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Janie Harris | NCAA.com | May 29, 2017

Maryland men's, women's teams add names to history books

  Maryland's men's team dropped Ohio State to win its first title since 1975.

For the first time since 1975, Maryland's men's lacrosse team won a national title. Just a day earlier, the women's team tallied its third title in the last four years, making this the first time ever that both Terps' lacrosse teams won a national championship in the same year. 

MEN'S BRACKET | WOMEN'S BRACKET

While sending both lacrosse teams to the NCAA Tournament might sound like a unique occurrence in college lacrosse history, it really isn’t.

Since the women’s lacrosse tournament began in 1982, seven different schools have sent both its men’s and women’s teams to the semifinals of the tournament on 26 different occasions. In turn, there are only nine years in lacrosse history where a single school does not have representation in both the men’s and women’s semifinals.

Semifinals
Year School
1986 Virginia
1990 Loyola (MD)
1991 Maryland
1992 Princeton
1993 Princeton
1994 Virginia, Princeton 
1995 Maryland
1996 Virginia, Princeton 
1997 Maryland
1998 Maryland
1999 Virginia
2000 Princeton
2001 Princeton
2002 Princeton
2003 Maryland, Virginia
2004 Princeton
2005 Virginia, Duke
2007 Duke
2008 Syracuse, Duke
2011 Maryland, Duke
2012 Maryland
2013 Syracuse
2014 Maryland
2015 Maryland
2016 Maryland, North Carolina
2017 Maryland

Both teams moving on to the final is a little more rare, happening only 12 times. And when it comes to Maryland, it's definitely not unheard of for the Terps. Maryland has sent both teams 12 different times to the semifinals. Just behind Maryland is Princeton with eight and Virginia with six. Maryland is also accustomed to sending both to the final, leading with both teams in six final appearences. Princeton and Virginia posted three.

Finals
Year School
1994 Princeton
1995 Maryland
1996 Virginia
1997 Maryland
1998 Maryland
1999 Virginia
2000 Princeton
2002 Princeton
2003 Virginia
2011 Maryland
2015 Maryland
2016 Maryland, North Carolina
2017 Marlyand

And both teams winning the championship? Before this Maryland win, that only happened twice. 

Championship
Year School
1994 Princeton
2016 North Carolina
2017 Maryland

Before Maryland nabbed this dual national title, only Princeton and North Carolina have been able to bring home hardware for both their men's and women's teams. Princeton was the only school to have accomplished this for 22 years until last year when UNC made its first dual team semifinal appearence. North Carolina's men's and women's teams moved through the tournament, eventually both facing Maryland in the final and both coming out victorious. 

Could both teams bringing home trophies become a more common trend? Continue watching all the best lacrosse action on NCAA.com to find out. 

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