BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's lacrosse team, ranked No. 20 in the latest Inside Lacrosse Preseason Rankings, has announced its 2016 schedule.
Endicott will play seven teams in 2016 that reached the NCAA Tournament last season including Tufts University, the two-time defending national champion, and Lynchburg who lost to the Jumbos in the title game.
Six of those seven teams on the schedule that reached the NCAA Tournament a year ago are also ranked inside the top-15 in the Inside Lacrosse Preseason rankings – Tufts (1), Lynchburg (2), Amherst (3), Bates (7), Middlebury (10), and Union (15). Springfield, the only NCAA Tournament team not ranked on the Inside Lacrosse Preseason Rankings, has won its conference championship eight years in a row.
Other notable opponents on the schedule include Stevens, Western New England, and Roger Williams. Stevens has made the NCAA Tournament nine times in its program history, while Western New England and Roger Williams finished second and third, respectively, in last season's Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) standings.
GAMES TO WATCH
February 24 – No. 7 Bates vs. No. 20 Endicott (5 PM)
February 28 – Stevens vs. No. 20 Endicott (12 PM)
March 2 – No. 15 Union vs. No. 20 Endicott (TBA)
March 8 – No. 10 Middlebury vs. No. 20 Endicott (5 PM)
March 15 – No. 2 Lynchburg vs. No. 20 Endicott (7 PM)
March 19 – Springfield vs. No. 20 Endicott (1 PM)
March 22 – No. 3 Amherst vs. No. 20 Endicott (7 PM)
April 9 – Western New England vs. No. 20 Endicott (3 PM)
April 12 – No. 1 Tufts vs. No. 20 Endicott (7 PM)
April 23 – Roger Williams vs. No. 20 Endicott (3:30 PM)