Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2023 Schedule

Head coach John Tillman and the Terps men’s lacrosse team are now less than one month away as they prepare to defend their 2022 national title.

Maryland released its 2023 schedule on Thursday on a grueling slate that features seven games against opponents who finished inside the RPI top 20 last season.

The Terps opponents are identical to last season outside of the season opener. For the third season in a row, the Terps do not have any games scheduled during the week with all their games coming on weekends. Maryland will host just six games inside SECU Stadium this season with the rivalry game against John’s Hopkins being their senior day game.

To start off the defense of their national championship, the Terps will host the Richmond Spiders on February 4th. The Spiders are coming off a conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance. Afterward, the Terps will travel to Baltimore to take on in-state rival Loyola (MD) on February 11th. The Terps beat the Greyhounds handily last season 20-8 at home and will be looking to do the same on the road this time.

The Terps will come back home on February 18th to host former ACC rival, the Syracuse Orange. The Orange lost some key players last season but like the Terps were able to reload through a very strong freshman class and through the transfer portal. In their matchup last season, the Terps beat the Orange 14-10 up in Syracuse. Next, the Terps will be on the road again and travel to Princeton, New Jersey on February 25th, to take on the Princeton Tigers. Last season, the Tigers made it all the way to the final four, before they would lose to the Terps in the semifinal round. That was the second time last season the Terps wound up beating the Tigers. During the regular season, the Terps won 15-10 in a game where the score did not reflect home much the Terps dominated the game.

In the next game, on March 4th, the Terps will be hosting the second of three former ACC rivals on their schedule with Notre Dame visiting College Parks. Last season, Notre Dame was one of the teams to come the closest to beating the Terps during the Terps undefeated season. The Terps beat Notre Dame in South Bend 11-9 in a very hard fought game. Afterward, the Terps take another trip up North all the way to Albany where they will take on the Great Danes on March 11th. In the first ever lacrosse game inside the Jones-Hill House, the Terps dismantled an inexperienced Albany team 24-6. This go around Albany will be more experienced and will be looking to put up more of a fight.

On March 18th, in the Terps final matchup before getting into conference play, the Terps take on their third and final former ACC rival in Virginia in a rematch of the 2021 national championship as well as their two matchups during the season last year as well where the Terps won both games handily. Virginia is the preseason #1 team in many polls, so expect this season to be a great game.

In their first two games in conference play, the Terps will be hosting Penn State on March 25th, and Michigan on April 1st. Afterward, the Terps will be heading on the road two weeks in a row for their only two Sunday games of the season against Ohio State on April 9th, and Rutgers on April 16th. In their season finale, the Terps will host their biggest rival in the annual matchup against John’s Hopkins Blue Jays set for April 22nd. The Terps broke two rivalry game records last season with the most goals scored in a game, as well as the biggest win margin in a game. In all of their conference games last season, the Terps outscored their opponents 96-47 in the regular season.

This year the Big Ten conference will be hosted at Homewood Field in Baltimore where the Terps will be looking to defend their conference title once again.

The schedule is subject to change and game times and television information will be announced at a later date.

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