Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Ranked Men's Lacrosse Hosts Centennial Championship, Faces McDaniel Friday Afternoon


CHESTERTOWN, MD—This weekend, for the first time in eight years, the Shoremen will host the Centennial Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship in Chestertown. The action kicks off Friday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium, as the top-seeded Washington College team faces off against fourth seed McDaniel College.
Later that afternoon, at 4 o’clock, second seed Dickinson College, the reigning conference champion, plays third seed Gettysburg. The winners will compete for the Centennial Championship on Sunday, May 6, beginning at 1 p.m.
The Shoremen secured the top seed and hosting rights with a 9-3 win over Ursinus on April 28, improving to 10-4 overall and 7-1 in conference play. More information on the 2012 Centennial Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament can be found at on the Athletics Website.

Men’s lacrosse is not the only team to finish strong for the season. In fact, as the seasons wound down, Washington College became the first school in Centennial Conference history to qualify for all six of the conference's spring championship tournaments — men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, and softball — in the same year.

The 2012 Centennial Conference Baseball and Softball Tournaments are four-team, double elimination tournaments. In baseball, the Shoremen, who are seeded third, will open the tournament Friday with a 3 p.m. game at second-seeded Haverford College in Haverford, PA. All of the tournament games on Saturday and Sunday will be held at top-seeded Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. McDaniel is the tournament's fourth seed. Visit the Centennial Conference Website.

The softball tournament will be hosted by top-seeded McDaniel in Westminster, MD, Saturday and Sunday. The Shorewomen softball team, seeded second, will open their tournament Saturday with a 10 a.m. game against third-seeded Gettysburg. Ursinus is the tournament's fourth seed. For more, visit the Centennial Conference Website.

In previous tournament play, WC’s women’s lacrosse team made it to the finals on a forfeit by F&M but fell to Gettysburg April 29. Haverford dashed the tournament dreams of both men’s and women’s tennis in the first round of play on April 25.

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