2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

The 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship was the 43rd annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college lacrosse. Sixteen teams were selected to compete in the tournament based upon their performance during the regular season, and for some, by means of a conference tournament automatic qualifier. The Divisions I men’s lacrosse committees announced the matchups (16 teams, eight games) on 5 May 2013.[2] Duke defeated Loyola, Notre Dame, Cornell, and Syracuse to capture to their second NCAA Championship.

2013 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
Finals siteLincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA
ChampionsDuke (2nd title)
Runner-upSyracuse (17th title game)
Denver (2nd Final Four)
Winning coachJohn Danowski (2nd title)
MOPBrendan Fowler, Duke
Attendance[1]28,444 semi-finals
28,224 finals
56,668 total
Top scorersWesley Berg, Denver
Steve Mock, Cornell
(12 goals)
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«2012 2014»

Tournament overview

The tournament started on May 11[3] and ended on May 27 with the championship game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Schools from eight conferences, America East, Big East, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), ECAC Lacrosse League (ECAC), Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Northeast Conference (NEC), and Patriot League, earned automatic bids into the tournament by winning their respective conference tournaments, leaving eight remaining at-large bids for top ranked teams.[4][5] Albany (America East), Syracuse (Big East), Towson (CAA), Ohio State (ECAC), Yale (Ivy), Detroit (MAAC), Bryant (NEC), and Lehigh (Patriot) received automatic bids.


Seed School Conference Berth Type RPI[6] Record
Albany 13 13-4
Bryant 43 8-10
Cornell 8 12-3
4 Denver 5 12-4
Detroit Mercy 51 5-9
7 Duke 12 12-5
Lehigh 15 12-4
Loyola 10 11-4
6 Maryland 6 10-3
5 North Carolina 4 12-3
2 Notre Dame 1 10-4
3 Ohio State 2 12-3
8 Penn State 9 12-4
1 Syracuse 3 13-3
Towson 23 10-7
Yale 7 11-4

Tournament bracket

First Round
May 11–12
May 18–19
May 25
May 27
1 Syracuse 12
  Bryant 7
1 Syracuse 7
  Yale 6
8 Penn State 7
  Yale 10
1 Syracuse 9
4 Denver 8
4 Denver 19
  Albany 14
4 Denver 12
5 North Carolina 11
5 North Carolina 16
  Lehigh 7
1 Syracuse 10
7 Duke 16
3 Ohio State 16
  Towson 6
3 Ohio State 6
  Cornell 16
6 Maryland 8
  Cornell 16
  Cornell 14
7 Duke 16
7 Duke 12
  Loyola 11
7 Duke 12
2 Notre Dame 11
2 Notre Dame 9
  Detroit Mercy 7
  • † = Double Overtime

Returning All-Americans in the NCAA tournament

There are thirteen players on the top five teams in division I men's lacrosse (North Carolina, Cornell, Denver, Loyola (Md.) and Syracuse[7]) that were All-Americans in the 2012 season.[8] The only player on one of the top five teams that was a first-team All American in 2012 is RG Keenan from North Carolina.[9] Cornell attackman Rob Pannell was a first-team All American in 2010 and 2011, but missed most of the 2012 season due to a broken foot.

NameSchool2012 All-American teamPositionClassNotes
Jimmy Bitter North Carolina Honorable mention Attack Sophomore
Ryan Creighton North Carolina Honorable mention Midfield Junior
Marcus Holman North Carolina 2nd team Attack Senior 2013 Tewaaraton nominee
RG Keenan North Carolina 1st team Face off Junior
Jason Noble Cornell 2nd team Defense Senior
Chase Carraro Denver 2nd team Face off Senior
Cam Flint Denver Honorable mention Midfield Senior
Jeremy Noble Denver 3rd team Midfield Junior Has not played in a game since 16 March 2013
Reid Acton Loyola Honorable mention Defense Senior
Joe Fletcher Loyola Honorable mention Defense Junior
Scott Ratliff Loyola 3rd team Long-stick midfield Senior 2013 Tewaaraton nominee
Mike Sawyer Loyola 2nd team Attack Senior 2013 Tewaaraton nominee
Brian Megill Syracuse 2nd team Defense Senior 2013 Tewaaraton nominee

Tewaaraton Award nominees in NCAA tournament

There are eight players on the top five teams in division I men's lacrosse (North Carolina, Cornell, Denver, Loyola (Md.) and Syracuse[10]) that were nominees for the annual Tewaaraton award given to the best college lacrosse player.

Name School Position Class Notes
Marcus Holman North Carolina Attack Senior Repeat nominee
Steve Mock Cornell Attack Senior
Rob Pannell Cornell Attack Senior Three-time All-American (2009, 2010 and 2011), Player of the year in 2011, #3 in D-1 points per game in 2013[11]
Eric Law Denver Attack Senior
Scott Ratliff Loyola Long-stick midfield Senior Repeat nominee
Mike Sawyer Loyola Attack Senior Repeat nominee
JoJo Marasco Syracuse Midfield Senior 2011 All-American (attack, honorable mention)[12]
Brian Megill Syracuse Defense Senior Repeat nominee

Major League Lacrosse players (drafted) in NCAA tournament

Major League Lacrosse holds its draft in January each year and selects from collegiate players that are playing their final year of eligibility.[13][14]

Player NameSchoolDraft YearPositionMLL team
Jason Noble Cornell 2013 Defense Hamilton Nationals
Rob Pannell Cornell 2013 Attack New York Lizards
Max Van Bourgondien Cornell 2013 Midfield Charlotte Hounds
Chase Carraro Denver 2013 Midfield Ohio Machine
Cameron Flint Denver 2013 Midfield Boston Cannons
Eric Law Denver 2013 Attack Ohio Machine
Reid Acton Loyola 2013 Defense Hamilton Nationals
Davis Butts Loyola 2013 Midfield Denver Outlaws
Josh Hawkins Loyola 2013 Midfield Hamilton Nationals
Scott Ratliff Loyola 2013 Long-stick midfield Boston Cannons
Mike Sawyer Loyola 2013 Attack Charlotte Hounds
Marcus Holman North Carolina 2013 Attack Ohio Machine
JoJo Marasco Syracuse 2013 Midfield New York Lizards
Brian Megill Syracuse 2013 Defense Denver Outlaws


Brendan Fowler M Duke (Most Outstanding Player)

Jordan Wolf A Duke

David Lawson M Duke

Jake Tripucka M Loyola

JoJo Marasco A Syracuse

Sean Young D Syracuse

Dylan Donahue A Syracuse

Dominic LaMolinara G Syracuse

Rob Pannell A Cornell

Eric Law A Denver


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