Ticket Punched: Lacrosse Clinches Berth to A-10 Tournament
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Davidson lacrosse’s prolific season isn’t over just yet.
As the league office announced Sunday evening, the Davidson Wildcats have clinched their first Atlantic 10 postseason berth since 2018, and just their fourth ever since joining the league in 2014-15.
Davidson and the UMass Minutewomen, who are currently ranked 24th in the IWLCA’s Coaches Poll, will square off in the league’s semifinal game at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 30 from Amherst, Mass.
“If you had asked me eight months ago where I expected us to be today, my response would have been ‘hopefully we’re all on campus at Davidson’,” said Head Coach Kim Wayne. “This year has brought us challenges, heartbreaks and frustrations; but it also brought us smiles, cheers and a group of 34 best friends. Every day that I get to walk into Richardson Stadium, I smile knowing I get to coach this team. That’s what this season means to me, and that’s what I’m excited for on Friday. We’ve fought for every win. We’ve left everything on the field, even when we lost. And most importantly, we did it all as a unit. I am so proud of this team and I know we are ready for next weekend.”
The University of Massachusetts will host the four-team tournament, as UMass checks in at the No. 2 seed and will serve as Davidson’s semifinal opponent. The ‘Cats finished in third place overall, but ended the year in second place among the conference’s South Division only behind Richmond, who will be the overall one-seed for the tournament. Saint Joseph’s rounds out the postseason bracket, coming in at fourth place.
Clinching an A-10 tournament appearance caps off an incredible season for Davidson, in which the Wildcats beat a ranked opponent, helped Wayne reach her 100th career win as head coach and finished with their best conference record (6-1) since the 2014 season.
For more information on the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament, and Davidson’s semifinal match up, visit davidsonwildcats.com.