BEL AIR, Md. – MD JUCO Men’s and Women’s lacrosse were represented well on the national level this spring, with the Anne Arundel women’s team coming within one win of a national title and the CCBC Essex men’s team reaching the National Semifinals.
Anne Arundel women’s lacrosse (13-3, 8-0 MD JUCO) made it to the NJCAA National Championship game. They defeated Harford in the NJCAA Region XX Championship, 19-9 to claim the No. 2 seed in the National Championships. They bested No. 3 Onondaga Community College (N.Y.) 12-10 in the semifinal round before falling to top seeded Monroe Community College (N.Y.) 17-5 in the Championship game.
Harford women’s lacrosse (8-8, 5-3 MD JUCO) were awarded the fourth seed in the National Championships and faced Monroe in the Final Four round. Monroe took the contest, 20-4, ending a successful season for the Fighting Owls.
Essex men’s lacrosse (14-4, 4-0 MD JUCO) captured the fourth seed in the NJCAA National Championships by way of defeating Harford (12-6, 3-1 MD JUCO), 9-8 in the NJCAA Region XX Championship game. The Knights repeated the feat, defeating No. 5 seeded Harford in the Play-In Round, 11-9.
In the semifinal round, Essex was defeated by top seeded Onondaga 18-7. Onondaga (18-0) would go on to claim the NJCAA National Championship, defeating Nassau Community College (N.Y.) 15-11 in the championship game.