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|
|Finals site||University of Virginia|
|Champions||Cornell (3rd title)|
|MOP||Eamon McEneaney, Cornell|
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.
|6||Washington & Lee||8|
Tournament First Round
|Wash. & Lee||1||1||4||2||8|
Tournament outstanding players
- Eamon McEneaney, Cornell, tournament Most Outstanding Player
|Eamon McEneaney, Cornell||3||11||14||25|
|Mike O’Neill, Johns Hopkins||3||7||8||15|
|Tom Marino, Cornell||3||12||2||14|
|Rich Hirsch, Johns Hopkins||3||3||8||11|
|Brendan Schneck, Navy||2||5||5||10|
|Mike Hynes, Maryland||3||4||5||9|
|Steve Page, Cornell||3||6||2||8|
|Bob Henrickson, Cornell||3||5||3||8|
|Mike Page, Pennsylvania||1||5||2||7|
|Peter Hollis, Pennsylvania||1||4||3||7|
|Bob DeSimone, Johns Hopkins||3||5||2||7|
- Cornell the national champion scores 55 goals a new tournament record.
- "NCAA Lacrosse Division I Results / Records" (pdf). NCAA. p. 3 (51). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "Cornell University Men's Lacrosse Media Guide". CSTV.com.
- "NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Heats Up". TheCrimson.com. May 19, 1977.
- "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)
- United Press International. McEneaney Leads Cornell. THE DAILY MESSENGER. May 31, 1977. pg. 10
- United Press International. Cornell romps, 16-8. The Syracuse Herald Journal. May 29, 1977. pg. 73