Dec. 16, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women's lacrosse team will embark on another challenging slate in 2012. The schedule, released Friday, features home games against Virginia, Syracuse, Boston College and Georgetown.
Maryland will play a pair of exhibition matches at the 2012 Champion Challenge in Orlando to kick off the season. The Terps take on the U.S. national team Jan. 28 and England Jan. 29 in the annual challenge at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex.
The Terps begin the home portion of their schedule with matches against William & Mary (Feb. 12) and Delaware (Feb. 16). Maryland's road slate is shaping up to be one of its toughest in recent years and kicks off with games at Penn State Feb. 19 and Duke Feb. 25.
After a key conference match against Virginia at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex March 2, the Terps travel to Hofstra March 4.
Maryland hopes to enjoy its longest homestand of the season when it welcomes Syracuse, Richmond, Boston College and Stony Brook March 10, 13, 17 and 20, respectively.
Following a trip to James Madison March 24, the Terps play host to in-state foe Towson March 27 then hit the road for a trio of tough road matches at Penn (March 30), North Carolina (April 7) and Princeton (April 11).
Home matches against Virginia Tech April 14 and Georgetown April 25 sandwich the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship, which runs April 20-23 at Duke.
"We have compiled another very challenging schedule in 2012," head coach Cathy Reese said. "Our team will undoubtedly be road-tested heading into the ACC and NCAA Tournament as we battle some tough opponents away from College Park this season. I know our team is looking forward to the challenge and ready to kick off the season."