NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

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NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
Sport College lacrosse
Founded 1971
No. of teams 18
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
North Carolina (5)
TV partner(s) ESPN
CBS College Sports Network
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament determines the annual top men's field lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I. This tournament has determined the national champion since the inaugural 1971 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. Prior to this, from 1936 through 1970, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy to the NCAA Division I annual champion based on regular season records.

History[edit]

NCAA Championship 2009. Syracuse vs. Cornell pregame in Gillette Stadium. Syracuse would win 10-9 in OT.

The first Division I Championship tournament held in 1971 replaced the USILA and Wingate Memorial Trophy national title awards. As of 2016, 46 NCAA tournaments have been held. In that span ten teams — Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Princeton, North Carolina, Virginia, Cornell, Duke, Maryland, Loyola University Maryland and Denver — have won the national title, with Syracuse leading with ten titles (plus one vacated by the NCAA[a]). In all, 41 teams have participated in the NCAA tournament since its inception. Only seven unseeded teams — the 1988 Cornell Big Red, the 1991 Towson Tigers, the 2006 Massachusetts Minutemen, the 2010 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the 2011 and 2012 Maryland Terrapins and the 2016 North Carolina Tar Heels — have made it to the championship game, and only ten unseeded teams have made it to the tournament semi-finals, the most recent being North Carolina in 2016. Johns Hopkins has appeared in every tournament but two (1971 and 2013). The Number One seed in the tournament has won the title 17 times and there have been 13 undefeated National Champions. North Carolina in 2016 was the first unseeded team to win the national title.

Originally consisting of eight teams, the tournament field has been expanded four times, to 10 in 1986, 12 in 1987, 16 in 2003, and the current 16 (with the losers of the 2 play-in games not making the field) in 2014. The two semifinal games and the final have been played on the same weekend at the same stadium since 1986. All three matches have always been scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, with the semifinals doubleheader on Saturday afternoon and the final held on the holiday itself.

The sport has historically been focused in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, with the sport's U.S. heartland today extending from New England to North Carolina. Only six schools from outside the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic have played in the NCAA tournament—Air Force, Butler, Denver, Marquette, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. No team west of the Eastern Time Zone won an NCAA championship until Denver in 2015.

16 coaches have won Division I titles: Richie Moran, Glenn Thiel, Bud Beardmore, Bob Scott, Henry Ciccarone, Willie Scroggs, Jr., Roy Simmons, Jr., Dave Klarmann, Don Zimmerman, Bill Tierney, Dom Starsia, John Desko, Dave Pietramala, John Danowski, Charley Toomey and Joe Breschi. Tierney is the only one to have won at two different schools (Princeton and Denver).

Results[edit]

