, March 8; No 7 Trinity vs. No. 17 Ithaca (NCAA Womens’ Division III) on Tuesday, March 13; No. 19 Cortland vs. No. 11 Catholic (NCAA Women’s Division III) on Wednesday, March 14; No. 5 Syracuse vs. Harvard (NCAA Women’s Division I; and the annual IWLCA Senior All-Star games on Saturday, June 2.
The high school schedule opens on March 3 with former Major League Lacrosse player Steven Berger bringing his Mt. St. Joseph’s team to scrimmage Saints Peter and Paul School and will feature close to 20 regular season games. The high school schedule will wrap up with one of the nation’s top girls leagues, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM), holding its championship from May 11-12.
The American Lacrosse League, the nation’s largest men’s post-collegiate club league, will hold its Grey Conference championship on the weekend of June 9-10 and then its overall league championship on the weekend of June 16-17.
Tierney Field, which features a state-of-the-art GreenFields MX Trimension woven turf, is part of the US Lacrosse campus that includes the IWLCA Building and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum. US Lacrosse moved to the complex in May 2016 and this marks the second full season of games on Tierney Field, which was named in honor of current University of Denver coach Bill Tierney by his past players. Tierney has won a combined seven national championships at Princeton and Denver. He also coached the U.S. team to a world championship in 1998 and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall off Fame in 2002.
Here’s a list of the scheduled games for Tierney Field (subject to change):
Feb. 17: St. Mary’s, Md. vs. Dickinson (men), 1 p.m.
Feb. 18: James Madison vs. Connecticut (women), 1 p.m.
Feb. 28: Washington College vs. Albright (women), 7 p.m.
March 2: Navy vs. Winthrop (women), 7 p.m.
March 3: Mt. St. Joseph’s vs. Saints Peter and Paul (boys), 8 a.m.
March 3: St. Mary’s, Md. vs. Dickinson (women), 2 p.m.
March 6: Grand Valley State vs. LeMoyne (women), 12 p.m.
March 6: Navy vs. Penn (men), 7 p.m.
March 8: LeMoyne vs. Regis (women), 4 p.m.
March 10: Penn State vs. Cornell (men), 12 p.m.
March 10: Grand Valley State vs. Regis (women), 7 p.m.
March 13: Trinity vs. Ithaca (women), 1 p.m.
March 13: Albright vs. Utica (women), 5 p.m.
March 14: Utica vs. Southern Vermont (women), 11 a.m.
March 14: Cortland vs. Catholic (women), 4 p.m.
March 16: Syracuse vs. Harvard (women), 2 p.m.
March 16: St. Mary’s vs. Gleneld Country School (girls), 6:30 p.m.
March 17: Cornell vs. Massachusetts (women), 12 p.m.
March 23: Gilman vs. Malvern Prep (boys), 6:30 p.m.
March 24: Ryleigh’s Oyster Lacrosse Club Invitational (post-collegiate men), 9 a.m.
March 26: Marriotts Ridge vs. John Carroll (boys), 5:30 p.m.
March 29: Dulaney vs. John Carroll (girls), 4 p.m. (JV), 5:30 p.m. (varsity)
April 6: Friends School vs. Indian Creek (girls), 5 p.m.
April 6: Friends School vs. Archbishop Curley (boys), 7 p.m.
April 10: Bishop Ireton vs. Episcopal (girls), 5 p.m.
April 17: Perry Hall vs. Eastern Tech (boys), 5 p.m. (JV), 6:30 p.m. (varsity)
April 19: Dulaney vs. Catonsville (girls), 4 p.m. (JV), 6 p.m. (varsity)
April 21: Bryn Mawr vs. Penn Charter (girls), 1 p.m.
April 26: Manchester Valley vs. Fallston (boys), 4:30 p.m.
April 26: Manchester Valley vs. Fallston (girls), 6:30 p.m.
April 27: Dulaney vs. Hereford (boys), 4 p.m. (JV), 6 p.m. (varsity)
May 11-12: IAAM Championships
June 2: IWLCA Division I, II and III All-Star Games
June 9-10: American Lacrosse League Grey Conference Championship
June 16-17: American Lacrosse League Championship
William G. Tierney Field, named in honor of the Hall of Fame Team USA, Princeton and Denver coach, features a GreenFields' state-of-the-art MX Trimension woven turf. It is located at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.