UAlbany and Siena Lax in NCAA Tourney
The spring sports season in the Capital Region is doing its best to live up to its winter counterpart, as both the University at Albany and Siena College men’s lacrosse teams are heading to the NCAA tournament.
The Great Danes will play Loyola on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore while the Saints will play Bryant on Wednesday in an NCAA play-in game.
UAlbany advanced to the tournament after going unbeaten during the America East regular season — and then winning the A-East tournament final against UMBC, 20-11.
The Danes are led by America East Player of the Year Lyle Thompson and co-Coach of the Year Scott Marr.
Siena made the tournament after defeating Canisius in the MAAC Championship, 11-5. The Saints are now 11-7 and are making their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2011.
Bryant is ranked No. 20 nationally. The winner of the play-in game takes on the powerhouse Syracuse Orange.