FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota State men's lacrosse team, which is searching for its 12th consecutive trip to nationals and second national championship, has released its 2024 schedule.
The Bison, which finished with a 5-9 mark last spring, have 11 games scheduled, with all but one coming away from Fargo. After a season-opener against Iowa State in the Twin Cities, NDSU travels to Denver for three games in three days, all against tournament competition. The Bison tangle with Air Force, UC San Diego and Cal State San Marcos from Feb. 17-19.
Following a neutral site game with Missouri State, North Dakota State opens its UMLC West account with a road game against St. John's on March 15. The final conference encounter occurs on April 6 with a road trip to Minn.-Duluth.
The lone home game features defending UMLC champion St. Thomas on April 10. The season is capped off with contests against Montana and Montana State in Glendive, Mont.
"The goal is always to be playing in Texas in May, and this schedule will give us the chance to do that," said NDSU coach Zach Bosh. "Eight of our opponents were at nationals last year, so every game will give us a stiff test. We need to make sure we're ready."
2024 North Dakota State Schedule
|Feb. 2||vs. Iowa State ^|
|Feb. 17||vs. Air Force #|
|Feb. 18||vs. UC San Diego #|
|Feb. 19||vs. Cal State San Marcos #|
|March 2||vs. Missouri State @|
|March 15||at St. John's *|
|March 16||vs. Central Michigan @|
|April 6||at Minn.-Duluth *|
|April 10||ST. THOMAS|
|April 13||vs. Montana %|
|April 14||vs. Montana State %|
|April 19-21||UMLC Tournament $|
|May 6-11||MCLA National Championships|
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* - indicates UMLC West division contest
^ - indicates contest played in Minneapolis
# - indicates contests played in Denver
@ - indicates contests played in Collegeville, Minn.
% - indicates contests played in Glendive, Mont.
$ - indicates tournament in Rockford, Ill.