MAAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship to be Held at Tenney Stadium
For the third time in the last five years, Marist will host the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s Lacrosse Championship at Tenney Stadium on Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4.
According to the MAAC website, the championship will feature the best four teams in the conference. This will be the 10th MAAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship held at Tenney Stadium. The men’s lacrosse team generally performs well when Marist hosts the tournament. Their last championship win came in 2015 against the Quinnipiac Bobcats.
“We are excited to host this year’s MAAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. “Marist has had a long tradition of hosting championships that we’re excited to continue. The MAAC has always prioritized high quality venues to enhance the student-athlete experience. We look forward to showcasing our facility and the championship on ESPN.”
When asked why Marist hosts MAAC lacrosse championships so frequently, Murray credited the school’s “terrific stadium” and central location. He also praised both of our competitive lacrosse programs.
Marist will also host the MAAC Women’s Water Polo Championships, and Murray said there is a chance that Tenney Stadium will host the MAAC Women’s Lacrosse Championships as well, especially considering the women’s team’s top seed.
“I try really hard to host championships, because I think it’s a definite advantage to the team to have the opportunity to play in front of their home crowd and on their home field,” Murray said.
The men’s lacrosse team is currently 4-4, with a 2-1 record within the MAAC. While there is still a month before the MAAC Championships take place, the Red Foxes’ conference rivals currently have the competitive edge. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are 6-3, with a 3-0 record within the MAAC. The Siena Saints are 5-3 and have a 3-1 MAAC record.
The Red Foxes have five games left in the regular season, two of which will be played at Tenney Stadium. It will be interesting to see whether or not the team will be able to improve their performance on the road, as their current away record sits at 3-3.
Directory Murray encouraged all students to show their support for their teams, especially around championship season.