Cornell Releases Schedule for Upcoming 2012 Season
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College Head Men's Lacrosse Coach David Cornell has released his 14 game schedule for the upcoming 2012 campaign.
The Camels will be tested early with each of their first three opponents ranked among the Inside Lacrosse Division III pre-season Top 20.
Connecticut College will open the season Saturday, March 10 with a NESCAC showdown against #17 Bowdoin College in New London, Conn.
The Camels will then hit the road for conference tilts at #5 Tufts University on the 13th followed by a visit to the ninth ranked Panthers at Middlebury College on the 17th of the month.
"I don't know every schedule in the country but I think it's a fair statement to say that our first week has got to be one of the toughest," Cornell said. "It's certainly going to be a great measuring stick for us."
On the 21st, the Camels will take on SUNY-Farmingdale at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Franklin Field is the oldest stadium operating for NCAA football games and can house 52,593 fans. It is also the site of the first scoreboard (1895) and was the first stadium to use artificial turf (1922).
Later on in the week on the 24th, the Camels will play under the lights at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University against Williams College.
Cornell is extremely excited about the team's spring trip to the Mid-Atlantic which will feature games at two historic venues.
"As far as college lacrosse goes, these two venues are some of the most storied in the history of the game," Cornell said. "I think this will be an exciting opportunity for our student-athletes."
The Camels will close out the month of March with home NESCAC games against #15 Trinity College on the 28th, followed by Colby College March 31.
Connecticut College will play seven games in the month of April. The Camels are proud to host Kean University April 7 for a game that will benefit the Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut.
"We cultivated a relationship with WCSECT in the fall and we're excited to support them in any fashion we can," Cornell said. "They provide a wonderful service that literally saves lives. Though I know the Center is thankful for our support, it's our student-athletes who have benefitted from the relationship by witnessing firsthand what caring can do."
The Camels will clash with 2011 NCAA Qualifier Keene State April 10.
On the 14th, the Camels will celebrate senior day and will also welcome back alumni for their NESCAC game with the Continentals of Hamilton College.
"That last home Saturday game is always an emotional day for the seniors," Cornell said. "When you add in our Alum coming back and the hype of our new league opponent, it certainly sets the stage for a special day."
The Camels will host #2 Amherst College Lord Jeffs April 17 in the final regular season home game of the year.
Connecticut College will close out the regular season with game at Bates College April 21st and at Wesleyan University on the 25th.
December 21, 2011