2008 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship

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The 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament was held from May 10 through May 25, 2008. This was the 29th annual Division III NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament. Sixteen NCAA Division III college men's lacrosse teams met after having played their way through a regular season, and for some, a play-in game to advance to the tournament.

The tournament culminated with the finals held on Memorial Day weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The championship weekend, which included the Division I and Division II championships, was hosted by Harvard University and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.[1][2] The game set an attendance record for the Division III title game of 24,317 fans.[3]

The championship featured a third consecutive meeting between perennial powerhouses Cortland State Red Dragone and Salisbury State Sea Gulls. The Sea Gulls victory sealed their 20th straight appearance and 26th overall in the NCAA Division III tournament.[4] They have a record of 45-18 all-time in the tournament and is a new Division III record beating Hobart's old record of 41.

Play-in games[edit]

The final four rounds of the tournament were preceded by five play-in games on May 7:

  • Springfield 17 – Kean 2
  • Bowdoin 11 – Mount Ida 5
  • Western New England 14 – Western Connecticut State 4
  • Ohio Wesleyan 12 – Kenyon 8
  • Denision 19 – Widener 6

Tournament results[edit]

First Round
May 10
Quarterfinals
May 14
Semifinals
May 18
Final
May 25
                       
N1 Cortland St. 12
Springfield 9
N1 Cortland St. 11*
N2 Middlebury 10
N2 Middlebury 10
N11 Bowdoin 7
N1 Cortland St. 16
N4 Ithaca 5
N4 Ithaca 17
N10 Williams 10
N4 Ithaca 13*
Western New England 12
Western New England 13
N3 St. Lawrence 9
N1 Cortland St. 13
S1 Salisbury St. 19
S1 Salisbury St. 13
Ohio Wesleyan 9
S1 Salisbury St. 15
S4 Cabrini 7
S4 Cabrini 13
S5 Haverford 10
S1 Salisbury St. 11*
S2 Gettysburg 10
S3 Washington (MD) 12
S6 Lynchburg 9
S3 Washington (MD) 5
S2 Gettysburg 12
S10 Denison 7
S2 Gettysburg 8*
  • * = Overtime

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship". NCAA.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships - Official Website". KraftSportsGroup.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Attendance Figures for the NCAA Men's Championships". LaxPower.com. May 26, 2008. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Salisbury's Perfect Season". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2008-06-12. [dead link]