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Mike Anthony: Wesleyan National Championship Result Of University Commitment, Takes Place At Home Of Top Supporter Bill Belichick

Mike Anthony: Wesleyan National Championship Result Of University Commitment, Takes Place At Home Of Top Supporter Bill Belichick

Sticks and gloves were tossed into the air, left scattered across the field, as members of the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team rushed toward the corner of Gillette Stadium as a wave of Cardinal red to celebrate a national championship Sunday afternoon.

This was the colorful, immediate reaction following an 8-6 victory over Salisbury, long the undisputed powerhouse of NCAA Division III lacrosse, pure elation after riding an early four-goal surge to an accomplishment years in the making.

The first team sport national championship in the Wesleyan’s history of nearly 200 years symbolized more than a team finally peaking at the right time. It was about the drive and patience of...

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