UAlbany lacrosse earns #2 overall seed in NCAA tournament, will play Richmond

ALBANY — The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team learned their fate for the 2018 NCAA lacrosse tournament on Sunday night after winning the America East championship on Saturday afternoon.

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The Danes were named the #2 overall seed in the tournament, the highest seeding in program history in the 10th NCAA tournament appearance in the team’s history and sixth year in a row. They will have a home game in round one, taking on Southern Conference champion Richmond. 

The Spiders won their way into the tournament after winning the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday with an 11-10 overtime win against Jacksonville. They went 11-5 this year, and 6-1 in SoCon play. 

UAlbany is in the midst of the best season in program history, with a mark of 14-2 so far this year and their fifth conference championship in six seasons. They won the conference championship on Saturday with a 14-4 win over Vermont. They did so without star player Connor Fields, who has been dealing with a knee injury. He said Saturday that he will be back for the tournament.

UAlbany hosted a first round game last season, and ended the night with a victory over North Carolina, 15-12. This year’s game will be played at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Saturday, May 12 and will begin at 5 p.m. For those who cannot make it, the game will be televised on ESPNU. 

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