1977 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

The 1977 Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship game was played at University of Virginia in front of 10,080 fans. Cornell capped off a 13-0 season with its second-straight NCAA championship as they defeated Johns Hopkins, 16-8.

1977 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1977
Finals siteUniversity of Virginia
ChampionsCornell (3rd title)
Runner-upJohns Hopkins
MOPEamon McEneaney, Cornell
Attendance[1]10,080 finals
29,193 total
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«1976 1978»

Tournament overview

Led for the second straight year by Coach Richard M. Moran and USILA most outstanding player winner Eamon McEneaney, Cornell completed another undefeated season becoming the first team to win back-to-back championships.

Cornell capped off a 13-0 season with a 16-8 victory over Johns Hopkins in the finals. McEneaney scored three goals and assisted on five others, while Hall of Famer Dan Mackesey was a stalwart in goal with 13 saves, and Cornell led by as many as 13 to 1 early in the second half of the finals.

The victory was the 29th straight for Cornell and represented their third title in seven NCAA championships. Cornell would not lose again until the following year's championship game again versus Johns Hopkins. Both of Hopkins' losses during the season were to Cornell, and McEneaney had 25 total points during the tournament eclipsing the prior record of 20 set by Mike French in 1976.

Coach Moran earned his second Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year, while Eamon McEneaney won the Lt. Raymond Enners Award as the most outstanding player in the nation and Chris Kane wins the Schmeisser Cup as the nation’s outstanding defenseman. Dan Mackesey repeated as the winner of the Ens. C.M. Kelly, Jr. Award as the nation’s most outstanding goaltender, making it the fifth time in a 10-year span that a Big Red player had received the award. [2][3][4][5][6]

Tournament results

First Round Semifinals Championship
May 28
1 Cornell 17
8 Massachusetts 13
1 Cornell 22
5 Navy 6
5 Navy 14
4 Penn 12
1 Cornell 16
2 Johns Hopkins 8
3 Maryland 14
6 Washington & Lee 8
3 Maryland 12
2 Johns Hopkins 22
2 Johns Hopkins 16
7 North Carolina 9

Tournament boxscores

Tournament Finals

Johns Hopkins01258
  • Cornell scoring – Eamon McEneaney 3, Tom Marino 3, Steve Page 2, John Sierra 2, Craig Jaeger, Reilly McDonald, Bob Mathisen, Keith Reitenbach, George Lau, Gary Malm
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Frank Cutrone, Scott Baugher, Rich Hirsch, Steve Wey, Dave Huntley, Mike O’Neill, Joe Devlin, Tom Myrick
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 46, Cornell 36

Tournament Semi-Finals

  • Cornell scoring – Tom Marino 6, Eamon McEneaney 5, Bob Henrickson 2, Craig Jaeger 2, Steve Page, John Sierra, Keith Reitenbach, Joe Szombathy, Ned Gerber, Joe Taylor, Chuck Wieb
  • Navy scoring – Bill Stulb 2, Jeff Long, Mike Hannan, Mike Chanenchuk, Brendan Schneck
  • Shots: Cornell 57, Navy 25
Johns Hopkins845522
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Dave Huntley 4, Bob DeSimone 4, Mike O’Neill 2, Wayne Davis 2, Rich Hirsch 2, George Johnson 2, Frank Cutrone 2, Tom Myrick, Joe Swerdloff, Scott Baugher, Phil Federico
  • Maryland scoring – Mike Hynes 4, Ron Martinello 2, Lance Kohler 2, Greg Rumpf, Bob Ott, Mark Shores, Pete Worstell
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 54, Maryland 45

Tournament First Round

  • Cornell scoring – Eamon McEneaney 3, Tom Marino 3, Bob Henrickson 3, Steve Page 3, Craig Jaeger, Dave Bray, Joe Szombathy, Keith Reitenbach, Reiley McDonald
  • Massachusetts scoring – Jeff Spooner 2, Norm Smith 2, Steve Pappas, 2, Kevin Patterson, Terry Keefe, Vinnie Lobello, Chuck Smith, Randy Krutzler, John Reardon, Mickey Menna
  • Shots: Cornell 61, Massachusetts 42
  • Navy scoring – Brendan Schneck 4, Bob Holman 4, Jeff Long 2, Mike Chanenchuk, Mike Hannan, Ernie Styron, Skip Wagner
  • Pennsylvania scoring – Mike Page 5, Peter Hollis 4, Tim Dachille 2, Kevin Dachille
  • Shots: Pennsylvania 33, Navy 20
Johns Hopkins623516
North Carolina31239
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Mike O’Neill 4, Joe Swerdloff 3, Scott Baugher 2, Bob Teasdall, Dave Huntley, Tom Myrick, Bob DeSimone, Steve Wey, Frank Cutrone, Doober Aburn
  • North Carolina scoring – Joe Yevoli 3, Larry Turkheimer 2, Bruce Matthai, Dan Cox, Paul Worstell, Bob Volker
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 77, North Carolina 34
Wash. & Lee11428
  • Maryland scoring – Kevin Boland 3, Bert Olsen 3, Pete Worstell 2, Greg Rumpf, Lance Kohler, Terry Kimball, Mark Shores, Andy Tyrie, Nick Mannis
  • Wash. & Lee scoring – Jay Sindler 2, Doug Fuge 2, Chris Kearney 2, Jeff Frita, Jack Dudley
  • Shots: Maryland 63, Wash. & Lee 51

Tournament outstanding players

Leading Scorers
Eamon McEneaney, Cornell3111425
Mike O’Neill, Johns Hopkins37815
Tom Marino, Cornell312214
Rich Hirsch, Johns Hopkins33811
Brendan Schneck, Navy25510
Mike Hynes, Maryland3459
Steve Page, Cornell3628
Bob Henrickson, Cornell3538
Mike Page, Pennsylvania1527
Peter Hollis, Pennsylvania1437
Bob DeSimone, Johns Hopkins3527

Tournament notes

  • Cornell the national champion scores 55 goals a new tournament record.


  1. "NCAA Lacrosse Division I Results / Records" (pdf). NCAA. p. 3 (51). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. "Cornell University Men's Lacrosse Media Guide". CSTV.com.
  3. "NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Heats Up". TheCrimson.com. May 19, 1977.
  4. "Sports Illustrated article on 1977 title game". SportsIllustrated.com. June 6, 1977. Archived from the original on April 17, 2009.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. United Press International. McEneaney Leads Cornell. THE DAILY MESSENGER. May 31, 1977. pg. 10
  6. United Press International. Cornell romps, 16-8. The Syracuse Herald Journal. May 29, 1977. pg. 73
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