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Adelphi earns seventh national championship

2015 Division II Women’s Lacrosse

By: Taylor Grayson

This season marked the third time that Adelphi and Lock Haven have squared off in the Division II Women’s Lacrosse Championship. And, just as it did in 2009 and 2014, Adelphi emerged victorious. The Panthers knocked off Lock Haven 5-4, scoring the deciding goal in the final minutes of overtime, on May 17 in Salem, Virginia.

“This was a game more people are going to wish they saw,” Panthers head coach Pat McCabe said. “Two teams who didn’t give an inch, both defenses played well and it could have fallen either way.”

The winning goal came off of the stick of senior Felicia Mills, giving the Panthers their second championship in a row and fifth in seven seasons.  The title, though, marked McCabe’s first at the helm. McCabe won multiple national championships as a player at Syracuse University, played the sport professionally and had recently worked as an assistant coach on the Adelphi men’s lacrosse coaching staff. Despite his wealth of experience, this championship and this team meant a great deal to him.

“I walked into a situation with a group of special seniors and players and when we needed a play they came through,” McCabe said of his team, which finished the season 21-1. “It’s always the special people that are there and make those plays and we have a lot of special people.”

The Results
2015 Division II Women’s Lacrosse

CHAMPIONSHIP
Adelphi 5, Lock Haven 4 (ot)

SEMIFINALS
Adelphi 10, Le Moyne 5
Lock Haven 11, Lindenwood 6

ELITE 89 HONOREE
Maggie Monnat, Le Moyne

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