It starts with a high school doubleheader at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and ends with the longest continuously played high school lacrosse rivalry in the nation.
In between there will be plenty of other big varsity games as well as a full slate of college, NLL and MLL games, some of which will be telecast nationally.
We start at the Big City Classic where St. Ignatius (Calif.), coming off a highly contested loss to unbeaten Chaminade, faces Seton Hall Prep at 11 a.m., followed by a 1:15 p.m. game between North Jersey rivals Don Bosco and Bergen Catholic, which you can watch live on MSGVarsity.com. Then comes the college doubleheader, with Princeton playing Cornell at 4 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. contest between Notre Dame and Syracuse.
Speaking of “Classics,” the 123rd Woodstick Classic will be played tonight at 7 p.m. as defending New York Class B state champion Garden City visits Manhasset. You can watch it live on MSG Varsity Channel 14 and on MSGVarsity.com. At halftime of the game, Joe Lombardi will take a look at the top goaltenders in the tristate this spring. A replay of the game can be seen Sunday, April 28 at 9 a.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14. For the all-time series results, click here.
Another rivalry will be renewed on the new turf at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown as the Huskers, off to an 8-1 start, host the tristate’s top-ranked team, Chaminade, the consensus No. 2-ranked team in the nation. You can watch it live on MSGVarsity.com. The premiere telecast on MSG Varsity Channel 14 will be on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m.
Two of the region’s premier programs will also be colliding in a NJ vs. CT battle as unbeaten Delbarton visits defending Connecticut Class L state champion Fairfield Prep at noon. Watch it live on MSGVarsity.com.
In a NY/NJ border battle, John Jay (8-2) visits unbeaten Ridgefield in a 7 p.m. game at Tiger Hollow Stadium in Ridgefield. The premiere telecast on MSG Varsity Channel 14 will be on Thursday, May 2 at 10 p.m.
In a CT/NJ showdown, New Canaan plays at Ridgewood at 2 p.m.
Joel Barlow takes an unbeaten record into a CT confrontation at Glastonbury at 5 p.m.
Also today, rivals Hackley (5-2) and Poly Prep (5-3) meet at 10:30 a.m. on Homecoming at Poly Prep.
In Section 1, Lakeland/Panas visits two-time New York Class C state semifinalist Bronxville at 1 p.m. as the Broncos look for their first-ever win against L/P. Somers hosts unbeaten Rye at 5 p.m., Hen Hud plays rival Croton at 10 a.m. at Putnam Valley HS, followed by a 1 p.m. game between host Put Valley and Mahopac.
Brewster (8-4) visits Hauppauge (5-5) in a Section 1/Section 11 crossover at noon. Briarcliff and Pleasantville renew their rivalry at 4 p.m. at Pleasantville.
In Suffolk, it will be a Battle of the Hills and Half Hollow Hills East hosts archrival Half Hollow Hills West at 11 a.m.
Besides the Woodstick Classic, the Nassau County slate includes a 7 p.m. game between Friends (8-1) and host Locust Valley.
In another interesting crossover contest, Byram Hills plays at Weston in a NY/CT 1 p.m. game and Duxbury (Mass.) visits Niskayuna (N.Y.).
There will be a full slate of action as Radnor High School (Pa.) hosts the 13th Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival. Among the matchups: Lawrenceville (N.J.) vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.) on Prevost Field, St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) vs. Garnet Valley (Pa.) on Creek Field and Brunswick (Conn.) at Penn Charter on Loop Field at 1 p.m. In a 3 p.m. game, Chatham (N.J.) faces Spring-Ford HS (Pa.) on Loop Field.
In a Connecticut prep showdown, Hotchkiss visits Salisbury School.
Fairport visits Jamesville-Dewitt and Timon St. Jude hosts Ithaca in upstate New York action.
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