The Virginia Men’s lacrosse team takes the field Klöckner Stadium for the first time since winning the 2019 NCAA title as the Cavaliers welcome Loyola (MD) on February 8. Virginia is near the top in all the preseason polls — coming in at No. 1 in USILA’s poll and No. 2 for Inside Lacrosse — as the Hoos return a significant amount of the star power that led to them hoisting both the ACC and NCAA tournament trophies.
ESPN announced the coverage lineup for games this season, and they will air over 450 games across ESPNU, the ACC Network, and streaming platforms. That number includes 13 regular season games (plus the ACC tournament) for the Hoos:
- Feb. 8, No. 14 Loyola – ACC Network
- Feb. 15, No. 20 Lehigh – ACCNX
- Feb. 22, Princeton – ACC Network
- Feb. 25, High Point – ESPNU
- March 1, Air Force – ACCNX
- March 8, at Brown – ESPN+
- March 19, at No. 7 Notre Dame – ACC Network
- March 28, Richmond – ACCNX
- April 2, at No. 10 North Carolina – ACC Network
- April 9, No. 5 Duke – ACC Network
- April 11, Utah – ESPNU
- April 18, No. 8 Syracuse – ACC Network
- April 24, ACC Semifinal – ACC Network
- April 26, ACC Final – ESPNU
- April 28, VMI - ACCNX
If you’ve studied the schedule in the off-season, you’ll notice one (very big) game missing from this list: Virginia’s road tilt at No. 4 Maryland. Most likely, that game will get picked up by the Big Ten Network (or BTN+). Those assignments will be announced at a later date.
Those listed as ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) can be accessed via the ESPN App if you are a subscriber to the ACC Network through your cable provider. Three of Virginia’s four ACC matchups will take place on Thursday night on ACC Network.
Virginia Lacrosse alumni (and national champ/Tewaaraton winner) Matt Ward will return this season as a commentator for the ESPN networks.
Stay tuned for the full team break down next week as the season ramps up!