July 3, 2002: From the Archives

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Ten years ago, the men’s lacrosse team beat Syracuse 10—9 to claim its first national championship since 1953. The men fell just short of a replay — what would have been the team’s seventh title in the intervening decade —this year, losing to Syracuse 13—12, but their female counterparts kept tradition alive, beating Georgetown 12—7 to earn their second NCAA title. For more on today’s Tigers, see page 24.