RIT wins the 2021 DIII men's lacrosse championship
RIT defeated Salisbury, 15-14, in double overtime to win the 2021 DIII men's lacrosse championship on Sunday. It's the Tigers' first national championship in the sport.
Ryan Barnable scored the game-winning goal at the 2:26 mark of the second overtime. He was the ninth different Tiger that found the back of net. Quinn Commandant, who tied the game in the final seconds of regulation, finished with five goals and two assists to lead RIT.
Below is the completed championship bracket.
Click or tap here to view the interactive bracket.
National championship matchup set
Salisbury and RIT will go head-to-head today in the national championship at 4 p.m. ET. The title game will take place in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Salisbury dominated Christopher Newport 18-8 in one semifinal game behind Josh Melton's five goals. The Sea Gulls will try for their 13th national championship in 19 appearances.
RIT edged out Tufts for the other spot in the finals with an 18-16 win. Dawson Tate led the match in scoring, netting five goals for RIT in the win. RIT is looking for its first-ever national championship.
It came close in 2017, only to fall short against Salisbury.
Here are the final stats for Sunday's semifinals:
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DIII men's lacrosse semifinals set
The quarterfinals of the 2021 DIII men's lacrosse championship are now complete, and the semifinal matchups are set for tomorrow.
Salisbury knocked out Illinois Wesleyan in a dominating 30-5 victory. Cross Ferrara was the leading scorer for Salisbury, netting four goals in the victory. Salisbury will move to 16-1 on the season and will take on Chris. Newport, who won an OT thriller against Lynchburg, 12-11. Dylan Rice was the leading scorer for Chris. Newport in the quarterfinals, notching four goals to propel his side to the semifinals.
RIT defeated Colorado College 19-13 in the second game of the day behind five goals from the leading scorer of the match, Larson Sundown. RIT remains perfect this season, now sitting at 12-0. RIT will take on another undefeated team, Tufts, in the semifinals. Tufts won their quarterfinal match up against York (PA) comfortably, cruising to a 17-7 win and moving to 9-0 on the season.
Below is the schedule for the semifinals.
- Salisbury vs. Chris. Newport | May 23 | 2 p.m. ET | Live stream link
- RIT vs. Tufts| May 23 | 2 p.m. ET | Live stream link
Here is a look at the championship bracket:
Quarterfinals set after Sunday's second round
The DIII men's lacrosse championship continued Sunday with second round action. Seven Sunday winners advanced to the quarterfinals, joining Illinois Wesleyan, which won its second round matchup on Saturday.
Here's what happened in the seven Sunday games:
- Chris. Newport 10, Stevenson 5
- Lynchburg 14, Stevens 8
- Colorado College 19, Centre 6
- Tufts 19, St. John Fisher 15
- York (PA) 13, Frankin & Marshall 9
- Salisbury 16, Cabrini 5
- RIT 25, SUNY Cortland 6
The quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday, May 22:
View all of the second-round matchups
The second round of the 2021 DII men's lacrosse championship is set. The first round of the championship concluded on May 15. Winners of the second round will advance to the championship quarterfinals. The first team to book its spot in the quarters was Illinois Wesleyan after it beat Hope 18-14 on Saturday.
Here is the full schedule for Sunday's second round:
Here are Saturday's first-round results:
Friday's results; Saturday's first-round matchups
Hello lacrosse fans. This is your one-stop shop for the 2021 DIII men's lacrosse championship.
The first round began today with two matches. It will continue with 12 teams fighting for a spot in the second round on Saturday.
Here are Friday's results:
Here is the slate for Saturday's games:
Christopher Newport vs. Endicott ruled no-contest due to COVID-19 protocols
The NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Committee has declared the Christopher Newport-Endicott first-round NCAA tournament game scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Stevenson a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols. Endicott withdrew due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.
As a result, Christopher Newport will advance to the second round of the Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, where it will play the winner of the Stevenson-Kean first-round matchup.
The committee regrets that Endicott’s student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to compete in a national tournament in which they earned the right to participate. Because of privacy issues, no further details will be provided.
2021 DIII men's lacrosse championship selections announced
The NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the 2021 DIII men’s lacrosse championship.
The championship provides for a 31-team tournament. First round competition will be held on Saturday, May 15 with the winners advancing to play in the second round on Sunday, May 16. The eight remaining teams will play in the quarterfinals on Saturday, May 22 with the winners advancing to play in the semifinals on Sunday, May 23.
This year’s finalists will advance to Hartford, Connecticut for the championship game at Rentschler Field, which will be played at 4 p.m. Eastern time, Sunday, May 26.
The DIII men's lacrosse selections are on May 9
The 2021 DIII men's lacrosse championship is Sunday, May 30, at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Cabrini (above) is the defending champion.
