Maryland Wins 1986 NCAA Championship

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As the University of Maryland makes its transition from a storied history in the Atlantic Coast Conference to a promising future in the Big Ten Conference, the Terps will reflect on special Proud Past moments during the 2014 campaign.

Maryland captured its first of 10 NCAA championships in 1986 in College Park in front of 1,555 fans.  Led by head coach Sue Tyler, the Terps edged Penn State by a score of 11-10. The Terps ended the season with a 15-4 record and began a longstanding tradition of Maryland and NCAA championship trophies.

Maryland defeated Northwestern in the quarterfinals and Virginia in the semifinals before landing in the title match against Penn State.

The Terps captured their first national title in 1981 before the NCAA adopted women's lacrosse as an official sport. Maryland was runners-up twice in the first three seasons of NCAA lacrosse before recording its first championship in 1986.