Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Syracuse beat Johns Hopkins 13-10 in the NCAA final on Monday, dethroning the defending national champions and becoming the first school to win its 10th men's lacrosse title. The Orange improved to 3-2 in championship games against the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins knocked off Duke in the semis and the Cuse beat UVA to make it the first final without an ACC team in...well...a long time. (Cuse v. Navy 2004 - research department just showed up for work.)

It was Syracuse's fourth championship this decade but first since 2004. Last year, when three players were suspended for off-field behavior, the Orange finished 3-8 and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1982.

The '83 Syracuse team, which was honored at halftime on the 25th anniversary of its title, is the only other team to win the lacrosse championship a year after missing the tournament entirely.

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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