1984 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

The 1984 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament was the 14th annual Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament, involving twelve NCAA Division I college men's lacrosse teams.

1984 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay–June, 1984
Finals siteDelaware Stadium
University of Delaware
ChampionsJohns Hopkins (5th title)
MOPLarry Quinn
Attendance[1]17,253 finals
45,346 total
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«1983 1985»

Tournament overview

The championship game was hosted by University of Delaware and was played in front of 17,253 fans at Delaware Stadium. The game saw Johns Hopkins University defeat previously unbeaten Syracuse University by the score of 1310.

The Bluejays snapped Syracuse's 22-game winning streak holding the Orange top offensive guns Brad Kotz and Tim Nelson in check. Tim Nelson actually was hurt at the start of the championship contest and did not play for the remainder of the game. Hopkins scored the first six goals of the contest.

Hopkins was led by goaltender Larry Quinn, attackman Brian Wood with three goals and senior attackman Peter Scott with two goals and three assists. Hopkins compiled a perfect 14 and 0 mark, and won its fifth NCAA title under the direction of first-year head coach Don Zimmerman. The Blue Jays returned to the NCAA Championship game for the eighth straight season. This would turn out to be the last undefeated season for Johns Hopkins until 2005.

This game is notable for several outstanding saves from goaltender Larry Quinn who was named the tournament outstanding player. Quinn made one of the most famous stops in NCAA lacrosse history, with Hopkins holding an 11-9 lead in the 4th quarter of the finals and Syracuse gaining momentum. On a fast break, Quinn dove across the goal to save a point blank shot by Tom Nelson. Inspired, Hopkins took control of the game from that point.

Peter Scott, considered one of the best lacrosse players to come out of the Pennsylvania school system, finished his career with four straight NCAA final appearances, made three All-American teams and is currently among the top Johns Hopkins Career Points leaders.[2][3][4]

Tournament results

First Round Semifinals Championship
May 26
1 Johns Hopkins 10
8 Delaware 3
1 Johns Hopkins 14
5 North Carolina 9
5 North Carolina 11
4 Virginia 2
1 Johns Hopkins 13
2 Syracuse 10
3 Penn 7
6 Army 8
6 Army 9
2 Syracuse 11
2 Syracuse 8(i)
7 Rutgers 7
(i) one overtime

Tournament boxscores

Tournament Finals

Johns Hopkins515213
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Brian Wood 3, Peter Scott 2, John Tucker 2, Steve Mutscheller 2, Craig Bubier, Tom Engelke, Del Dressel
  • Syracuse scoring – Tom Nelson 3, Emmett Printup 3, Dave Desko 3, Todd Curry
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 49, Syracuse 33
  • Saves: Syracuse 17, Johns Hopkins 13

Tournament Semi-finals

Johns Hopkins405514
North Carolina31419
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Chris Schreiber 3, Willy Odenthal 2, Brian Wood 2, Del Dressel 2, Rich Glancy 2, Lee Davidson 2, John Tucker
  • North Carolina scoring – Gary Seivold 5, Steve Martel 2, Mac Ford, Terry Martinello
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 55, North Carolina 39
  • Saves: Johns Hopkins 26, North Carolina 17
  • Syracuse scoring – Tim Nelson 4, Tom Korrie 3, Brad Kotz, Todd Curry, Tom Nelson, Eric Teschke
  • Army scoring – Pete Short 3, Rich Sajkoski 2, P.J. O’Sullivan, Nich Bellucci, Tim Donovan, Eric Korvin
  • Shots: Syracuse 38, Army 28
  • Saves: Syracuse 18, Army 13

Tournament First Round

Johns Hopkins433010
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Willy Odenthal 2, Steve Mutscheller 2, John Tucker 2, John Krumenacker 2, Peter Scott, Tom Engelke
  • Delaware scoring – Pete Van Bemmel, Dennis Sepulveda, John Moeser
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 50, Delaware 32
  • Saves: Johns Hopkins 12, Delaware 21
North Carolina143311
  • North Carolina scoring – Mac Ford 2, Steve Martel 2, Joey Seivold 2, Randy Cox, Terry Martinello, James Koester, Tim Welsh, Gary Seivold
  • Virginia scoring – Jeff Nicklas, Roddy Marino
  • Shots: North Carolina 54, Virginia 30
  • Saves: North Carolina 15, Virginia 21
  • Army scoring – Pete Short 2, Doug Shaver 2, Rob Hoynes, P.J. O’Sullivan, Chris Zupa, Mike Riccardi
  • Pennsylvania scoring – Leo Paytas 3, Bill Morrill, Michael Braver, Bill Schreiner, Ron Smolokoff
  • Shots: Pennsylvania 42, Army 21
  • Saves: Army 13, Pennsylvania 10
  • Syracuse scoring – Tom Korrie 2, Dave Desko 2, Tim Nelson, Todd Curry, Brad Kotz, Randy Lundblad
  • Rutgers scoring – Ed Trabulsy, Bill Naslonski, Brad Roos, Tim Donovan, John Crowther, Dave Disciorio, Gregg Freid
  • Shots: Rutgers 33, Syracuse 30
  • Saves: Syracuse 25, Rutgers 15

Tournament outstanding players

  • Larry Quinn, Johns Hopkins (Named Tournament's Most Outstanding Player)
Leading ScorersGPGAPts
Tim Nelson, Syracuse35611
Peter Scott, Johns Hopkins33710
Brian Wood, Johns Hopkins3549
Peter Short, Army2538
Del Dressel, Johns Hopkins3358
Willy Odenthal, Johns Hopkins3527
Brad Kotz, Syracuse3257
Gary Seivold, North Carolina2606
Tom Korrie, Syracuse3516


  1. "NCAA Lacrosse Division I Results / Records" (pdf). NCAA. p. 3 (51). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. Buzdick, Arnie. Edge in basics enabled Hopkins stickmen to unseat Orange. Syracuse Herald Journal, May 28, 1984. pg. C-1
  3. Bonnell, Rick. Hopkins holds off Syracuse, 13-10. Syracuse Herald Journal, May 27, 1984. pg. C-1
  4. "Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame Peter Scott - 1998". PAlacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15.

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