It’s the end of May, to most people it is just Memorial Day weekend; a weekend for cookouts, swimming, boating, and most importantly remembering those who died while serving our country. For lacrosse players, it has all this meaning and more; it is a great weekend to spend outside with family and a great weekend to watch lacrosse. For those of you that don’t know; Memorial Day weekend means that it’s time for the NCAA DI Final Four. The Final Four weekend offers the year’s best lacrosse games, in one location on one weekend. Like last year, the Final Four will be held in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Throughout the whole weekend, the area around the stadium in Foxboro is full of events.
Included in these events:
Other than the games, there are plenty of things to do around Foxboro, on Friday, the NCAA is hosting open practices for each of the Division I teams. (Check out College Crosse’s article, Click here for more information about the weekend for specific times and more information about the weekend.)
On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Fan Fest is open to the public and offers everything from interactive games, live music, team Autograph sessions, skills instructions, and probably some professional player interactions. (Click here for the full schedule on the NCAA website)
Separate from the Fan Fest, members of the ECD crew will be in attendance along with Universal Lacrosse, Cascade/Maverik Lacrosse, and Epoch Lacrosse.
We will be there showing off our products and interacting with all of you, the fans all weekend. We will have a bunch of stickers and wristbands to give out, along with a bunch of cool heads and sticks to show off. Check out our video from last year:
New this year, we have two exciting special events:
In between all these awesome activities going on around Gillette Stadium, are the games that everyone has been waiting for! In the Division I semi-finals, Maryland is taking on Duke and Yale is taking on Albany. Both games should be awesome; Maryland and Duke are playing at the top of their games right now and Albany and Yale seem to have hit their strides at the right time. In the Division II Finals, Saint Leo is taking on Merrimack. In the Division III Finals, Wesleyan is taking on Salisbury. These two games should be awesome to watch as well!
Everyone around the ECD HQ is excited for the Division I finals this year, we all have our predictions, but who do you think is going to make the Championship this year in Boston? Let us know below! We hope to see you there!