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Loyola celebrates its first-ever national championship after beating Maryland 9-3 today in Foxborough, Mass.

The ‘Hounds have made history.

Loyola’s 9-3 win over Maryland in the Division I title game today in Foxborough, Mass., gave the Greyhounds their first national title.

The Greyhounds entered the season unranked after failing to make the NCAA Tournament last season.

Eric Lusby led the way for Loyola against Maryland with four games, giving him a record for most goals in an NCAA tournament with 17. Lusby’s comeback is emblematic of Loyola’s. Lusby missed the entire 2011 season after suffering a torn ACL in 2010.

Lusby had five goals in the semifinals and five goals in the quarterfinals.

Loyola, which scored the last seven goals of the title game, held the Terrapins scoreless for the final 40:40 of action.

Here’s a rundown of the champions. click each score for a game recap.


Division I: Loyola 9, Maryland 3

Division II: Dowling 11, Limestone 10

Division III: Salisbury 14, Cortland State 10


Division I: Northwestern 8, Syracuse 8

Division II: C.W. Post 17, West Chester State 16

Division III: Trinity 8, Salisbury 7

For the complete brackets for each division, check the links below:

Division I men’s

Division II men’s

Division III men’s

Division I women’s

Division II women’s

Division III women’s 


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7 Responses to “Loyola’s first-ever title win completes college’s Championship Weekend; Recaps of all six men’s/women’s title games”

  1. Doid23 says:

    Great story for Tyler Granelli. Cut by Cortland State after his sophomore (maybe Freshman) year, transfers to Salisbury, earns 1st Team All-American as FOGO, then gets to beat the coach who cut him in the Natl Championship game. Cool.

  2. slacrosse says:

    Wow! Kind of took a double take when I saw his name with Salisbury–nice comeback for sure!

  3. Nice Turnaround says:

    Doid23, Tyler’s story has a nice ending but before sticking it to the Cortland coach maybe Tyler cut himself from Cortland. Maybe Salisbury was his last chance after starting out at Syracuse and then going to Cortland. Glad see he is doing well.

    • Doid23 says:

      I wasn’t trying to stick it to the Cortland coach, just stating a fact. I have no insight whatsoever into why he was cut from Cortland.

  4. Long Time Laxer says:

    Glad Tyler had a great season (actually 2)with Salisbury, especially after making the rounds. Problem at Cortland, and probably why he got cut, is that Beville doesn’t want anybody from downstate. He will take a LI kid if he doesn’t have to use special talents to get him in. Witness 2 players, beyond Tyler, who were AA’s this year that Beville wouldn’t give the time of Day. He only wants Upstate kids, preferably those coached by West Genny alumni.

    • Nice Turnaround says:

      Long Timer Laxer, that’s a pretty stupid thing to say about the Cortland coach. Didn’t the Schnidermann(sp) long pole kid from John Jay go to Cortland and become a 2 or 3 time AA?? He just recruited Brian Quigley from Yorktown. Do you want to stick with your statement or maybe give some proof to back up your statement??

      • Long Time Laxer says:

        Sure. I don’t know for sure, but I would be willing to bet Schneidmann got in on his own merits academically, no help or interest from Beville. This years Cortland Roster has 8 players from HV or LI out of 47 total. This from a team that is historically 50% LI/HV kids, prior to Beville. I couldn’t access the last 5 years rosters to confirm past years. Cut Tyler Granelli ( 2x all-american), no interest in Mike Delia (state champ at Shoreham-Wading River, 4 time Pilgrim league first team, AA this year) no interest Shane Ferguson (2x Pilgrim league 1st team, AA this year) Cut Danny Michella (3x all-section 1). Curious as to who intiated the contact between Quigley and Cortland. I’ll admit I could be wrong, but there does seem to be a pattern there.

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