College “Fall Ball” Classics to Look For

September 30th, 2012— Lacrosse is still a long way behind sports such as football in the line of American sports powerhouses, but there is no doubt advantages to lacrosse. Football plays only in the fall, making fans and youth players transition to other sports throughout the rest of the year. Youth players in lacrosse get to attend summer camps at high-profile colleges, travel in the fall, expose themselves to a new dimension of the game in the winter, while giving their all in the ever-busy spring season for their respective middle and high schools. Forget players though, it’s the fans that keep the game alive, what do they get? In the winter, when the NHL is locked out, fans are treated to a big-hitting, quick paced indoor  game thanks to the NLL and/or PLL. Every spring, lacrosse fans are able to go out and support their local high school and college teams, getting to show their real school spirit. In the summer, Major League Lacrosse headlines the high-octane part of the game, with two point shots and colorful personalities owning the All-Star Game freestyle competitions. While many consider fall to be the only “dead” season of the year for lacrosse, fall still poses great things. Travel teams are soaking in the last of bit of warm weather in the year, while college teams at every level are staying busy, scheduling exhibition games that often feature powerhouses or external division play. Last year, the treat of the fall was seeing Virginia come out with a narrow win over D-III powerhouse, Lynchburg. What will it be this year that keeps us lacrosse fans at the edge of our seats? On October 6th, everyone gets a sneak peek of first year D-1 team, High Point (NC) against Colgate in the Nicholas Collelouri Fall Classic. On the same day, you can see Hofstra against up and rising Villanova. With a busy schedule, here is your list of games and events to keep an eye out for.

Boiardi Foundation Capital Lacrosse Classic: Landon School – Bethesda, MD (October 7th)

People can’t help but wonder how big lacrosse would be if it expanded to the west coast. On October 21st, top D-I teams can play a big role in growing the game in the “San Francisco Lacrosse Classic.”

No matter where you live, traveling to Maryland might be your best chance at seeing four top tier D-I teams play in just one day. Cornell, Penn State, Johns Hopkins, and UNC-Chapel Hill all highlight the day, playing two games each. Want to be the first one to see how Rob Pannell rebounds this year? He’ll be playing his two games against the rough defenses of Hopkins and Chapel Hill.

Navy @ Notre Dame (October 13th)

Lacrosse growing in South Bend? We all need to check this out.

Maryland Vs. Denver: Seatown Classic in Tukwila, WA (October 13th)

Both teams made it farther than anyone would have predicted in last year’s NCAA tournament with their powerful offensive potential, what will this year hold? Fans on the west coast may be the first to find out.


Thanks to, we have a whole list of fall games to keep track of! Games in bold are events to look for, but be sure to look out for any “Fall Classics” in your area, that includes you west coast fans!

