New York, WDI, Women's

Hofstra WLAX Announces 2017 Schedule

No Comments 01 November 2016

Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program, under the direction of fifth-year Head Coach Shannon Smith, announced the squad’s 2017 schedule today.

The 16-game schedule will feature nine home games at James M. Shuart Stadium and seven road games.

“It is always exciting to announce the schedule for the upcoming season,” commented Smith. “Our student-athletes have worked extremely hard throughout the fall ball season and we can’t wait for the start of our 2017 season in February. There is a ton of excitement surrounding the Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program as we just hosted an incredible golf outing at Sebonack Golf Club and our alumnae, fans and current team are all thrilled about the future of Pride Lacrosse.”

Hofstra will play six teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2016, including four squads that advanced past the first round. In addition, of the 16 opponents on the 2017 slate, 10 won at least 10 games a season ago.

The season gets started on Saturday, February 18 with a road game at Bucknell. That will be followed by Hofstra’s home opener on Tuesday, February 21 against Wagner, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year. The final game in February will feature the Pride traveling to Fairfield for a contest against the Stags on Saturday, February 25.

March gets started in a big way as the Pride will open the month with three straight home games. It begins on Saturday, March 4 when Maryland visits. That will be followed by a visit from Johns Hopkins on Saturday, March 11 and the homestand concludes on Saturday, March 18 when Quinnipiac comes to Shuart Stadium. The Terrapins finished as the runner-up in the NCAA Championship in 2016 and the Blue Jays advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The remainder of March will see Hofstra visit New Hampshire on Tuesday, March 21 and host Central Connecticut State on Saturday, March 25.

April opens with a non-conference tilt at Columbia on Saturday, April 1 before Hofstra opens Colonial Athletic Association play on Friday, April 7 at Drexel. The Pride’s next five games will all be against conference opponents, including home games against James Madison (April 14), Towson (April 16) and William & Mary (April 23). The regular season concludes on Friday, April 28 when Hofstra hosts Stony Brook. The Seawolves, Dukes and Tigers all made the NCAA Tournament in 2016.

The CAA Championship will take place on May 5 and 7 and will be hosted by Towson.

The 2017 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship commences on May 12 with first round action. The second round will occur on May 14 and quarterfinals are scheduled for May 20 and 21. The semifinals and National Championship game will be on May 26 and 28 and be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.


 

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