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Stadium Journey Visits The NJCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship
Harford Community College, in Bel Air, MD hosted the 2023 NJCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship, May 13-14 at Harford Stadium inside of Harford’s Sports Complex.
The past two national championships have been held in Garden City, NY, home of Nassau Community College.
The Saturday games saw the host Harford Fighting Owls defeat the CCBC Essex Knights by a score of 11-6, as well as the defending champion Nassau Lions winning over the Onondaga Lazers 10-8.
The Sunday final was a match-up of heavy hitters, featuring the top two teams in the country. Harford secured its 1st NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship with a 13-8 victory. The Fighting Owls were able to complete an undefeated season with the win on their home turf. Harford had handed Nassau their only loss of the regular season and the last time before that they met in a tournament game was in the 2022 Championship game, which was a 12-11 double-overtime thriller that landed in Nassau's favor.
Sophomore Attacker Dylan Tomarchio was named the Steve Caravana Offensive Player of the Tournament. Freshman Goalie Alex Epple was named the Defensive Player of the Tournament.
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