2018 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

The 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship weekend was the 48th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college lacrosse.

2018 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
Teams17
Finals siteGillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
ChampionsYale (1st title)
Runner-upDuke
SemifinalistsAlbany
Maryland
MOPBen Reeves (11g 14a)
Attendance30,616 semi-finals
29,455 finals
60,071 total
Top scorerBen Reeves, Yale
(11 goals)
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«2017 2019»

Seventeen teams competed in the tournament, based upon their performance during the regular season. For nine teams, entry into the tournament was by means of a conference tournament automatic qualifier and/or play in, while for eight teams at-large selection was determined by the NCAA selection committee.

Yale controlled the finals, winning their first NCAA lacrosse title and second title overall. Yale's Ben Reeves tied Eamon McEneaney for most points in an NCAA tournament with 25 points. This was the sixth national championship game for Duke since 2005.

TeamsEdit

Seed School Conference Berth Type RPI[1] Record
2 Albany America East Automatic 2 14-2
Canisius MAAC Automatic 49 8-8
Cornell Ivy Automatic 9 12-4
Denver Big East At-large 8 12-3
4 Duke ACC At-large 5 13-3
Georgetown Big East Automatic 13 12-4
5 Johns Hopkins Big Ten Automatic 3 11-4
6 Loyola Patriot Automatic 7 12-3
1 Maryland Big Ten At-large 1 12-3
Massachusetts CAA Automatic 21 12-4
7 Notre Dame ACC At-large 4 9-5
Richmond Southern Automatic 29 11-5
Robert Morris Northeast Automatic 19 12-4
8 Syracuse ACC At-large 10 8-6
Villanova Big East At-large 12 10-5
Virginia ACC At-large 11 12-5
3 Yale Ivy At-large 6 13-3

BracketEdit

Opening Round
May 9th
   
Canisius 6
Robert Morris 12
First Round
May 12–13

Campus sites: seeded teams host

Quarterfinals
May 20

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD
May 19
James M. Shuart Stadium
Hempstead, NY

Semifinals
May 26

Gillette Stadium

Championship
May 28

Gillette Stadium

            
1 Maryland 14
Robert Morris 11
1 Maryland 13
Cornell 8
8 Syracuse 9
Cornell 10
1 Maryland 8
4 Duke 13
5 Johns Hopkins 10
Georgetown 9
5 Johns Hopkins 9
4 Duke 14
4 Duke 17
Villanova 11
4 Duke 11
3 Yale 13
3 Yale 15
UMass 13
3 Yale 8
6 Loyola 5
6 Loyola 14
Virginia 12
3 Yale 20
2 Albany 11
7 Notre Dame 7
Denver 9
Denver 13
2 Albany 15
2 Albany 18
Richmond 9

Media coverageEdit

RadioEdit

Westwood One provided nationwide radio coverage of the semifinals and championship. It was once again streamed online at westwoodsports.com, through TuneIn, and on SiriusXM. Dave Ryan, Mark Dixon and Jason Horowitz provided the call for Westwood One.

TelevisionEdit

Every game of the 2018 Men's Lacrosse Championship was broadcast on the ESPN Networks (ESPN3- Opening Round, ESPNU- First Round and Quarterfinals, ESPN2- Semifinals and National Championship).

Broadcast Assignments[2]Edit

Opening Round

  • Andy Helwig & Sean Sharman - Buffalo, NY

First Round

  • Jay Alter & Ryan Boyle- New Haven, CT
  • Booker Corrigan & Mark Dixon- College Park, MD
  • Mike Corey & Don Zimmerman- Durham, NC
  • John Brickley & Matt Ward- South Bend, IN
  • Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra, & Ric Beardsley (Syracuse only)- Albany and Syracuse, NY
  • Anish Shroff & Quint Kessenich- Baltimore, MD

Quarterfinals, Semifinals, & National Championship

  • Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich, & Paul Carcaterra

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "nitty 2018selections" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Time to Face-Off: ESPN Presents Entire NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved 2018-05-08.