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College Lax World: 2012 Recap

Loyola University 2012 Champions

Bringing you the latest news, updates, and stories from the world of college lacrosse. Check back every few months for the latest happenings from your favorite schools.

2012 has become a closed chapter, and the lacrosse community is eagerly looking forward to 2013. We are recapping the biggest lacrosse news stories from the past the year.

Notre Dame joins the ACC: In September, the ACC announced that Notre Dame joined their ranks in every sport except football. The Fighting Irish will come across traditional powerhouse lacrosse teams from schools like University of Maryland, Virginia, and Duke on a routine basis as it is speculated that Notre Dame will play an ACC member at least once every three seasons.

2013 Men’s Lacrosse Championship: The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be held in Philadelphia May 25-27 at Lincoln Financial Field. The host team is Drexel University. Tickets are on sale now.

New NCAA Rules: As we posted in the College Lax World: October article: the NCAA approved new lacrosse rules that were enforced in colleges around the country. The most notable of these new rules was the addition of the 30-second shot clock and new rules limiting the amount of concussions in both men’s and women’s lacrosse.

Loyola University Maryland wins National Championship: The Greyhounds became the Cinderella story of 2012, going from unranked to winning their first national championship. They beat University of Maryland 9-3 in the finals.

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