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Virginia announces 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany has announced the team’s 2022 schedule, which features 14 games, including eight home contests at Klöckner Stadium.

Season and single-game tickets are available starting Monday (Jan. 10). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit VirginiaSports.com/Tickets.

The top-ranked Cavaliers will host Air Force (Feb. 5), High Point (Feb. 13), Syracuse (Feb. 26), Johns Hopkins (March 5), Notre Dame (March 26), North Carolina (April 9), Quinnipiac (April 16) and Lafayette (April 28).

Virginia travels to Towson (Feb. 19), North Carolina (March 10), Richmond (April 2), Duke (April 14) and Syracuse (April 23). Additionally, the Cavaliers will challenge Maryland in a rematch of the 2021 national championship game on March 19 at either Audi Field (Washington D.C.) or Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium (College Park, Md.).

“As the old saying goes, ‘To be the best, you have to beat the best,’” Tiffany said. “The lineup of opponents we have assembled on our 2022 schedule certainly qualifies as the collective best that competed last year. Our men know that this season’s journey will be an arduous one due to this schedule, but we would not have it any other way. Our men came to Charlottesville to play lacrosse because of the superior education, an amazing town and to win titles. And as we learned from one of our previous Cultural Thursday books by Ryan Holiday, the obstacle is the way.”

The 2022 NCAA Division-I Men’s Lacrosse Championship will consist of eight first-round games played at four different campus sites on May 14 or 15. This year’s quarterfinals (May 21 or 22) will be held at James H. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York and Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. For the second consecutive year, championship weekend (May 28 and 30) will commence at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

This year’s broadcast selections will be announced on a monthly basis as released by the Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners. Start times and dates are tentative and subject to change based on the broadcast selections.

Tiffany, who enters his sixth season as UVA head coach, and the Cavaliers have won consecutive NCAA titles in 2019 and 2021. Last year’s championship run marked the program’s seventh NCAA title, which broke a tie with Princeton for the third-most championships in NCAA men’s lacrosse history. Only Johns Hopkins (1978-80) and Princeton (1996-98) have won three consecutive NCAA championships.

Virginia returns four 2021 USILA All-Americans in Connor Shellenberger (Charlottesville, Va.), Petey LaSalla (Miller Place, N.Y.), Matt Moore (Garnet Valley, Pa.) and Cade Saustad (Dallas, Texas).

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