Utah Lacrosse To Face Duke Blue Devils In First-Round NCAA Tournament Matchup

May 6, 2024, 10:19 AM | Updated: May 9, 2024, 3:02 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – After earning their second-straight ASUN Conference Championship, Utah lacrosse also learned their fate in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

The Utes are heading to Durham, North Carolina on Saturday, May 11 to take on two-seed Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 12:30 pm MT. The game will air on ESPNU.

This will be Utah’s second appearance in two years in the NCAA Tournament. Last season the Utes were paired against Notre Dame and unfortunately had an early exit in their first-ever bid as a program.

Utah Will Lean On Top Talent In NCAA First Round Game

Once again, Utah has proven to be a formidable opponent due to the talent on their roster.

Ryan Stines has been the Utes’ most productive offensive piece in 2024 earning the ASUN Player of the Year award. Stines’ scoring efforts currently rank ninth in the NCAA and first in the ASUN at 2.94 goals per game. Stines is also second in the league in points per game averaging 4.0.

Defensively, Utah has been a tough outing with two players (Nikko DiPonio and Joey Boylston) ranked in the top 12 nationally in caused turnovers. The Utes are the only team to have two players in the top 12 in that category.

Defending the net, Utah also boasts a top 25 goalie in Colin Lenskold who boasts a .537 save percentage along with only allowing 10.54 goals per game.

As a whole team, Utah ranks in the top 10 nationally in assists (8.88), caused turnovers (10.0) and points per game (24.19).

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on XInstagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.


  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

schneemann byu cleveland...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Former Cougar Daniel Schneemann Doing It All For Cleveland Guardians

Former BYU Cougar Daniel Schneemann has been incredibly versatile defensively and deadly with the bat since making his MLB debut on June 2.

10 minutes ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Welcomes Third, Final Assistant Coach For 2024-25

The Runnin' Utes needed one more assistant coach to fill a third spot and they got one as of Tuesday afternoon.

45 minutes ago


Michelle Bodkin

Spring Ball Review: A Look At Utah Football’s Quarterbacks

Today’s focus on a group that has had one of the biggest glow-ups since Utah football became a Power Conference team- quarterbacks.

1 hour ago


Michelle Bodkin

Former Utah Linebacker To Open For Ron McBride Foundation Benefit Concert

Former Utah linebacker Taulia Lave will be the opening act for the Ron McBride Foundation's benefit concert on Saturday, June 22.

21 hours ago


KSL Sports

60 in 60: #52 Utah’s Carsen Ryan (Tight End)

The countdown is on for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 for the 2024 college football season. Coming in at No. 52 is Utah tight end Carsen Ryan.

24 hours ago

University of Utah linebackers coach Colton Swan during the first day of fall camp on Wednesday, Ju...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Football 2025 Recruiting Class Continues To Roll With 4-Star Linebacker Commitment

Visiting season has been kind to Utah football with the Utes receiving another commitment from four-star linebacker Christian Thatcher.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

Utah Hockey Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Want to get the latest info on Utah's newest sports franchise? Sign up for the Utah Hockey newsletter!

Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption...

Hans & Scotty’s Day Of Adoption

Join the KSL Sports Zone for Hans & Scotty's Day of Adoption, in partnership with the Humane Society of Utah, on June 25th, 2024!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Utah Lacrosse To Face Duke Blue Devils In First-Round NCAA Tournament Matchup