Gettin’ ready for the Face-Off Classic

It’s that time again…time for the best of the best in D1 lacrosse to fight it out during the annual Face-Off Classic this Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. It’s always an exciting time and now it REALLY feels like lacrosse season has officially begun.

According to the event, they’ve sold over 10,000 tickets already for this weekends games between No. 3 Johns Hopkins against No. 11 Princeton, followed by No. 12 Duke facing No. 7 Maryland.

Who you got in these games? I feel like Hopkins is going to be the team to beat this year but crazy things can happen in Week 1.

 Some more info on the Face-Off Classic from

In just its third year, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic has become the traditional start of the lacrosse season for the game’s growing fan base. This year, it does so with a new matchup — Duke vs. Maryland — to combine with Johns Hopkins vs. Princeton. In its first two years, the Face-Off Classic attracted crowds of 20,180 (2007) and 19,165 (2008).

About the author


Ryan Craven is a Co-Founder of Lax All Stars and has taken his passion for lacrosse from coast to coast and back again. Contact him at

Leave a Comment

Yes No

Join us in the Carrier Dome 9/27. Use code "growthegame" to sit stand in the LaxAllStars section!