INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One day after winning its first conference championship, the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team found out its first round opponent in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats will open the 2018 tournament against the US Merchant Marine Academy.
The game will be played on Tuesday at Tufts University. Game time is TBA.
Johnson & Wales earned the GNAC's automatic qualifying spot by beating Norwich, 9-5, on Saturday in the GNAC championship game. The Wildcats have won five of their last six games coming into the NCAA Championships.
The Merchant Marine Academy received its spot by beating Mount St. Mary, 21-15, in the finals of the Skyline Conference tournament.
This will be the first meeting between the Wildcats and Mariners.