Who’s going to win the the Championship for lacrosse

The lacrosse championship is going to be very interesting this year because there are so many good teams participating this year. 

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UVA against Maryland last year

Reid Weber ’24

The lacrosse championship is going to be very interesting this year because there are so many good teams participating. Maryland is predicted to win the NCAA championship this year after a hard loss last year, but other top teams like  UVA, UNC Chapel Hill, Princeton, and duke will still give them plenty of competition.

At least six seniors from the 2021 Maryland men’s lacrosse team will use their extra year of NCAA eligibility and return to College Park for a fifth season. Attackman Logan Wisnauskas, defenseman Matt Rahill, goalie Drew Morris, and midfielders Bubba Fairman, Roman Puglise and Alex Smith are all using the  NCAA’s one-year COVID extension. Terrapin fans are hoping Anthony DeMaio will come back, too.

“Maryland is arguably deeper than last season. It’s a scary thought for a program that reached the semifinals in eight of the last 10 NCAA tournaments. That’s the virtually metronomic standard in College Park, and one the Terps has the roster to meet again this spring,” USA Lacrosse said.

Although Maryland has six seniors staying, their defense will have to play really well against last year’s champs UVA. They still have a great team including MVP Conor Shelhorn, who’s going to be a problem for Maryland and other teams. The head coach Lars Tiffany says that Conner can play any position at any time.

“Where do you put a first-year player who can make an impact at both attack and midfield Connor’s versatility was seen daily this fall as we asked him to play both positions,” his head coach said. “With a dynamic burst and powerful shot, he is a scoring threat from multiple spots on the field” said Lars Tiffany. 

Another competitor is North Carolina, who placed third only losing by three in the last game They also have many new recruits as well as returning star William Perry. 

“A 2016 high school graduate, he won a state title in 2014 and was named an Under Armour All-American as a senior. He was a two-time high school All-American and twice was an All-State honoree as a Cardinal.”