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National champs!


 

SUMMARY: JMU lacrosse took down Florida, UNC and Boston College to claim the program's first NCAA title.


from the Summer 2018 digital issue of Madison

The third-seeded James Madison lacrosse team outlasted fourth-seeded Boston College, 16-15, to capture the program’s first NCAA Division I National Championship on May 27 at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.

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Senior Haley Warden scored four goals in the win and nine over the weekend to be named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer. Joining her on the NCAA All-Tournament Team were senior Kristen Gaudian, junior Hanna Haven and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Molly Dougherty.

The Dukes finished the season with a school record for victories at 22-1, including 6-0 against the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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JMU’s eight seniors closed out their careers with a combined 61-23 record. They are the third class to win three conference championships and make four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

It was JMU’s fourth NCAA Division I National Championship, joining field hockey (1994) and football (2004, 2016).

Congratulations, Dukes!

Published: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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