Harvard Hosts Men's Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The NCAA Divisions I, II and III Men's Lacrosse Championships took place this weekend at Gillette Stadium with Harvard, along with the Kraft family and staff, serving as hosts for the third time in the last five years. The event ranks 10th in men's lacrosse championship attendance history as the weekend drew a total of 79,595 fans.
Monday's Division I championship game between Loyola and Maryland drew 30,816 fans, while Sunday's Division II and III championship games drew 17,005. Harvard hosted more than 200 credentialed members of the media with three of the five games airing live on national television.
On Monday, No. 1 Loyola captured its first national title in lacrosse and first Division I national crown in any sport with a 9-3 victory over Maryland. The game was shown live on ESPN. The Greyhound held off No. 4 Notre Dame, 7-5, in the semifinals Saturday, while the Terrapins downed No. 3 Duke by a score of 16-10 in their semifinal round.
On Sunday, Salisbury won the Division III national championship by defeating Cortland, 14-10, while Dowling took home the Division II crown with an 11-10 win over Limestone.
Harvard also hosted the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, as well as the quarterfinals in 2011.