Virginia won their first national championship since 2011 in Lars Tiffany’s third season.
Yale looked to be the first repeat champion since Duke did it in 2013 and 2014.
2019 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Year in Review
It was a year of firsts for the Nittany Lions, including their first time going to Championship Weekend.
Duke reached Championship Weekend for the second consecutive season.
Penn advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1988.
The Greyhounds made another appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals and had their first ever Tewaaraton Award winner.
For the first time since 2013, Maryland did not reach Championship Weekend.
Notre Dame was a goal short of reaching Championship Weekend.
Army came away with the Patriot League Championship, thanks in part to the emergence of one of the best freshmen in the country.
Georgetown won the Big East Championship by defeating Denver for the second consecutive season.
Towson returned to the top of the CAA in 2019 and nearly defeated Maryland in the NCAA Tournament.
Richmond won their second consecutive SoCon title and nearly upset Duke in the NCAA Tournament.
Syracuse made it to the NCAA Tournament once again, but were unseeded for the first time since 2012.
Robert Morris was able to win their second consecutive NEC title in 2019.
Looking like a team that was not going to make the NCAA Tournament, Johns Hopkins earned two big wins over archrival Maryland late in the season.
UMBC was the fourth seed in the America East Tournament and surprisingly won the entire thing.
The Panthers upset two final four teams in 2019, but could not win the SoCon Tournament.
Hobart’s hot start was not enough at the end of the season.
Denver missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.
With an interim head coach, the Bobcats proved to be one of the better teams in the MAAC.
Lehigh bounced in and out of the top 20 throughout the season, but could not claim a Patriot League Championship.
The Catamounts looked like the best team from the America East, but were unable to take the conference championship.
Drexel made it to the CAA title game for the first time since 2014.
Led by two outstanding offensive studs, the Terriers reached the Patriot League semifinals for the third straight season.
The Big Red were right on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, but came up just short.
Despite winning the CAA regular season title, the Minutemen were ousted in the conference semifinals.
The Blue Hens continued to rise under Ben DeLuca in the CAA.
The Falcons returned to the SoCon Tournament and have plenty of young players looking to take the program back to the top of the conference.
The Pioneers had two of the conference’s best offensive players in 2019.
Despite winning the regular season America East title, the Seawolves fell in the conference semifinals and made a head coaching change.