Maryland and North Carolina Set for National Championship Game
Sunday May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
All-ACC Final -- Sunday’s NCAA championship game will be the third all-ACC final in league history, and the fifth featuring two current programs. Maryland and Virginia met for the title in 1991, 1996, and 1998-99.
Team Milestones -- A Maryland win would be the 11th title for the Terps and a North Carolina victory would be the first for the Tar Heels.
Championship Game Appearances -- In league history, 16 of the 34 (48%) teams to reach the national championship game have come from the ACC. In NCAA history, the six current ACC programs have combined for 28 of the 64 (44%) championship appearances.
National Championships -- The 2013 championship will be the eighth by an ACC team in the 17 years as a league sponsored sport. All-time, the six programs will have combined to win 14 titles in the 32-year history of NCAA Women’s Lacrosse.
ACC Against Nonconference Opponents -- The ACC teams finish the 2013 season with a 62-13 (.827) record against nonconference opponents, including 24 wins over ranked teams. The league posted an 8-1 mark in tournament play against non-ACC teams, including eight wins over ranked opponents.
Tewaaraton Award -- The championship game will feature three of the five Tewaaraton finalists. The award has gone to an ACC player in five of the award’s 12 years.
Overall ACC National Championships -- The title is the 130th team national championship in ACC history across all sports, and the third this year (women’s soccer, men’s tennis).