Princeton's 1997 national title team crowned Champion of Champions
Princeton’s 1997 national champion men’s lacrosse team has claimed the title of Champion of Champions.
Sixteen former national championship teams were pitted head-to-head in a three-week online tournament. More than 14,000 votes were cast by lacrosse fans to determine a Champion of Champions.
The 1997 Tigers earned 55 percent of the final round vote to beat 2012 Loyola Maryland for the title.
The team will be invited to the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse National Championship Game and honored at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on May 25.
Perhaps the most dominant lineup in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history, Princeton finished 1997 with an unblemished 15-0 record and earned second of three consecutive NCAA national championships.
Princeton defeated Maryland 19-7 for the national title in what remains the largest margin of victory in a Division I lacrosse championship game.
Princeton reached a self-imposed 19-goal limit five times in 15 games and outscored its Ivy League opponents 98-33 in six games. At season’s end, the Princeton roster included 10 All-Americans and 13 All-Ivy selections. Its All-American attack of Jesse Hubbard, Jon Hess and Chris Massey combined for 112 goals and 77 assists for 199 points.