MARQUETTE, Mi. Northern Michigan University Lacrosse has released their 2020 season schedule and features eight matches in the Superior Dome along with a full Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference slate.
The season begins with a three-game home stand with McKendree University coming to the Superior Dome on Saturday, February 15 for the first contest of the season. On Friday, February 21, Lewis University will visit Marquette for a 7 p.m. start followed by Quincy University on Sunday, February 23 and begins at Noon.
The season's first road trip sends NMU to Colorado for a three-game swing. NMU heads to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Monday, March 2 followed by a game at Colorado Mesa University. The trip through Colorado ends with a matchup at Regis University Saturday, March 7.
The Wildcats open GLIAC play by staying on the road, visiting Upper Iowa University for the first time in program history Friday, March 13. The extended time away from home comes to an end at Concordia University, St. Paul Sunday March 15.
NMU returns to the Superior Dome to take on Ashland University Sunday, March 22. The Wildcats clinched their first-ever GLIAC Tournament appearance last season with a 24-6 victory. The 24 goals were a school record for goals scored in a game.
On Friday, March 27, the Wildcats hit the road again and will play Grand Valley State University and then Davenport University Sunday, March 29 before returning home. On Thursday, April 9, CSP comes to town followed by Upper Iowa Saturday April 11.
The final road trip of the season sees NMU head to Ashland Sunday, April 19. The season concludes the final weekend of April. Friday, April 24 will have GVSU come to NMU. The regular season closes with Senior Day on Sunday, April 26 against Davenport.
The team is coming off their first-ever GLIAC Tournament appearance and expected to return all but two points from last season. Rising senior Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) became the first player in program history to achieve 100 career points and also reached 100 career goals, and is coming off her second All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honor. Rising junior Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md.) set a new school record with nine assists last season while rising sophomore goalkeeper Cam Stilson (Brighton, Mich.) is also expected to return in cage.