Colorado State University Ram Men’s Lacrosse Team Defeats Stanford Cardinal 16-7 to Win the United State Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates National Championship
Colorado State University won their 2nd National Championship in 3 years by defeating 12th seed Stanford. The Cardinal had knocked off three consecutive higher seeded teams, but couldn’t conquer the Rams in the final game. Stanford scored the first goal of the game, but didn’t score another goal for over 15 minutes, meanwhile, the Rams scored 7 in a row. Ryan Davis had 3 goals in the 1st quarter and scored a game high 9 points (7 goals & 2 assists). Davis totaled 17 goals and 6 assists in 4 tournament games.
After surprising Simon Fraser, Sonoma State and the University of California-Santa Barbara, Stanford just didn’t have the fire power or speed to stay with Colorado State University. CSU hammered the University of Rhode Island 19-1, defeated arch rival the University of Colorado Buffalos 15-7 and won a thriller against BYU 10-9 to earn a spot in the championship game. BYU had defeated the Rams twice this season by a combined total of 4 goals. It was pay back time for CSU since BYU had defeated Colorado State in the national championship game last year after the Rams had beaten them twice during the regular season.
Colorado State University attackman Ryan Davis was named the tournament MVP, Head coach Flip Naumburg’s Rams finished the season with a 21-3 record, which included wins over nationally ranked Michigan, Arizona and Sonoma State.