The Keio University men’s lacrosse team has been in the midst of a big comeback the last year and a half.
The Tokyo-based squad hasn’t had to battle back from any loss on the field, but from a devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japanese in March, 2011.
Keio’s road back from that tragedy will take it to the Baltimore region this month for a series of International Friendship games against eight U.S. college teams. Keio will be playing against Division I programs Georgetown, Navy, UMBC and Towson as well as three D-III teams.
In fact, the games themselves are just one of the goals of the trip. Cultural understanding and exchange is also one of the missions for Keio, which has played in the U.S. several
times in the past.
Keio will be arriving in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Its first game will be Thursday, Sept. 20 at UMBC. Keio will depart the U.S. to return to Japan on Sept. 29.
Here is the team’s complete schedule:
Sept. 20 UMBC
Sept. 21 Navy
Sept. 22 Dickinson
Sept. 23 Goucher
Sept. 25 Catholic College
Sept. 26 Towson
Sept. 27 Georgetown
Sept. 28 Hood
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