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Maryland, North Carolina lacrosse have been waiting a while for a titleWhether top-seeded Maryland or unseeded North Carolina emerges on Monday as the winner of the 2016 NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship, decades of disappointment and frustration will be wiped out. The Terps (17-2) are 0-8 in the title game since capturing their last crown in 1975. (Baltimore Sun)
North Carolina, Maryland aim to end men's lacrosse title droughtsMonday’s NCAA men’s lacrosse championship game between No. 1 Maryland and unseeded North Carolina (1 p.m. ET, ESPN2) features two long-established programs. But fans of both schools have nevertheless waited a long time to see their team bring home the title. (USA Today)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse National Championship All-AccessGo behind the scenes with the National Champion UNC women's lacrosse team as the Tar Heels beat Maryland, 13-7 in the NCAA Finals.
Unpredictable UNC Men's Lacrosse Dances Without StarsUNC's offense brought a degree of anonymity into the men's lacrosse season, a contrast to a team that had as many knowns as it could cram into a lineup in previous years and only a modest degree of May success. The subplot surrounding the Tar Heels this spring was easy to pinpoint. No Jimmy Bitter. No Joey Sankey. No Chad Tutton. (Lacrosse Magazine)
UNC, Maryland Took Different Paths to NCAA Men's Lacrosse FinalNorth Carolina, which will face former ACC rival Maryland Monday to decide the NCAA title, got to Memorial Day from an entirely different place. The Tar Heels had not won an NCAA tournament quarterfinal since 1993. UNC, a considerably younger and less experienced team than Maryland, was an early-season mess. (Lacrosse Magazine)
Megan Ward gets redemption as UNC women's lacrosse wins national championshipMegan Ward had arguably the best outing of her career in Sunday's NCAA Tournament final for the North Carolina women's lacrosse team. But heading into the game, it was still up in the air if the senior goalie would start in the cage for the Tar Heels. Heck, she didn't even think she was getting the nod. (Daily Tar Heel)
A men's lacrosse title will be a long time coming for one of the two finalistsWhen North Carolina and Maryland punched their respective tickets to Monday's NCAA lacrosse championship game (1 p.m. ET on ESPN2), they entered into a mutually beneficial contract. One of their 20-plus-year title droughts is guaranteed to end. The Tar Heels weren't supposed to be here. They were supposed to be content with just making it to Philadelphia. (ESPN.com)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Post-National Championship Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head women's lacrosse coach Jenny Levy addresses the media after the Tar Heels beat Maryland, 13-7 in the National Champion game.
Turner's Take: All We NeedThe odds were stacked against the Tar Heels ahead of UNC's national championship women's lacrosse match with Maryland. The Tar Heels deserved to be here as the no. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and with three wins to bring them to championship Sunday. But down the sideline stood the Terrapins, undefeated in 2016, winners of 26 straight games. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Beat Terps For NCAA Women's Lacrosse TitleMost Outstanding Player Aly Messinger tied her career high with six points and Megan Ward made a career-high 14 saves as North Carolina beat Maryland, 13-7, in the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship game at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels (20-2) captured their second national championship, joining the 2013 title. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Dominates Maryland for National Championship - HighlightsSenior Megan Ward recorded a career-high 14 saves and Aly Messinger totaled 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) to lead the Tar Heels to a 13-7 win over Maryland in the 2016 NCAA Championship game on May 29.
UNC Dethrones Maryland in NCAA Women's Lacrosse FinalFor all of the talk about the Maryland women's lacrosse dynasty, North Carolina and the Tar Heels seniors were just as good. Attacker Aly Messinger, midfielder Sammy Jo Tracy and goalie Megan Ward reprised their roles as Terps killers Sunday, as UNC defeated previously unbeaten Maryland 13-7 in the NCAA championship game Sunday. (Lacrosse Magazine)
Tar Heels Crush Previously Undefeated Maryland to Win NCAA Women's Lacrosse TitleThe Tar Heels avenged last season's loss to the two time defending champions with a resounding 13-7 win over Maryland to win the NCAA Championship in women's lacrosse. The title is UNC's second in program history and first since 2013. The loss for Maryland was the Terps first of the season. (Tar Heel Blog)
'Stars Align' as North Carolina Rolls into NCAA Championship GameFrom North Carolina coach Joe Breschi’s perspective, his Tar Heels are rolling 7s and 11s with house money at this point. A seemingly vulnerable program heading into this year’s bracket selection, North Carolina has ridden a “nobody believed in us” philosophy to earn a spot in this year’s championship game. (Inside Lacrosse)
Video: Chris Cloutier Scores 9 Goals vs. Loyola in Final FourUNC sophomore Chris Cloutier had a historic game in the NCAA Semifinals against Loyola, scoring nine goals in the Tar Heels' 18-13 victory. Cloutier set a new career high, a new school record for goals in a game, and has the most goals in a game on championship weekend in NCAA history.