Lacrosse makes history

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Starting goalie Pat Johnston at the championship game in Philadelphia in front of 800 Tigers fans.

The men’s lacrosse team reached a historic milestone last season by competing in the NCAA Division III National Championship for the first time in the program’s 46 years.

On May 26, the Tigers traveled to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, riding a 13-game winning streak that was broken against the Stevenson University Mustangs in a 16-14 loss in the championship.

The lacrosse team’s impressive 19-3 record came as a pleasant surprise to many, including Jake Coon, head coach of the team.

“We weren’t sure what to expect coming into the season because of our youth,” he says. “Getting to the NCAA Championship game is unbelievable for our program and RIT.”