1975 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

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1975 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
Dates May 1975
Teams 8
Finals site Homewood Field
Johns Hopkins University
Champions Maryland
Runner-up Navy
MOP Bert Caswell and Frank Urso, Maryland
Jeff Long, Navy
Attendance[1] 10,875 finals
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«1974 1976»

The 1975 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship was the fifth annual Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament. Eight NCAA Division I college men's lacrosse teams met in the postseason single-elimination tournament to decide the national championship.

Tournament Overview[edit]

The championship game was hosted by Johns Hopkins University, and was played in front of 10,875 fans. The game saw the Terrapins of the University of Maryland defeat the Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy by the score of 20–13 for their second national title in three years. Frank Urso scored five goals in the final for Maryland. The Terps took 62 shots in both the semi-finals and the finals.

The national title game represented the 50th time the Middies and Maryland had met since the sport was put on Maryland's varsity list in 1924. The Terps season concluded with a five-game winning streak including victories over lacrosse powers Johns Hopkins, Hofstra, Washington & Lee, and Navy. Navy had earlier in the season upset Maryland.

Bob DeSimone tied for the lead in goals for Navy, with eight. DeSimone would later transfer to Johns Hopkins, helping to lead the Blue Jays to the 1978 title. In the championship game, Maryland and Navy combined for 120 total shots.[2]

This was the first of four straight impressive tournament appearances by the Cornell attack of Mike French, Jon Levine, Bill Marino and Eamon McEneaney, which resulted in titles for the Big Red in 1976 and 1977.

Jack Emmer's Washington and Lee team avenged a loss in the prior year's tournament with an upset of top-ranked Johns Hopkins in the first round.[3]

Tournament results[edit]

First Round Semifinals Championship
                 
2 Johns Hopkins 7
7 Washington & Lee 11
7 Washington & Lee 5
3 Maryland 15
3 Maryland 19
6 Hofstra 7
3 Maryland 20
4 Navy 13
4 Navy 17
5 Penn 6
4 Navy 15
1 Cornell 12
1 Cornell 18
8 Rutgers 5

Tournament Boxscores[edit]

Tournament Finals

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 6 3 4 7 20
Navy 5 1 4 3 13
  • Maryland scoring – Frank Urso 5, Mike Hynes 3, Roger Tuck 3, Bill Gould 2, Doug Radebaugh 2, Bert Caswell, Jim Burnett, Mike Ferrell, Tony Morgan, Brooks Sleeper
  • Navy scoring – Bob DeSimone 4, Fred Cook 3, Jeff Long 2, Jeff Connelly, Marty Mason, Mike Gurny, Jim Shulson
  • Shots: Maryland 62, Navy 58

Tournament Semi-Finals

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 4 6 1 4 15
Wash. & Lee 1 2 1 1 5
  • Maryland scoring – Doug Radebaugh 3, Bert Caswell 3, Roger Tuck 2, Gary Glatzel 2, Brooks Sleeper 2, Mike Hynes, Frank Urso, Bill Gould
  • Wash. & Lee scoring – Chris Larson 2, Jim Englehart, Jack Dudley, Ken Miller
  • Shots: Maryland 62, Wash. & Lee 38
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 5 2 3 5 15
Cornell 0 4 5 3 12
  • Navy scoring – Bob DeSimone 3, Fred Cook 3, Jeff Connelly 3, Paul Gustin 2, Jeff Long, Bill Stulb, Mike Canders, Bob Holman
  • Cornell scoring – Mike French 4, Jon Levine 3, Bill Marino 2, Eamon McEneaney, Dave Bray, Ted Marchell
  • Shots: Cornell 51, Navy 42

Tournament First Round

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Wash. & Lee 3 4 3 1 11
Johns Hopkins 1 2 2 2 7
  • Wash. & Lee scoring – Donny Carroll 4, Chris Larson 2, Robin Major Morgan 2, Charlie Brown, Malcom Hastings, Jack Dudley
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Franz Wittlesberger 5, Rich Hirsch 2
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 42, Wash. & Lee 37
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 3 5 4 7 19
Hofstra 3 1 2 5 11
  • Maryland scoring – Frank Urso 3, Bert Caswell 3, Bob Gilmartin 3, Doug Radebaugh 2, Mike Hynes 2, Bert Olson 2, Roger Tuck, Jim Burnett, Bob Brenton, Todd Bench
  • Hofstra scoring – Tom Calder 4, Phil Marino, Chuck Rogener, Billy Ruggiero, Bob Hiller, Kevin Hill, Gary

White, Ted Stefaniew

  • Shots: Maryland 80, Hofstra 51
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 3 1 4 9 17
Pennsylvania 2 3 0 1 6
  • Navy scoring – Jeff Connelly 3, Jeff Long 2, Marty Mason 2, Fred Cook 2, Skip Wagner 2, Paul Gustin, Bob DeSimone, Bill Claridge, Kevin McConnell, Mike Gurny, Jim Shulson
  • Pennsylvania scoring – Peter Hollis 2, Bob Kilkowski, Peter Marin, Doug Sachse, Ralph McGee
  • Shots: Navy 75, Pennsylvania 30
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Cornell 1 7 7 3 18
Rutgers 2 2 1 0 5
  • Cornell scoring – Mike French 6, Jon Levine 5, Tom Nolan 3, Eamon McEneaney, Al Haglund, Steve Dybus, Bill Marino
  • Rutgers scoring – Mike Rinck 3, Jim Teatom, Bob Fornaro
  • Shots: Cornell 40, Rutgers 29

Tournament Outstanding Players[edit]

Bert Caswell, Maryland, 14 points, leading tournament scorers
Frank Urso, Maryland, 14 points
Jeff Long, Navy, 14 points
  • The NCAA did not designate a Most Outstanding Player until the 1977 national tournament.
    The Tournament outstanding players are listed here as the tournament leading scorers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Lacrosse Division I Results / Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 3 (51). Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ United Press International. Terps Favored Over Navy in Stick Finals. THE CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES. May 29, 1975. pg. 21
  3. ^ "NCAA Lacrosse Division I Results / Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 3 (51). Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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