High-stakes lacrosse: ACC Championship weekend in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC – The 2024 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be contested Friday and Sunday at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Featuring four of the top six teams in the latest national rankings, the ACC Championship returns for the first time since the 2019 season.

The Friday semifinals feature top-seeded Notre Dame taking on No. 4-seeded Virginia at 5 p.m. and No. 2 seed Syracuse facing off with No. 3 seed Duke at 8 p.m. The championship game will be played at noon Sunday. ACC Network is broadcasting all three games.

ACC teams hold four of the top six positions in the latest USILA and Inside Lacrosse polls. Notre Dame tops both polls, while Syracuse is No. 3, Virginia is No. 5 and Duke is No. 6.

In the NCAA’s latest RPI, released Wednesday, Notre Dame (1), Duke (3), Syracuse (4) and Virginia (6) hold four of the top six positions. 

Individual Session tickets for the ACC Championship are available online HERE. One ticket gains admission for all of the games on that respective day. Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge.

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The 16-team field for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday, May 5, at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The championship gets underway with eight games at host sites on May 11 and 12.

Upcoming Schedule
2024 ACC Championship

American Legion Memorial Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Friday, May 3 – Semifinals
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 1 Notre Dame | 5 p.m. | ACCN
No. 3 Duke vs. No. 2 Syracuse | 8 p.m. | ACCN

Sunday, May 5 – Championship Game
Friday Winners | Noon | ACCN

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12
NCAA Championship – First Round

Campus Sites

All times Eastern

Noting ACC Men’s Lacrosse
• For the first time since 2019, the ACC Championship returns this week. It is being contested in Charlotte for the first time and is scheduled to be held in the Queen City through 2028.
• Virginia leads all active ACC programs with 19 ACC Championships. The Cavaliers won the ACC’s last tournament crown, downing Notre Dame, 10-4, in 2019 in Charlottesville.
• UVA’s 2019 crown marked the first time the outright regular-season champion won the tournament title since Duke in 2008.
• Notre Dame is the tournament’s top seed for the second time (2015).
• An ACC team has held the No. 1 spot in the polls in 11 of 14 weeks this season, including Notre Dame for the last six weeks (ND 10, Duke 1).
• The 2024 All-ACC Team and season award winners were announced Tuesday, with Notre Dame earning four of the five season awards. The Irish led all teams with seven All-ACC honorees.
• The ACC boasts high-powered offenses, with four teams among the top seven scoring offenses nationally, with Notre Dame ranking No. 2 at 15.82 goals per game, followed by Duke (4th, 15.27), Syracuse (5th, 14.93) and Virginia (7th, 14.64).
• Duke is ranked 12th nationally in scoring defense at 9.64 goals allowed per game, while Notre Dame is 14th (9.87) and Syracuse is 18th (10.33).
• The average margin of victory in ACC regular-season play was 4.0 goals per game.
• Nine ACC players were named 2024 Tewaaraton Award nominees, most of any conference. 
• 20 ACC players earned spots on the Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America Team, most of any league.
• UVA’s Payton Cormier is the NCAA’s active leader in goals with 211. Duke’s Brennan O’Neill (197) and Dyson Williams (195) are second and fourth, respectively.
• Cormier is third all-time in goals in ACC history, just one behind Duke’s Justin Guterding (212) and approaching the record holder, Mac O’Keefe of Penn State (2017-21). 
• O’Neill is fifth in ACC history in goals, while Williams is sixth. Cormier is third in the NCAA career annals and 10 goals away from tying the NCAA record.
• With 183 career assists, UVA’s Connor Shellenberger is the NCAA’s active leader and has tied Duke’s Matt Danowski for the conference record. Notre Dame’s Pat Kavanagh is second among active D-1 players and third in ACC history with 169. Duke’s Josh Zawada is sixth among active players with 130.
• With 308 career points, Shellenberger is third in ACC history. O’Neill (293) is sixth, while ND’s Pat Kavanagh (274) is ninth and Cormier (259) is 11th.
• With 669 career saves, ND goalie Liam Entenmann is tied for fourth in ACC history and seventh among active Division I goalies. Syracuse’s Will Mark leads all active goalies in career saves with 891.
• Four ACC coaches rank among the top 10 in career wins among active coaches, most of any conference: Duke’s John Danowski (first, 470), ND’s Kevin Corrigan (second, 355), UNC’s Joe Breschi (fourth, 251) and Virginia’s Lars Tiffany (eighth, 203).
• Danowski owns the most wins of any active Division I head coach (470) and is third all-time.
• Following Notre Dame’s 2023 national title, the ACC owns 18 NCAA championships. Current ACC membership collectively owns 26 NCAA championships, including 10 of the last 15 as well as 15 titles since 2000.