The 2017 NCAA Lacrosse Championships have officially begun. Brackets are being made, friendly wagers are being placed, and players are speaking their mind via social media. For most MLL players, they keep their loyalty toward their alma mater or where they now coach. The reactions are big and real for the first round - check it out!
Greg Gurenlian from the Lizards humbly admits defeat when reviewing his criteria when building his NCAA bracket. Warning followers beforehand, his next tweet reveals that he would choose Army hands down because they fight for our freedom. You're not wrong, Greg, and we appreciate the honesty. Go Army, right?
I just want to preface this by saying I'd be the worst bracket committee member ever....— Greg Gurenlian (@GregBeast32) May 8, 2017
"Greg what's ur criteria for choosing Army?" "Um they will fight for my freedom one day so they get whatever they want".....— Greg Gurenlian (@GregBeast32) May 8, 2017
Fellow New York Lizards teammate, Paul Rabil, throws out the offical Division I bracket for his Twitter followers. As a Johns Hopkins alum, I think we know who he is rooting for.
Former UNC Tar Heel, Marcus Holman reacts to his alma mater's advancement to the NCAA tournament with excitement. Currently playing for the Ohio Machine and working as assistant coach for Utah lacrosse, Holman stays balanced with support to all NCAA teams.
With all three Powell brothers as Syracuse alumni, there is no question that they are excited about the 'Cuse advancement. The family announced their support toward Syracuse Lacrosse via Instagram on their Powell Lacrosse Sticks account.
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The opening round game will take place Wednesday, May 10, and continue to run through the weekend, May 13-14. The Division I Championships will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., May 27-29. MLL will punctuate the weekend with the 2017 MLL Collegiate Draft on Sunday, May 28 at Toby Keith's Bar and Grill in Patriot Place. The draft is open to fans who want to see their favorite college players make the jump to the pro ranks.