ESPN Unveils Schedule; Anish Shroff Lead Play-by-Play

PHOTO BY KEVIN P. TUCKER

Matt Rambo and Maryland get another crack at Joe Kenna and North Carolina on national TV.


ESPN will televise 25 NCAA Division I men's lacrosse games and expects to stream an additional 80 games on its digital platforms this spring, the network announced Tuesday.

Anish Shroff will serve as the lead play-by-play commentator, taking over for Eamon McAnaney, who had served as the voice of ESPN's lacrosse broadcasts for nearly a decade before leaving the network to work full-time for SNY. Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra return as the top color analysts.

Among the televised games (complete schedule below) are an NCAA championship game rematch between North Carolina and Maryland on March 25, an April 15 matchup of Ivy League frontrunners Brown and Yale and their respective Tewaaraton candidates Dylan Molloy and Ben Reeves, and several conference championship games.

For the 10th straight year, ESPN will provide complete coverage of the NCAA tournament, starting with a selection special on May 7 and culminating in championship weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., May 27-29.

ESPN has added Chris Cotter to its lineup of lacrosse announcers, joining Shroff, Mike Corey, Jason Benetti and Booker Corrigan on play-by-play duties. Former UMBC and Johns Hopkins coach Don Zimmerman joins a group of analysts that also includes Kessenich, Carcaterra, Ryan Boyle, Matt Ward, Ryan Flanagan and Mark Dixon.

The network also unveiled a new player profile segment called "reLAXin' with P. Carc," featuring interactive interviews of the top players by Carcaterra, starting with Reeves.

ESPN will announce its college women's lacrosse schedule later this week.

Visit uslaxmagazine.com/tv for updated listings of streams and broadcasts from various outlets all season long.







ESPN Men's Lacrosse Schedule

(All times Eastern)

Feb. 7 - 5 p.m.
Navy at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU)

Feb. 11 - 1 p.m.
UMBC at Johns Hopkins (ESPN3)

Feb. 18 - 1 p.m.
Loyola at Johns Hopkins (ESPN3)

Feb. 18 - 2 p.m.
Georgetown vs. Notre Dame (ESPNU)

Feb. 25 - 12 p.m.
Yale at Maryland (ESPN News)

March 3 - 3 p.m.
Johns Hopkins at Princeton (ESPNU)

March 17 - 4 p.m.
Fairfield at Penn State (ESPNU)

March 17 - 6 p.m.
Notre Dame at Virginia (ESPNU)

March 18 - 4 p.m.
Villanova at Maryland (ESPNU)

March 18 - 4 p.m.
Syracuse at Johns Hopkins (ESPN3)

March 19 - 5 p.m.
Denver at Ohio State (ESPNU)

March 24 - 2 p.m.
Yale at Princeton (ESPNU)

March 25 - 11:30 a.m.
Maryland at North Carolina (ESPNU)

March 25 - 1 p.m.
Virginia at Johns Hopkins (ESPN3)

March 25 - 1:30 p.m.
Duke at Syracuse (ESPNU)

March 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Rutgers at Johns Hopkins (ESPN3)

April 1 - 12 p.m.
Syracuse at Notre Dame (ESPNU)

April 1 - 2 p.m.
Michigan at Maryland (ESPNU)

April 2 - 7 p.m.
Duke at North Carolina (ESPNU)

April 8 - 12 p.m.
Notre Dame at Duke (ESPNU)

April 9 - 7 p.m.
North Carolina at Virginia (ESPNU)

April 15 - 12 p.m.
Brown at Yale (ESPNU)

April 15 - 2 p.m.
Penn State at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU)

April 15 - 4 p.m.
Syracuse at North Carolina (ESPNU)

April 22 - 12 p.m.
North Carolina at Notre Dame (ESPNU)

April 22 - 2 p.m.
Michigan at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU)

April 28 - 6 p.m.
ACC Semifinal #1 (ESPNU)

April 28 - 8:30 p.m.
ACC Semifinal #2 (ESPNU)

April 30 - 12 p.m.
ACC Championship Game (ESPNU)

May 5 - 3:30 p.m.
Ivy League Semifinal #1 (ESPNU)

May 5 - 6 p.m.
Ivy League Semifinal #2 (ESPNU)

May 6 - 12 p.m.
America East Championship Game (ESPNU)

May 7 - 10 a.m.
MAAC Championship Game (ESPNU)

May 7 - 12 p.m.
Ivy League Championship Game (ESPNU)

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