Lacrosse to play Northwestern in NCAA Tournament
Central Michigan lacrosse will take on Northwestern at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13 in Evanston, Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game, which will be televised on ESPN+, will be the Chippewas' first ever appearance in the tournament.
CMU earned the Mid-American Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 20-10 victory over Northwestern in Saturday's MAC championship game.
The winner of this first round tilt will play the winner of Michigan and Notre Dame. Northwestern (13-4) is currently ranked as the No. 4 overall team and the fourth seed of the 29-team tournament.
The Chippewas have played both Michigan and Notre Dame this season, losing to the Wolverines 17-13 on March 6 and falling to Notre Dame 24-5 in the season opener Feb. 11.
CMU (12-7) has won four straight games, and its 12 wins on the season are a program-record. Seventh-year head coach Sarah Tisdale boasts MAC offensive player of the year Audrey Whiteside and a total of five players who earned conference postseason honors.