It was nearly impossible to miss the hype of the NCAA championships this weekend within the lacrosse community. The final four teams all put up a good fight, but in the end it was the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Maryland Terps that went head to head. Breaking a 42-year drought, Maryland came out with the win against OSU with a thrilling 9-6 win. MLL players discussed the championship and congratulated both teams via social media.
Midfielder Tom Schreiber of the Ohio Machine, honored the Terps win with a classic photograph of one of Maryland's legends, Douglass Radebaugh. This three-time All-American midfielder graduated in 1975 and helped lead the Terps to victory the last time they won a national championship. Inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998, Radebaugh is a true legend of the sport. It only seemed fitting for Schreiber to pay omage to a fellow midfielder on Monday - we also think Schreiber should grow out a mustache like Radebaugh too.
NY Lizard, Jerry Ragonese isn't a Maryland alum, but he is good friends with fellow MLL player, Chris Mattes, who is a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the men's lacrosse team at Maryland. Ragonese congratulated Mattes on the victory and insisted that he is the reason the 42-year curse is broken. If this is true, Mattes won't be leaving Terp nation anytime soon so they can rack up a few more championship wins.
Former Rattlers midfielder and Ohio State alum, Jesse King congratulated the Buckeyes on their well-played game via Twitter on Monday. After a record-breaking season for the team with 16 wins and a first ever NCAA Championship appearance, King encouraged the guys to keep working hard. Can't wait to see what they get done in 2018. #GoBucks
Never been so proud to be Buckeye. Keep your heads up men. https://t.co/96bfP3ndf4— Jesse King (@Kinger_91) May 29, 2017
Denver Outlaws midfielder Drew Snider was ecstatic to see his alma mater take home the championship win on Monday. Sharing this photograph of the Maryland men, he congratulated the Terps, especially his younger brother, #5 Will Snider. Great to see the support and keep Terps Nation in the Snider family.
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