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1978 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

Description : The 1978 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament was the 8th annual Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament. Twelve NCAA Division I college men's lacrosse teams met after having played their way through a regular season, and for some, a conference tournament.The championship game was hosted by Rutgers University, and was played in front of 13,527 fans. The game saw the Johns Hopkins University defeat Cornell University by the score of 13–8, using a three-goal performance by m... Page:1738

1978 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1978
Teams8
Finals siteRutgers University
ChampionsJohns Hopkins
Runner-upCornell
MOPMike O’Neill, Hopkins
Attendance13,527 finals
28,587 total
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«19771979»

The 1978 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament was the 8th annual Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament. Twelve NCAA Division I college men's lacrosse teams met after having played their way through a regular season, and for some, a conference tournament.

Tournament Overview

The championship game was hosted by Rutgers University, and was played in front of 13,527 fans. The game saw the Johns Hopkins University defeat Cornell University by the score of 13–8, using a three-goal performance by midfielder Bob DeSimone.

The finals was notable for the defeat by Hopkins of Cornell, which had come into the game riding a 42 game unbeaten streak. Cornell had not lost a game since May 24, 1975, a 15-12 setback to Navy in the 1975 NCAA tournament semifinals. Cornell set the NCAA consecutive victories record of 42 games, not losing from March 20, 1976 to May 20, 1978. Hopkins had lost earlier in the season to Cornell, 16-11, on April 15 at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

Mike O'Neill, attackman from Johns Hopkins, was later named the Division 1 National Player of the Year and was named the top player in the Division 1 championship game, finishing with one goal and three assists.

Tournament Results

First RoundSemifinals
May 20
Championship
May 27
         
1Cornell12
8Washington & Lee2
1Cornell13
4Navy7
4Navy16
5Army13
1Cornell8
2Johns Hopkins13
3Maryland15
6Virginia10
3Maryland11
2Johns Hopkins17
2Johns Hopkins20
7Hofstra8

Tournament Boxscores

Tournament Finals

Team1234Total
Johns Hopkins252413
Cornell23218
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Bob DeSimone 3, Wayne Davis 2, Scott Baugher 2, Jim Bidne 2, Dave Huntley, Joe Devlin, Mike O’Neill, Frank Cutrone
  • Cornell scoring – Bob Henrickson 3, Steve Page 2, Keith Reitenbach, Tom Marino, John Sierra
  • Shots: Cornell 41, Johns Hopkins 48

Tournament Semi-Finals

Team1234Total
Johns Hopkins275317
Maryland433111
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Mike O’Neill 4, Dave Huntley 4, Bob DeSimone 3, Joe Devlin 3, Jim Zaffuto 2, Scott Baugher
  • Maryland scoring – John Lamon 4, Barry Mitchell 2, Terry Kimball 2, Bob Ott, Bob Boneillo, Rich Moyer
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 56, Maryland 47
Team1234Total
Cornell523313
Navy12227
  • Cornell scoring – Tom Marino 4, Steve Page 3, Bob Henrickson 3, Ned Gerber 2, John Sierra
  • Navy scoring – Mike Hannan 3, Mike Buzzell, Brendan Schneck, Jim Shulson, John Holmes
  • Shots: Cornell 44, Navy 34

Tournament First Round

Team1234Total
Cornell441312
Wash. & Lee00112
  • Cornell scoring – Steve Page 2, Bob Henrickson 2, Tom Marino 2, Charlie Wood 2, Craig Jaeger, John Sierra, Chris Kane, Keith Reitenbach
  • Wash. & Lee scoring – Jay Foster, John Kemp
  • Shots: Cornell 44, Wash. & Lee 35
Team1234Total
Navy336416
Army262313
  • Navy scoring – Mike Hannan 6, Mike Buzzell 5, Brendan Schneck 2, Roger Sexauer, Jim Hamill, Mike Chanenchuk
  • Army scoring – Jim Pappafotis 3, Scott Finley 3, Ted Harkin 2, Joe Fetzer, Dave Reeves, Tom Endres, Ken Curley, Pete Linskey
  • Shots: Army 45, Navy 45
Team1234Total
Maryland515415
Virginia131510
  • Maryland scoring – Terry Kimball 5, Peter Worstell 3, Bob Ott 2, John Lamon 2, Barry Mitchell, Drew Tyrie, Rick Moyer
  • Virginia scoring – Emmett Voekel 4, Paul O’Brien 2, Tom Holman, Mark Dorney, Kris Snider, John Driscoll
  • Shots: Maryland 42, Virginia 39
Team1234Total
Johns Hopkins645520
Hofstra12238
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Bob DeSimone 3, Dave Huntley 3, Scott Baugher 3, Mike O'Neill 3, Jeff Blomquist 2, Joe Devlin, Jim Bidne, Ned Radebaugh, Wayne Davis, Jim Zaffuto
  • Hofstra scoring – Kevin Smith 2, Richard Stoecker 2, Vince Sembrotto 2, Gary Burton, Kevin Huff
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 49, Hofstra 34

Tournament Outstanding Players

  • Mike O’Neill, Johns Hopkins, tournament Most Outstanding Player
Leading Scorers
NameGPGAPts
Mike O’Neill, Johns Hopkins38715
Scott Baugher, Johns Hopkins36612
Bob DeSimone, Johns Hopkins39211
Bob Henrickson, Cornell38311
Mike Buzzell, Navy26410
Mike Hannan, Navy29110
Dave Huntley, Johns Hopkins38210
Terry Kimball, Maryland27310
Steve Page, Cornell33710
John Lamon, Maryland2639
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