Mustangs Host Christopher Newport Wednesday in Fifth NCAA Appearance
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Stevenson men's lacrosse team will be making its fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship as the fourth-ranked Mustangs will host Christopher Newport at Mustang Stadium in the first round on Wednesday, May 8. Game time is at 7:00 p.m.
Stevenson (17-2) finished the regular season with at least 15 wins for the fifth-straight year and is 8-4 in the NCAA tournament. The team has advanced to the national semifinals in three of its four previous appearances and is 1-0 in first round contests.
Meanwhile, Christopher Newport (8-8) is making the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. The Captains, who will be joining the Capital Athletic Conference next year, have only been in existence since 2007.
Wednesday will mark the first-ever meeting between the Mustangs and Captains.
The winner between Stevenson and Christopher Newport will advance to the second round on Saturday, May 11 to face the winner between Washington (Md.) and Colorado College.
The quarterfinals will be on Wednesday, May 15 with the semifinals on Sunday, May 19. The Division III national championship game will be played on Sunday, May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Seven of Stevenson's 2013 opponents were selected to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship, including Western New England, Nazareth, Tufts, RIT, Salisbury, Lynchburg and Roanoke. The Mustangs went 5-2 against those teams with their only losses to Tufts and Roanoke, both by just one goal.