Severna Park's Eric Lusby Leads Loyola to National Lacrosse Title
The Greyhounds' 9-3 victory over the Terps in Foxborough capped an impressive season that ended with an all-Maryland NCAA final.
After defeating Johns Hopkins and Duke, the University of Maryland's men's lacrosse squad appeared to be coming into Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, on Monday with the momentum to take home a national title.
But the Loyola Greyhounds had different plans.
Led by Severna Park native Eric Lusby, Loyola handily defeated Maryland, 9-3, to win the North Baltimore university's first national championship in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse. The Greyhounds defense and goalie Jack Runkel held the Terps to the fewest goals ever scored in a national championship game, according to the NCAA.
But the start of the game was Lusby after scoring four goals in the title game and setting a tournament record with 17 in four games," according to Loyola's online game recap. "He also ends his season with a school-season record 54 goals, surpassing teammate Mike Sawyer who set the record two games ago and finished the year with 52."
According to the Loyola website: Lusby was a "three-year letterwinner at Severna Park High School ... Served as team captain his senior year... Named a high school All-American... Awarded the C. Markland Kelly 3A-4A Maryland State Player of the Year... Played for 2006 Free State Team... Earned All-Metro First Team honors from the Washignton Post and the Baltimore Sun ... Selected All-County after his junior and senior seasons ... Led Severna Park to two Maryland state high school championships ... was Severna Park's leading scorer in both 2006 and 2007."
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