The NLL Tailgate Party presented by Reebok is set for Saturday at XFINITY Live! as part of the NCAA Championships weekend. (Photo: Duke University Athletics)
The National Lacrosse League and Philadephia Wings will host the NLL Tailgate Party presented by Reebok at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, May 25 as part of the LaXperience Fan Fest during the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this weekend.
The party starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at XFINITY Live! in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Stop by and test your lacrosse shooting skills with interactive games and get autographs from some of your favorite NLL and Wings players.
The Fan Fest session featuring the Colorado Mammoth's John Grant, Jr., Minnesota Swarm's Jordan MacIntosh, and Jim Forsythe and Mike McLellan from the Wings takes place from 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturday.
With the NCAA tournament field down to just four teams, the remaining Division I teams will face off in the Semifinals on Saturday.
Saturday, May 25
Cornell vs. (7) Duke
2:30 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2
(4) Denver vs. (1) Syracuse
5 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2
NLL prospects to watch include two Cornell University players in defenseman Jason Noble and attackman Rob Pannell, Denver University midfielder Cameron Flint, and Syracuse University midfielder JoJo Marasco.
Noble, who also plays box lacrosse for the Orangeville Northmen, helped the Big Red shut down Ohio State's high-powered attack while Pannell, the third-leading career scorer in Division I history, scored a game-high six goals and 11 points (6+5) in their 16-6 Quarterfinal win over the Buckeyes last weekend.
Flint, a highly-coveted NLL prospect who plays box for the Brampton Excelsiors, recorded three assists in Denver's 12-11 win over North Carolina in the Quarterfinals.
Marasco, who broke Paul Gait's single-season school record with 35 assists this year, helped lead the Orange to the top seed in the tournament and notched three points (1+2) in their 7-6 Quarterfinal win over Yale.
Pannell and Marasco are two of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which is annually awarded to the most outstanding player in NCAA Men's Lacrosse.
Find IL Indoor's first mock of the 2013 NLL Entry Draft by draft guru Stephen Stamp here. For comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Tournament, including Divisions I, II and III, visit Inside Lacrosse. To purchase tickets for the NCAA Championships, please click here.