Men’s Lacrosse: UVA awarded NCAA’s No. 6 seed; will host Saint Joseph’s

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No. 6 seed Virginia was one of eight men’s lacrosse programs selected to host the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA announced Sunday night. The Cavaliers will take on Saint Joseph’s on Saturday at Klöckner Stadium at noon on ESPNU.

Virginia (10-5) makes its sixth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Lars Tiffany, also the program’s 43rd overall. Saturday’s contest marks the program’s 31st NCAA Tournament game in Charlottesville and 18th at Klöckner Stadium.

“We’re grateful for another opportunity to play in front of our incredible fanbase at Klöckner Stadium,” said Tiffany. “We know we face a tremendous opponent in Saint Joseph’s.”

St. Joe’s (12-3) outscored Richmond 6-2 in the fourth quarter of the Atlantic-10 championship game, which the Hawks won 17-13 to earn an NCAA Tournament automatic bid. St. Joe’s enters Saturday’s contest on a 12-game win streak, which leads the nation, and are winners of their last six road games.

Virginia leads the all-times series with the Hawks, 2-0. Both regular-season meetings took place in 2015 and 2016 and were contested at Klöckner Stadium.

The winner of Virginia and St. Joe’s will face the winner of third-seeded Johns Hopkins (10-4) and Lehigh (9-6) in the quarterfinals at Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium on Sunday, May 19. Opening faceoff will commence at either noon or 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

Championship Weekend is set for May 25 and 27 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Both semifinal matchups will be broadcast on ESPN2 on May 25. The 2024 national championship game will commence on Memorial Day (May 27) and will air on ESPN.


  • Virginia earned its sixth straight NCAA Tournament berth under head coach Lars Tiffany, also the program’s 43rd overall.
  • Saturday’s home contest marks UVA’s 31st NCAA Tournament game held in Charlottesville and 18th at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers are 21-8 in NCAA Tournament games in Charlottesville and 14-3 at Klöckner Stadium.
  • Saturday’s game marks the first NCAA Tournament game between UVA and the Hawks.
  • Virginia’s current roster combines for 86 career NCAA Division I Tournament games played.
  • The Cavaliers boast two Tewaaraton Award nominees in Connor Shellenberger and Cole Kastner. Five finalists will be announced Thursday.


Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating. Tickets go on sale Monday beginning at 9 a.m. Fans may purchase tickets in advance via or by calling the Virginia Athletics ticket office (434-924-8821). Fans may also purchase tickets at the Klöckner Stadium box office starting one hour prior to the event.

Reserved season-ticket members may purchase their seats held during the regular season by calling the Virginia Athletics ticket office. Reserved tickets will be held until 5 p.m. on Monday before being released to the public.

Parking is available in the John Paul Jones South and West Lots for $10 per space if purchased in advance. Parking can also be purchased upon arrival for $15 per space (subject to availability). Parking passes must be purchased using a valid credit/debit card; cash will not be accepted on site. Spots are first come, first served. Free parking is also available at the UVA Emmett/Ivy Garage.