The NCAA Menís Lacrosse Championship
formerly known as the Wingate Memorial Champion

Each year, the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA's
Division I, Division II, and Division III.

The first intercollegiate lacrosse tournament, however, was held in 1881 with Harvard beating Princeton, 3-0 in the championship game. From this point through 1934, collegiate lacrosse associations chose an annual champion based on regular season records.† The USILL acted as the governing body for lacrosse in the United States until it was replaced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) in 1929, and from 1934 through 1970 the USILA chose the Wingate Memorial Trophy champion. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) held its first national tournament in 1971. The Wingate Memorial Trophy was presented to the first two NCAA champions and was then retired.† The NCAA has since been holding the annual Menís Lacrosse Championships.† The following history of champions is from Wikipedia.

List of USILA Champions 1881-1934

Year

Champion

1881

Harvard

1882

Harvard

1883

Harvard, Princeton, & Yale

1884

Princeton

1885

Harvard

1886

Harvard

1887

Harvard

1888

Princeton

1889

Princeton

1890

Lehigh

1891

Johns Hopkins

1892

Stevens Tech

1893

Lehigh

1894

Stevens Tech

1895

New York University

1896

Lehigh

1897

Lehigh

1898

Johns Hopkins

1899

Johns Hopkins

1900

Johns Hopkins

1901

Swarthmore

1902

Johns Hopkins

1903

Johns Hopkins

1904

Swarthmore

1905

Swarthmore

1906

Johns Hopkins

1907

Johns Hopkins, & Cornell

Year

Champion

1908

Johns Hopkins

1909

Johns Hopkins

1910

Swarthmore

1911

Johns Hopkins

1912

Harvard

1913

Johns Hopkins, Harvard

1914

Navy

1915

Johns Hopkins

1916

Lehigh

1917

Lehigh

1918

Navy

1919

Navy

1920

Navy, Syracuse

1921

Navy, Lehigh

1922

Syracuse, Navy

1923

Army

1924

Syracuse

1925

Navy, Syracuse

1926

Johns Hopkins

1927

Johns Hopkins

1928

Johns Hopkins

1929

St. John's (MD)

1930

St. John's (MD)

1931

St. John's (MD)

1932

Johns Hopkins

1933

Johns Hopkins

1934

Johns Hopkins


Wingate Memorial Trophy Winners

Year

Champion

Year

Champion

Year

Champion

1936

Maryland

1949

Johns Hopkins

1961

Army, Navy

1937

Maryland, Princeton

1950

Johns Hopkins

1962

Navy

1938

Navy

1951

Army, Princeton

1963

Navy

1939

Maryland

1952

Rensselaer

1964

Navy

1940

Maryland

1953

Princeton

1965

Navy

1941

Johns Hopkins

1954

Navy

1966

Navy

1942

Princeton

1955

Maryland

1967

Maryland, Navy, Johns Hopkins

1943

Navy

1956

Maryland

1968

Johns Hopkins

1944

Army

1957

Johns Hopkins

1969

Army, Johns Hopkins

1945

Army, Navy

1958

Army

1970

Johns Hopkins, Navy, Virginia

1946

Navy

1959

Army, Johns Hopkins

1971

Cornell

1947

Johns Hopkins

1960

Navy

1972

Virginia

Division I NCAA Menís Lacrosse Champions

 

Year

Champion

Score

Defeated

Venue

1971

Cornell

12 - 6

Maryland

Hofstra Stadium, Hempstead, NY

1972

Virginia

13 - 12

Johns Hopkins

Byrd Stadium, College Park, MD

1973

Maryland

10 - 9 (2 OT)

Johns Hopkins

Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA

1974

Johns Hopkins

17 - 12

Maryland

Rutgers Stadium I, Piscataway, NJ

1975

Maryland

20 - 13

Navy

Homewood Field, Baltimore, MD

1976

Cornell

16 - 13 (OT)

Maryland

Brown Stadium, Providence, RI

1977

Cornell

16 - 8

Johns Hopkins

Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA

1978

Johns Hopkins

13 - 8

Cornell

Rutgers Stadium I, Piscataway, NJ

1979

Johns Hopkins

15 - 9

Maryland

Byrd Stadium

1980

Johns Hopkins

9 - 8 (2 OT)

Virginia

Schoellkopf Field, Ithaca, NY

1981

North Carolina

14 - 13

Johns Hopkins

Palmer Stadium, Princeton, NJ

1982

North Carolina

7 - 5

Johns Hopkins

Scott Stadium

1983

Syracuse

17 - 16

Johns Hopkins

Rutgers Stadium I

1984

Johns Hopkins

13 - 10

Syracuse

Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE

1985

Johns Hopkins

11 - 4

Syracuse

Brown Stadium

1986

North Carolina

10 - 9 (OT)

Virginia

Delaware Stadium

1987

Johns Hopkins

11 - 10

Cornell

Rutgers Stadium I

1988

Syracuse

13 - 8

Cornell

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY

1989

Syracuse

13 - 12

Johns Hopkins

Byrd Stadium

1990

Syracuse[a]

21 - 9

Loyola (MD)

Rutgers Stadium I

1991

North Carolina

18 - 13

Towson

Carrier Dome

1992

Princeton

10 - 9 OT

Syracuse

Franklin Field

1993

Syracuse

13 - 12

North Carolina

Byrd Stadium

1994

Princeton

9 - 8 (OT)

