Final Four of Men's Lacrosse Tourney Set
- Release Date:
- May 1, 2013
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
GANSEVOORT, NY - The 2013 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament is set, with the Keuka College Storm entering as the top seed after going a perfect 7-0 in conference play to capture the regular season title.
The Storm (10-1 overall) will open tournament play in the semifinals on Wednesday when they host the Morrisville State College Mustangs, who earned the No. 4 seed with a 4-3 conference record. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
In the other semifinal round matchup, the Medaille College Mavericks will host the Hilbert College Hawks, which will also be on Wednesday at All-High Stadium (Main Street, Buffalo located behind Bennett High School) at 7:15 p.m. Both teams finished with identical 5-2 records in NEAC play, but the Mavericks earned the No. 2 seed after defeating the Hawks in a 20-19 thriller last Wednesday. Hilbert won their final two conference games following that loss to clinch the third seed.
The winners from each contest will then meet for the NEAC Championship on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m., with the match being hosted by the highest remaining seed.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.