LYNCHBURG, Va. – The five active teams in the Atlantic Lacrosse Conference (ALC) will converge on the campus of Liberty University to play its first-ever conference tournament from April 30-May 2.
The tournament will start on Friday, April 30 with the No. 5 team clashing with the No. 4 seed in a first round contest, with the winner advancing to Saturday’s second semifinal (4 p.m.) against the tourney’s top seed.
The other semifinalist will square off at 1 p.m. with a ticket to the championship contest for the winner, which will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m.
“We are very excited to be holding our first-ever ALC Tournament,” said ALC conference director and Liberty coach Kyle McQuillan. “In a season that has been unpredictable and very difficult to manage, we are very proud to provide this opportunity for our membership.
“Our goal was to just give our teams a chance to compete, and the fact we are able to play for something as meaningful as a conference championship is a huge success for our conference. I am proud of the work of not only our executive committee, but our member teams who have worked diligently in order to make this season and our tournament a reality.”
The winner of the tournament does not receive an automatic bid to the 2021 MCLA Invitational, as the field will be set on April 28. Next year’s ALC champion will receive an automatic qualifying berth in the 2022 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance.
Admission is free for those interested in attending the event and Liberty will be adhering to the Virginia State guidelines (Phase 3) for outdoor events.
2021 ALC Tournament
at Liberty University – Lynchburg, Va.
Play-in Game – Friday, April 30
No. 5 vs. No. 4, 6 p.m.
Semifinals – Saturday, May 1
No. 3 vs. No. 2, 1 p.m.
No. 4/5 winner vs. No. 1, 4 p.m.
Finals – Sunday, May 2
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.