Virginia

Byrd Stadium

1995

Syracuse

13 - 9

Maryland

Byrd Stadium

1996

Princeton

13 - 12 (OT)

Virginia

Byrd Stadium

1997

Princeton

19 - 7

Maryland

Byrd Stadium

1998

Princeton

15 - 5

Maryland

Rutgers Stadium, Piscataway

1999

Virginia

12 - 10

Syracuse

Byrd Stadium

2000

Syracuse

13 - 7

Princeton

Byrd Stadium

2001

Princeton

10 - 9 (OT)

Syracuse

Rutgers Stadium

2002

Syracuse

13 - 12

Princeton

Rutgers Stadium

2003

Virginia

9 - 7

Johns Hopkins

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

2004

Syracuse

14 - 13

Navy

M&T Bank Stadium

2005

Johns Hopkins

9 - 8

Duke

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

2006

Virginia

15 - 7

Massachusetts

Lincoln Financial Field

2007

Johns Hopkins

12 - 11

Duke

M&T Bank Stadium

2008

Syracuse

13 - 10

Johns Hopkins

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

2009 Syracuse - - -
2010 Duke - - -
2011 Virginia - - -

Division II NCAA Menís Lacrosse Champions

Year

Champion

Score

Defeated

Venue

1972 Hobart College 15-12 Washington College  
1973 Cortland State 13-8 Washington College  

1974

Towson State

18-17 (ot)

Hobart

Cortland State

1975

Cortland State

12-11

Hobart

LIU CW Post

1976

Hobart

18-9

Adelphi

UMBC

1977

Hobart

23-13

Washington (MD)

Hobart

1978

Roanoke

14-13

Hobart

Hobart

1979

Adelphi

17-12

UMBC

Adelphi

1980

UMBC

23-14

Adelphi

UMBC

1981

Adelphi

17-14

Loyola (MD)

Adelphi

1982-1992

No NCAA Division II tournament

1993

Adelphi

11-7

C.W. Post

LIU CW Post

1994

Springfield

15-12

New York Tech

LIU CW Post

1995

Adelphi

12-10

Springfield

Springfield

1996

C.W. Post

15-10

Adelphi

LIU CW Post

1997

New York Tech

18-11

Adelphi

Adelphi

1998

Adelphi

18-6

C.W. Post

Rutgers

1999

Adelphi

11-8

C.W. Post

Maryland

2000

Limestone College

10-9

C.W. Post

Maryland

2001

Adelphi

14-10

Limestone College

Rutgers

2002

Limestone College

11-9

New York Tech

Rutgers

2003

New York Tech

9-4

Limestone College

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

2004

LeMoyne

11-10 (2 OT)

Limestone College

M&T Bank Stadium

2005

New York Tech

14-13 (OT)

Limestone College

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

2006

LeMoyne

12-5

Dowling

Lincoln Financial Field

2007

LeMoyne

6-5

Mercyhurst

M&T Bank Stadium

2008

New York Tech

16-11

LeMoyne

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

2009 C.W. Post - - -
2010 C.W. Post - - -
2011 Mercyhurst - - -

Division III NCAA Menís Lacrosse Champions

Year

Champion

Score

Defeated

Venue

1980

Hobart

11-8

SUNY Cortland

Hobart

1981

Hobart

10-8

SUNY Cortland

Hobart

1982

Hobart

9-8 (OT)

Washington College (MD)

Hobart

1983

Hobart

13-9

Roanoke

Hobart

1984

Hobart

12-5

Washington College (MD)

Hobart

1985

Hobart

15-8

Washington College (MD)

Washington College

1986

Hobart

13-10

Washington College (MD)

Hobart

1987

Hobart

9-5

Ohio Wesleyan

Hobart

1988

Hobart

18-9

Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan

1989

Hobart

11-8

Ohio Wesleyan

Hobart

1990

Hobart

18-6

Washington College (MD)

Hobart

1991

Hobart

12-11

Salisbury State

Salisbury

1992

Nazareth (NY)

22-11

Roanoke

Pennsylvania

1993

Hobart

16-10

Ohio Wesleyan

Maryland

1994

Salisbury State

15-9

Hobart

Maryland

1995

Salisbury State

22-13

Nazareth (NY)

Maryland

1996

Nazareth (NY)

11-10 (OT)

Washington College (MD)

Maryland

1997

Nazareth (NY)

15-14 (OT)

Washington College (MD)

Maryland

1998

Washington College (MD)

16-10

Nazareth (NY)

Rutgers

1999

Salisbury State

13-6

Middlebury

Maryland

2000

Middlebury

16-12

Salisbury State

Maryland

2001

Middlebury

15-10

Gettysburg

Rutgers

2002

Middlebury

14-9

Gettysburg

Rutgers

2003

Salisbury

14-13 (OT)

Middlebury

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

2004

Salisbury

13-9

Nazareth (NY)

M&T Bank Stadium

2005

Salisbury

11-10

Middlebury

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

2006

SUNY Cortland

13-12 (OT)

Salisbury

Lincoln Financial Field

2007

Salisbury

15-9

SUNY Cortland

M&T Bank Stadium

2008

Salisbury

19-13

SUNY Cortland

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

2009 Cortland - - -
2010 Tufts - - -
2011 Salisbury - - -