High definition coverage of the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championships will be made available by NCAA.com to select television broadcast outlets, the NCAA and Turner Sports announced.

The women’s lacrosse championship will be fully produced and webcast by NCAA.com. The web stream of the event will be carried on live or delayed basis by the Big Ten Network (BTN), Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (CSNMA) and Comcast SportsNet New England (CSNNE). These networks consistently cover the four teams vying for this week’s championship: Maryland, Duke, North Carolina, and Northwestern.

“Being able to provide the best experience for the student-athletes, and in turn laud their successes, is of utmost importance to the NCAA,” said Greg Shaheen, NCAA interim executive vice-president of championships and alliances. “Showcasing the growing sport of women’s lacrosse through NCAA.com previews the future of broadcast convergence while also making the games available through conventional broadcast outlets.”

The four HD camera production will include instant replay, NCAA Production graphics, music and a lower right graphic clock and score bug with NCAA logo. The play-by-play announcer is Ralph Bednarczyk, the analyst is Sarah Oliphant and the sideline reporter is Kara Lentz. The producer is Steve Clay and the director is John Servizzi.

The 2010 agreement between the NCAA and Turner Sports enables a number of NCAA championships to be carried exclusively on NCAA.com. With the dramatic increase of production quality Turner has already brought to the new NCAA.com, the ability to provide even more exposure for the student-athletes on the web site is a priority.

Turner Sports and the NCAA agreed the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship provided the next available opportunity for a multi-platform approach to showcase the championship and tell the student-athlete story. It also continues the high value placed on the importance of the evolving world of broadcast media.

Coverage includes the two semifinal matchups on Friday (Maryland vs. Duke at 5 p.m. ET, followed by North Carolina vs. Northwestern) and the championship at 4 p.m. ET Sunday.

NCAA.com SIMULCAST SCHEDULE
Date Time Game Network
Friday 5 p.m. ET Maryland vs. Duke

NCAA.com
Live

Big Ten Network (BTN)
Same-day delay at 12:30 a.m. ET
(re-air at 8 a.m. ET Saturday

Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS)
Tape delay, noon ET Saturday

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
Live

  7:30 p.m. ET North Carolina vs. Northwestern NCAA.com
Live

Big Ten Network (BTN)
Same-day delay at 10:30 p.m. ET
(re-air at 10 a.m. ET Saturday)

Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS)
Tape delay, 2 p.m. ET Saturday

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
Live

Sunday 4 p.m. ET National Championship NCAA.com
Live

Big Ten Network (BTN)
Live and/or Joined-In-Progress
(following Big Ten Baseball Championship)

Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS)
Same-day delay at 7 p.m. ET

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Plus)
Live

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
Same-day delay at 7:30 p.m. ET

Comcast SportsNet New England
Tape delay, 2 p.m. ET Monday