Below is the full championship event schedule
- Saturday, May 15 | First Round
- Sunday, May 16 | Second Round
- Saturday, May 22 | Quarterfinals
- Sunday, May 23 | Semifinals
- Sunday, May 30 | Championship | Will stream live on NCAA.com
Start times will be added once finalized.
DIII men's lacrosse championship history
Cabrini is the defending national champion in DIII men's lacrosse.
Here is the complete championship history for DIII men's lacrosse:
|YEAR||CHAMPION||COACH||SCORE||RUNNER-UP||HOST OR SITE|
|2019||Cabrini (22-2)||Steve Colfer||16-12||Amherst||Philadelphia|
|2018||Wesleyan (CT) (19-3)||John Raba||8-6||Salisbury||Foxborough, Mass.|
|2017||Salisbury (22-1)||Jim Berkman||15-7||RIT||Foxborough, Mass.|
|2016||Salisbury (23-1)||Jim Berkman||14-13||Tufts||Philadelphia|
|2015||Tufts (21-2)||Mike Daly||19-11||Lynchburg||Philadelphia|
|2014||Tufts (21-2)||Mike Daly||12-9||Salisbury||Baltimore|
|2013||Stevenson (22-2)||Paul Cantabene||16-14||RIT||Philadelphia|
|2012||Salisbury (23-0)||Jim Berkman||14-10||SUNY Cortland||Foxborough, Mass.|
|2011||Salisbury (18-3)||Jim Berkman||19-7||Tufts||Baltimore|
|2010||Tufts (20-1)||Mike Daly||9-6||Salisbury||Baltimore|
|2009||SUNY Cortland (19-2)||Steve Beville||9-7||Gettysburg||Boston|
|2008||Salisbury (22-0)||Jim Berkman||19-13||SUNY Cortland||Boston|
|2007||Salisbury (23-0)||Jim Berkman||15-9||SUNY Cortland||Baltimore|
|2006||SUNY Cortland (18-3)||Rich Barnes||13-12 (ot)||Salisbury||Philadelphia|
|2005||Salisbury (20-0)||Jim Berkman||11-10||Middlebury||Philadelphia|
|2004||Salisbury (20-0)||Jim Berkman||13-9||Nazareth||Baltimore|
|2003||Salisbury (19-1)||Jim Berkman||14-13 (ot)||Middlebury||Baltimore|
|2002||Middlebury (18-1)||Erin Quinn||14-9||Gettysburg||Rutgers|
|2001||Middlebury (17-1)||Erin Quinn||15-10||Gettysburg||Rutgers|
|2000||Middlebury (15-1)||Erin Quinn||16-12||Salisbury||Maryland|
|1999||Salisbury (18-1)||Jim Berkman||13-6||Middlebury||Maryland|
|1998||Washington College (14-4)||John Haus||16-10||Nazareth||Rutgers|
|1997||Nazareth (13-3)||Scott Nelson||15-14 (ot)||Washington College||Maryland|
|1996||Nazareth (15-0)||Scott Nelson||11-10 (ot)||Washington College||Maryland|
|1995||Salisbury (17-0)||Jim Berkman||22-13||Nazareth||Maryland|
|1994||Salisbury (16-0)||Jim Berkman||15-9||Hobart||Maryland|
|1993||Hobart (11-3)||B.J. O'Hara||16-10||Ohio Wesleyan||Maryland|
|1992||Nazareth (14-1)||Scott Nelson||22-11||Roanoke||Penn|
|1991||Hobart (8-6)||B.J. O'Hara||12-11||Salisbury||Salisbury|
|1990||Hobart (15-1)||B.J. O'Hara||18-6||Washington College||Hobart|
|1989||Hobart (15-4)||Dave Urick||11-8||Ohio Wesleyan||Hobart|
|1988||Hobart (14-4)||Dave Urick||18-9||Ohio Wesleyan||Ohio Wesleyan|
|1987||Hobart (10-4)||Dave Urick||9-5||Ohio Wesleyan||Hobart|
|1986||Hobart (15-1)||Dave Urick||13-10||Washington College||Hobart|
|1985||Hobart (11-3)||Dave Urick||15-8||Washington College||Washington College|
|1984||Hobart (9-4)||Dave Urick||12-5||Washington College||Hobart|
|1983||Hobart (13-2)||Dave Urick||13-9||Roanoke||Hobart|
|1982||Hobart (11-3)||Dave Urick||9-8 (ot)||Washington College||Hobart|
|1981||Hobart (12-3)||Dave Urick||10-8||SUNY Cortland||Hobart|
|1980||Hobart (12-2)||Dave Urick||11-8||SUNY Cortland||Hobart|