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North Carolina Makes the NCAA's in Lacrosse

I don't have much of an interest in lacrosse personally, but it's worth noting that the NCAA brackets were announced yesterday, and UNC (11-5) is a sixth seed with a first round game against University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The first round game is on the seeded team's field, meaning Carolina will play at Fetzer, Saturday at 2:30. A win advances them to Annapolis, Maryland, to play either ACC champions Duke or Navy.

All four ACC teams (UNC, Duke, Virginia and Maryland) made the tournament, joining three Big East teams and three from the Ivy League. Inside Lacrosse has all the analysis on why teams landed where they did - location had a great deal to do with it.

On the women's side, the Tar Heels (13-4) are the three seed and will face Towson (no longer Towson State as of 1997) Sunday at 1:00 also at Fetzer Field. Women's lacrosse games are on the high seed's home field until the Final Four, which this year is played, oddly enough, in Towson, Maryland. Again, Four of the six ACC teams are in the field; the same four as on the men's side, to be exact. Again, Inside Lacrosse has some good analysis

Finally, UNC defender Amber Falcone is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, which is a pretty big deal. No one from UNC has ever won the award.

(If you're a lacrosse fan and in a competitive mood, the SB Nation Syracuse blog is running a bracket pool to satisfy all your prognostication needs.)