Vermont Head Coach Chris Feifs announced the 2018 men’s lacrosse schedule on Thursday. The Catamounts are slated to play 14 games beginning with the opener on Thursday, Feb. 1 in South Carolina against Furman.
Following the opener against Furman, the Catamounts travel to Georgia to take on Mercer on Feb. 3, their second Southern Conference foe in as many games. UVM then takes on three New England schools, Fairfield, Holy Cross, and Quinnipiac to close out February with six games against five different conferences.
On Saturday, Mar. 3, Vermont plays in Severn, Maryland in a neutral site game against Jacksonville, their third SoCon opponent of the season. They return to action a week later for their home opener on Mar. 10, as hosts against Sacred Heart.
The Catamounts open America East conference play on Saturday, Mar. 17 with a trip to defending champion Albany. Vermont has their America East home opener the following Saturday (Mar. 24) against last year’s runner-up, Binghamton, before heading to the road again to close out March with a trip to Hartford on Mar. 31.
On Saturday, April 7, Vermont hosts UMass Lowell at 1:00 p.m. during Alumni Weekend. The Cats continue America East play with a travel to Stony Brook on April 14.
UVM travels to New Canaan High School (Conn.) on Saturday, April 21 to take on Virginia in a neutral site game. UVA has taken the ACC crown six times in their history dating back to 1997, and five national titles, including four since 1999. The Cavaliers finished 8-7 overall last year while falling by a single goal in four games.
The Catamounts close out the regular season on Saturday, April 28 with a game against UMBC under the lights at Virtue Field. The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and the UVM seniors will be honored prior to the game for their contributions to the UVM lacrosse program over the past four years.
The top-four teams in the final regular season standings advance to the America East Tournament. All rounds will be held at the higher seed starting with the semifinals on Thursday, May 3. The America East Championship is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.