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2019 Ivy League Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Tournaments Headed to Big Apple

2019 Ivy League Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Tournaments Headed to Big Apple

The 2019 men's and women's semifinals will take place at Columbia on Friday, May 3, with the championship games to be played on Sunday, May 5. 

PRINCETON, N.J. --
The Ivy League has announced that the 2019 Ivy League Men's & Women's Lacrosse Tournaments will take place on May 3 and 5 in New York City on the campus of Columbia University.

The decision follows a successful one-year pilot program with Columbia serving as a pre-determined host site for the 2018 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament. Attendance at last year's men's tournament included record-setting crowds for Friday's semifinals and Sunday's championship game, including significant youth engagement from the local lacrosse community. 

The 2019 men's and women's semifinals will take place on Friday, May 3, with the championship games to be played on Sunday, May 5. The men's tournament will be contested on Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, with the women's tournament taking place at Rocco B. Commisso Stadium.

The 2019 tournaments mark the 10-year anniversary of the four-team events.

"This event is a great opportunity to showcase one of the nation's strongest lacrosse leagues," said Executive Director Robin Harris. "Our Ivy League alumni and fans living in and around New York City truly embraced the event last spring. We look forward to building on the success of last year's tournament with another terrific atmosphere in May."

Due to the competitiveness and parity among Ivy League teams, only six times in 18 opportunities has the No. 1 seed earned the League's automatic berth to the NCAA lacrosse tournament, which goes to the Ivy League tournament champion. Five of the eight teams in last year's Ivy League Men's and Women's Lacrosse Tournaments were ranked in the national polls, including four among the top 15.

The Ivy League has a storied tradition of success in the NCAA lacrosse tournaments. Since the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship began in 1971, the League has earned multiple bids 34 times, including nine of the past 10 years. The Ivy League has produced 10 national champions and 26 Final Four teams, including Yale's run to the 2018 national title behind Tewaaraton Award winner Ben Reeves. Since the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship began in 1982, the League has received multiple bids 28 times, including each of the past eight seasons. The Ivy League has produced four national champions and 24 Final Four teams.

Ticket information and game times will be available in the near future. Stay tuned to IvyLeague.com for the latest information on the 2019 Ivy League Men's & Women's Lacrosse Tournaments.

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