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  • College Hosts NCAA D-III Women's LAX championship

  • 05/16/08
  • SALEM, Va. --- Virginia's "championship city" has awarded 50 NCAA Division II or Division III championships throughout its storied history, but this weekend welcomes an excited event to Salem for the second time in as many years. In conjunction with the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), the City of Salem welcomes the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse National Championship.

    Donald J. Kerr Stadium at Roanoke College provides the perfect venue as it opens its gates for its first national championship, providing the four teams making the trip to Salem a first-class game facility as part of their memorable championship experiences. It is the home to Roanoke College's men's and women's soccer, field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse programs. The stadium holds over 2000 spectators.

    Play begins with a pair of semifinal contests on Saturday, May 17, with a star-studded field of powerful women's lacrosse programs. Franklin & Marshall College and Salisbury University were the final two teams standing on Championship Sunday 2007 with F&M winning the program's first women's lacrosse national title. Making its first national semifinal appearance, Hamilton College was just one win away from being one the final four teams in action last May. On the opposite end of the spectrum is one of the most championship-experienced programs one will find in any sport at any level in The College of New Jersey.

    Make your way to Kerr Stadium for any or all of the 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship games. The first of two semifinal games begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, with the latter game starting at 2:30 p.m. The national championship game is set for Sunday, May 18, at noon and will be televised live by CBS College Sports.

    Please visit the online home of the tournament at http://www.odaconline.com/div3wlax for more information.

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