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Men’s Lacrosse Earns Program’s First At-Large Berth into NCAA Tournament 

UAlbany men’s lacrosse has earned at-large berth into the 2016 NCAA Tournament, The team will match up against No. 8 seed Syracuse on Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2016) – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team earned the program’s first at-large berth into the Division I NCAA Tournament, setting up a rematch against No. 8 seed Syracuse on Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

The announcement was made last night during the tournament’s selection show. The two teams are battling for a spot in the 2016 NCAA quarterfinal round, with the winner taking on Maryland or Hartford/Quinnipiac on Saturday, May 21. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPNU.

UAlbany is looking for its third consecutive NCAA Tournament First Round victory. The team advanced to the quarterfinals in 2015, with a victory over No. 8 Seed Cornell, and in 2014 after defeating No. 3 Loyola.

The 2016 Great Danes were the America East Conference regular season champion, finishing with a 12-3 record. The team defeated multiple ranked opponents including Yale and Stony Brook, rising as high as No. 4 in coaches and media polls. They fell to Syracuse, 16-7, in February.

This is only the second team in UAlbany Athletics history to earn a Division I NCAA Tournament at-large berth. The women’s lacrosse team picked up the first last season.

To learn more about the Great Danes’ men’s lacrosse team, visit the program’s official website. You can also view the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament bracket here

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