SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse will host more than 25 college, high school and post-collegiate lacrosse games on William G. Tierney Field at its headquarters this winter and spring. US Lacrosse moved into the IWLCA Building at its new headquarters last May and opened the facility to the public with a Grand Opening event last September.
“We’re excited to welcome so many guests to our wonderful new home,” said Steve Stenersen, president and CEO of US Lacrosse. “This facility is a great way for visitors to celebrate the sport by getting to experience US Lacrosse, visit the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, and watch their favorite teams play.”
Tierney Field, which features a state-of-the-art GreenFields MX Trimension woven turf, will hold its first regular season college game when former Team USA men’s head coach Richie Meade brings his Furman team to play Sacred Heart on Feb. 18. The first women’s regular season game will be held the next day when James Madison, an NCAA tournament participant last year, plays against Connecticut.
Defending NCAA women’s champion North Carolina returns to Tierney Field for a pair of games. North Carolina, which played against the Australian and U.S. national teams during the Team USA Fall Classic last October, will play Albany on March 3 and Canisius on March 5.
Several other teams included in the Nike/US Lacrosse preseason national rankings will also play on Tierney Field in 2017.
Mercyhurst, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II men, will play No. 10 Mt. Olive on March 4. Denison, ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III men, will play Montclair State on March 11 and No. 16 Washington and Lee plays Elizabethtown on April 18.
Eight of the top 20 NCAA Division II women’s teams will visit, including No. 4 Lindenwood, No. 5 LeMoyne, No. 6 Rollins, No. 8 Queens, No. 9 Grand Valley State, No. 13 Bentley, No. 15 Lock Haven and No. 18 Pace. The NCAA Division III women’s schedule is highlighted by No. 2 Cortland taking on No. 14 Catholic on March 15 and No. 7 Salisbury playing No. 13 Colby on March 21.
The high school slate includes Gilman (Md.) playing the Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) and MIAA rival Loyola Blakefield (Md.) and a doubleheader with the boys’ and girls programs from Baltimore County powers Dulaney and Hereford.
Other special games including the IWLCA All-Star games on June 3 and the American Lacrosse League Grey Conference championship game on June 11.
The complete schedule follows:
February 18: Furman vs. Sacred Heart (men), 12 noon
February 19: James Madison vs. Connecticut (women), 1 p.m.
March 1: Hanover vs. Wesley (men), 4 p.m.
March 3: North Carolina vs. Albany (women), 3 p.m.
March 4: Mt. Olive vs. Mercyhurst (men), 2 p.m.
March 5: North Carolina vs. Canisius (women), 12 noon
March 6: Grand Valley State vs. Bentley (women), 3 p.m.
March 8: Bentley vs. Queens (women), 1 p.m.
March 9: Grand Valley State vs. LeMoyne (women), 2 p.m.
March 11: Denison vs. Montclair State (men), 2 p.m.
March 12: Grand Valley State vs. Pace (women), 2 p.m.
March 14: Pace vs. Indianapolis (women), 3 p.m.
March 15: Catholic vs. Cortland State (women), 4 p.m.
March 16: Gilman vs. Episcopal School of Dallas (boys), 3 p.m.
March 21: Colby vs. Salisbury (women), 2 p.m.
March 24: Rollins vs. Shepherd (women), 6 p.m.
March 26: Rollins vs. Grand Valley State (women), 12 noon
March 30: Lindenwood vs. Lock Haven (women), 4 p.m.
April 8: Notre Dame (Md.) vs. Centenary (women), 1 p.m.
April 12: Bronxville vs. Mt. Sinai (girls), 10 a.m.
April 18: Washington and Lee vs. Elizabethtown (men), 6 p.m.
April 25: Gilman vs. Loyola Blakefield (boys), TBA
April 26: Hereford vs. Dulaney (girls), 5 p.m.
April 26: Hereford vs. Dulaney (boys), 7 p.m.
June 3: IWLCA All-Star Games
June 11: American Lacrosse League Grey Conference Championship
* - Schedule subject to change. Visit Tierney Field schedule page for most recent information.