What a smart move by the University of Denver to go all in on lacrosse.
The University of Denver Pioneers continued to celebrate their first-ever national championship in men’s lacrosse with a big party on campus Tuesday evening.
Students are celebrating a historic victory for the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team. The Pioneers beat Maryland to secure the school’s 30th overall national championship.
Denver won its first NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.
Senior attacker Wesley Berg scored his third goal 1:57 into overtime, lifting the Pioneers past top-seeded Notre Dame 11-10 in the semifinal Saturday.
This is an indication of how far Bill Tierney has taken the Denver lacrosse program: The longtime coach now occupies the coveted corner office on the fourth floor.
University of Denver lacrosse is in the Final Four for the third straight season, but it did look in doubt for a while Saturday against Ohio State at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Zach Miller has been cradling a lacrosse stick since his father placed a miniature version in his crib as an infant.
University of Denver freshman lacrosse faceoff man Trevor “The Beast” Batiste leads the country in faceoff percentage, winning more than 71 percent of his draws.
University of Denver’s Bill Tierney has six lacrosse national championships to his credit, but the one he wants most is as head coach of the Pioneers.