Men's Lacrosse Travels to Annapolis on Sunday for Two Scrimmages
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA- The Virginia men’s lacrosse program will conclude its fall scrimmage schedule on Sunday by traveling to Annapolis, Md., to take on Navy and Team USA in a doubleheader scrimmage at Rip Miller Field, located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy.
UVa will square off with Navy at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a tilt with one of two U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Training Teams. The U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Training Team is currently comprised of 40 players who will be vying for one of the Federation of International Lacrosse-mandated 23 roster spots. The weekend of Oct. 18 is the second of three training weekends this fall for the team before it is cut to its mandatory size in preparation for the FIL World Championship in Manchester, England, July 10-24, 2010.
Former UVa midfielder and current member of Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons, Matt Poskay, is the lone Cavalier alum on the 40-player training roster. Poskay, a second team All-American for the Cavaliers in 2006, was also named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament team after UVa swept through the season on its way to a perfect 17-0 season and the program’s fourth national championship.
The 40-man training roster will be split into two squads and ACC foe Maryland will join the five-team field.
A note for fans traveling, only cars with Department of Defense (DoD) stickers are allowed to drive onto the Naval Academy grounds. Fans are encouraged to either park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium ($5 charge to park) and take the free shuttle service over to the Naval Academy or park outside of the Academy gates and walk onto the grounds. All visitors are required to have a picture I.D. to gain access to the grounds.
Admission for Sunday’s scrimmage is free.
Oct. 18 Navy Tournament Schedule
Game 1 – 10:30 a.m. Field Navy vs. Team USA-Blue Rip Miller Field Maryland vs. Team USA-White Farragut Field – Turf Game 2 – 1 p.m. Navy vs. Virginia
Rip Miller Field Maryland vs. Team USA-Blue Farragut Field – Turf Game 3 – 3:30 p.m. Virginia vs. Team USA-White Rip Miller Field