Wingate Memorial Trophy

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The Wingate Memorial Trophy was the award given to the national champion in men's college lacrosse prior to the inception of an NCAA tournament format in 1971.

Currently, the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament annually determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA's Division I, Division II, and Division III. Prior to the NCAA era, the national champion was selected by committee. The first intercollegiate lacrosse tournament was held in 1881 with Harvard beating Princeton 3-0 in the championship game. From this point through 1934, collegiate lacrosse associations chose an annual champion based on regular season records. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) was reorganized in 1929, and from 1936 through 1970 chose the Wingate Memorial Trophy champion. The NCAA held its first national tournament in 1971. The Wingate Memorial Trophy was presented to the first two NCAA champions in 1971 and 1972 and was then retired.

Wingate Memorial Trophy Winners[edit]

Year Champion
1936 Maryland
1937 Maryland, Princeton
1938 Navy
1939 Maryland
1940 Maryland
1941 Johns Hopkins
1942 Princeton
1943 Navy
1944 Army
1945 Army, Navy
1946 Navy
1947 Johns Hopkins
1948 Johns Hopkins
1949 Johns Hopkins, Navy
1950 Johns Hopkins
1951 Army, Princeton
1952 Rensselaer, Virginia
1953 Princeton
1954 Navy
1955 Maryland
1956 Maryland
1957 Johns Hopkins
1958 Army
1959 Army, Johns Hopkins
1960 Navy
1961 Army, Navy
1962 Navy
1963 Navy
1964 Navy
1965 Navy
1966 Navy
1967 Maryland, Navy, Johns Hopkins
1968 Johns Hopkins
1969 Army, Johns Hopkins
1970 Johns Hopkins, Navy, Virginia
1971 Cornell
1972 Virginia

Team Championship Records[edit]

Team Championships Winning Years
Navy 15 1938, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1954, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970
Johns Hopkins 11 1941, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Maryland 7 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1955, 1956, 1967
Army 7 1944, 1945, 1951, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1969
Princeton 4 1937, 1942, 1951, 1953
Virginia 3 1952, 1970, 1972
Cornell 1 1971
Rensselaer 1 1952

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