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2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Year in Review

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #3 Maryland Terrapins

For the fifth straight year, the Terps reached Championship Weekend in what has become a tradition for the program.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #4 Albany Great Danes

Albany reached Championship Weekend for the first time in program history.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #5 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

After nearly beating Maryland at home in the regular season finale, the Blue Jays took care of the Terps to win the Big Ten championship.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #6 Loyola Greyhounds

Another year, another Patriot League crown for the Greyhounds.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #7 Denver Pioneers

The Pios continued their dominance out west for another season, but were stopped by Albany in the quarterfinals.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #8 Cornell Big Red

Under an interim head coach, the Big Red upset Yale to win the Ivy League championship and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Despite an ACC championship and getting hot at the right time, the Irish were bounced out of the first round by Denver.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #10 Virginia Cavaliers

For the first time in three years, the Cavaliers reached the NCAA Tournament, with bigger things to come.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #11 Syracuse Orange

After a whirlwind fall, the young Orange managed to go undefeated in ACC regular season play and host an NCAA Tournament game.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #12 Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown made a surprise run to win the Big East late in the season.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #13 UMass Minutemen

A 1-4 start turned into an 11-game winning streak for the Minutemen.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #14 Robert Morris Colonials

The Colonials made it to their first NCAA Tournament in program history and almost made more history against top-seeded Maryland.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #15 Richmond Spiders

The Spiders found a way to win their second conference championship with a successful 2018 season.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #16 Villanova Wildcats

Despite plenty of injuries, the Wildcats were able to sneak into the NCAA Tournament.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #17 Canisius Golden Griffins

With first-year head coach Mark Miyashita, Canisius surprised many and won their thrid MAAC championship.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #18 Vermont Catamounts

The Catamounts had their most successful season in program history in 2018.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #19 Bucknell Bison

The Bison were one of the surprise teams in the country, but an early exit in the Patriot League Tournament kept them out of the NCAA Tournament.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #20 Saint Joseph’s Hawks

With a senior-heavy team, the Hawks were back as the top team in the NEC. But they still couldn’t win the conference championship.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #21 Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Lehigh returned to the national scene with a run at the Patriot League championship. Is 2019 their year to win the conference?

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Despite early potential, the Scarlet Knights failed to make the NCAA Tournament once again.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #23 Navy Midshipmen

After a slow start, the Mids had a second half surge that was stopped short in the Patriot League semifinals.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #24 Quinnipiac Bobcats

The Bobcats went undefeated in the MAAC but fell in overtime to Monmouth in the conference semifinals.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #25 Detroit Mercy Titans

Despite a record-setting 2018, the Titans were so close to winning the MAAC championship.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #26 Ohio State Buckeyes

After reaching the national championship game, Ohio State could not return to the NCAA Tournament in 2018.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #27 Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines’ record was 8-6 for a second straight season, but the team definitely improved some more under head coach Kevin Conry.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #28 Princeton Tigers

Princeton enters 2019 with the nation’s longest winning streak at five games.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #29 Penn State Nittany Lions

After a big 2017, the Nittany Lions regressed in 2018 without one of their top offensive stars.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #30 Boston University Terriers

Despite a worse record than in 2017, BU still made it to the Patriot League semifinals thanks to one of the top freshmen in the country.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #31 Jacksonville Dolphins

In Jacksonville’s first winning season since 2013, the Dolphins fell one goal short of winning their first ever conference championship.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #32 Bryant Bulldogs

Bryant turned it on once NEC conference play began, winning six of their final eight games.