Harvard Serves as Host of Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium

Harvard Serves as Host of Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium

Harvard will also host the event at Gillette Stadium in 2018 (David Silverman).

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The NCAA Divisions I, II and III Men's Lacrosse Championships took place on Memorial Day Weekend at Gillette Stadium with Harvard, along with the Kraft family and staff, serving as hosts for the fourth time in the last 10 years. The weekend drew a total of 91,061 fans. 

Monday's Division I championship game between Maryland and Ohio State drew 28,971 fans, while Sunday's Division II and III championship games drew 31,560, including attendees from the Division I women’s title game between Maryland and Boston College. 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 Maryland and former Harvard head coach John Tillman captured the first national title for the Terrapins in men’s lacrosse since 1975 with a 9-6 victory over No. 3 Ohio State. The game was shown live on ESPN2. The Terrapins held off No. 4 Denver, 9-8, in the semifinals Saturday, while the Buckeyes topped Towson by a score of 11-10 in their semifinal round.

On Sunday, Salisbury won the Division III national championship by defeating RIT, 15-7, while Limestone claimed the Division II crown with an 11-9 win over Merrimack

Harvard also hosted the 2008, 2009 and 2012 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, as well as the quarterfinals in 2011. The Crimson will serve as hosts again in 2018.