Date Time Teams Location and Other Information
Sep. 30 11:00 am Albion vs. Michigan State Albion, MI
Oct. 6 9:00 am Marquette vs. High Point
Michigan vs. Marist
Nicholas Colleluori Fall Classic
Ridley High School – Folsom, PA
10:30 am Michigan vs. Mount St. Mary’s
Robert Morris vs. Marquette
12:00 pm Saint Joseph’s vs. Marist
Hofstra vs. Lehigh
2:00 pm Colgate vs. Villanova
Mount St. Mary’s vs. Saint Joseph’s
3:30 pm Lehigh vs. Robert Morris
High Point vs. Colgate
5:00 pm Hofstra vs. Villanova
Oct. 6 10:00 am Air Force vs. Towson (Hummel) Play for Parkinson’s
Episcopal HS – Alexandria, VA
  12:00 pm Georgetown vs. Princeton (Hummel)
Virginia vs. Towson (Greenway)
  2:00 pm Princeton vs. Virginia (Hummel)
Air Force vs. Georgetown (Greenway)
Oct. 6 8:30 am Detroit vs. Bellarmine Playing for Peace
Hales Franciscan HS, Chicago IL
10:00 am Notre Dame vs. Bellarmine
11:30 am Detroit vs. Notre Dame
Oct. 6 12:00 pm Richmond vs. Hampden-Sydney Club UR Recreation Fields-Richmond VA
Oct. 7 10:30 am Cornell vs. North Carolina
Penn State vs. Johns Hopkins
Boiardi Foundation Capital Lacrosse Classic
Landon School – Bethesda, MD
  12:30 pm Johns Hopkins vs. Cornell
Penn State vs. North Carolina
Oct. 7 8:00 am Providence vs. Quinnipiac
Vermont vs. Brown
Hartford vs. Hobart
Springfield vs. Merrimack
Catamount Classic – Lacrosse for a Cure
Thayer Academy – Braintree, MA
10:00 am Quinnipiac vs. Holy Cross
Hartford vs. Providence
Siena vs. Sacred Heart
Vermont vs. Hobart
12:00 pm Springfield vs. Bentley
Southern New Hampshire vs. Endicott
Siena vs. Brown
St. Michael’s vs. Post LIU
2:00 pm American International vs. New England College
Hobart vs. Holy Cross
Sacred Heart vs. Brown
Merrimack vs. Post LIU
4:00 pm Providence vs. Merrimack
St. Michael’s vs. New England College
American International vs. Endicott
Bentley vs. Southern New Hampshire
Oct. 7 9:00 am Neumann vs. Rosemont
Arcadia vs. Richard Stockton
Nicholas Colleluori Fall Classic
Ridley High School – Folsom, PA
10:30 am Albright vs. Dowling
Adelphi vs. Chestnut Hill
12:00 pm Richard Stockton vs. Marymount
Randolph-Macon vs. Widener
2:00 pm Adelphi vs. Dowling
Neumann vs. Thiel
3:30 pm Widener vs. Marymount
Albright vs. Misercordia
5:00 pm Arcadia vs. Chestnut Hill
Thiel vs. Rosemont
6:30 pm Randolph-Macon vs. Misercordia
Oct. 7 10:00 am Franklin Pierce vs. Clark Saint Anselm Purple Ribbon Challenge
Grappone Stadium – Manchester, NH
11:00 am Saint Anselm vs. Mount Ida
12:00 pm Franklin Pierce vs. Mount Ida
1:00 pm Saint Anselm vs. Clark
Oct. 12 6:00 pm Hartford vs. Manhattan Alumni Stadium-West Hartford CT
Oct. 13 11:00 am Notre Dame vs. Navy Arlotta Stadium – South Bend, IN
Oct. 13 8:00 pm Iroquois Nationals vs. Team USA Bowhunter Cup, Blue Cross Arena – Rochester, NY
Oct. 13 9:30 am Univ. of New England vs. Saint Joseph’s (ME) Lax4Life Fall Ball
University New England-Biddeford ME
11:00 am Husson vs. Southern Maine
12:30 pm Husson vs. Saint Joseph’s (ME)
2:00 pm Univ. of New England vs. Southern Maine
Oct. 13 12:00 pm Quinnipiac vs. Bucknell Quinnipiac Turf Field – Hamden CT
Oct. 13 Loyola vs. Villanova Ridley Athletic Complex – Baltimore MD
Oct. 13 10:00 am Roger Williams, Salve Regina, Babson, Assumption Roger Williams University-Bristol RI
Oct. 13 2:00 pm Maryland vs. Denver Seatown Classic
Starfire Sports Complex – Tukwila, WA
Oct. 13 1:30 pm Orange ‘Legends’ Game Syracuse Orange Alumni Classic
Carrier Dome-Syracuse NY
3:00 pm Syracuse vs Recent Alumni
Oct. 14 10:00 am Lake Erie vs. Mount Union 3rd Stefanie Spielman Fundraiser
Hawken School – Gates Mills, OH
11:15 am Mercyhurst vs. Wooster
12:00 pm RIT vs. Ohio Wesleyan
12:30 pm Otterbein vs. Seton Hill
2:00 pm Wooster vs. Mount Union
2:10 pm Mercyhurst vs. RIT
3:15 pm Lake Erie vs. Otterbein
3:25 pm Seton Hill vs. Ohio Wesleyan
Oct. 14 1:30 pm Yale, Massachusetts, Rutgers, Christian Prince Memorial
Yale University – New Haven, CT
Oct. 14 10:00 am North Carolina vs. Ohio State MRB “Thumbs Up” Weekend
Calvert Hall HS, Baltimore MD
Oct. 20 11:00 am Army, St John’s, Harvard Army Playday
USMA West Point NY
Oct. 20 3:30 pm FDU-Florham vs. Centenary Centenary College – Hackettstown, NJ
Oct. 20 11:00 am Penn vs. Drexel Drexel Playday- Vidas Field, Philadelphia, PA
1:00 pm Navy vs. UMBC
3:00 pm Penn vs. UMBC
5:00 pm Drexel vs. Navy
Oct. 20 9:00 am Marist, Binghamton, Lafayette, Manhattan, Merrimack, Dowling Edward Coombs Memorial Tournament
Hatboro-Horsham HS, Horsham PA
Oct. 20 1:00 pm Florida Southern vs. Florida State Florida Southern – Lakeland FL
Oct. 20 1:30 pm Denver vs. Denver Outlaws Peter Barton Stadium-Denver CO
Oct. 21 10:00 am Wheaton vs. Curry Curry College – Milton MA
11:15 am Manhattanville vs. Lasell
1:00 pm Wheaton vs. Manhattanville
2:15 pm Curry vs. Lasell
Oct. 21 9:00 am Ursinus, St. Mary’s, Cabrini, McDaniel, Montclair State, Scranton, Mercy, Eastern Edward Coombs Memorial Tournament
Hatboro-Horsham HS, Horsham PA
Oct. 21 10:00 am Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall, Virginia Wesleyan, Goucher, Elizabethtown Meghan Puls Lacrosse Classic
Mustang Stadium, Owings Mills MD
Oct. 21 1:00 pm Jacksonville vs. Tampa Milne Field – Jacksonville FL
Oct. 21 2:00 pm Lehigh vs. Ohio State San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic
Kezar Stadium – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 26 7:00 pm VMI vs. Washington & Lee Lee-Jackson Classic – Wilson Field, Lexington VA
Nov. 3 James Madison vs. Old Dominion
CNU Club vs. Old Dominion
Old Dominion PlayDay
Hill Sports Complex, Norfolk VA
Nov. 17 1:00 pm Gwynedd-Mercy vs. King’s Kings College-Wilkes Barre PA