CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The long-awaited Virginia men's lacrosse schedule for 2023 delivered a loaded non-conference slate.

The Cavaliers will open the season on Saturday, Feb. 11 against Michigan, the first ever matchup between the two programs. UVA will also play the program's first ever game in the state of Florida on Feb. 25 against Ohio State at the Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples, Florida.

The non-conference schedule also includes a rematch of last season's NCAA Quarterfinal with defending NCAA champions Maryland visiting Klöckner Stadium.

“The Virginia fanbase will not see a familiar slate of opponents to open the 2023 season,” UVA men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany said. “With the addition of two Big Ten opponents and an Ivy, we have boosted what is already a challenging schedule. Our men know what a formidable gauntlet we have created here, and this is raising the level of intensity of our preseason training: we don’t have a choice with this slate.”

In total, Virginia will host eight games against Michigan (Feb. 11), Harvard (Feb. 18), Richmond (March 4), Towson (March 11), Maryland (March 18) and ACC opponents Duke (March 31), Syracuse (April 22) and Notre Dame (April 30).

The preseason No. 1 ranked Cavaliers will also travel for true road games at Johns Hopkins (March 7), Notre Dame (March 25), North Carolina (April 7), Duke (April 15) and Lafayette (April 25).

Virginia returns seven USILA All-Americans, Tewaaraton Award finalist and St. Anne's-Belfield alum Connor Shellenberger and brings in the nation's top-ranked recruiting class.