Loyola MarylandLoyola Maryland (16-1) is the top seed in the tournament and has outscored opponents 63-22 in the third quarters of games and 117-61 overall this year in the second half (including overtime). It is making its third appearance in the national semifinals, but first since 1998.
Attack Mike Sawyer set a Loyola record for goals in a season with 51. Eric Lusby has 45 goals this season. Five players earned All-ECAC Lacrosse League honors: Long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff (also named ECAC defensive player of the year), Sawyer, and midfielder Davis Butts on the first team, Lusby and Joe Fletcher on the second. Coach Charley Toomey was named ECAC coach of the year.