ATLANTA – Kennesaw State and Florida Gulf Coast will be sporting the top seeds in the six-team SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) Division II tournament on April 20-22 in Johns Creek, Ga.
Kennesaw State (6-4, 4-0) earned the top seed out of the North subdivision while FCGU (10-3, 6-0) went undefeated in the South, and each earned byes into the semifinals on Saturday, April 21.
On Friday night, South No. 2 North Florida (9-4, 4-1) will tangle with North No. 3 Appalachian State (5-5, 2-2) with the winner meeting Kennesaw State in the semis.
The other side of the draw features North No. 2 Wake Forest (7-1, 3-1) putting it all on the line against South No. 3 Florida Atlantic (6-3, 4-2). The winner earns a date with Florida Gulf Coast in the semifinals.
The championship game, which comes with an automatic qualifying berth to the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour in Salt Lake City from May 7-12, takes place on Sunday.
"The 2018 edition of the SELC Division II Tournament is a special one,” said SELC director and Florida Gulf Coast coach Mike Dubbelde. “Florida Atlantic has made it for the first time after a very impressive season and North Florida has come roaring in with a Top 25 national ranking after a six-year hiatus from the MCLA. It also marks the first time we've had a bye for the top two seeds of D-II. Every year surprising things happen in the SELC Tournament and 2018 doesn't look to be any different."
Admission to the 2018 SELC Tournament, which is sponsored by Warrior/New Balance and the Johns Creek Visitors Bureau, is $10 for an adult day pass and $5 for students. Adult weekend passes can be purchased for $20 and students are $10. Children 9 and under are free as are students up to 18 wearing a lacrosse jersey.
2018 SELC Division II Tournament
First Round – Johns Creek, Ga. – April 20
GAME 1: No. 3S Florida Atlantic vs. No. 2N Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m. (at Alpharetta H.S.)
GAME 2: No. 3N Appalachian State vs. No. 2S North Florida, 5:30 p.m. (at Mount Pisgah)
Semifinals – Northview (Ga.) H.S. – April 21
GAME 1 winner vs. No. 1S Florida Gulf Coast, 12 p.m.
GAME 2 winner vs. No. 1N Kennesaw State, 2:30 p.m.
Finals – Northview (Ga.) H.S. – April 22
Semifinal winners, 12 p.m.