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BIG EAST Announces Olympic Sport Championship Sites For 2011-12 and 2012-13 Seasons

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST Conference has announced dates and sites for its Olympic sport championships in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. The sites were awarded by the BIG EAST Championship and Competition Committee.
 
Included in the site selections was the announcement of the locations of the first two BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Championships. The first championship will be held at Villanova's Goodreau Field May 3 and 5, 2012, while Syracuse will host the 2013 championship at the Carrier Dome May 2 and 4.
 
The BIG EAST will conduct 36 championships in 11 states, with 12 schools serving as host institutions in the two-year timeframe announced Wednesday. In addition to the introduction of the men's lacrosse championship, the BIG EAST will conduct separate men's and women's golf championships for the first time.
 
"Our philosophy in awarding championship sites is to provide for a positive experience for our student-athletes," said BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Olympic Sports James Siedliski. "With that in mind, and based on the feedback we receive from our student-athletes, we're excited to return to some familiar locations and to give our fans and student-athletes the chance to experience some new sites."
 
The selections included a number of first-time events. The University of South Florida will host the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in 2012 and will serve as a first-time host of the BIG EAST Softball Championship in 2013.  The BIG EAST Softball Championship will be played on the campus of the University of Notre Dame for the first time in 2012, while Loyola University will host its first BIG EAST postseason event when the 2013 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Championship is played in Baltimore.
 
The sites for the 2012 and 2013 BIG EAST Baseball Championships will be announced in June by the Championship and Competition Committee.
 
 
 
2011-12 BIG EAST Championship Dates and Sites
 
Men's and Women's Cross Country
October 29, 2011
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.
Hosted by the University of Louisville
 
 
Women's Soccer
First-round matches October 27, 2011, at campus sites
Quarterfinal matches October 30, 2011 at campus sites
 
Semifinals and Final
November 4 and 6, 2011
Dick Dlesk Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.
Hosted by West Virginia University
 
 
Field Hockey
November 5-6, 2011
J.S. Coyne Field, Syracuse, N.Y.
Hosted by Syracuse University
 
 
Men's Soccer
First-round matches November 2, 2011, at campus sites
Quarterfinal matches November 5, 2011, at campus sites
 
Semifinals and Final
November 11 and 13, 2011
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Women's Volleyball
November 18-20, 2011
Al McGuire Center, Milwaukee, Wis.
Hosted by Marquette University
 
 
Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving
February 10-12 and February 15-18, 2012
Trees Pool, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh
 
 
Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field
February 18-19, 2012
New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, New York, N.Y.
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Men's and Women's Tennis
April 19-22, 2012
Varsity Courts, Tampa, Fla.
Hosted by the University of South Florida
 
 
Women's Golf
April 22-24, 2012
Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
Hosted by Reunion Resort
 
 
Men's Golf
April 29-May 1, 2012
Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
Hosted by Reunion Resort
 
 
Women's Rowing
April 29, 2012
Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Men's Lacrosse
May 3 and 5, 2012
Goodreau Field at Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa.
Hosted by Villanova University
 
 
Women's Lacrosse
May 3 and 5, 2012
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
Hosted by Syracuse University
 
 
Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field
May 4-6, 2012
USF Soccer/Track & Field Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Hosted by the University of South Florida
 
 
Softball
May 10-12, 2012
Melissa Cook Stadium, South Bend, Ind.
Hosted by the University of Notre Dame
 
 
 
 
2012-13 BIG EAST Championship Dates and Sites
 
Men's and Women's Cross Country
October 26, 2012
Van Cortland Park, Bronx, N.Y.
Hosted by St. John's University
 
 
Women's Soccer
First-round matches October 25, 2012, at campus sites
Quarterfinal matches October 28, 2012 at campus sites
 
Semifinals and Final
November 2 and 4, 2012
Morrone Stadium, Storrs, Conn.
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
 
 
Field Hockey
November 3-4, 2012
Trager Stadium, Louisville, Ky.
Hosted by Louisville University
 
 
Men's Soccer
First-round matches November 9, 2012, at campus sites
Quarterfinal matches November 11, 2012, at campus sites
 
Semifinals and Final
November 9 and 11, 2012
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Women's Volleyball
November 16-18, 2012
Fitzgerald Field House
Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh
 
 
Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field
February 16-17, 2013
To be announced
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving
February 27-March 2, 2013
IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, Ind.
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Men's and Women's Tennis
April 18-21, 2013
Courtney Tennis Center, South Bend, Ind.
Hosted by the University of Notre Dame
 
 
Women's Golf
April 21-23, 2013
Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
Hosted by Reunion Resort
 
 
Men's Golf
April 28-30, 2013
Reunion Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
Hosted by Reunion Resort
 
 
Women's Rowing
Date and site to be determined
Hosted by the BIG EAST Conference
 
 
Men's Lacrosse
May 2 and 4, 2013
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
Hosted by Syracuse University
 
 
Women's Lacrosse
May 2 and 4, 2013
Harold Ridley, S.J., Athletic Complex, Baltimore, Md.
Hosted by Loyola University
 
 
Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field
May 3-5, 2013
Bauer Track & Field/Field Hockey Complex, Piscataway, N.J.
Hosted by Rutgers University
 
 
Softball
May 9-11, 2013
USF Softball Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Hosted by the University of South Florida