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
Year Host City
(University)
Host Stadium Final
Winner (Record)
(Seed)
Score Runner-up (Record)
(Seed)
1971
Details
Hempstead, NY
(Hofstra)
Hofstra Stadium Cornell (13–1)
(n/a)
12–6 Maryland (9–4)
(n/a)
1972
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Virginia (11–4)
(n/a)
13–12 Johns Hopkins (11–2)
(n/a)
1973
Details
Philadelphia, PA
(Penn)
Franklin Field Maryland (10–0)
(#1)
10–9
(OT)
Johns Hopkins (11–2)
(#2)
1974
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium I Johns Hopkins (12–2)
(#2)
17–12 Maryland (8–2)
(#1)
1975
Details
Baltimore, MD
(Johns Hopkins)
Homewood Field Maryland (8–2)
(#3)
20–13 Navy (10–5)
(#4)
1976
Details
Providence, RI
(Brown)
Brown Stadium Cornell (16–0)
(#2)
16–13
(OT)
Maryland (10–1)
(#1)
1977
Details
Charlottesville, VA
(Virginia)
Scott Stadium Cornell (13–0)
(#1)
16–8 Johns Hopkins (11–2)
(#2)
1978
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium I Johns Hopkins (13–1)
(#2)
13–8 Cornell (13–1)
(#1)
1979
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Johns Hopkins (13–0)
(#1)
15–9 Maryland (9–2)
(#2)
1980
Details
Ithaca, NY
(Cornell)
Schoellkopf Field Johns Hopkins (14–1)
(#2)
9–8
(2OT)
Virginia (12–2)
(#1)
1981
Details
Princeton, NJ
(Princeton)
Palmer Stadium North Carolina (12–0)
(#2)
14–13 Johns Hopkins (13–1)
(#1)
1982
Details
Charlottesville, VA
(Virginia)
Scott Stadium North Carolina (14–0)
(#1)
7–5 Johns Hopkins (11–3)
(#2)
1983
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium I Syracuse (14–1)
(#2)
17–16 Johns Hopkins (12–2)
(#1)
1984
Details
Newark, DE
(Delaware)
Delaware Stadium Johns Hopkins (14–0)
(#1)
13–10 Syracuse (15–1)
(#2)
1985
Details
Providence, RI
(Brown)
Brown Stadium Johns Hopkins (13–1)
(#1)
11–4 Syracuse (14–2)
(#2)
1986
Details
Newark, DE
(Delaware)
Delaware Stadium North Carolina (11–3)
(#5)
10–9
(OT)
Virginia (12–3)
(#3)
1987
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium I Johns Hopkins (10–3)
(#4)
11–10 Cornell (13–1)
(#2)
1988
Details
Syracuse, NY
(Syracuse)
Carrier Dome Syracuse (15–0)
(#2)
13–8 Cornell (9–6)
(unseeded)
1989
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Syracuse (14–1)
(#1)
13–12 Johns Hopkins (11–2)
(#2)
1990
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium I Syracuse (Vacated) (13–0)
(#1) [a]
21–9 Loyola (11–3)
(#3)
1991
Details
Syracuse, NY
(Syracuse)
Carrier Dome North Carolina (16–0)
(#1)
18–13 Towson (12–4)
(unseeded)
1992
Details
Philadelphia, PA
(Penn)
Franklin Field Princeton (13–2)
(#3)
10–9
(OT)
Syracuse (13–2)
(#1)
1993
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Syracuse (12–2)
(#3)
13–12 North Carolina (14–2)
(#1)
1994
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Princeton (14–1)
(#3)
9–8
(OT)
Virginia (13–4)
(#5)
1995
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Syracuse (13–2)
(#3)
13–9 Maryland (12–4)
(#4)
1996
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Princeton (14–1)
(#1)
13–12
(OT)
Virginia (12–4)
(#3)
1997
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Princeton (15–0)
(#1)
19–7 Maryland (11–5)
(#7)
1998
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium II Princeton (14–1)
(#2)
15–5 Maryland (14–3)
(#5)
1999
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Virginia (13–3)
(#3)
12–10 Syracuse (12–5)
(#8)
2000
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Syracuse (15–1)
(#1)
13–7 Princeton (12–3)
(#3)
2001
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium II Princeton (14–1)
(#2)
10–9
(OT)
Syracuse (13–3)
(#1)
2002
Details
Piscataway, NJ
(Rutgers)
Rutgers Stadium II Syracuse (15–2)
(#2)
13–12 Princeton (10–5)
(#4)
2003
Details
Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium Virginia (15–2)
(#2)
9–7 Johns Hopkins (14–2)
(#1)
2004
Details
Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium Syracuse (15–2)
(#4)
14–13 Navy (15–3)
(#2)
2005
Details
Philadelphia, PA (Drexel) Lincoln Financial Field Johns Hopkins (16–0)
(#1)
9–8 Duke (17–3)
(#2)
2006
Details
Philadelphia, PA (Drexel) Lincoln Financial Field Virginia (17–0)
(#1)
15–7 Massachusetts (13–5)
(unseeded)
2007
Details
Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium Johns Hopkins (13–4)
(#3)
12–11 Duke (17–3)
(#1)
2008
Details
Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium Syracuse (16–2)
(#3)
13–10 Johns Hopkins (11–6)
(#5)
2009
Details
Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium Syracuse (15–2)
(#2)
10–9
(OT)
Cornell (13–4)
(#5)
2010
Details
Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium Duke (16–4)
(#5)
6–5
(OT)
Notre Dame (12–6)
(unseeded)
2011
Details
Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium Virginia (13–5)
(#7)
9–7 Maryland (13–5)
(unseeded)
2012
Details
Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium Loyola (18–1)
(#1)
9–3 Maryland (12–6)
(unseeded)
2013
Details
Philadelphia, PA (Drexel) Lincoln Financial Field Duke (16–5)
(#7)
16–10 Syracuse (16–4)
(#1)
2014
Details
Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium Duke (17–3)
(#1)
11–9 Notre Dame (12–6)
(#6)
2015
Details
Philadelphia, PA (Drexel) Lincoln Financial Field Denver (17–2)
(#4)
10–5 Maryland (15–4)
(#6)
2016
Details
Philadelphia, PA (Drexel) Lincoln Financial Field North Carolina (12–6)
(unseeded)
14–13

(OT)

Maryland (17–3)
(#1)
2017
Details
Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium TBD
(#TBD)
TBD TBD
(#TBD)
2018
Details
Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium TBD
(#TBD)
TBD TBD
(#TBD)

Team titles[edit]

Team Titles Years won
Syracuse[a] 10 1983, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009
Johns Hopkins 9 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2007
Princeton 6 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001
North Carolina 5 1981, 1982, 1986, 1991, 2016
Virginia 5 1972, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2011
Cornell 3 1971, 1976, 1977
Duke 3 2010, 2013, 2014
Maryland 2 1973, 1975
Denver 1 2015
Loyola 1 2012

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Syracuse's championship in the 1990 tournament was vacated by the NCAA. The NCAA Committee on Infractions determined that Paul Gait had played in the 1990 championship while ineligible. Under NCAA rules, Syracuse and Paul Gait's records for that championship were vacated. The NCAA does not recognize Syracuse and coach Roy Simmons, Jr.'s record in the 1990 tournament.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Lacrosse Championship History". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 

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