Notre Dame will be the #4 seed in the 2012 Men’s Division 1 Lacrosse National Championship. Their first game will be between unranked Yale at home on Sunday May 13th.
This will be the 5th time that the Fighting Irish have earned 1 of the 8 national seeds for the NCAA Championship. The #4 seed matches the highest-seed-ever for ND. Last year, they were seeded 4th as well (ND lost in the quarterfinals to Duke).
The Irish and the Bulldogs will be playing each other for the 2nd time in history. The first time was in 1983, when the Irish lost 17-5.
The first round match-ups will be the following:
#1 Loyola vs Canisius
#2 Johns Hopkins vs Stony Brook
#3 Duke vs Syracuse
#4 Notre Dame vs Yale
#5 Virginia vs Princeton
#6 Massachusetts vs Colgate
#7 Lehigh vs Maryland
#8 North Carolina vs Denver
The winner of the Virginia-Princeton game will play the winner of Notre Dame- Yale. If Notre Dame wins, they will play home to either team, because the Irish are ranked higher than UVA and un-seeded Canisius.