Trent Excalibur to Host Baggataway Cup for Second Year in a Row
For the second year in a row, Trent University will host the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) Baggataway Cup Championship, November 3-5, 2023.
The Trent Excalibur men’s lacrosse team will defend their 2022 Baggataway Cup Champion title – a first in the program’s history.
“Hosting the Baggataway Cup Championship last year was such an honour,” said Leslie Spooner, interim director, Trent Athletics. “We are very proud of what the team accomplished last season and we can’t wait to cheer them on again this year, as they vie for their second consecutive championship.”
This will be the third time in the history of Trent’s men’s lacrosse program that the University will host the national championship. The University hosted the championships previously in 2022 and 2012.
“CUFLA is excited to return to Trent University for the 2023 Baggataway Cup,” said Kevin Caplice, CUFLA Commissioner. “It is rare that we host championships back-to-back, but with the support the fans showed for CUFLA in 2022 how could we say no when Trent approached us to host again.”
Last year’s Baggataway Cup Championship saw Justin Chiu Stadium filled with fans the entire weekend to watch an elite level of lacrosse. This year, the Trent Excalibur expect the same intensity of competition, with the same roaring crowd cheering on the green and white.
“Last year’s tournament was such a success,” said Sarah Batley, assistant director, Trent Athletics. “Seeing a stadium full of lacrosse fans old and young was so encouraging for the student-athletes and for the entire Trent Athletics team. It took a lot of work behind the scenes to host and knowing that it paid off is very rewarding. We’re excited to once again showcase our high-performance varsity program to the community, and we invite folks to join us again this year to cheer on the Excalibur.”
The Baggataway Cup will be held November 3-5, 2023, at Trent University's Justin Chiu Stadium. Ticket details will be announced in the fall. Visit trentvarsity.ca for details and updates.
For more information, please contact:
Nate Lewis, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on August 16, 2023