(Photo by Jodi Vosika)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona men's lacrosse team will take on a competitive 14-game schedule, highlighted by a neutral site contest against defending national champion Michigan State in San Diego on March 6.
Joining the Spartans on the non-conference portion of the scheule is Santa Clara, USC, Alabama, Claremont, Sierra Nevada and Oklahoma. Arizona will also face a pair of non-conference teams at the Pac-12 Shootout, with the opponents yet to be determined.
The Wildcats will also have to tangle with the SLC South again, featuring Grand Canyon, Arizona State, San Diego State and UNLV.
"We are excited about the competitive schedule we have ahead of us," said Arizona coach Matt Blamey. "Playing in the SLC, we know that we are going to have to fight every year for a ticket to the postseason. We have worked hard to construct a schedule that will challenge us and we are eager to put our men to the test. We are confident that our team will be battle-tested once we hit our conference slate."
Arizona will start the season with a scrimmage against Northern Arizona on Jan. 26 followed by the season-opener against Santa Clara on Feb. 2.
2019 Arizona Men's Lacrosse Schedule
|Jan. 26||NORTHERN ARIZONA &|
|Feb. 2||SANTA CLARA|
|Feb. 16-17||at Pac-12 Shootout ^|
|March 2||at San Diego State *|
|March 3||at Claremont|
|March 6||vs. Michigan State #|
|March 19||SIERRA NEVADA|
|March 29||at Grand Canyon *|
|April 6||UNLV *|
|April 13||at Arizona State *|
|April 20||SLC Tourney First Round|
|April 26-28||SLC Tourney Semifinals & Finals|
|May 6-11||2019 MCLA National Championships
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& - indicates scrimmage
^ - indicates tournament at UCLA
* - indicates SLC South division contest
# - indicates neutral site contest in San Diego