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Maryland men's and women's lacrosse both fall in national championship games

Here's this week's Terrapin Title Tracker, a weekly roundup of Maryland non-revenue action.

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No. 1 Women's Lacrosse

After obliterating Syracuse by 10 goals in the semifinal, the Terps played the worst game that I've seen them play in years in the final against UNC. They picked the worst possible time to play their worst game of the season. UNC played an outstanding game and soundly defeated Maryland. The Tar Heels were deserving champions. Taylor Cummings and Alice Mercer's careers are finished.

This senior class finished with an overall record of 88-4 (44-0 at home), two national titles, ACC regular season and tournament championships, Big Ten regular season and tournament championships and two national runner-up finishes. This class lost just four games over the course of their careers. Three came at the hands of UNC, and two of those three came in national championship games when the Terps entered with an undefeated record.

Record this week: 1-1 (19-9 win over Syracuse and a 13-7 loss to UNC)

Record this season: (22-1)

Grade for the week: A-. After crushing Syracuse in the semifinal, the Terps fell in the national championship game to UNC. They failed to three-peat and failed to become the first undefeated Maryland team since 2001.

Title Chances: Maryland fell in the national title game to UNC.

No. 1 Men's Lacrosse

Maryland coughed up a four goal lead to Brown, but grabbed the first possession of overtime and beat the Bears in the semifinal. The Terps lost a late two goal lead to UNC, the hottest team in the tournament, and lost in overtime. They had the first possession and were up a man on the field, but just couldn't convert. Kyle Bernlohr made a save on UNC's first attempt, but a penalty put the Terps a man down. Chris Cloutier scored his 19th goal of the NCAA Tournament on the next play, and UNC became the latest team to break Maryland's heart in the final.

This was a great team. Kyle Bernlohr, Matt Dunn, Greg Danseglio and Bryan Cole are all done. Their impacts can't be understated.

Record this week: 1-1 (15-14 (OT) win over Brown and a 14-13 (OT) loss to UNC)

Record this season: (17-3)

Grade for the week: A-. The Terps gave up a two goal lead late in the fourth quarter and lost in overtime to UNC. This was a fantastic team and a fantastic season, but the Terps' title drought will now reach 42 years.

Title Chances: Maryland fell in the national title game to UNC.


After an incredibly consistent season, the Terps failed to reach the NCAA Tournament. Maryland made the tournament in each of the past two seasons, but simply didn't play well enough to merit inclusion in the field this year. Mike Shawaryn and Brian Shaffer had fantastic pitching performances in Maryland's two wins.

Record this week: 2-2 (5-3 win over Indiana, 4-3 loss to Michigan State, 3-0 win over Indiana and 11-0 loss to Iowa)

Record this season: (30-27)

Grade for the week: B. Maryland used its pitching to grab two wins at the Big Ten Tournament, but it wasn't enough. The Terps won't be dancing this year.

Title Chances: 0. Maryland's season is over.

Track and Field

Chioma Onyekwere, Micha Powell and Alexandra Lucki all qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championships after their performances at the NCAA East Track and Field Regionals last week.