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All five ACC teams among the top eight seeds
GREENSBORO, N.C. - All five Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse programs were among the 18 selected to compete in the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, as announced Sunday evening. All five ACC teams are among the top eight seeds.
Notre Dame (10-2) is the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed and will host the winner of the Towson/High Point in the first round on Saturday, May 9 at Arlotta Stadium at 5 p.m. on ESPNU on May 10. The Fighting Irish will be making their 10th straight appearance in the tournament and 20th overall in program history.
Syracuse (12-2), the 2015 ACC Champion, is the No. 2 seed and will make it 35th overall appearance in the NCAA Championship in program history. The Orange will take on the winner of the play-in game between Bryant and Marist on May 10, in the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. Syracuse has won 11 NCAA titles and holds a 65-23 record in NCAA Tournament play.
No. 3 seed North Carolina (12-3), will host Colgate on May 10 at 5:15 p.m. on ESPNU. North Carolina will be making its ninth consecutive appearance in the tournament and 30th in program history. The Tar Heels are 28-25 in tournament play and own four national titles.
Winners of the last two NCAA Championships, the No. 5 seed Duke (12-5) begins its NCAA title defense in Durham against Ohio State on Saturday, May 9. ESPNU will carry the 7:30 p.m. faceoff. The Blue Devils will be making their 19th appearance in the tournament, where they are 32-15 all-time and have three national titles.
No. 7 seed Virginia (10-4) will host Johns Hopkins in the first round on May 10 at 1 p.m., at Klöckner Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. The Cavaliers have won five NCAA titles and have received a bid in 21 of the last 23 seasons. The selection marks Virginia's 37th tournament appearance in program history.
ACC squads finished the season with a 43-3 mark against nonconference opponents and had 17 wins against nationally ranked teams. The five ACC teams combine for 23 national championships.
The tournament gets underway May 9-10 at campus sites. The quarterfinals, played a week later on May 16-17, will be held in Denver, Colorado, and Annapolis, Maryland. Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will host the semifinals on May 23 and the championship on May 25.