CORNING NATIVE MCNANEY NAMED MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER AS MARYLAND WINS NATIONAL TITLE; CORNING WEST GRAD TILLMAN WINS 2ND TITLE AS COACH
(2022-05-30)Southern Tier Sports Report
The Maryland men’s lacrosse team capped one of the most impressive seasons in the history of Division I lacrosse with a National Championship on Monday, and it was a Corning native leading the way.
There Terrapins capped an 18-0 season with a 9-7 win over Cornell to win the national title and set the record for most wins in a season without a loss, in becoming the first unbeaten National Champion since 2006.
The Terms defense was dominant all day led by Corning native Logan McNaney in goal. McNaney finished with 17 saves and made 61 in the tournament and he was the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. McNaney and Maryland held Cornell scoreless for a span of 22:15 from the second and third quarters.
There Terps are 33-1 in the last two seasons, the only loss coming in last year’s championship game.
McNaney played lacrosse at Corning-Painted Post, before attending the Salisbury School in Connecticut.
McNaney isn’t the only Corning native winning a national title as Maryland’s coach, John Tillman, is a Corning West graduate.
The victory was the fourth National title in Maryland’s program history.
Logan Wisnauskas had two goals and two assists to become the first Maryland player to break 100 points in a single season.
Maryland led 7-2 at the half with McNaney making 10 saves in the opening half of the win.
Since 2011, under Tillman, the Terms have made every tournament and have gone 28-9 and earned nine Championship Weekend appearances.
Tillman has 160 victories at Maryland and 180 total, the three other coaches in the final four had a combined 139 wins at their current schools and 204 total victories.
This is Tillman’s second NCAA Championship, also winning in 2017.
The perfect season was the fourth by a championship team in Division I lacrosse in 30 years, joining 1997 Princeton, 2005 Johns Hopkins and 2006 Virginia.
This season McNaney started every game and was 18-0 with 200 saves and a .597 save percentage.
IN PHOTO: Corning native Logan McNaney. . . PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYLAND ATHLETICS.
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