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Adelphi wins the 2024 NCAA DII men’s lacrosse championship

Adelphi won the 2024 Division II men’s lacrosse national championship, defeating defending champion Lenoir-Rhyne 12-10 in the national title game. It is the Panthers’ first title since 2001, before some of the team’s players were born.

Here’s a look at everything that happened during the DII men’s lacrosse postseason tournament.

2024 DII Men’s Lacrosse Championships

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2024 DII Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule

May 26 – National Championship

May 19 — Semi-finals


May 8 – First round

  • North region
  • South region

May 12 – Second round

  • North region
  • South region

2024 DII Men’s Lacrosse Championship Picks

The 2024 NCAA DII men’s lacrosse race was unveiled on Sunday, May 5, during a selection show.

👉View the full selection release here | Rewatch NCAA.com’s Selection Show

The 2024 Championship kicked off with four first-round matches on Wednesday, May 8, and action continues through the National Championship on Sunday, May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first three rounds of the tournament will all be played at host venues.

History of the 2024 DII Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Lenoir-Rhyne defeated Mercyhurst 20-5 to win the 2023 DII men’s lacrosse national championship. This was the first title in program history for Lenoir-Rhyne. Here is a complete list of every NCAA DII men’s lacrosse champion before this year’s championship:

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS SECOND PLACE HOST OR SITE
2023 Lenoir-Rhyne Greg Paradine 20-5 Mercyhurst Philadelphia
2022 Tampa (21-0) J.B. Clarke 11-7 Grace East Hartford, Conn.
2021 LeMoyne (15-0) Then Sheehan 12-6 Lenoir-Rhyne Hartford, Conn.
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19
2019 Merrimack (17-3) Mike Morgan 16-8 Limestone Philadelphia
2018 Merrimack (18-1) Mike Morgan 23-6 Saint Leo Foxborough, Mass.
2017 Limestone (21-1) J.B. Clarke 11-9 Merrimack Foxborough, Mass.
2016 Le Moyne (20-0) Then Sheehan 8-4 Limestone Philadelphia
2015 Limestone (20-1) J.B. Clarke 9-6 Le Moyne Philadelphia
2014 Limestone (19-1) J.B. Clarke 12-6 LIU post Baltimore
2013 Le Moyne (18-2) Then Sheehan 11-10 Mercyhurst Philadelphia
2012 Dowlen (13-2) Tim Boyle 11-10 Limestone Foxborough, Mass.
2011 Mercyhurst (14-2) Chris Ryan 9-8 Adelphi Baltimore
2010 CW post (16-1) Johannes Jez 14-9 Le Moyne Baltimore
2009 CW post (15-1) Johannes Jez 8-7 Le Moyne Boston
2008 NYIT (13-1) Jack Kaley 11/16 Le Moyne Boston
2007 Le Moyne (15-2) Then Sheehan 6-5 Mercyhurst Baltimore
2006 Le Moyne (18-0) Then Sheehan 12-5 Dowling Philadelphia
2005 NYIT (10-2) Jack Kaley 14-13 (ot) Limestone Philadelphia
2004 Le Moyne (16-0) Then Sheehan 11-10 (2ot) Limestone Baltimore
2003 NYIT (14-0) Jack Kaley 9-4 Limestone Baltimore
2002 Limestone (13-2) TWJohnson 11-9 NYIT Rutgers (Yurcak Field)
2001 Adelphi (12-2) Sandy Kapatos 14-10 Limestone Rutgers (Yurcak Field)
2000 Limestone (14-2) Mike Cerino 10-9 CW post Maryland (Ludwig Field)
1999 Adelphi (10-3) Sandy Kapatos 11-8 CW post Maryland (Ludwig Field)
1998 Adelphi (12-3) Sandy Kapatos 18-6 CW post Rutgers (Yurcak Field)
1997 NYIT (12-2) Jack Kaley 11/18 Adelphi Adelphi
1996 CW post (10-3) Tom Postel 15-10 Adelphi CW post
1995 Adelphi (10-3) Sandy Kapatos 12-10 Jumping field Jumping field
1994 Springfield (12-2) Keith Bugbee 15-12 NYIT CW post
1993 Adelphi (8-3) Kevin Sheehan 11-7 CW post CW post
1981 Adelphi (10-2) Paul Doherty 17-14 Loyola Maryland Adelphi
1980 UMBC (11-3) Dick Watts 23-14 Adelphi UMBC
1979 Adelphi (13-3) Paul Doherty 17-12 UMBC Adelphi
1978 Roanoke (12-2) Paul Griffioen 14-13 Hobart Hobart
1977 Hobart (15-0) Jerry Schmidt 23-13 Washington College Hobart
1976 Hobart (14-3) Jerry Schmidt 18-9 Adelphi UMBC
1975 SUNY Cortland (10-4) Chuck Winters 12-11 Hobart CW post
1974 Towson (14-1) Carl Runk 18-17 (ot) Hobart SUNY Cortland