Orange County Winter Invitational Highlights Michigan Lacrosse Slate

The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team announced it’s 2016 schedule today.  A trip to the Orange County Winter Invitational  in February highlights the schedule.  The Wolverines will play the University of Delaware Blue Hens on February 27, 2016 in Costa Mesa.  Tickets can be purchased at http://ocd1lacrosse.com/tickets/.  The Michigan press release is presented below.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team announced its 2016 slate today (Wednesday, Dec. 9). The Wolverines will host seven home games, take on six NCAA Tournament teams for a season ago and welcome two Final Four teams to Michigan Stadium in Maryland and Johns Hopkins.

Additionally, the schedule is highlighted by a matchup against the Delaware Blue Hens on Feb. 27 in the Orange County Winter Invitational at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.

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U-M will also return to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State on April 16 at 11 a.m. for the Showdown in the Shoe, a matchup that precedes the Ohio State Football Spring Game.

The season commences on Feb. 6, as the Wolverines trek to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at 1 p.m. from Fetzer Field, while the home portion of the schedule starts on Feb. 14 against the Colgate Red Raiders at 1 p.m. from Oosterbaan Field House.

The 2016 Big Ten Tournament will take place May 5-7 and will be hosted by Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field in Baltimore, with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which begins on May 11 and concludes with semifinals and national championship on May 28 and 30 in Philadelphia.

Coming off a program-best 5-8 record a year ago, U-M will return its three top scorers in juniors Ian King and Mikie Schlosser, and the program’s all-time leading goal scorer in senior co-captain Kyle Jackson. Additionally, U-M will welcome back redshirt junior goalie Gerald Logan, who, along with King, earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors a season ago.

Ticket Information: New season tickets are now on sale for $35. For those who currently hold season tickets, renewals will be made available within the next week. For group ticket information including discounts on 10 or more tickets and new group experiences, please email gobluegroupsales@umich.edu. For further information, visitMGoBlue.com/tickets.

Communications Contact: Scott Kemps