CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia has received an at-large bid to the 2021 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship as the No. 4 seed and will host the Bryant Bulldogs in the first round on Sunday (May 16) at 12 p.m., at Klöckner Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. This marks the fifth season where Virginia was seeded as the tournament’s No. 4 team and first since 2005.
Virginia, ranked No. 5 in the USILA coaches and Inside Lacrosse media polls, enters the NCAA Tournament with a 10-4 overall record. It marks the third NCAA Tournament in a row the Cavaliers have entered the tournament under Lars Tiffany with at least 10 wins.
Bryant earned the AQ as champions of the NEC and enters the NCAA Tournament with a 9-3 record and winners of four straight.
This is Virginia’s 40th tournament appearance overall, third behind Johns Hopkins (47) and Maryland (43). Virginia has won six NCAA titles and have now received a bid for the last three NCAA Tournaments.
The winner of this game faces the winner of Saturday’s game between Georgetown (No. 5 seed) and Syracuse in the quarterfinals at James M. Shuart Stadium, in Hempstead, N.Y., on Saturday (May 22). The quarterfinals will be televised on ESPNU.
UVA will also host No. 8 seed Lehigh (10-1), champions of the Patriot League and at-large selection Rutgers (8-3) on Saturday at Klöckner Stadium in a neutral site contest. Lehigh and Rutgers will meet at 2:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.