Gators begin play in NCAA lacrosse tournament as No. 1 overall seed
The No. 1 Florida lacrosse team begins its quest for a national championship today when they host Albana (12-5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Donal R. Dizney Stadium.
The game will begin at 1 p.m.
The Gators (17-2) earned the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament after winning its first ALC Tournament title last weekend in Gainesville, defeating Northwestern.
Albany had a crucial run late in the America East Tournament, including back-to-back upsets of top-see Boston University and No. 2 Stony Brook to qualify for its second consecutive NCAA Tournament.
Florida coach Amanda O'Leary met with the media this week and discussed the significance of beginning tournament play at home, and the meteoric rise of the program in just three seasons.