COLCHESTER, Vt. - Three Saint Michael's College Athletics teams are set to head to Florida for Spring Break training trips beginning this week, while men's lacrosse plays multiple in-region contests and men's tennis plays once.
Softball plays 10 games in Clermont at The Spring Games, while baseball plays eight contests in Auburndale at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. After a Florida trip that includes contests against eight different teams, softball returns north the weekend after its excursion for a three-game Northeast-10 Conference series at Bentley University. Baseball opposes three separate squads during its Florida trip before coming back north the following weekend to play a trio of conference games against Assumption College. One of its foes is the State University of New York at Oswego, which is ranked 16th in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)/D3baseball.com national poll.
Women's lacrosse travels to top-ranked and two-time defending national champion Adelphi University on Saturday before embarking on a two-game Florida tour. The Purple Knights oppose Florida Institute of Technology on Tuesday and then play a neutral-site NE-10 match on Thursday against Southern Connecticut State University, with Saint Leo University serving as the host site. The team returns home March 26 to play Pace University. Adelphi's ranking is according to the March 14 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll.
Men's lacrosse hosts NE-10 foe and nationally-regarded Pace University on Saturday followed up by non-conference road games at Georgian Court (N.J.) University on Monday and Post University on Wednesday. The Purple Knights close out the week with an NE-10 home meeting against nationally-ranked Adelphi University next Saturday. Adelphi is ranked sixth and Pace is receiving votes toward this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll. Men's tennis heads off to Adelphi on Saturday at 10 a.m., taking on a team that is seventh in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll.
Thursday, March 17
Softball vs. Minnesota State Moorhead @ Clermont, Fla., 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Bridgeport @ Clermont, Fla., 3 p.m.
Friday, March 18
Baseball vs. Wayne State (Mich.) @ Auburndale, Fla., 9:30 a.m. (DH)
Softball vs. NYIT @ Clermont, Fla., 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Bemidji State (Minn.) @ Clermont, Fla., 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
Softball vs. Wayne State (Mich.) @ Clermont, Fla., 9 a.m. (DH)
Baseball vs. Wayne State (Mich.) @ Auburndale, Fla., 9:45 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse @ #1 Adelphi, 10 a.m.*
Men's Tennis @ Adelphi, 10 a.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. (RV) Pace, 1 p.m.*
Monday, March 21
Softball vs. Southern Connecticut State @ Clermont, Fla., 9 a.m. (DH)
Baseball vs. #16 SUNY Oswego @ Auburndale, Fla., 12:30 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse @ Georgian Court, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22
Baseball vs. Trinity Baptist (Fla.) @ Auburndale, Fla., 3 p.m. (DH)
Softball vs. Wisconsin-Platteville @ Clermont, Fla., 5 p.m.
Softball vs. Hendrix (Ark.) @ Clermont, Fla., 7 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse @ Florida Tech, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23
Baseball vs. Trinity Baptist (Fla.) @ Auburndale, Fla., 10:45 a.m. (DH)
Men's Lacrosse @ Post, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 24
Women's Lacrosse vs. Southern Connecticut State @ Saint Leo, Fla., 11 a.m.*
Friday, March 25
Softball @ Bentley, 3 p.m.*^ (DH)
Baseball vs. Assumption @ Northboro, Mass., 7 p.m.*^
Saturday, March 26
Baseball @ Assumption, 11 a.m.*^ (DH)
Men's Lacrosse @ #6 Adelphi, 12 p.m.*
Softball @ Bentley, 12 p.m.*^
Women's Lacrosse vs. Pace, 12 p.m.*
* Northeast-10 Conference Game
^ Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division Game