2011 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship was the 41st annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college lacrosse. Sixteen teams were selected to compete in the tournament based upon their performance during the regular season, and for some, by means of a conference tournament.

2011 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 14–30, 2011
Teams16
Finals siteM&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore, MD
ChampionsVirginia (5th title)
Runner-upMaryland
MOPColin Briggs
Attendance[1]45,039 semi-finals
35,661 finals
80,700 total
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«2010 2012»

The championship game took place on May 30, 2011 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, where Virginia won its fifth NCAA lacrosse championship and seventh college title overall, defeating Maryland 9-7 in the title game. Maryland became only the fourth unseeded team to reach the finals and the second unseeded in a row. This was the first all-ACC title game since the 1986 championship.[2]

During the tournament, Virginia head coach Dom Starsia became the winningest coach in Division I men's lacrosse history, earning his 327th career win in the quarterfinals against Cornell, surpassing Jack Emmer's record of 326. In addition, the first-round match between Denver and Villanova, held at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the DU campus on May 15, was historically notable as the first Division I men's tournament game ever to be held west of the Mississippi River.[3]

Tournament bracketEdit

First Round
May 14–15
Quarterfinals
May 21–22
Semifinals
May 28
Final
May 30
            
1 Syracuse 10
  Siena 4
1 Syracuse 5
  Maryland 6*
8 North Carolina 6
  Maryland 13
  Maryland 9
5 Duke 4
4 Notre Dame 13
  Penn 6
4 Notre Dame 5
5 Duke 7
5 Duke 15
  Delaware 14
  Maryland 7
7 Virginia 9
3 Johns Hopkins 12
  Hofstra 5
3 Johns Hopkins 9
6 Denver 14
6 Denver 13
  Villanova 10
6 Denver 8
7 Virginia 14
7 Virginia 13*
  Bucknell 12
7 Virginia 13
2 Cornell 9
2 Cornell 12
  Hartford 5
  • * = Overtime

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.laxpower.com/mobile/view_news.php?id=35712
  2. ^ "Men's Lacrosse: Virginia Upsets Cornell, 13-9, For Final Four Berth". Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  3. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (May 13, 2011). "Defense is key to Pioneers' hopes". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011.